You get used to not having holidays (or really any day) off when you run a farm. My Thanksgiving present to Jason was I handled all of the morning chores by myself so he could have a bit of a break. The horses were all exceptionally pleasant and cooperative, and it made for a very nice morning. The weather was pleasant as well, sunny with a light breeze.

The horses and dogs gave me several nice Thanksgiving day pictures and I have shared some of our scenes from around the farm below. It is hard not to reflect on how many things you have to be thankful for when you look around you and see so many happy animals and so much beauty.

I have a long and lengthy list of people and things I am thankful for. I am thankful that I love my job and my day to day life. I am thankful to live on a beautiful farm surrounded by so many creatures: horses, dogs, cats, a donkey, goats. I am thankful to have so many people from so many places trust us to care for their beloved pets. I am even more thankful that they give us the opportunity to provide a high level of care and that we don’t have to cut corners. I am thankful to have wonderful vets, an amazing farrier and great help on the farm.

I am eternally blessed and thankful to have the most wonderful, supportive and loving parents anyone could ever hope for. They support me through everything and I would be lost without them. Anyone who has met them knows how truly blessed I am to have such amazing parents.

Last, but certainly far from least, I am so thankful to be married to Jason. There are no words to describe how much of a blessing he is to me. He is the half that makes me whole.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving and has much to be thankful for.

The Big Boys took some time out from their antics to pause and reflect on all of their blessings in life today (yeah, right – they live in the manner they feel they deserve!). Baby and Ivan are standing by the fence. In the middle, L-R, Trigger, Homer, Thomas and Levendi enjoy some ‘down time.’ Chance is in the very back enjoying some down time as well.

Same group of horses except Elfin joined them. Elfin is standing in the back grazing.

A few of them spotted me coming with food and they started to get up. Except Trigger decided it was time to nap harder and went all the down on his side. Tony is grazing to the far left. In the front pasture Chili and Lightening are grazing together.

Homer and Chance telling Trigger he had better get up or he will miss the big meal.


Clay, O’Reilly, Chili and Slinky grazing together


Even Bella the Border Collie was taking it easy today


Trillion, Faune, Winston and Sebastian grazed quietly


Bear and Trooper were busy investigating things around the pond


Trooper looks very happy here


Bear in front of the pond