It has been a very busy week out at the ger. Baagii has been frantically moving all of the gers (including his!) to the winter place trying (in vain as it turns out!) to beat the snow. Now, you have to understand that in traditional Mongolian culture this is a move that happens four times a year and he has had LOTS of practise in his forty odd years. Everyone who lives out in the countryside and has animals her moves from their summer place to a winter place. Our winter place is ( fortunately!) very close to our summer place - read 300 yards. We (read Baagii and his gang of merry helpers...one of which was, in fact, me!) moved our ger last week. This week Baagii took on the task of moving all of the gers. This is what it looks like when you wait one day too long....
And this is what it looks like when you believe your expat friend who tells you that her phone says it won't snow tonight...Something tells me that your thousands of years of cultural experience that was telling you it was going to snow ...won.
Two down...two to go.
For all the ladies of the International Equestrian Club of Outer Mongolia...here's the extra mile that our fearless leader is prepared to go for us! And yes, I know it's not fair to snap a photo when he has no way of even looking away...
The walls and the roof are down...and FINALLY...Boika gets to go in a ger!
Yes, that's me supervising!! Isn't it great that the IECOM clubhouse ger is now so close to the horses!!?
It was a great weekend - and my back is only a little sore as a result of all of the lifting...but when you consider that we moved three houses I guess I'm not doing that bad!