The Barn Plan

hay storage

I’ve had big barn plans in the past, but I’ve since scaled back my more elaborate ideas. A couple of factors play into this – the time required, the cost, and considering resale value down the road. If I built something more elaborate, chances are I would never get my money back.  So, the new […]

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The Gender Reveal

Big news in our world! The baby is in the factory, continuing to get bigger and stronger, but to double check on that, I had my anatomy scan to ensure all the parts were there. After all, we don’t want any surprises!  The anatomy scan is typically done right around the 20 week mark. They […]

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The Mud Problem

This has been the wettest year I can remember. Certainly, the wettest year since we bought this farm. We would get weeks of rain, one week of sun, and more weeks of rain. All that rain amounted to so much mud. More mud than I’ve dealt with.  My normal mud control is to scrape it out […]

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The Major Life Changing Event

You already knew that I wasn’t dead, so me being alive isn’t the big deal (although, in a way, it’s a pretty big deal for me.) Instead, this is a different life changing event, although it is actually related to why I have been MIA for a while now.  For you see… I am pregnant! […]

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I’m Not Dead

It’s been almost three months since my last post. My god, where has the time went?! At first it was time. And then it was exhaustion. And then when it wasn’t my routine anymore, I just forgot about it… To get everyone all caught up, here’s the high level of things that happened over the […]

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Stubert the Yearling

yearling colt

My little Stubert is officially a yearling now! My little boy is growing up! Technically his birthday was June 4th, but it’s never to late to celebrate! So what has little Stubert been doing? Well, I’m glad you asked!  He’s gone on solo walks around the property, getting a bit excited and light footed, but […]

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Biltmore Estate

I have wanted to see Biltmore since I found out it existed, and we finally made the trip down. We stayed in Asheville, which is a bit too hippie-ish for my liking, but Biltmore was pretty amazing. The area has been getting a lot of rain recently, and when we first arrived, the driveway to […]

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Making Some Changes

Every time I see some title like this on someone’s blog, my brain always screams, “THEY’RE GETTING OUT OF HORSES, OH MY GOD WHYYYYYYYYY,” so be assured immediately that this is not the case.  Instead, I’m talking about a different kind of change – personal changes. I’m always trying to improve myself, as I think […]

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2018 Foals

warmblood foals

Happy Monday everyone! The rain finally stopped in Virginia (for now), the animals are doing good, and I’m really excited about an upcoming trip. I’ve gotten out of the practice of updating, but I’m going to try to get on a regular schedule again. I’m thinking like Monday, Wednesday, Friday. The pressure is on! I […]

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Cobbler Mountain Cider

cider taps

We have a new hangout – we’ve spent many weekend days here, sipping on cider. We went after Gold Cup, we went after putting up fence posts, we went JUST because. Wineries are fun and all, but then I have to go through the tedious process of pretending like I know all about wine, and […]

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