Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Becoming a Horse Trader

I made some difficult decisions about our farm.

The sheep.. my beloved Finnsheep that I hunted for months on end to gather up into the perfect herd.. are gone.

Turns out, I'm a really crappy shepherd.

Nobody was neglected. They all had their hooves trimmed and their wool sheared and they had lots of food and scritches and shelter.

But I was having a really hard time doing the responsible things. Vaccines were stomach turning for me. Banding (castration by a rubberband) was also difficult.

And, since we are moving soon and I need to have various paddocks set up to keep rams from ewes and lambs from rams, I figured it was just too much.

Our life is frittered away by detail... simplify, simplify. Henry David Thoreau
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 “Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify, simplify!" -Henry David Thoreau

We still needed someone to help mow down the pasture. And horse biscuits are some awesome compost, which will work great for our farm... and so, instead of feeding 8 mouths and trimming 32 hooves and shearing 8 sheep and etc, etc, I traded them all in for one Penny.

Meet Penny the Paint.


As you can see, we are all in love.

I miss our herd of sheep a lot. Our pasture is so much quieter now without them. But this was the right decision for us.

So here's to all of the trail riding adventures ahead. Penny, welcome to Gnomeland Farm.
Our life is frittered away by detail... simplify, simplify. Henry David Thoreau
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Our life is frittered away by detail... simplify, simplify. Henry David Thoreau
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