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Life on the farm

A Warm Day in May

It’s been interesting to see Spring time in Oregon again.  All year, Oregon  is quite green with all the evergreen trees and green grass.  It’s a huge contrast to the bare deciduous trees and brown grass that Tennessee and other states in the South have all winter.  So seeing Spring come into full bloom, the green becomes even greener and bursts with color.  It is almost sensory overload, and I truly love it! We haven’t had  ...

Life on the farm

Spring Time At Last!!

I know it is Spring on the farm, as flowers are blooming and bushes and trees are budding.  Also, I got out the mower and spent a few hours mowing the grass.  Ah, the smell of freshly cut grass!  Of course, that will be an activity that will be repeated about every two weeks or so, until well into Fall. Here on the farm, we also are in waiting mode, as there is a mare about to foal.  Such excitement! After a very wet winter, and a record  ...

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Rain, Rain, and Life Transitions

After days of rain, I enjoyed a 24 hr respite yesterday.  It was a day to do some organizing, and some house cleaning.  I even cleaned the filters of my Mitsubishi heating unit.  It was wonderful to have some sunshine and even blue sky to take a break from the long days of rain.  The moon even shone last night, leading up to tonight’s full moon, which I won’t be seeing. Today, there is rain again, as promised.  It’s Oregon,  ...

Life on the farm

Oregon State Fair, 2016

Part of my adventure has been adapting to life on the farm.  We took three of the four  Gypsy Horses into the Oregon State Fair over Labor Day weekend for the Horse Show.  Preparing for that, requires washing the horses.  Since our horses are in the pasture throughout the year, we clean them once a year,  leading up to the Fair.  Mind you, you don’t just wash the horse once.  We washed each horse twice, and each time, takes hours.  ...

Life on the farm

Something to do, everywhere…

I mentioned before that the State Fair is coming up soon.  In preparation, there is more activity toward getting the Gypsy horses ready.  The horse trainers visits to the farm are more frequent.  There is more attention paid to getting the horses washed, a little at a time.  Gypsy’s have lots of hair on their mane, tails and down their legs to their hooves.  Their legs are built more like a draft horse, and they are very gentle horses.  ...

Life on the farm

Pepper, The Wonder Poodle

For some reason, I feel compelled to write about how my adopted poodle is adapting to farm life. Pepper was named “Feather” as a puppy. My mom and her boyfriend, picked him up at a pet store when someone walked in to return him. They had purchased the poodle a week before, and they returned him to the store like damaged goods, declaring that they didn’t want him. My mom had enormous compassion for him, and she bought him on  ...

Life on the farm

Things are getting busy on the farm

I find that a few days have passed without any updates from me.  For that, I apologize.  Especially since I just figured out how to add subscribers to my blog, and some of you have subscribed.  Thank you. The Oregon State Fair seems to be around the corner.  Labor Day weekend is the time the Gypsy Horses are shown, and we are gearing up, getting ready to take the horses down the road to Salem, Oregon to the Fair.  Once we’ve decided on  ...

Life on the farm

The Adventure Continues…..

So, it was always my plan to blog about my tiny house adventure, downsizing into my 20′ tiny house on wheels for my retirement.  What I have realized since then, is that, true to my nature, I have chosen to multi-task once again.  My life adventure isn’t just about tiny house living.  It’s also about living on a farm.  Two adventures in one!  For me, they seem compatible, though I find myself having to adjust things in my  ...

Life On The Farm

Life on the farm…..

          There’s always something to do on the farm, and summer time brings the best weather.  Since Oregon has about 85% grey, overcast and rainy days, summer is always cherished.  People in Oregon know how to appreciate sunshine, and they don’t take it for granted.  When the sun comes out, people come out too! Around the farm, the fair weather is the time for maintenance as well as every day chores.  I  ...