A Boy and His Papa

There was a day our granddaughter wasn’t feeling well and needed a little quiet to rest. We took Joey, age 4, with us for the day.

Climbing the corn bin to get treats for the horses.


Wingnut loves to hang around with Joe.




Joe and Wingnut playing fetch with the ear of corn.


Climbing in the hay mow helping Papa pull bales for the horses.


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Supervising as Papa feeds Bubba


A quick trip to Walmart where Joey took a trip on the Flinstone’s car


A boy and his papa heading home after a long day
A Horse Named Bubba

A Horse Named Bubba

One day I saw this




This is the ad from a  local group of rescuers who re-home horses that are bound for slaughter. Yes, they do that. No, I won’t even say anything more.

I kept looking at him and looking at him. And I looked more. Because it was urgent that he be rescued “bail was being” collected to offset the price and I jumped at the deal.

On February 11 we brought home the newest member of the family – Bubba.



See the van in the background? That’s how we brought him home. He fit perfectly and it was easier than using the horse trailer. Mostly. Let’s just say there was a moment of “oh crap” when we heard the van doors lock after shutting the van doors behind him. Yes – I had a 2 year old stallion locked in my van. By himself.


So Bubba is home. He’s doing well. Cailin and Joe adore him and he thinks they aren’t so bad themselves.


The Journey Begins

June 30 was the official last day of my full-time employment at OP. I am now “on-call.” I like “on-call.” I can still have some hints at what the folks I grew to care about are up to.

Perry and I now live in Racine, MN.  Population of 476 (OK, so now 478). 0.67 square miles of peace and quiet and good people.

As of right now we are living in the lodge (a.k.a. travel trailer) on the farm. The purchase of the house is moving into is in the final stages so its just a matter of waiting.

What are we up to?

Perry and Wingnut

Perry has been keeping busy mowing and general doing “guy stuff” with his side kick Wingnut.



I’ve had puppy duty! Ch. Rabbit Run Angelina had 2 pups and I’ve had the honor of watching them grow.



The farm has a visitor. Gertie (mini donkey) arrived and is currently hanging out with Trigger (mini pony). Love is in the air!





The horses. Always in need of some scritches and scratches behind the ears.


Ruth, Oscar, Julius, Summer, Mariah, Toby, Major, Lady and the yearling.
Ruth, Oscar, Julius, Summer, Mariah, Toby, Major, Lady and the yearling.


Gardening. I’m not a total fan of weeding. Planting is fun. Weeding not so much. But the harvest and afterward! THAT’S what its all about. Canning and freezing so we can enjoy some fresh veggies once winter is upon us. The farm hosts an amazing garden!



Potato plant

In a nutshell Perry and I are in a holding pattern waiting until we can move into the house. But we aren’t complaining. Its easy to keep busy on the farm. Not to mention the good company we get to share. Until next time…enjoy some random scenes…



A Weekend at the Farm

We spent the weekend at the farm. It was a much needed get away. We loaded up the hounds and off we went.

Bones is not impressed with having to share a crate with his sister, Crystal. “MOM! She’s touching me!”

The dogs were especially grateful when we arrived at the farm.

20150523_102203It was a pleasantly busy day on the farm. Tractors to fix. Fields to plow. Gardens to plant.



Bed time was cozy. Slept in the trailer and had the hounds with for a little cuddle time.






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