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Negotiating; Not Fighting.

It was last spring when this ancient donkey came to the farm. In the beginning, we thought she might not make it. Nobody likes change but we couldn’t tell if it was a hunger strike or her organs shutting down. 1,085 more words

Dressage: Relaxed And Forward

Photo Challenge: Relax

Some still search
for the undeniable place
where shoulders soften
bellies peacefully sag
and each breath out hums
the sweetness of belonging

Hurry home
it’s not too late…

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Photo Challenge: Shine


Decades of hard-scrap survival,
a jumble of danger and chance,
left only the essentials;
ancestral intelligence
and long-ear mischief
and eyes that shine
as deep and whole as… 79 more words

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The Fine Art of Cantankery.

I’ve had a hard time acting my age. That’s not it, exactly. It’s more like I’m straddling the Grand Canyon between my usual teen angst and dealing with the fact I’m supposed to be wearing support hose. 1,225 more words

Farm Life

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fun

The secret

he bleated

was repeated

with a neigh

and a bray:

hooray

for today!

*apologies to anyone looking for literary excellence,

  today it’s about silliness.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Narrow

He takes a
narrow view
of rain and
a chill wind.

He takes a
narrow view of
sharp voices,
quick hands,
unreasonable
requests.

He takes a… 68 more words

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A Lesson about Squeamishness and a Donkey.

Look, it’s a selfie of me mucking last week. I like to get an early start in the summer. Over six hundred blog posts about this horse/life, and no one ever asks me for fashion tips. 1,013 more words

Farm Life