Wednesday, November 28, 2007


We've had a rough couple of weeks at Equinox Farm. One of our favorite "ponies" is struggling with a foot problem and has us all pretty nervous. T-Bone is receiving good veterinary and farrier care though and Tim and I are doing the best we can to be good ICU nurses and we are all hoping for the best. A foot problem may not sound like much until you factor in the 12oo pounds relying on standing on it and what can snowball from there.

So, here it is, almost a week after Thanksgiving and I'm stressed about still not posting a Thanksgiving blog. For crying out loud, we all have so much to be thankful for and I'm sooo grateful for so many things. How hard could it have been? Then, I walked out the back door this morning and found this ice droplet hanging from the "beak" of our hummingbird feeder.

In real life, it was about 3/16 of an inch wide and hanging from - get this! - a single strand of a spider's web. The beauty of sometimes "just hanging on" and making everyday "Thanksgiving".

Friday, November 16, 2007

Christmas Is Coming

And Fifi is working hard(ly).

I'm not sure Fifi/Fiddle/Wiwi has appeared on the blog before. She's our "indoor" cat. The queen of the most cats like to think/are. I guess the best way to describe her is she is a cat of many opinions. Her opinion right now is probably that it was about time I gave her a nice, warm place to sleep. She's also good at sleeping on unspun yarn, but if you go to the trouble of making a nice permanent wooly cat bed, she immediately decides that she's no longer interested. Of course.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

True Kentucky

Yesterday my friend Charlotte and I made a trip to Glendale, Kentucky. I had a flock of sheep to deliver to True Kentucky and we decided to make a day of it. Glendale is a small town with a true "small town" feel just outside Elizabethtown, complete with a train running right through, lots of nice shops, antique stores and a fabulous place to eat lunch. There were actually several interesting restaurants and cafes, but we were inspired to try The Depot and were absolutely not disappointed. I had THE BEST vegetable plate! I'm a pretty good eater, but if I'm still talking about something the next day, then you know it was outstanding ;-).

This was my first trip to True Kentucky as well, and again we were absolutely not disappointed. Annette has a beautiful store and I am very proud to have some of my favorite sheep on her shelves. Here is a picture of the kids on her front porch.

True Kentucky is located at 452 E Main Street on the "outskirts" of Glendale, and you can walk from there to all the shops and restaurants "downtown". The drive from Lexington took about an hour and a half, but the good company and beautiful Kentucky scenery made the time just fly by. I can't think of a nicer way to shop for the holidays.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Fine Feathered Friends

We spent some time over the weekend prepping the gardens for winter and I took some of the cut sunflower heads out to the bird feeder and Woodstock hosted a bird party! Much like baking cupcakes for your child to take to school I'd imagine.

This guy was not invited, but we enjoyed spying on him from behind the barn...only because we don't think he's big enough to carry off one of the Adventure Chickens...we hope.

This is a test post from the laptop, using the new wireless, but not quite highspeed system, so there may be some text/photo issues to fix.


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