Sunday Evening By the Pond

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

Sonoran Desert Decorations

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

Something About Being On Horseback . . .

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 . . .

Beginning the Sport of Endurance Riding . . .

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 . . .

Barefoot Horses and Pasture

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