“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”

Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution

What We Do When It Rains

Yesterday was the perfect day for staying indoors.
We received much needed rain...
which slowed everything down.


Some prefer to remain indoors...


Some could care less...
chalk it up to bird brains.


Some avoid it at all cost... except, of course, if food is involved!


Some don't even seem to notice.


You asked how often the horses get groomed.
Generally once a month they get a good "going-over".


This is mostly because they are pasture pets and not working.
If they were working, they would be groomed each time they worked.


But still, on occasion, everyone gets brushed...
manes and tails get combed and hooves get picked clean.


And how do they repay the kindness of a good grooming?

Well, by rolling in the dirt, or mud, or standing in the pouring rain...
to name just a few ways.


I will say, though...
they do enjoy the attention and are all very well behaved for this activity.


You asked about Red and Ollie's personalities.
Ollie is a spitfire most of the time.
He is sweet and lovable, and yet, at the same time,
 he is independent and a bit of a naughty boy... he is often a little cranky...
the result of being an orphan, I believe.


Red, on the other hand is usually sweet.
He does, however have a bit of an...

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