Roger* showed up on Friday with ~50 lbs of apples. Yesterday he systematically produced 10 liters of applesauce (yum!) and a pile of discarded apple pieces. Of course we can't feed these to Tonka and Raven all at once, but we stashed them in a freezer to be doled out as pony popsicles over the coming week. Perhaps I will do the same thing with our own apples next year.
The weather has normalized over the past three days, so we are getting the wind and rain that's typical of fall on the coast. Still, Roger was kind enough to help David and I get the horse shelter finished yesterday despite the rain and the entirely unhelpful antics of the goats. Raven is definitely appreciative of all this effort on her behalf, but Tonka still prefers to stand out in the weather. At least I know that he has the choice now, and I feel like I have held up my end of the bargain.
*Since returning to Vancouver from LA Roger has been living in his father's basement. He will take possession of his condo next month, but in the meantime short getaways to Farcical Farm have helped him to maintain his sanity. He lived in our Vancouver basement suite for years, so having him around feels just like old times.