Wednesday, March 28, 2012

doin' their job

27 Comments:

Blogger Sandy said...

MAGNIFICENT! although it was pretty scary watching them pull that tree down the hill!!!

March 28, 2012 at 10:42 AM  
Blogger Ngo Family Farm said...

WOW!! Amazing and beautiful. I think I can envision Jasper and Merlin in sync like that. Someday, just like that.
-Jaime

March 28, 2012 at 10:42 AM  
Blogger Odd Ducks Farm said...

Some day . . . some day . . .

March 28, 2012 at 12:48 PM  
Blogger seagrrlz said...

Wow, those are sure some steady horses.

March 28, 2012 at 1:18 PM  
OpenID meatbagz said...

so stinkin' cool!

-kate

March 28, 2012 at 1:23 PM  
Blogger Jimmie said...

Lord love a duck, that was something! Reminds me of my almost 89 year old mother telling me when I was growing up about the logging that her father (my grandfather) and his sons (referred to by Mom as "the boys) did in the Wilkes County, NC hills. She said that as a child she remembers how hard the horses worked pulling the logs down the side of the mountain. Mom held her breath the whole way as the logs came so, so close to the horses heels and they would run to stay out of their way. What a visual that was for me. Mom also has told me how she would climb up on the back of one of her favorite horses, take him to the creek and slide down his neck into the creek. That gentle horse did it time and time again for Mom...same horse who was so powerful in snaking logs down the mountain.

What majesty work horses are!!

Diane in North Carolina

March 28, 2012 at 1:43 PM  
Blogger Odd Ducks Farm said...

Okay, Diane wins for best comment ever. :o)

March 28, 2012 at 2:02 PM  
Blogger Odie Langley said...

Awesome to watch them work.

March 28, 2012 at 3:35 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

How could we EVER replace those amazing creatures with ugly, smelly, fuel guzzling machines!!! They deserve our reverence!

March 28, 2012 at 4:05 PM  
Blogger Sparkless said...

OMG the bugs!!!!

March 28, 2012 at 4:19 PM  
Blogger bellananda said...

are the screens over their faces part of the blinders mechanism, or to help keep the bugs off? I've never seen those used before...

March 28, 2012 at 5:39 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

The screens on the horses are for the bugs. That many flies would drive me crazy.

March 28, 2012 at 6:28 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

That was fascinating! Very impressive.

March 28, 2012 at 8:00 PM  
Blogger kathie said...

Reminds me of Fosterfields Farm in Morris County NJ,one of the county parks. It is a working farm with horse power. Always great to see!

March 28, 2012 at 8:02 PM  
Blogger kathie said...

Reminds me of Fosterfields Farm in Morris County NJ,one of the county parks. It is a working farm with horse power. Always great to see!

March 28, 2012 at 8:02 PM  
Blogger Trekout2 said...

All I can say is WOW

March 28, 2012 at 9:02 PM  
Blogger PattyW said...

Well all I can say is PERCHERONS!
Love it - come on over and lets get to work!

March 28, 2012 at 9:04 PM  
Blogger Windhaven Farm said...

Have you ever considered doing a selective cut to your woods on your property? It will improve the woods, and could garner you a little bit of cash if the lumber is of good quality. It might help you to afford your stable and perhaps you could even find a gentle logger to do so with horse or mule teams. I know several folk that did so to help afford their homestead, or some such need and you don't need to clear out a whole area at all. They will go through and select the premium lumber and give you decent cash. Just a thought...

March 28, 2012 at 9:54 PM  
Blogger Molly Piper said...

Yet another wonderful treasure, thank you Jenna!!!

March 28, 2012 at 10:43 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

Oh, to have that kind of driving skill! Poetry in motion!

March 28, 2012 at 11:33 PM  
Blogger Emily Moe said...

My friend Marco is a horse logger.

http://www.beautywayhorselogging.com/

March 29, 2012 at 10:16 AM  
Blogger jim said...

like the idea of using them for a useful purpose but not the entertainment of horse pulling at the fair-forcing
muscles to pull at their max is looking for injured horses-what a waste of these fine animals.

March 29, 2012 at 10:22 AM  
Blogger Glyndalyn said...

Wow! Great horses! Where is the location? That man put in a tremendous amount of work.
In some areas in TN, mules do similar work. Mules do only one type-- they are either a logging mule, plowing mule, riding mule, ect. Only in the Old Order Amish community of Ethridge is horse/mule power used consistantly in Middle TN.
In the past, we used a miniature mule named Darrell to plow the garden. He did a wonderful job.
The garden is ready for planting. We have had a very early spring.

The Phony Farm, Middle TN

March 29, 2012 at 10:45 AM  
Blogger Brenda said...

I love these percheron horses and watching them work, but in this day and age, it's a novelty. We'd be starving to death if that's how it still was. Way too many city people now.

March 29, 2012 at 12:17 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

I think we are going to be seeing a lot more horse farms in the future, and a lot less city.

March 29, 2012 at 12:54 PM  
Blogger Mist said...

Impressive!

March 29, 2012 at 1:09 PM  
Blogger Sewing Machine Girl said...

Hup!

March 30, 2012 at 6:37 AM  

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