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