Marooned in Melbourne

The girls had a lovely long outing today, mostly on the compost heap, sometimes coming to all stand in a line outside the vege garden, which is completely netted in. Yesterday two friends from Australia came for a visit, scouting out a place to live on the island....

Okay, so now I am here

Xodo, Xnobre, Arainha I have settled into my new life in Poulsbo. My schedule is not my own, my house is not my own, my things are all in boxes 600 miles from here (and will be 15,000 miles away soon enough), and I am happy. I knew as I was packing, as I was loathe to...

New-old cohort

Xnobre and Jilli watching Xodo and Peg working It is almost three years since I left Vermont, and I am once again keeping company with the Lusos and Jilli, but in the west, not the...

At Devonridge

Squire is well settled in Canada. He looks good, he is relaxed, and he lives at the moment in a large pasture with its own small forest, and for a herd: six mares and a yearling gelding. When I drove up, he had just finished a lesson, had his saddle off, and when he...

What now, continued…

Boca de soledad March 2013 I am pony deprived, which means there are horses in my nighttime dreams and I daydream about spending time in Ireland with Gina and her ever-growing herd of ever-bigger horses, or with Jilli somewhere, doing a photo project, or even going...

Aging into what

It is a bad fire year and the sun is red at dusk and dawn. Some days we cannot see across the valley to the north hills, and the air burns eyes and throat. This on top of reading about the Yellowstone Caldera, the super volcano. So much crowd appeal that sort of...