It was Thanksgiving of last year that I brought my Tennessee Walker, Whiskey, home. Since then, I have spent numerous hours on him in the saddle, trusting this young and curious gelding to provide a safe and pleasure-filled ride. I knew from his TWHBEA (Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association) registration papers this young … Continue reading How to Make a Delicious and Healthy Cake for Your Horse
Have you ever found yourself throwing away rotten food because you forgot about it, and its expiration date approached way too quickly? We used to find ourselves visiting our local grocery store two or three times a week and throwing away enough expired food each month to feed another family. Why? Merely because we bought … Continue reading How to Save Time, Money, and Eat Healthier By Only Getting Groceries Twice a Month
Until our family moved to the country and we bought our first (very green) horses, I knew virtually nothing about the constant threat of colic and horse care. In fact, we were just as green, if not greener, than our newly acquired horses. The only exposure I had to the serious abdominal issue in horses … Continue reading How to Prevent Sand Colic in Horses
Being from California, we worried about earthquakes and the “Big One” but rarely gave tornadoes a second thought. When we moved to beautiful Alabama at the end of last summer, we knew that tornadoes are much more common in the South than on the West Coast but tried not to worry too much about possible … Continue reading 10 Ways to Possibly Survive a Tornado
All my life I was told that honey, in small amounts, was healthy. In fact, if you’ve ever read the novel The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, you may remember these famous lines: “We lived for honey. We swallowed a spoonful in the morning to wake us up and one at night … Continue reading 5 Ways to Use Honey in the Home and on the Homestead
Almost three years ago, we walked into a Tractor Supply to pick up chicken feed and walked out with two adorable, fuzzy ducklings! We had no idea if we were making the right decision buying the ducklings but could not resist their “a-cute-ability!” Within just a few days of having them, though, we had decided … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why Every Homestead Should Have Ducks
If you follow our Twitter account, you know how much we love barns! Every day, we scour the Internet to find pictures of barns, both new and old, to share with our Twitter followers. We are always so surprised with the responses from these #barnofthedays and how many other people adore barns as much as … Continue reading Where Have All the Barns Gone?