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Ready for Work
June 17, 2016, 2:26 pm
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hosswork

June 17, 2016

Why is it that when it’s time for work we all move a little slower? I, like my horses, move like a snail until the last minute. Then I rush around and try to beat the clock. I usually lose, because,  “the time and the tides wait for no man”!

Once I get started work is no big deal. I will say that this all goes out the window when it comes to working here on the farm. I jump out of bed and start my day with a big smile. Even when things don’t go exactly as planned, i just adapt, move on and complete almost any task. In the corporate world, too many stumbling blocks prevent me from being as efficient as I would like. There is no doubt that putting your hand where your heart lies is the answer.

Hoss, in the photo above, waits patiently to finish getting ready for work. He and Knight were worked yesterday as a team. It was the first time in a long time that I only worked two horses. The job I had only required two. It was in a tight spot where three horses would have been a bother to navigate. As Abby gets into her training, I will be using two teams daily. That gives all of them a break while allowing me more “horsepower”  🙂

I must get moving because its time for me to get …..ready for work 😦



The Whole World is a Playground!
July 15, 2014, 7:38 am
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Our Goats

Our Goats


July 15, 2014

Goats have a party everywhere they go. Their upbeat, positive attitude is hard to miss. They are happy to see everyone they meet and look for the good in everything they do. Of course “good” to a goat may not be so “good” to us humans.

Goats love flowers and any plant tended by man. They can jump onto the roof of a car in one leap. They are awesome manure spreaders and will leave their poop pellets everywhere they go, especially in buildings and on the back patio. They love children, I guess to a goat, small people are just … kids 😮

There is a lesson to be learned from the goats. No, I’m not talking about destroying flower beds or jumping on cars. I also cannot condone pooping on someone’s patio, but finding fun and excitement everywhere you go…. Now, that is a lesson!

We humans get too wrapped up in the stresses of life. We need to relax. We need to look for, and find, fun more often. If you can’t find some exciting pastime, then like the one goat in the photo, just plop down and rest. Yes, animals in good care, have it made. You can see contentment by just looking at them. Goats, well they are the ultimate party goers…if they can’t find one…they make it!