Sunday, July 29, 2018

Sunday Stills

Asterik and Gus groomingimg_1165-800x600

Merlin and Remmy groomingimg_0363-800x600

Convey and Chanceimg_0545-800x600


George and Asterikimg_0618-800x600

Digby and Paramountimg_0665-800x600

Sushi and Squirrel groomingimg_0746-800x600

Cuff Linksimg_0761-800x600

Calimba and Maisie groomingimg_0793-800x600

Apollo and Levendiimg_0804-800x600

time to eat; Havana, Baner and Artimg_0851-800x600

Trigger and Ciscoimg_0946-800x600

Miel and Bluimg_1027-800x600

Flyer and Romeoimg_1090-800x600

Charlotte and Renattaimg_8249-800x600

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Ten Years

Quite by accident I realized that yesterday was the ten year anniversary of the Paradigm Farms blog. A quick scan through ten years of blog post titles - 1,451 posts to be exact - reminded me of how much has changed in the last ten years. We purchased a new farm and built it from scratch. It was fun to reread the farm building posts, especially the one where we hit the massive rock when we were running water lines, after having hit zero rocks after setting a few thousand fence posts. After we built the farm we moved all of the horses. Of course the most epic resident to move was Sparky the donkey, who will ever forget that drama?! We have said a lot of goodbyes to many residents over the last ten years, but we have also said a lot of hellos. Jason has graciously shared some of his deep wealth of large animal nutrition. We seem to have had more than our share of water leaks over the last ten years. We shared a lot of stories about the World's Cutest Fainting Goats. I shared some of my personal struggles with the death of my father in 2012. We shared our joy with all of you when Carter joined our family.

My favorite posts are the "meet the residents" posts which are a labor of love between me and the owners of the horses featured. I've written a few posts about my observations of herd dynamics. I was reminded of the time Jason accidentally knocked me out for a few seconds with a flying feedbag. I remembered the time the SWAT team came to practice at my parent's farm one morning and no one told me that was happening. It would be an understatement that I was stunned to see men heavily armed in full SWAT gear running around the farm. There are periods when the blog is quite boring and periods where the blog is far too entertaining given that all of this is real life for Jason and Melissa at Paradigm Farms. We've shared more than 16,000 pictures of the farm and the residents.  As I scanned through ten years of Paradigm Farms life it was a profound reminder that nothing stays the same. It was quite a trip down memory lane!

Thanks for coming along with us for the last ten years.


Art and Banerimg_0268-800x600

Fabrizzio and Havanaimg_0278-800x631

Merlin and Cinoimg_0288-800x600

Miel, Sam and Quiglyimg_0456-800x585

Charlotte and Cinnamonimg_0765-800x600

Gibson and Silverimg_0886-800x600

Ripley, Walon, Roho and Rubricoimg_0968-800x600

Magic and Ripleyimg_1043-800x553

Lofty and Cocomoimg_1094-800x600

Wilson and Ripleyimg_1318-800x600

Toledo and Gusimg_6638-800x600

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Sunday Stills

Art, Taylor and Alfie waiting for breakfast

front barn complex

Fabrizzio and Duesyimg_0302-800x600

Happy, Johnny and Lightyimg_0440-800x600

Calimba and Maisieimg_0493-800x600

Sushi and Rubricoimg_0496-800x600

Squirrel and Ripleyimg_0712-800x586

Mick and Nemoimg_1199-800x597

Duesy and Remmyimg_7786-800x600

Elfin, Moe, Hemi, Thomas, Trigger, Ciscoimg_8016-800x610

Convey and Chanceimg_8169-800x600


Thursday, July 19, 2018

Thursday Pictures

Calimba, Traveller and Cinnamonimg_0952-800x600


Sabrina and Sparkyimg_0622-800x600

Cino being clipped . . . img_1050-800x600

. . . Cino after his clip . . . img_1063-800x600

. . . he was anxious to return to his pasture matesimg_1068-800x544

Oscar is always watching us and passing judgementimg_6820-800x600

Apollo and Babyimg_8143-800x600

Levendi and Hemiimg_8164-800x600

Paramount, B-Rad and Bluimg_8211-800x600

Toledo and Rockyimg_8294-800x600

King and Revyimg_8731-800x600

Elfin and Grand hoping I'm coming with breakfast while Rip was happy with the grassimg_8757-800x626