Thursday, December 1, 2016


Although rain might not seem like an exciting topic, it is a very thrilling one for us. Our area is in the midst of a terrible drought, and for the last 90 days alone we are at a rain deficit of 11 inches. We had gotten into a pattern where every time we had measurable precipitation in our forecast everyone got very excited, we would watch the system move towards us on the radar, and then ultimately watch all of the rain disappear before it reached our area. Thus we had gotten to the point where we didn't even get excited about rain in the forecast anymore since it never actually materialized. 

We had rain in our forecast for Monday evening and again for Tuesday evening, with the potential for up to three inches of rain. In a strange reversal of roles I was the pessimist, and Jason was convinced that this time it was actually going to rain. Jason was right. Between our two rain events we got about 2.5 inches of rain. Since we've had less than an inch of rain over the last 3.5 months we were ecstatic. I had forgotten how pleasant a steady rain on a metal could sound. 

The horses were equally ecstatic. After a long stretch with no mud, and not even any wet dirt, there was a lot of rolling, splashing in puddles, and general cavorting. The ground was so hard that at first we had a lot of puddles, but 24 hours after it stopped raining the ground is so dry it has absorbed most of the water like a sponge. I was even seeing isolated spots of dust this afternoon.  Hopefully this is the beginning of the end of our drought. 


Romeo and Gibson having fun

Miel and Mick

Bruno and Merlin



Wilson and Donovan

Trigger and King

Cisco and Moe

Duesy, Baner, Remmy and Merlin

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tuesday Pictures

Taco and Happy

Maisie, Cuffie and Dawn

Dawn and Maisie

Norman and Cinnamon


Walden, Baner and Hesse

Walon was happy it rained

Blu and Digby having fun

Lofty and Faune


Sunday, November 27, 2016

Sunday Stills

Sabrina keeps an eye on things while Bonnie, Sparky and Timbit nap

Rocky, Rubrico and Donovan

Taco and Miel

Happy and Nemo

River and Roho

Bruno and Remmy

Cino and Merlin

Sam and Sebastian

King is a new face on the farm

Paramount is also a new face on the farm

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

To our friends near and far, we wish all of you a happy Thanksgiving! 


Gus and George

Donneur and Lofty

Cino and Walden

Cocomo and Asterik

Charlotte and Dawn

Cinnamon and Renatta


Chance and Trigger

Lightning and Havana

Lighty and Johnny

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Tuesday Pictures

Sabrina and Sparky

Duesy and Merlin

Rip and Grand


Dolly and Traveller

Sam, Mick, Johnny and Happy

Lighty and Nemo

pretty sunrise

Trigger and Chance

Donneur and Romeo