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Horse woes & a little egg

Last night we went to ride our horses at our trainers.  It wasn't a good night for Doll & I.  It was a mixture of things that added up to no fun.  She got spooked and I got stressed.  We rode through it but it shook me up.  Mostly, I was faced with the fact that I have a lot to learn about horses.  I'm up for it but at the time I questioned whether I was strong enough physically and emotionally to be a good leader.  She is a great horse but I have to learn to be a good horseman.  That is going to required time and lots of it.  I came home, had a cry, a hot shower and headed for bed. 

This morning, I was still feeling unfit to live on a farm as I headed out to clean the chicken coop.  The morning was cooler with cloud cover and the nest boxes needed to be opened.  As I opened the first door, I found a delightful little surprise.  A small brown egg!  My first one!  It's amazing how such a small thing can turn your day around! All I can say is that the work I have put into raising chickens was completely worth it with the arrival of this little gift.  I think the experience with the horses will be the same.  Work, dirty hard work will be followed by little moments of farming bliss. 


  1. YAY!!! How old are your girls now?

  2. The chickens are 19 weeks this week.

  3. Sorry about your bad horse day... I used to go to church camp that had horses as one of their special things...
    My kids now go there and led me to believe that the horses were one of the big draws, but at the end, my daughter was opting out of most of the daily trail rides. I go take one right now! The last camper will go there 1st week of August. He wanted to bring home kittens, but not so much the horses..

  4. Congrats on your first egg! I still look forward to collecting eggs!

  5. I think you are right. It will all fall into place with Doll, but it will take some time and work. Yay for the first egg.


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