As we transition from summer to fall, I love to take a little stroll down memory lane… here are some snapshots of our glorious summer at the Green Barn…
The “other” Green Barn is open for business!
Expansion is a GREAT thing :) After packing and moving households for the last month, Chad and I turned our attention to cleaning and preparing the “other” green barn on the farm! Working feverishly night and day paid off, we’re open!… Continue Reading
I’m sure everyone will agree that this summer has one thing going for it. It’s really HOT.
Although horses’ bodies are conditioned to live outside 24/7, in extreme cases of heat we need to be a bit more mindful of the signs of a horse suffering from heat exhaustion, or worse, heat stroke. … Continue Reading
It has been my heart’s desire as long as I can remember to wake up in the morning and look out over my land and see my horses grazing in the distant fields.
I woke just this morning while the mist was still on the ground, walked out to the front porch with a steaming cup of coffee… and enjoyed this very sight.… Continue Reading
I haven’t mentioned anything about it in awhile, but remember this?
The long-awaited carrot patch! Back in April, we planted a bunch of carrots at the barn, using Mel B’s square-foot gardening method and our own homemade compost. Fast forward 3 months and we have some happy horses!… Continue Reading
All horses are at risk for internal parasite infestation and therefore need to be on a good de-worming regiment. But with so many options for de-worming, how do you know what’s best for your horse? The following quiz gives great guidelines for whether your horse needs to be on a daily de-wormer or a purge program (strong wormers several times a year).… Continue Reading
Awww… beautiful… right??
Horse people… can you tell me what’s wrong with this picturesque scene? (hint, it’s not the brown dead spot where the hay was!)
These beautiful flowers which cover the fields in a blanket of cheery yellow, contain an enzyme called protoanemonin which is POISONOUS to horses (they cause mouth sores and in extreme cases, colic) and are a HUGE nuisance to the one managing the pasture (ahem, ME!)
Don’t panic though, horses won’t eat the buttercups unless they don’t have plentiful forage available to them (i.e.… Continue Reading
I definitely need to preface this post by reiterating – “I LOVE WHAT I DO!!!”
I absolutely adore the horses, enjoy working with them every day, and truly am excited to get up every morning and hear their nickers when it’s time to feed them…
…but every once in a while you just have one of those weeks.… Continue Reading
Sorry that i’ve been MIA for a week! :) The thing about having a barn is that when I go missing for awhile, don’t panic! It’s not actually bad news, it’s just that i’m sooooooo busy I don’t have time to write! … Continue Reading