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"

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!