There is something genuinely exciting about opening up a laying box and finding an egg for the first time. Pox was the first to start, and she likes to lay them around 1pm. The day after she started laying, she became a different hen!
From a past life ;)
DIY Homemade Essential Oil Diffuser
Looking for a simple, classy looking diffuser to make at home? Or maybe you're like me, and want a diffuser RIGHT NOW but do not want to go to the store! If you have the oil you wish to diffuse, a glass jar, and some sticks you're all set.
The Homemade Reclaimed Material Chicken Coop
We knew when we got the new girlies that they would eventually need an outdoor home to move into, so we made our plans for their coop. With a very low budget, we were lucky to already have nearly everything we needed! Keeping some nice wood laying around has these benefits 😉 Hurray for repurposing crates and pallets! I also used a super simple whitewash that is natural, safe and looks pretty awesome.
The New Girls in Town
Meet Pox, Colonel, and Nugget. First line of defense against pests, and converters of said pests and weeds into food. These girls will grow up to be bug-eating, fertilizer-creating, egg-producing machines. Hopefully, at least. If not, at least they're cute?
Banana Oat Cookie Recipe
Are you ready to make some fun, wholesome cookies for your dogs and horses? I made this base recipe up as I went, and it turned out great! Depending on how long you cook them, they can be soft and chewy or crispy on the outside with a soft center. If you let them sit in the oven after you turn the oven off or bake for longer at a lower temperature, or make them extra thin, they will become crunchy all the way through! We like the chewy centers 😉
Just your average day
I've had some interest in people wanting to see what I do with Moxie on an average day, so this video shows the progression of a typical "easy", at liberty play session and the things we do. I had to cut a lot out for time, but the entire session lasted about 45-60 min. A lot of the time is spent basically giving Moxie breaks to think, where I just give her a treat and let her stand for a bit. The rest of the time is just doing whatever tricks we both feel like doing (minus the rear, for now) and just trying to get her to stay connected to me and watching my movements.
Disclaimer: This isn't related to horses. At all. But that's okay because it is quite fun and who doesn't love dogs?
3 Step Doggy Burrito
Sometimes, a normal bowl of dog food just doesn't cut it. This is how I mix it up for Loki!
We went to Grover Beach on Saturday, and it was a perfect little relaxing walk! We took Tucker and May, and they loved going in the water. May LOVED splashing in the water, and could hardly contain herself until after a good long splashing session!
Work It Out
As equestrians, we expect our horses to perform at their best. We typically help them perform to their full potential by exercising them, catering workouts to meet their particular needs. Obviously, some horses are more talented in certain areas than others, but learning what your horse's strengths and weaknesses are will help you determine what kind of workout they need.
I am a leader, not a boss
There seems to be a growing belief that horses want to be utterly and completely free, without being tethered by a human. Granted, horses would probably be better off without human interference. But that is not a viable option, for we live in a human-made world and it is our responsibility to facilitate the best lives possible for our animals in the world we have created.