Living in the country and on a small Farm is a great way of life. I love it!

We have horses, a few cattle, dogs, and cats.

There is always something to do, we spend a lot of time outside. So sit back and enjoy the view " From My Front Porch"

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Windy's First Day

 Today Windy is meeting the saddle blanket and saddle.

 Windy is almost 3 years old.

 Windy did very well she was ready and we could lead her around the pen with out any problems.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Work the Land

We just worked up my Grandmothers garden. We eat what we grow.

We worked it up the old fashion way; using horse power (really). First we had to get the horse ready, to do this I had to comb and harness Dan (the star of this story).

Next we have to get to our garden spot; so we leave the barn and walk to where the garden is.

Once there we will work up the ground and level it out. You then need to add a little weight.

Hey Check out Dan's mustache these horses really grow them every winter!

Anyway I worked the garden for three hours, I can't even began to think what it would be like to work the land like they did in the early 1900's  from sunup to sundown.

I think Dan is tired; I know I am so now it time to take him back to the barn and let him cool down.

That's it for now, You all come back real soon!

Spring Fever!

Farm life starts early you get up and as soon as you feet hit the floor you are off and running; there is always something that needs to be done.

On this day after all the chores are done; I like my horses have spring fever, and felt the need just to play for awhile. Anyway I think of it as play other may think of it as work.

Horses are a lot like people; they need exercise or they become lazy.
These two horses are only 1 ½ and 3 years old, and are a lot like children; sometimes you just have to make them go out and play!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Cowboy Campers

These are really Sheep Herders wagons. But Summer Vacation would be so much fun if you went camping in one of these. It would be the real west summer. 
Check out Hansen Wheel and Wagon  or the Tiny House these are the coolest sites

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Hay Season

Growing all natural horse hay is a lot of work. Before it gets this tall you have to water it, we use wheel lines.

Then you cut it and let it dry, after it is cut, you let it dry for Three or four days then you have to turn it and let it dry for another two or three days. After it is all dry you then bale the hay.

Then you but it in stacks, after it is stacked, it must be covered so if it rains it won't get wet and mold. Moldy hay is not good for your horse or cattle.

When you need the hay you have to uncover it and load it on a truck and move it to where your horse or cattle are, (this is the hard part) cause then you have to unload it and re-stack it.

On any given day if you were sitting on my porch you could see my Dad, great grand Pa, my Mom and myself doing one of these things, Or we are feeding our horse and cattle.