Thursday, February 28, 2013

This Weeks Menu

Friday Clam Chowder and Crab Cakes
Saturday Terriaki Tips Wedge Salad
Sunday New England Boiled Dinner
Monday Cobb Salad
Tuesday Stir Fry Beef
Wednesday Chicken w Capers
Thursday Salisbury Steak

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Sexy Feet More Snow and the Menu

Today was bizzy getting ready for more snow. The Big Boys all had their hoofs trimmed, the barn is clean , the house is clean and I did a little baking.

This Weeks Menu
Saturday: Crab rolls roasted potatoes
Sunday: Chicken breast stuffed with veggies and cheese
Monday: Spinach salad red onion and sirloin
Tuesday:Chicken Fajitas
Wednesday: Stir fry beef on noodles
Thursday: Chicken Rice Bowls
 Tom was a good boy for the farrier, this is good news. Toms previous owner used stocks. We do not use stocks.

Sunday, February 17, 2013


The weather was offal for winter fest cold wet snow and very windy.


Jesse braided his tail.

Back at the barn parking the sleigh.

None of the other teamsters came out with their horses.We are in walking distance, we took Nickel over for a couple of hours. Nickel gave rides to the half a dozen brave soles that ventured out.

Breaking The Trail

On Saturday Bob and our friend Dick hitched Nickel and Tom, to Dicks sled.
In preparation for Sundays Winter fest , they were off to "break the trail".

"Breaking the Trail" is a phrase teamster's use in reference to opening a sled path that has not yet been used.

You can see Tom with his head up , in a bit of a hurry.

Nickel keeps a nice safe and steady pace, head down all buisness'

Tom has some settling in to do , he needs to learn that being a farm horse has a different pace, than being a pulling horse.

Breaking trails in deep snow can be hard work.

This is the team walking back to the farm, after parking Dicks sled at the club house.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

This Week and the Menu

This week my charm bracelet arrived from Red-tail Creations LLC, it is beautiful.The bracelet is a ID bracelet made of Charm boys tail hair braided. I had no luck taking a photo of it my self, I'm going to ask Jesse when she arrives.
 Jessica is visiting for the week end (arriving today) with two of her dogs. It is snowing a bit and Bob's brother spent the night last night so lots going on.We had a nice ham dinner and baked beans last night. The men took a ride to Agway and the Post office. At the post office they are holding the arrival of my new spurs and Cowboy hat.

I posted an add on Craigslist to once again find barn help. I received 40+ responses half by telephone and half by email. I narrowed the list to 7 based on what they told me with their response, working phone numbers, and references. I lined up 5 for an interview last week (not everyone showed up) of the ones that did I chose a high school boy named Gavin. Gavin worked (trained with me) Wednesday, worked Thursday and was a no show no call Friday. So the hunt for barn help is back on.
By the way who quits on pay day dahhhh.
This Week on The Menu

Saturday: Rib Eye Steaks and Mashed Potatoes w Jessica
Sunday : Chicken and Rice
Monday: Cobb Salads with leftover ham
Tuesday; Chicken Tenders with Capers and Lemon
Wednesday: Soft Shell Taco's
Thursday: Soup and Sandwiched (BL T's)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Come Out To The Clubhouse

If you are in the area come out to the Abenaki Draft Horse Club on Sunday, for WINTERFEST!
Winterfest is good old fashion afordable family fun, with draft horses.
Kids of all ages can bring their snow shoes, and sleds and venture onto the club house trails.
For a $5.00 donation to the club you can go on a horse drawn sleigh  ride.
There is a heated club house and snack bar that offers goodies.

These photoes are from years past, this years event starts Sunday at 10 am and ends at 3pm the club is on Duke Lane in Lyman Maine

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Snow Angels

Tom on the left Nickel on the right.

The team together in the (snow) pasture for the first time.

We have been waiting for a chance to put Tom out side with Nickel.Today's snow offerd that chance.

We put out lots of hay (as once advised by Toni)
 and we waited,
They seemed more interested in the hay , then the chest pounding.

Nickel setting the hay bounderies.

Tom getting his share.