What many people don’t know who do not live on a farm is that there are really 5 seasons of the year winter, spring, summer, fall and mud. We have reached mud season here fall has faded and winter has not yet set in leaving us with mud. The gates have mud surrounding them, the paths have mud on them and most of all the animals seem to be constantly muddy. Ace my horse especially seems to be able to take getting muddy to a whole new level. I love during summertime when he isn’t wearing a blanket but still doesn’t get super dirty. Thank goodness for winter blankets that take the brunt of the dirt and mud for me!
I have so many pictures of Ace in my phone and I love them all. If anyone else looked through my photos they might wonder since they are all variations of the same photo. I have pictures of Ace eating grass, Ace in the crosswise, Ace’s pretty neck while riding, Ace all saddled up but by far my favorite photos are the big white blurry photos of his nose. Ace has always been a nosy horse and very much likes to see if anything you have might be edible. I love this horse so much and cannot wait to get back to riding him after having about six months off!
Today I was the first day since having my baby that I got to go down and do chores by myself. I have missed my animals terribly and was just as happy to see them as Ace was to see me. Ewestace and Purl were even happy to see me! Gus worked well for me tonight and didn’t even try to get away with anything naughty.
I am incredibly happy to have both the horses home on the farm with us. Ace is also incredibly happy supervising my chores. He follows me to the sheep pasture and watches while I do their chores, he watches me clean the stalls, fill buckets and pass out hay. I missed my horse horribly bad after we moved to the farm and he was still boarding an hour away, there was no need apparently to worry about our bond though. Ace has always been a wonderful horse but seeing him here every day has only made our bond grow stronger!
I may look like an adult who is all grown up but in reality I might just be a little girl at heart whose dreams have come true. Growing up I asked for a horse again and again. At christmas I always joked when guessing what my presents were that it would be a pony. I dreamed of having a beautiful farm with a border collie and some sheep. Well I did get my farm, dog, sheep, and horses and they all live in my backyard. What I never thought to ask for as a kid was someone to share it all with. I couldn’t be more thankful for a wonderful husband that loves our farm just as much as I do.
This handsome man comes home in one more week!!
I went to see my most handsome horse today and tell him that it will only be 30 days from now until he comes home! I was so happy that when he saw me he came to me without me even calling him. He seemed very happy to see me and that I had not in fact died since he hadn’t seen me in so long. I spent some quality time brushing him (he spent some serious time getting muddy it would seem) and putting fly spray on him. While I was letting him graze for a while I thought about how happy and lucky I am that he is coming home!