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.
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Tagged shawl, Shearing, spring, zoo
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!
Where’s my fleece?
Do you know where the term the ” dog days of summer” originated? When I was younger I thought it was because it was too hot to move and would imagine a dog finding a cool spot to sleep. Turns out it’s not far from the truth. Dog days are considered the hottest days in the Northern hemisphere from late July through August. The term Dogs Days comes from the ancients siting Sirius, the dog star being in close proximity to the sun causing the hot weather.
Speaking of dogs, I spun some dog hair for my neighbor, Lena. Lena is in her late 80’s and is unable to get around but she is still quite active and is a very talented knitter. She made a beautiful dog sweater and asked me to spin her some yarn made of the dog’s hair. In fact, this dog unknowing donated his own hair. Dog hair is not the easiest to spin but I find blending it with wool makes the job easier.The end result is well worth the trouble. Dog hair yarn can be so soft and very warm. Lucky dog!
Dog hair & finished yarn
Carding & Spinning Dog Hair