I have an idea to decorate the horses and use dreadlocks that are decorated to clip onto their tails and manes to make them look dressed up. I am thinking about riding in a parade or going to the park to let children pet them and give the children rides. I want to make the … More Dreadlocks for decorating the Horses!
The neighbor behind us used to have sheep in this pasture. Unfortunately the sheep were killed by coyotes and the pasture has been farrow for a few years. I finally got a hold of our neighbor and he said I could use the pasture for our horses. I built a little gate and let them … More New pasture for the horses.
Ever wish you had some busy little servant that would clean up after you? Well, just go outside and there are millions of them! When I think of ants I think, ‘Little garbage men of the earth’. Anything that can be eaten by them will be deconstructed and removed for recycling as food in their … More Ants: Our Little Helpers
Watching the chickens sift through the horse manure and find food is kind of gratifying. They are benefiting from all the little bugs and worms that live in the manure. Plus they break apart the manure and cause it to decompose faster . . . I think. Chickens are so fun to watch. I especially … More Chicken and horse synergy
Some of you animal people out there may know about the little rings you can buy to put on the ankles of baby chicks so you can tell them apart. The problem is, when the chickens grow up it can potentially create a health problem. I noticed one of our chickens that still has a … More Poor Chicken!
“Look Mom!” Ryan practically shouted as he pushed open the sliding door with his forearm, cupping something small in his hands. The urgent panic in his voice triggered me to jump from my seat at the sewing machine and rush to his side. “What is it?” I asked, even before reaching him. “It was in … More Near Death Experience!
We took Mairsiedotes for a little walk to continue her ground training. An added benefit is that both Honey and Bay spend this time running around their corral wanting to be with Mairsiedotes, so they get their exercise that way. Below is a video of her trotting with John leading. We did some starts and … More Mairsiedotes Wears a Saddle for the First Time
My “Paradise Petting Farm” website is found at http://www.paradisefarm.sitey.me It is still under construction but you can see some of the things I am going to be offering. This website, micheleballantyne.com , my WordPress site, will remain my blog place and my art place. My “Survival Skills” website is under construction and will be … More OK, I think I am straightening all this out.
New Years Eve is here and the Christmas Holiday is past. Time to clear the decks for another wonderful year. It’s funny how, even with all the crazy and often extremely difficult experiences in my life, I always feel somewhat like a princess, spoiled with love by the Great Everything. Maybe being brought up by … More New Year is Here!