So today was incredibly long with a very happy ending (spoiler in the title)! We started the day with a doctor’s appointment…I (Jennifer) have been experiencing some fairly debilitating symptoms for the past year and a half and am hoping to get to the bottom of it very soon! For a while now I have been feeling like having an answer, even if it doesn’t change anything, even if it is difficult to cope with, will be freeing in a sense.
Anyways, then we went over to the local humane society outside of Rochester, NY called Lollypop Farm: (click here if you would like to learn more about Lollypop). What’s really cool about Lollypop is they have farm animals: goats, sheep, cows, pigs, chickens, and horses (notice the bold). Not only do they have farm animals available for adoption, but also the animals live roaming in green fields with plenty of food and lots of visitors. Today at Lollypop they had an Equine Adoption Special to showcase their adoptable horses. Since Chris and I are looking at adopting a full-size horse, it was fun and exciting to see all of the adoptable horses being ridden by the staff at Lollypop, especially since it is possible that soon we will be adopting one of them!
So after that we went to Tractor Supply to pick up a few more items for our little arrival. Once we got home we began working out in the yard clearing some brush around the pastures. I also wanted to show you guys what Chris has been working on with the fencing this past week, granted it doesn’t look super exciting. It is; however, a lot more work than it looks!
So with the fencing finished Friday night, we had more work to do in the pastures. Also, it was the most beautiful day! It is SO much easier to be working outside all day when the sun is shining and the birds are chirping.
Finally…the best part of our day! Around 6pm a special delivery arrived:
This little guy’s name is Justin and he is a 3 year old Miniature Horse. His owner was re-homing him since he shows and breeds miniature horses and Justin is about one inch too tall to be shown. Luckily for us, size doesn’t matter! He unloaded the little guy and we brought Justin to his stall to check it out while we chatted with his prior owner and asked plenty of questions to make sure we had all of our bases covered. After that I brought Justin out to our small pasture and gave him a chance to graze a bit on our incredibly overgrown grass.
Stay tuned for a post about the arrival of our little chicks this Thursday. My birthday is coming up on Monday and I couldn’t have asked for a more exciting birthday week! Our little farm is growing one by one. Soon we will hopefully get some crops going.
All my best,