In which Duana is searching for wheels and everyone loves apples

Duana has come a long way in the past three years.  

She returned to riding in 2011, after nearly 8 years horse-free, and started trail riding and taking lessons.  She bought a certain redheaded radish of a horse two years later.

She did some Limited Distance endurance events last year, and has finished two fifties with Hana so far this year.  

And today, she officially started shopping for a horse trailer of her very own.

She definitely wants a two-horse slant-load.  But there are so many options!

The "cargo area" will double as camping space.

How much furniture is too much in a tack room?

A used trailer would be cheaper...

...but the aluminum trailer is much lighter-weight...

...and a rear-tack can double as storage space for hay and buckets.
 She's not ready to decide yet, which is good.  Most of the trailers on the dealer's lot are already sold!  But we aren't done shopping yet.  Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, back at the farm
Santa Jim, aka Farmer Jim, checks the apple trees

We don't usually get fabulous apples from our trees.  The trees are old, and the varieties aren't very well-selected for our region.  Usually we get some Yellow Transparants--good for applesauce and chicken food.

But this year, the Pink Lady tree decided to kick into high gear!

Bright pink skin, sweetish flesh.  Small, but nice. 

 The chickens aren't the only ones who like these apples!

Roo chases them, and then eats them

Luna doesn't have many teeth left,
but she likes to gum an apple or two every day while they are falling

Throw apples into the pasture and stand back for the stampede!

The turkeys have decided that dandelions and blueberries
are no longer their favorites. Apples are the best!

Even the neighbors like our apples.
It's still summer...barely.

But the autumn harvest is beginning already!  And that is not a bad thing at all.

In fact, it's rather Good.


  1. Congrats to Duana on trailer shopping! Big doings!

    MM apples. And fall. Love, love, love.

  2. My dogs eat apples too! And also carrots. Trailer shopping- exciting!

  3. Yay, trailer shopping! Details are (as always) appreciated, as I'm sure I'll revisit this when I hopefully get to go trailer shopping at some point.


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