Release the hounds

Posted: February 7, 2014 in Hershey's Life

Release the hounds

There’s always that moment when the horses are running towards you when you realize that at any given moment the 800 to 1200 lb. animals could switch directions and squash you like a fly… Oh what a dangerous lifestyle we have.

Something Wicked Cometh...

The greenhouse is filling up. The house (specifically the dining room) is losing it’s classification as a “grow house” according to those that pass our farm after dark. I will miss the over abundance of oxygen emitting from the grow room. More importantly Chirp the house cat can return to the dining room. She was banned due to the large quantity of baby plants that did not need her fat feet on them. Chirp’s a happier pussy now.

As the gardens out here at Jayna’s Country Store and Gardens start coming together – The peas are in and bursting through the soil of what was once our dressage riding ring – I become aware of how much more there is to do…

Between assisting Jayna (my wife) and our friend Nancy with the preparation of the garden areas, building the greenhouse and taking down fences for landscaping in the near future, I believe I have discovered that these 59 year old body parts have a limit to what is allowed by mother nature. Oh to be 20-something again.


Tiarra and Khluckee meandering about in the additional area added to their pen yesterday. The colt has decided that it’s big enough to use as a race track allowing for running in big circles. Poor mom’s been working up a sweat trying to keep up with the kid. The exercise is good for her. 🙂 It’s good for all of us.

Emron Khe-Luckee - Bay colt

24 hours old and with a good mom. “Khluckee” was born on Friday the 13th so we figured he could use a name that denoted his birthday. My Sister suggested we name him Lucky. Emron Kheno is his sire. Emron Tiarra is his dam. All of our purebred arabians we’ve bred have the name Emron as a prefix. That allows us to use any name we decide in the Arabian Horse Registry of America. This will be the last horse to use Emron (unless we lose our minds) 🙂

The Edge of Darkness

The late day sun can light any situation better. The shadows in the creek were amazing.

Emron Kheno’s last foal

Posted: July 13, 2012 in Hershey's Life

Emron Kheno's last foal

Born this morning – Friday, July 13th. Bay. Boy. This is what happens as a result of trying to keep a 26 year old stallion happy. 🙂

Me and Hershey

Posted: July 9, 2012 in Hershey's Life

Me and Hershey

The best chocolate lab at the farm (that’s what I tell her cause we now have a little dog that lives mostly in the house)