Friday, May 30, 2008

Twenty-Nine Years at Christieview Farm

On May 31st I will have lived at Christieview Farm for 29 years.
It has been quite a ride.
In the months ahead, I will have some "flashbacks" to earlier times.
There just might be the occasional horse picture.
But also some of children, grandchildren and friends.

Chestnut Blosson time at Christieview

It is a busy but beautiful time of year at the farm.
All the flowers and vegetable seeds and plants are growing.
Soon it will haying time
Life is such a cycle

Where have Dorothy's Bees gone????????

Once again Dorothy has lost her hives over the winter.
This is a big global problem, click on attached file below:
She's ordered two new "nucs" to start again. We are hoping for some honey.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Flame & Laddie looking for treats

Flame was 4 years old on May 26th

Flame is 17'1 and weighs about 1750, is started in harness and easy to manage.

Laddie was 6 years old on May 18th

He's 16'3 and weighs about 1800 lbs. He is going well single in the forecart.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Remembering Barney

He was a great horse and taught many people to drive

Look Mom, only one hand

Bonnie drives in the cross-country buggy

Roger came again today like he does on most Tuesdays.
We hitched Bonnie in the buggy for the first time.
She went really well, and looks good in the harness and rig.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Let's talk Richardson Family History for a minute

Thanks to Ryk Brown you can see the Richardson-Bridgman Family History at:
Oh bye the way, this is a Richardson Family Picnic in 1912

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Una & Jack have become friends

Una West comes to the farm most Thursdays.
She has a way with the horses with her gentle nature.
She especially likes Boomer and Jack.

Another Great Day at Christieview Farm

Kevin & Debbie dropped bye the farm to go for a ride with "the Boomer"
They have 2 Morgan horses and want to learn to drive. We'll help them get started.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Our mare Bonnie in the Amish Made Meadowbrook

This carriage was made by Jason G. Stoltzfus, owner of Mill Run Carriage,
Honeybrook Township, Chester County. Pa. USA

Lilac Time at Christieview farm

Boomer is always ready to take visitors for a ride around the farm

Carrie's crew at Shoestring Farm

We are talking cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Carrie & Toby's new filly

Last weekend we were down to Shoestring Farm to see the new Percheron filly, called Vicki

Boomer & the cross country buggy

Boomer sure likes to rip in the cross country buggy which we had made by Roberts in Quebec

Laddie our gelding in the fore cart

We have been driving Laddie single in the fore cart each week. He sure can pull.

Doctor's Office @ Dundas Museum & Archives

Dorothy and I were in the 1848 Doctor's Office at the Dundas Museum and Archives for an heritage event.
Dressed in our mid Victorian garb.
Lots of vistors.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Jack, our new Clyde Gelding in harness

This is our new 3 year-old Clydesdale gelding in our Cleason Martin fore cart.

He is a friendly horse, and eager to learn.

He is slowly getting to know the farm.

Boomer is a great Standardbred Horse born in April 1993.
He had a illustrious career at the track before retiring
In May 2005 he came to Christieview Farm
Boomer is a favorite with those who visit

Dorothy and her bees

Dorothy is a retired nurse manager who has taken up bee-keeping. She has a small bee yard and produces award winning honey. She also makes bees wax candles and honey gift baskets.
The bees make for great pasture.

David is a retired family doctor who raises Clydesdale horses for pleasure driving. He has an interested in teaching others to drive both single & double.

We are pleased to share our farm with family and friends

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Christieview Farm is the home of
Dr. David & Dorothy Richardson

We are located near
Dundas Ontario Canada
Christie Lake Conservation Area