Cliff and I were watching "The Closer" on DVR after dinner a while ago, when Cliff said, "Uh-oh, the horses are out and running through your garden."
My first thought was that he meant the horses that are boarded here, but I might have known better.
Last year we actually had to put up electric fence around OUR garden to keep the neighbor's horses out of it, because they get out so often. It's been better this year, so we didn't put up electric fence; we just hoped for the best.
Today wasn't the first time they've been out this year, but it's the first time since spring; back then, there wasn't a lot of damage that could be done to the garden.
It occurred to me that this was material for a blog post, so I went out with my camera. I was going out anyway, because I wanted to keep the horses away from my corn; every time they ran through, they grabbed a cornstalk. (Click on the pictures to make them larger, as usual.)
After a half-hour of chasing and several trips through the garden, the two oldest neighbor kids managed to catch the horses and lead them home. But I would almost bet that now that these horses have had this much fun, they'll probably be here on a daily basis. That's how it was last year.