Monday, October 15, 2007

New Horse, Lucky Us!

We were so lucky! The family who wanted to trade horses rode little KC over on Thursday, and rode Bell back to their stable. So smoothly transacted-- and with unregistered horses, you don't even need to sign any papers. Now we are happy to have this little, friendly horse. He is half POA (Pony of America)and half Morgan. We tried riding him on Saturday, and we could cinch the saddle up enough, but Bell's bridle could not be made small enough! So we just led little KC around the farmyard with Em on his back, and fed him treats for being a nice boy.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Lovely October

Well, here is the best thing that's happened in awhile; We found a little horse whose owner wanted to trade us for our bigger, younger, too-spirited horse. So KC will be the ride of choice at Little Red Oak Farm soon. Is that neat. I found him on Craigslist, and the owners board the little guy a mile away from me, so they rode him over to check out our mare, Bell. The young lady owner even knew my child and our horse's name! What a surprise and coincidence!

Another great first today was washing a fleece at home, with a wash machine. I've been meaning to get around to it. . .
But here it is, in its fluffy white spotted glory. It's Minwawe Chicklet's fleece-- a mostly white ewe with black eye spots (yuglet eyes) and gray flecket spots all over. I set up a washing machine on my driveway, piped hot water out to the washer, used Tide and pumped the exhaust water onto the crushed rock driveway! Worked pretty well.
Still so much to do! See you later in the Fall colors!