Do not be impatient with your seemingly slow progress. Do not try to run faster than you presently can. If you are studying, reflecting and trying, you are making progress whether you are aware of it or not. A traveler walking the road in the darkness of night is still going forward. Someday, some way, everything will break open, like the natural unfolding of a rosebud.
I haven’t really made a lot of progress on our homestead. This year’s winter has been proving to be quite a difficult one. We recently had our third Nor’Easter in two weeks, and our local school district had to close school yesterday because of an isolated snow squall that made roads difficult to clear. When I came home from work and barn chores the roads were clear (it was 11AM by then) but I was shocked by how much more snow we had received than the surrounding areas. Continue reading →
I pulled in to the barn Thursday to see Blade and muck the stalls. I was immediately greeted by the best barn kitties in the world! Bart, our six toed orange tabby is our youngest kid. He’s a wild man and quickly learning the barn cat skills. Arnie, as you know from Every Barn Needs… has really taught Bart the ropes. Both have taken on the torch from our older retired feline, Uncle Chip, who spends his days snoozing in the lounge.
After spending some time with Bart and Arnie I walked around back and caught Blade having a nap with his other thoroughbred buddy, Monster.
I saw a post on our local facebook horse group regarding a suspected neglected horse and, after my trolling, thought about how timely this post came.
March 1st is National Horse Protection Day. I had originally planned to discuss the wild equines but I want to address the ones that rely on us daily for their basic needs. We’ll get to mustangs, they are still WILDLY important to me (pun intended).