Saturday, August 18, 2007


For the last couple years, we have been purchasing beef from a farmer near Hudson, MI. He invited us to come down to his farm today, and offered to let the kids ride one of his horses. (The meat we get is cow meat, not horse meat ... in case you needed some clarification.)

Melanie quickly learned to "steer" the horse, and was able to ride the horse around some barrels without being led.

Alayna led the horse (named Ice) back to the stall. The farmer told them to pat the horse and tell him he did a good job, so that is what she is doing here.

We couldn't get Josiah to get on the horse, but he had fun climbing fences and playing with the dogs.


floridabozonebunch said...

It looks like everyone had so much fun. I was very reluctant to tell Julianna that your girls were going to be riding horses. Our kids were going to be helping Doyle clean the band room and there was no comparison. I waited until the end of the day to share that bit of info. I am glad you clarified the meat that you eat. It would be very hard on the kids to take a nice ride and then have to "eat a friend."

Angie Davis said...

Thank you for not eating the horses. :)

Kelly S said...

So glad to see your updates. Joshua has been begging me for a very long time to ride a horse. Not sure if I should let him see this post or not:) Enjoyed seeing the pics of Sherilyn & Doyle and the kids. We too enjoyed spending time with them.