there was a lot of snow last night, roads were sketchy
so instead of driving home, i stayed with my friends for the night.
this is Nutella (her official name) – goes by mostly Neuzers or Nuey… and lucky me she was on my lap
(kitties on the lap force a pause in craft-time)
i was working on a sweater
and happened to be sitting near the masonry stove.
a fabulous element of this home
warm, quiet, friendly.
there’s even an oven in it.
i mean, you can sit right up against it
it offers a soft heat, and uses way less wood than a traditional wood stove.
in the morning i found myself leaning up against it and it was still hot after a fire was lit the night before.
in the morning we set out to feed the horses before i left into the day
Clare, Connor, & Sasha were standing near the watering holes where Sara turns off the solar electric fence.
that’s where i got to give them some apples
Connor’s massive head munching his apple
Connor is Clare’s son, and he’s the largest one of the three
terrible photo, but that’s Clare on the left
she’s an Ancient & such an amazing worker…
another terrible shot, but that’s Sara with Clare.
Belgian Clydesdales are shorter & stockier than Clydesdales.
i’m used to the Belgians, though
and find they are my favorite breed of horse
Sasha is a light horse and he seems so tiny since Belgians are what are “normal” in my mind, having spent so much time around them…
Sara heading into the shed to get hay & grain – Sasha, Clare, & Connor following soon after
Connor is so massive
and their coats are really shaggy & thick with the Winter
Sara takes such good care of them
Clare gets extra grain & a supplement for her joints
she also gets some extra hay to keep her weight up
Connor munching his grain, Sasha waiting for his bowl
while Clare eats her grain, Sara works on her hip & leg… connecting with her dear friend through touch.
they have a beautiful relationship, these two beautiful ladies…