Month: December 2015


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Can’t Get Enough

Can’t Get Enough

Since we don’t get to see veterinarians often enough thanks to the horses (that was typed with heavy sarcasm), our cat Joy decided to get in on the action as well. Jingle and Joy were having their usual night crazies, running around like crazy cats leaping in the air and playing, and all was well. Until it wasn’t. Joy was suddenly limping around instead of running around at full speed while making crazy leaps.  Jason and I spent a long while examining her, deciding if we needed to go to the 24 hour emergency clinic or wait and go...

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Sunday Stills

Moe and Thomas Lighty, Sam, Nemo and Taco; it has rained so much the last few days the horses have occasionally gone in the sheds Oskar and Roho Silver and Flyer Hemi, Thomas, Trigger, Rip and Tony were on alert about something Romeo and Lotus Baner, Duesy, Remmy and Hesse Merlin, Hesse and Bruno Happy, Johnny and Lighty Gus (Rubrico in the background) Walon and Rubrico were having fun Rocky and River Maisie and Lily another pretty sunrise Griselle, Timbit and...

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from The Webbs at Paradigm Farms. We are a bit late in saying Happy Hanukkah but I will say it anyway along with enjoy the Winter Solstice, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Holidays, or whatever seasonal greeting works best for you. If you aren’t into celebrating then we’ll go with have a wonderful day.  We’re ready for Santa; the cats (including Oscar), Ewen, Sparky the donkey, Timbit, the World’s Cutest Fainting Goats and my horse Bonnie also have their stockings ready to go. On this fine Christmas Eve Jason plugged in our outside lights and part of our 2nd...

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Sunday Stills

Levendi Thomas Convey Trigger Hemi Baby and Tony Rocky Rubrico Timbit Taco Toldeo, Oskar and Gus (Kennedy hiding in the background) River, Toledo and Johnny Gibson progession of another pretty sunrise; all of the pictures were taken over a period of 20...

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Wet, Windy, Wild

We had some rain last night and early this morning. As we all know, rain combined with a little bit of wind is always the perfect recipe for horseplay. Some of the Big Boys were especially playful this morning.  It was early enough that there still wasn’t quite enough light to get reasonable pictures, and even the videos are a bit grainy at times, but I fave it my best shot. Enjoy watching the playful retirees. some stills from the above videos; Hemi and Trigger Levendi and Trigger Walon Oskar, Clayton and Rocky napping; Toledo standing (Roho and River...

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Amazing Weather

Everyone at the farm has been enjoying the extended fall weather we have been having. Today was the “coldest” day we’ve had in awhile, and the high temperature only made it to 65F/18C. We’ve had an unbelievable number of days in a row that topped out in the 70s. Yesterday Jason and I were discussing mowing the grass along the driveway, in the barn yards and around the house. Even in the southern part of middle Tennessee we shouldn’t be discussing mowing the lawn in the middle of December. Having a few scattered days in any winter month in...

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Sunday Stills

Nemo and Murphy were having fun River, Donovan and Oskar Ritchie, Moe and Homer Fabrizzio, Merlin and Duesy the chestnuts only picture; Walden, Remmy, Hesse and Baner Toledo, Johnny and Donovan Baby Cino and Walden Clayton and Kennedy Dolly and Lily Cuffie, Maisie and...

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Things No One Told Me, 2

I have another item to add to the “things no one told me” list when it comes to running a farm. I knew that horses loved to get sick or injured, and I knew that they all have a self destruct button that they like to push from time to time. What no one told me is that all want to get sick or injured at the same time. About once a year we seem to hit one of these periods where all of the horses realize “hey, I’ve only seen the vet for routine vaccinations the last couple...

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Trees

(post written by Jason) Everyone who has known me for any length of time knows that I have a somewhat complicated relationship with trees. I have no great wish to live in a completely treeless environment and I very much admire trees when they are safely tucked away on someone else’s property or well into areas of woodland on my own property. I tend to like them considerably less when they are in my fencerows or dotting my pastures. That’s where the complicated part comes in because although they can be pretty, trees on my farm equal a lot...

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Meet Calimba

Calimba is a beautifully bred Holsteiner mare who was born in central Germany in 1996. Her hometown, Sulingen, is famous for their knives. Calimba’s pedigree reads like a Who’s Who of Holsteiner breeding – Coronado/Lenz/Calypso I. She has both of the foundation sires Cor de la Breyere and Ladykiller in her pedigree. Calimba was bred to jump, and she lived up to her pedigree. Calimba and her mom In Germany Calimba had a very successful young horse career. She was ridden for much of her early career by the girlfriend of the German Junior Team coach, so she was...

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Tis the Season . . . Continued

Last week I told you that we got our measly two strands of Christmas lights up on the house without any issues. No near death experiences, no skipping, cursing toddler, nothing went wrong at all. Clearly at that point we started to get overly confident in ourselves. Yesterday we decided to put up our Christmas tree and decorate it. I’m not ashamed that Jason and I bought a pre-lit fake tree about three years ago. We often work 15 hour days and we regularly have long stretches where we work these types of hours 7 days per week (and...

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