Making a Connection – Story of Rescuing a Horse

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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

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Trying New Things – Creating Videos

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.

Happy Trails

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New Beginnings

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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Fall – Time For Sheep & Fiber Festivals

IMG_7830 IMG_7834 IMG_7836 IMG_7843 IMG_7844 IMG_7849 IMG_7850Cooler weather and the change of seasons makes me think of knitted wooly things. I start to think of knitting and weaving woolen garments. Here are a few photos of fall and wooly things.

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2014 Shearing Day at Jenny Jump Farm – April 19

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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

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Meeting New Friends

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.

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My sheep have been fleeced!

So many things have happened in the last month on the farm. First the sheep were shorn a few weeks ago without too much fanfare. I can get used to it. No sheep escaped and no one got hurt or cut, sheep nor human.  I had some great folks who come every year to help. Paul and Liz always help me sort the sheep and help our shearer, Tom move the sheep efficiently. My friends from the spinning guild did such a fabulous job skirted the fleeces they are show ready!

Next was the annual visit from my friends at Fiber Craft Studio. For the last three years Fiber Craft Studio have selected my fleeces for their teaching program. Their specialty is teaching people about fiber and how it connects us to our world. They hold an open house the first weekend in June. Be sure to check out their website for more information. I took some photos of their work which is exquisite.

Last we had our second sheep to shawl fund-raiser at the Leigh Valley Zoo. Once again we used Jacob fleeces from my sheep. It is always a fun time to spin with friends and watching the shawl grow from roving to a finished garment in a matter of hours. It’s like a tiny a miracle! I finally got to see some of the animals including the African Penguins and the river otter.

Better run since I am getting ready for the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival next weekend.   Stop and stay hello if you are going. I will be at the Jacob Sheep Conservancy Booth in Barn 4 all weekend.

May the fleece be with you!

 

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Naked Sheep, Oh My! Shearing Day March 30, 2013

It’s that time of year again when the sheep will be getting their annual hair cut. Shearing Day is set for March 30, 2013. Our favorite shearer Tom Horton will be back again to work his magic. As always friends and visitors are welcome but call ahead or email me to let me know if you want to attend. Space is limited.

We can always use help moving sheep and skirting fleeces. Of course, there will be fleeces for sale.

Thanks and hope to see you in March!

 

 

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Gratitude – What are you grateful for?

_MG_8140 _MG_4388 _MG_9428_MG_6241 IMG_4862 IMG_4912 IMG_5238It’s easy to forget the little things. Those simple acts or gestures of someone saying thank you, someone letting you in line or a simple smile. Much of my gratitude comes from nature. Sunrises, sunsets, rain, sun, snow, birds singing and a hungry menagerie of sheep and horses impatiently waiting for their morning feed. Each day I try to remember those little things and it makes my other problems disappear.

I hope you all find peace and happiness in the New Year.

 

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A world less hurried…

We just took another day trip to Lancaster County in hopes to get some pictures of the Amish harvesting their crops.  Just a few miles off the main highway and we were in another world. The Amish were very friendly and we tried not to be intrusive with our cameras. We ended up having dinner at Shady Maple Smorgasbord before driving home. We will be coming back to take more pictures soon.

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