Thursday, October 11, 2007

The Past Few Weeks aka The Dog Ate My Blog Posts

I began this blog for a handful of reasons. Among them was to keep family in touch with my life. Heck, to keep ME in touch with my life in those brief, breath-catching moments between whirlwinds. The sudden chill in the air reminds me I need to do a summer recap. I'll start with just the past few weeks. Assume the usual roster of lessons to teach, horses to train, farm work to field, and clients to nurture.

Bower Work Weekend: Amazing Grove care and cleanup. Chestnut orchard pruned, new orchard plotted. Underbrush cleared, mowing begun, Trail network created through the old old orchard. Chainsaw symphonies and bonfires galore! Food, family, friends and fun. Deep gratitude for all the hands and hearts who helped. First Round of Photos up on Laughing Gypsy Photography

Prints matted and framed, in various stages of hanging in the "SPCA: Spirited Personifications, Creative Animalizations" show at the Fire House Gallery in C'Town.

Wolf's and my photos from the Ultimate Five Race appeared in TN newspaper, State Gazette, and on the race website. Niggling reminder to get pix posted on my own site. Its on the list.

Scheduled the most recent addition to the training roster. I worked with this filly when she was a weanling, now she's 5. Has it really been that long? In the grand scheme of things, how do I dare call that long?

Jefferson County Fair Photo Update: Lawn and Garden Tractor Pull.

Working with Jim and James on plans for more loafing sheds for the horses. Today's bitter winds bring added inspiration.


  1. Hi,

    I was wondering if you would be interested in making a post about a charity project called Nothing But Red.

    NBR is an anthology of responses to the "honor killing" - the stoning death - of Du'a Khalil last April and to the larger issue of violence against women. We're currently open for submissions and we're looking for poetry, fiction, essays and visual art.

    Please email me with any questions. We'd love to be able to spread the word to your readers.

    Thank you for your time,

  2. Samantha, Yes. I'm reading. I'm feeling. I'm working to find a linear path through the thinking.

    And I'm forwarding your info to folks who might be able to escalate your efforts.

  3. A Halloween treat for you: