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Recapping 2019

I had many great horsey experiences in 2019!  I am really pleased with how the year went overall; nothing is ever perfect, but both horses are sound, happy, and healthy, which is really what matters to me.

Some of my 2019 goals were met easily or with lots of hard work, and a few of them were utter fails haha.  C'est la vie! Let's recap!

Happy, health, sound
Both mares are doing well in this regard!  Dreamy will be 29 this year, and while she definitely shows signs of her age at times, she overall looks and acts much younger than she really is!  Ellie has really matured this year, filling out as well as mentally becoming more comfortable in her own skin.  As she will be eight this year, I feel like we have moved through the baby phase.

Continue lessons with Beth and Babette
This goal was met and then some!  I took almost weekly dressage lessons with Beth and monthly jump lessons with Babette. Thanks to the Morgan Dressage Association scholarship, I was also able to attend two clini…

Spring Happenings

Spring is taking its sweet time to arrive here on the farm, and I have been trying to not be crabby over the sn*wy weather.  I am craving warm weather!  We had the coldest month of March in history, and April hasn't been much better so far.  I hear it is supposed to be up near the 70s at the beginning of the work week, so perhaps things will dry out quickly and we will finally see bare ground!

I have tried my best to start spring conditioning with Snappy.  It is tough when there is either 2874655 feet of sn*w or now it is just wet enough that the white stuff that is left is too slushy to ride on without staving up the field.  

So there has been a lot of this...trying not to drown in sn*w!

And this...
My "ring" is just too muddy, since it is really not a ring and just a paddock.  So I have had to make due with the 1000' dirt driveway for now.  It is not horrible, but it is far from ideal.

We hired a new farm worker hahaha.  He seems to be working out so far.  Wastes a bit too much clean sawdust when mucking out though!  ;-)



That hat kills me!  
I finally gave in to my husband and these two little guys are now in our barn.  We have had them almost a month now.  They are milking shorthorn steers and will be used for showing this summer and fall.  My husband still has his pair of pulling oxen, but these guys are just to fool around with.  




The little steer was snuggled right up to the tiny child.

Sometimes the snow bank makes you a little distracted from training...

Cute little guys!  They are named Red and Rusty.

The big kid gave it a try, too!




And to go along with my last post about the farm logo swag, I finally ordered a farm sign!  This is the final proof, so we shall see what it look like when it arrives!  Yay!



And when I saw this on Etsy, I couldn't help myself.  Not sure where it will hang (and I would love to add the farm name somehow), but I love it!




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  1. The kids are the calves are adorable! I love the etsy find. I bet you could do a little name plate (like the halter name plates) in the center or the silver shoe ;)

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