Monday, September 22, 2008

HAPPY FALL Y'ALL!

The nights are cooler. The grape vines are shedding their leaves. There's a smidgen of color here in the holler, if you look real close, but you have to go up on the mountain or further north on the Interstate to see much color. It won't be long, though, before the hills will ablaze with fall colors!



Hubby and I took a trip further north on the Interstate this weekend. We had the opportunity to adopt three hackney horses that needed a home. All we had to do is come and get 'em. So we loaded up the truck, the trailer and our buddy Ken and made the 2 hour journey to Lexington to Whistle Stop Farm. Waiting for us there was a mama, her young son and her . . . um . . . husband. They are absolutely beautiful. Daddy (nick-named Houdini until we come up with a name) was evidently stunted in his growth somewhere along the way so his legs aren't long enough to qualify him as a show horse. What he lacks in height, he makes up for in attitude. He has a little of that "Rastafarian" look about him. He evidently has a passion for rolling in the briar patch so he'll need some grooming when he's ready. He's just as loving and sweet as can be . . . UNTIL you try to get him to do something he doesn't want to do. It took us less time to drive to pick them up than it took two grown men (professionals no less) to catch him, put a halter on him and get him ready to load on to the trailer. They all seem to be adjusting to life here on the creek. Houdini managed somehow to slip himself out of his halter during his first night here, but other than that everyone seems to be getting along famously.

Never a dull moment here on the creek!

11 comments:

Adrienne said...

Hi, Liz -
Your horses are so pretty. I'd love to see them! I love hearing about the sweet daddy who has a mind of his own. The little one is a darling. Thanks for sharing them with us.
~Adrienne~

Grace said...

Did'ja ever imagine this would be your life??? :) :) :)

sister sheri said...

How many animals do you have on that there farm, now?

StitchinByTheLake said...

You could be Old McDonald! Aren't you just having the best time! blessings, marlene

Kentucky Bound said...

From Liz to Grace. NO! I never expected my life to take a turn in this direction. To Sister Sheri - we're up to 1 cat, 2 dogs, 2 donkeys, 3 cows and now 3 horses! I'm almost afraid to imagine what we'll be hauling home next!

Blessings from the creek!
Liz

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

I got my package!!! Thannks so very much!!! I love love love i tall.. it is so mE!!!! me me me me!!!
My very first Birthday package in Oklahoma!!!
Hope to catch up "in person" soon!!!
love hugs kisses and tater bread!!

Beth E. said...

Thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog...you made my day! I enjoyed reading your blog...I am a relatively new blogger, so I'm still trying to learn everything.

You seem very content in KY! Guess what? We actually don't live too far from each other. Our family lives in Wise County, VA. Don't you just love the mountains?

Please stop by and visit me again anytime. :o)

Blessings...

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a wonderful life you are creating! Those horses are beautiful.
Hugs,
Penny

Kim's Treasures said...

Wow you are officially a farm! How fun is that!?!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

umm, umm, umm...

That's blogging for gorgeous!

peace~elaine

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

jus' chekin' in to see how yous is a farin' over thar!! hopin' that ther job is goin' good an all that.
speaked to yer buddy the udder nite.
shore do miss that mornin' tea time.
xo to u, pappy and them critters too.