We take a lot of walks around The Farm every day. The day this photo was taken was no different. However, if the camera was on panoramic and a timer you would have seen a few dear singer-songwriter friends, along with Dusty and the chickens. We love our walks. Sometimes we take the ponies down the frontage road and we often get a honk or two with smiles and waves as the vehicles traveling on the highway pass us by. Yesterday, I told HIMEBAUGH what I say quietly in my heart when we take our walks down the road. Of course! he is doing the same thing. We hope that seeing us walking- with two ponies, a couple a dogs, a kitty and on some occasions a few chickens (we haven’t worked a way for Bun Bun to join us yet, but we will!) brings a huge swell of joy in your heart and inspires you to connect with something you love, a passion that has gone along the wayside because, well, life gets so darn busy if we don’t take the time. Living on The Farm has inspired us to take the time for the things we love. We hope you feel inspired too.
In the fall of 2011, Mike and I moved to a small farm in Central Illinois where we immediately found ourselves rescuing horses. The rescue was not part of our original plan, but we felt the calling while doing a search for a pair of ponies we did plan on caring for on the farm. Since childhood, my entire extended family and I have been horse owners. Mike and I wanted to continue this tradition. Upon searching the internet for a pair of ponies, we were overwhelmed with the number of horses that needed a rescue and/or a home.