Sunday, January 30, 2011

California Dreamin, On Such A Winter's Day

January 28th and the planets aligned to gift us a perfect riding day. 7 riders covered over 8 miles in 3 hours time, through the prettiest forest and river frontage, deep snow, stream crossings, open trails and bushwacking. Chief had a blast and has come into his own, developed confidence and become a partner with me. We might still get blizzards yet this winter, but todays ride will stand out as a top 10 day.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

12/10/2010 - Stole a Ride

On one of the last warm days for awhile, I saddled Chief and headed down the trail. Fleece breeches kept me warm even as a front moved in from the north. Our ride took us around the south section, cantered down the road for a bit and headed into the deep CRP field. Never saw the big buck that jumped up in front of the Mare, but a flock of turkeys had the Gelding staring real hard at the woods. Storm front arrived overnight with wind & blowing snow.:(

The Rock

The new bird bldg has been named "The Rock", because of it's sturdy construction. It's replaced the fruit cellar as the new storm shelter. Birds are moved in and are comfy, cozy & warm. This garden chair was built for me to take a rest on, after chores. All I need is a cup of coffee.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

American Cowgirl

American Cowgirl

American Cowgirl
American Cowgirl is the story of the women who helped shape the American West. This trailer features Connie Reeves, who at 101 years old was still riding her horse every day.To see more about this project go to

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

Fall 2010


Newest resident, a pet duck released on a local lake & relocated here before the bitter weather arrives.

Snug as a Bug

The Bird Building is very close to completion ! Combining high R factor insulation, plastic vapor barrier, 3/4" plywood, top end siding with styrofoam backing with a forced air heater, temps will be very comfortable for the birds this winter.

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Mid-summer I discovered this little fellow crawling across the greenhouse floor, blind, helpless but determined to get "somewhere". Our females adopted him and he has thrived, even tho he dis-appeared for a week. He has gone from almost white, to grey and now black with white guard hairs and one white toe ! And he has funny white tufts on his ears. In one picture he is quite miffed at being held and promptly bit me !

Aviary / Greenhouse, Roof is on !

09/02/2010 Summer's Winding Down

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Never a Dull Moment

Last week new kitten in the greenhouse, yesterday just-hatched chicks in the woods, today grooming the arena and this fellow was behind me in the sun. Amazing, life does find a way.