Tag Archives : horses

Feeding the Hungry


(This post first appeared on this blog in 2009 while we were still on the Arizona Homestead) Now, anyone with common sense would move to a place where green stuff actually grows right out of the ground, if they were planning on raising a whole bunch of ruminants.  Mrs. D’s first consideration, however, was to find affordable land.  Any affordable…

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puttin up fence

Puttin’ Up Fence


(This post first appeared on this blog in 2008 while we were still on the Arizona Homestead) I finally got to puttin’ up fence this year.  With rising gas and feed prices, I need to find more creative ways to keep everyone fed.  The most commonsensical thing seems to be to let the critters out to graze.  The neighbors, however,…

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Jackson Stables Trail Ride, Estes, CO


Trail rides are a great way to enjoy horseback riding. Especially if you don’t have time, money or facilities to own your own horse. Well kept grounds and large paddocks characterize Jackson Stables. Uniquely located in the YMCA camp complex in Estes Park, CO and right outside Rocky Mountain National Park, it is an ideal spot to begin a trail ride. Confident,…

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Amish Medical Sharing


At the Amish Auction, there are many, well, Amish people. Dressed in Amish clothes, believe it  or not. As a modest dress fashionista – is that possible? I am fascinated with examining the Amish costume. I admire the talent these women possess, to sew clothes for their entire families.   Many are color coordinated, obviously sewn from an entire bolt of…

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Amish Auction


One of the things I enjoy most in Southern Colorado, is going to the local Amish auctions. There are several during the summer months. They are actually consignment auctions, open to the entire community, like one big garage sale. You can bring your stuff and they will auction it off for a commission. A professional auctioneer is hired, but the…

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