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...
For A While She Had Her Dream…

For A While She Had Her Dream…

The paint stud stuck his nose over the fence and begged to be petted with liquid brown eyes. I knew my mom had always wanted a paint, a medicine hat at that. A stallion? Sure. Of course he’d have to be gelded before mom could work with him, but this guy had such...

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