Photo & Poem: A Donkey’s Years

  His bray begins with a shallow panting, as he aligns the end of his nose level with his back, his ears splay flat as the horizon. Then his ribs spread wide, gasping more air in and sounding the long exhale, punctuated by the flexing of his belly muscles for a prodigious honking howl, as … Read more

Travelblog: Introverts Everywhere

Humans spend so much time trying to “make” horses do things. I’m a little more fascinated these days with what horses have me doing. I’m an introvert who travels to work with groups of humans who have horses. I’m not sure any of us remembers a time it felt like a choice. It was always … Read more

Thanksgiving from a Cowboy Girl

You could tell it was the 1980’s because I’d done something with my hair that made me look like a Portuguese Water Dog. A permanent wave to posterity. I was in a laundromat washing horse blankets. I wasn’t trying to save the mess at home. I didn’t have a washer. So, two horses in a … Read more

Weekly Photo Challenge: Harmony

Harmony: Spring training has begun for our elite and highly competitive Infinity Farm Synchronized Napping Team. New coach this year, too. Anna Blake, Infinity Farm. (WordPress Photo Challenge is a weekly prompt to share a photo–I enjoy twisting these macro prompts to share our micro life here on the Colorado prairie. My photos are taken … Read more

Weekly Photo Challenge: Circle

Cats curl in a circle more often this time of year. Eliminating extremities makes her nose warmer than mine, for sure. This is Squirrel; she’s an old cat–a little stiff with a few more pointy bones every year. We lost her brother recently and taking over for him has been…well…satisfying. But right now, her circle … Read more