About Me

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North Lawrence, New York, United States
I can be described as lover of life, an animal lover, and lover of education. I am constantly striving for knowledge and learning opportunities. I've been around horses my entire life. I enjoy working with horses and their human partners through natural horsemanship philosophies, natural balance bare foot hoof care, reiki, red-light therapy, essential oils, aromatherapy, crystal healing, chromotherapy, flower essences, and more. I am a Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master Teacher who offers treatments for people, horses, dogs, cats, and other creatures great and small. I also teach Reiki classes for those interested in learning how to treat themselves, their loved ones, and even their animals! Natural Horse Lover Farm is located in Northern New York between the St. Lawrence River and Adirondack Mountains. Heaven on Earth. naturalhorseloverfarm.com

Friday, March 09, 2012

Spring....I think it is here!

Image from: Keegan J. Friesian https://www.facebook.com/friesian.stallion.keegan and also posted by Cowboy Magic https://www.facebook.com/cowboymagic

The weather is breaking and it is getting warmer. That means that horses need a major grooming, hooves need trimming, paddocks need cleaning, hay needs to be counted, and despite the cleaning bug, everything is a muddy, disgusting mess outside....welcome mud season, welcome spring! Although there is still some ice and snow, the majority is gone and the temperature is bouncing between the 20°'s F and 60° F!

So, I have a long to-do list and getting outside is paramount for my sanity. Of course the normal chores are on the list but spring cleaning around here is a tad different than a non-horse person's residence. :) Some of the cleaning will have to wait until he ground dries up but, I am fortunate to have a nice, Mennonite neighbor and contractor who will allow me to use is Skid-Steer to do a good portion of the job with the detail work being done by hand.

My horses are nickering at me and longing for playtime. I need to get some of the fencing put back into place, remove trees and debris, and then they will be able to run in the big field and play ground. We close those locations during the winter because of the precarious nature of temporary fencing and ice/snow not to mention snow removal and the need to put it everywhere (except this year). I also need to put the round pen back up (this would be the temporary version I have been using for years).

So, weather and time permitting, I hope to spend a good portion of my days with the horses this weekend. They need me as much as I need them (maybe I need them even more). Have a lovely weekend.

1 comment:

MJ said...

Love the picture! The title fits perfect with it! Sounds and looks like you are very busy. Hope for a new post soon!