Well, as many of you know, I have not been writing many farm reports lately. I just find that I am busy with farm life and trying to make some money online as well. With the holidays rolling upon us, it seems that life has gotten even more hectic. With winter rollling in, it seems that there are more fences to be fixed, more stalls to be cleaned, more barn work to do, more feed to be brought in, more hay to be fed and more housing to be filled with straw.Plus, dinners need to be warm meals and lunches seem to need to be hot now as well. Cooking, cleaning, and keeping up with animals makes for a fun life, but a busy life.
Life on the farm has changed some, as we have gotten rid of a couple of horses and found great homes for them. I was thankful for the loving homes that we found for them. Fred, our buckskin gelding, found a home with a young girl that was looking for a horse and after speaking with her, we decided that she would make a loving caretaker to him. Plus, one of our other horses that we gave to my husbands’ cousin is in the same pasture so he has a friend there already.
My miniature gelding, Little Deer, went to a loving home with a young woman and a girl that was about 2 years old. The little girl was thrilled with having a “pony” and the mother was thrilled to have a friend to her older and bigger gelding. I received an email from them right after leaving him and I feel that it was the perfect place for him. I was hoping to find someone who would love him as much as I did and I feel that he went to the perfect home. It is much easier to part with him since I knew he was going to be loved.
Our baby, Vanilla Sundae is doing well. I am so pleased with her and she is going to be such a pretty horse as she grows into a mature mare. I am looking forward to spring when it will be warm enough for me to work with her again. She will be weaned from Mama and she will be fun to work with. She is handled daily so she will be used to us being around. I have managed to get her to let me pick her feet up and my daughter can clean her hooves.
Thanksgiving was a good day at the farm. We didn’t eat any of our animals, but we did have a nice turkey and ham with all of the trimmings. My oldest daughter and her boyfriend came and she made some really good homemade turkey gravy. My youngest daughter made homemade butter, as a homeschool assignment and we enjoyed it. My in-laws came over and our friend, who was involved in the horse and buggy accident was here too. He had invited a friend and so it was just another friend. Plus, of course, my mom who lives with us. We all pitched in and cooked and had a nice meal.
Speaking of our friend that was involved in the horse and buggy accident, he is doing good, He is home now and although being tired and in some pain from the back injuries, he is doing well. He is in a back brace, but his back is still causing a lot of pain. My daughter and him are making big plans for things that they will do as soon as spring arrives.
Our home is being decorated for the Christmas holiday and some of the early work is being done. I have not done much shopping as it seems that money is tight, but I am sure that we will be fine. My snowman collection is large and I plan to get them all up this week and I plan to put our tree up and I will try to get some photos of it so that i can share them with all of my friends here.
Well, I guess I will close this for now. I will try to begin writing my farm reports again on a weekly basis for all of my fans and friends here. Thanks for reading about our farm and family.