Do any of you remember that we have horses? I am guessing that maybe about five of you do. Oh, I know, I am so vague every time I mention them.
It's kind of complicated... and actually getting them, from a nearby horse rescue, was nearly traumatic. So I just skip talking about it. It all worked out well in the end though, and they have been with us for many happy months now.
Except for that they are not actually with us. We are not allowed to have horses where we live now. Which may make it seem that we should not have gotten horses in the first place. But they needed us. And Jason needed them. And so we found a way to have them.
We recently moved them to a new home, one where they will be able to stay for as long as necessary, until we are able to have them with us at our home, on our land, that we will someday have.
This new home for them is at a very nice ranch, about 10 minutes from our house, which is very good, because we see them every single day.
Such nice people in our lives who share their land with us and our horses!
And now for the first time in their lives our horses have acres and acres of pasture. To roam, to run, to graze. This weekend we led them out for the very first time.
They explored a shady corner.
They cautiously wandered a bit further.
And then they started running. With Jason leading the way.
And then everybody was running.
And they kept running...
Then they slowed down. Then they grazed.
They have also made new friends. Two other horses, who are both very dark, just the opposite of our Sage and Hannah. They are getting along well.
And there are ten cows also!
Fields full of cows are a very common sight around here. Large green pastures fortunately. I just love seeing the mamas and babies out there, and I always want to go and hang out with them. Now we really get to!
They are so so sweet!!!
I'm pretty sure these cows have never had so much human interaction. But they warmed right up to us. Look how close this one came to me, just walked right over to say hello.
Our horses seem to really like the cows.
We really liked spending the entire weekend out at the ranch. Outside all day long, from early morning till evening. So great to have so much space all around us.
All kinds of neat farm things too.
Neat hay baler.
There is even a windmill.
Which I love of course.
And a weather vane,
which also makes me very happy.
Beautiful views in every direction.
Beautiful trees to sit beneath.
And beautiful happy girls, who probably did even more running around than the horses.
Each afternoon we brought the horses back up to the barn. We needed to slowly adjust them to the pasture.
Now they have spent their first night out. It is interesting to head down the driveway and wonder where out on those 40 acres they might be. But they are never far off.
We are so very grateful to have a good safe home for them!