Hard to believe our tiny festival started 21 years ago. While still small by other festival standards, it’s still offers something for everyone. My favorite is watching the younger generations getting involved in raising and showing their sheep. Here are just a few pictures of the contests and events held throughout the weekend. Mark your calendar for the second weekend in September. The festival is located at the 4H Agricultural Fairgrounds in Ringoes, NJ. Hope to see you all next year.
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A gift left behind for munching on our bushes.
The winter was very hard on the deer this winter. Many came next to our house for food and shelter. Today I found a gift of two perfect antlers from a six point buck.
It has been another rough winter on the farm. Many of my four legged kids are getting long in the tooth including me. The month of February and March were very cold with a lot of snow and ice. The youngest sheep just turned 7 while the oldest is now 16. Arbee, Melissa’s horse will be 33 years old in May and fat Max, the donk will be 13. However, the weather is turning warmer, the pastures are getting green and lush with spring grass. Our spring shearing is scheduled for next week and hoping the weather will be sunny. Life is good. Hope you enjoy the short video of a snowy day on the farm.
Posted in Farm
Tagged animals, Sheep, spring
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The story began in the fall of 2010 when I was looking to buy an older and seasoned trail horse. A friend of mine had just purchased a little horse from Camelot. I like the idea of adopting rescues. We … Continue reading
I recently purchased a GoPro Hero 4 Camera to use along side my other cameras. It’s fun and adds a different element to my photography. I hope you enjoy this short video of me and my horse Budddy riding a cloeverleaf pattern over a series of poles on the ground.
I recently moved my horse Buddy to a small farm close to home. He is quite happy and content. He is back together with his big brother Travis, a 17 hand Dutch Warm Blood.
Here is a short video clip of me and Buddy working together in the ring. I also just got a GoPro camera which I am trying out for the first time.
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It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything but we’re still kicking. It’s been a long cold and snowy winter. There are signs of spring and the snow is finally melting. Best of all we have confirmed April 19 for … Continue reading
I had the pleasure today to meet Alexandra Munmun Oliphant O’Neill and her horse Benji. We met through Facebook after learning we both adopted our horses from Lisa Post of Helping Hearts Equine Rescue. She lives in Manhattan and takes the bus to Elite Equine Group in Ringwood, NJ where she keeps her horse Benji.
The photographs are of Mun and Benji along with two other riders. All the people I met at Elite Equine Group were professional and friendly. The horses are happy and the grounds are well-kept. It was a perfect day.
I hope you enjoy the photographs as much as I had taking them.
Posted in Demonstration, Farm, Festival, Fiber, Jacob Sheep, Seasons, Shearing, Sheep, Spinning
Tagged shawl, Shearing, spring, zoo