Tuesday, July 20, 2010

It Must Be Us

At our farm in Cedar Creek, we spent countless hours working on fences to keep the animals contained.  The horses were the easiest of the animals to keep them were they were suppose to be.  I always liked that about them.  Sully wouldn't cross as much as a string to get to the next field.  The other animals didn't have his same appreciation for our time as he did.  They were always testing the boundaries of the fences.

We no longer have any animals except for Missy.  We downsized during the time of the move.  We were sad to see the  animals leave, but at least we wouldn't be spending time chasing them.  When we moved to the new house, we were delighted that the neighbor's used our property to house their 5 horses.  This was the best of both worlds for us.  We got to enjoy the neighbor's horses, but we didn't have to do any of the work or spend any money on them!  The horses had lived over here for the entire summer.  All was well, but they did get out once or twice.  It was no big deal because they kept the big gate shut that blocks the driveway.  This kept them in the front yard.  Since we have moved into the home, we no longer keep the big gate shut.  We have been here for almost 3 weeks, and the horses have decided that it is fun to escape.  We have chased and put them back several times over these past few weeks.  Things weren't panning out quite like we thought.  On Friday afternoon, Michael came home to all 5 horses running in the road.  He quickly hopped on the 4 wheeler to round up the horses.  Our boys ran out the door without shoes on their feet.  Another neighbor came riding up on his horse to help get the horses put back home.  These horses broke right through our fence.  We have decided that it must be us!  Lesson learned from all of this...before any more animals can be purchased for this farm, we must do a lot of fence repair!

grace and peace,
julie

3 comments:

Carmen C. said...

Sounds like you guys are keeping busy:D How is Missy adjusting to the new place and the new horses??

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