We are both doing OK and getting six meals a day but didn't think danger would come to the Shire. We met some nice hobbits on a evening walk then the next thing this really scary Black Rider came asking for a Baggins. We managed to get away with the help of 2 rangers but one was injured.
We made it to Archet where we learned some basic skills but we couldn't save the ranger called Amdir who went off with some evil creatures.
Thankfully after that we are back in the peaceful Eastfarthing helping local hobbits. We learned how to ride and headed out to the Big People in Bree to buy our first ponies. We are so happy to be riding Ruby and Emerald.
Hope you and the apples are doing well and look out for Black Riders.
Love Apelpip and Apelbob