Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Darlene & Bonnie are pals

Bonnie gives more rides

John & Darlene visited from Calgary and we took them for a ride.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Flashback: Giant Pumpkins

Over the years we have raised lots of big pumpkins.
We have 10 on the go for this year.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Musings from Westfield Heritage Village

The crew in the print shop put this advert together for me.
It is a bit of a stretch since I have never driven tandem or 4-in-hand.

A stop at Quebec City on the way back

We stopped on the way back to see Quebec City.
A charming old city with lots of carriages and horses giving tours.
The cruise ship is seen in the background.

Holiday down East

Dorothy and I took a break from the farm and travelled down the St. Lawrence.
I looked for horses on the Magdalen Islands, and this is what I found.
It was a trip with good weather, friendly people & great French Canadian cuisine.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Flashback: Oh yes, Angora goats

For a time we had angora goats when Anne & Ian were young.
I learned to spin the mohair, and still wear the hat in winter.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Jack goes in the Meadowbrook

I hitched Jack in the Meadowbrook for the first time this a.m.
Maybe he will ready for the fair next year.
He is only three.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Flashback: Annie & her goats

20 years ago Annie had several goats.
Now she has a husband and kids of her own.

Monday, September 1, 2008

For Boomer by Allyson

For Boomer

It is a matter of trust
the man said
between the horse and you.

He has sad eyes
the horse
knowing eyes

He’s seen it all
the winnings and the loss
and at the end they said
he’s no use
get rid of him.

So he’s here
and isn’t bitter
though he knows
and sees into the human heart.

The children groom him
and so do I.

He gives us winnings
and no loss.
He is beautiful.