Horses On Ice (Sunday Horses)

No, not the latest ice show coming to a venue near you. Rather, this was how I did chores this morning. Slowly and very carefully. Fortunately we were lucky. By the time I went out it was already 32, so while the ice on the ramp leading from the house was at that...

The Winter of Mud (Sunday Horses)

Living in Iowa and working on farms there most of my life, I’m familiar with winter. The ground freezes. White stuff falls from the sky. Sometime around March the ground thaws and you get this 6″ layer of slick mud as the “frost” comes out of...

Holly’s Fairy Knots (Sunday Horses)

Since she let herself out into the main pasture, I’ve pretty much been letting Holly live her best horse’s life. And it’s true, I was busy taking care of mom and then dealing with her grief, and the roller coaster weather, with it’s effect on...

Horse “Couches”

We had a pretty decent snowstorm yesterday, with almost 3-4″ of snow, and while today has dawned sunny, it’s also cool. I went out to make sure the poultry had fresh water (I’d been thawing my little “tv chickens”‘ waterer in the...
Sunday Horses, Muddy Horses

Sunday Horses, Muddy Horses

Those with white (or gray) horses know the struggle. You clean them up, brush them, and when they go out, they roll. Well my mostly white paint boy LOVES his mud. Loves it! Loves it! We’ve had pretty steady rain about every three days here, so yeah, let’s...

After Christmas Clearance – Horse Style!

When I went into Walmart with my usual weekly grocery list, I also had one other destination in mind–the Christmas clearance aisle. Not so much because I needed chocolate (I don’t) or decorations (oh way no) or wrapping paper (nope nope), but rather, I...