Thursday, October 27, 2011

Winter is here, early this year!

I drove out to the barn in a cold rain. Harley and the gang, snug in their stalls, munching hay, peered out to see who had arrived. As usual, Callie Lou, ran up to Harley's door, seeking spilled grain bits (her idea of a good treat). I gave him a good curry, fussed with his mane that wants to go every which way, and cleaned his feet. By the time we got home, the snow was mixing with rain. Good thing we got all the blankets cleaned--we might need them really soon!

Thanks to Juliette over at Honeysuckle Faire for giving me this award! I've so enjoyed reading her blog and so many others.  I'm now supposed to list 15 other blogs--the only problem is that so many of the blogs I follow seem to have already won!

I'm going to have to hunt around and find some other blogs to pass this along bear with me while I come up with a list!

Hmmm, things about me...
1. All my writing seems to be done on this blog. I don't know if that's a good thing, since I'm not earning at money at it, but I've had fun connecting with other horse-crazy people in cyberspace.

 2. Someday I'd love to take a riding vacation in Wales.
3. I'd rather spend my free time at the barn cleaning stalls rather than cleaning house (and my house reflects this!)  

4. I'd like to take Harley on a horseback trip, in some of my old summer camp stomping grounds in Vermont.

5.  I enjoy gardening with John and we grow a substantial amount of vegetables. We grew enough potatoes last year to last us through until this year.

6. I love, love, love maple syrup. We tap our trees and make enough syrup to last a couple of years (We gave the trees a break last year).

7. I have another blog about life on the home front.


  1. Great list Imel. It is nice to learn about your fellow bloggers.

    If you need someone to join you on the Wales trip - just ask! I think Wales is in my future - possibly living there.

  2. I am so glad you won this award! Do you ever mingle your potatoes with maple syrup? Ugh, does that sound gross? We New Englanders are a quirky bunch though, so you never know! Hope you are staying warm up there!

  3. Oh take a camp trip with your horse! I highly recommend it. I'm not a morning person- at all- but when I am able to wake up to see my mare, and hear her lovely "whinicker" for me to bring her morning
    breakfast munchies....I'm able to get up at 6am!

    You better call me too for the Wales horse trip! I know bloggers over there, it would be fun.
    #3 resembles me too
    And maple syrup used in and on anything...including coffee! ;)


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