Merlin is Mine!
This horse has totally changed me and the direction of my life. I can not imagine a life without a good horse, not anymore. The confidence, enjoyment, recreation, transportation and sense of overall goodness has never been met before. To ride a horse is to feel strong, connected, fast, and more wild, in all the best ways.
This is a big deal and to celebrate we hope to go for a long cart ride this afternoon. I'm much more of a pony rider than pony driver, but something about the changing weather is altering that these days. I love driving my horse cart if there is a reason behind it: an errand or a visit. Just driving around for fun is no where near as fun for me as riding through the forest and fields, but when you have a grocery list, a case of hard cider, or a day with friends planned I love harnessing up and seeing the world go by at the pace of a trot. It's an eight mile round trip to the Stannard Farm Stand (2 miles by 2-lane highway, 4 by quiet country road we prefer). I look forward to it like Halloween. The open road, the sound of harness and hoofbeats, and a sunny day with the hint of fall around the corner. The first fall I am going into prepared, and that is also a reason to celebrate!
P.S. Updates to Clan Blog (tonight) and the Birchthorn Project (early next week!) coming up with the First Installment of the new novel! Get ready for some Spanish Flu in NYC harbor, 1918!
P.P.S. A spot opened and Fiddle Day Camp has room for 2 more people! I got this comment this morning from someone who was just here for the 2-day camp! Email me to sign up!