In all the history I took in school and through all my exposure to the women’s movement, why have I never known about this amazing young woman? I do now, and I won’t forget her. She reminds me of my daughter and her horse at age 16. How important her charge was and how courageous … Continue reading The Girl and Her Horse that Changed History
The weather was just wonderful this evening with a cool breeze blowing through the trees, not a cloud in the sky and the dogs sitting lazily by my side on the porch. My wife let the horses into the back yard to graze. These quiet, simple evenings are the days that I long for and … Continue reading Sunday Evenings on the Ranch
It was a very nice evening. The weather cooled down to a nice 87 degrees with a cool breeze that made sitting on the porch watching the animals quite nice. My wife is recovering from surgery and finally felt like sitting outside. Every once in a while, we let the horses graze the backyard with … Continue reading Sunday Evening By the Pond
Like the winds of the sea are the ways of fate; As the voyage along through life; 'Tis the will of the soul That decides its goal, And not the calm or the strife. -Ella Wheeler Wilcox
I live in the Sonoran Desert. It's the only place in the world that gets hot enough to feed the chickens ice cubes for pre-boiled eggs. It is a true desert, and the summer time can be very hot (up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit). However, I find it to be a very beautiful place to live … Continue reading Sonoran Desert Decorations
It has been a nice quite weekend. I was under the weather and left work early Thursday . . . slept most of Friday. Woke this morning feeling a bit better. The fresh rain-washed air this morning was very helpful. We've had scattered showers of rain over the last few days. We had a nice … Continue reading Something About Being On Horseback . . .
For many years we have talked about participating with a number of family members and friends in the Sport of Equine Endurance Riding. My wife, daughter and I have been training for an entry level ride over the last few months. We have been riding 7-10 miles two to three times per week over the last … Continue reading Beginning the Sport of Endurance Riding . . .
I've been meaning to document our experiences as we've begun living the ranch/farm life. Our little piece of property has be wonderful. We've done a great deal of work to get the barn and pasture functional over the last year and a half for our 4 horses, 16 chickens, 6 ducks, 6 dogs and innumerable … Continue reading Barefoot Horses and Pasture