Blog Posts - Farm Life

Health Insurance and Horse Dreams

Foot surgery this Friday–it’s like preparing for a trip that I don’t get to take. All the stress of canceling work, stocking up on feed and supplements, prepping the barn for winter, as well as all the indoor work, so that I can kee...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Oct 23, 2015

Weekly Photo Challenge: (Extra)ordinary

(Extra)ordinary: Maybe it's a choice; just a fuller way of embracing the ordinary.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Oct 19, 2015

On Being an Old Gray Mare With Chronic Lameness

ACK. I've become one of those women.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Oct 16, 2015

Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy Place

It’s no surprise–my Happy Place is always with the herd. Here’s the Grandfather Horse. I’m hoping winter will be kind to him. I’ve been living in the shadow of this particular horse for almost three decades, not quite of...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Oct 12, 2015

Weekly Photo Challenge: Monochromatic.

The best barn cats are monochromatic; they blend in. Unobtrusive lurkers, they’re the color of dirt, hay, and shadow. A bright colored calico is an easy target for a hawk, but a tabby…well, rodents beware. This pair are siblings; it’...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Sep 14, 2015

Weekly Photo Challenge: Connected.

  Most of us see herd dominance as a line–alpha to the “bottom.” It’s a limited one-dimensional view. When was any life ever that simple? Too much notice is given to differences. In the barn herd, members are connected, e...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Sep 7, 2015

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Every Angle

  This pair: from every angle, even their shadows are joined–as close as skin. Anna Blake, Infinity Farm. (WordPress Photo Challenge is a weekly prompt to share a photo- I enjoy twisting these macro prompts to share our micro life here on...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Aug 31, 2015

Weekly Photo Challenge: Today Was a Good Day.

Living on the prairie isn’t romantic. You always know the very worst things are just around the corner; there’s always a threat of injury or death for the animals or some impending natural disaster–burning heat, gale-force winds, fl...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Aug 24, 2015

Weekly Photo Challenge: Creepy

It can feel creepy riding on the rail sometimes. It could be a feeling of foreboding. Dread almost. Something isn’t quite right. Are you being watched? Maybe you’re imagining it. Your horse sees him first. It’s that teenage barn cat...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Aug 17, 2015

Singleton Dreams: Shedding in the Bedding

May I return tonight victorious--with liver treats and beer!
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Aug 14, 2015

Weekly Photo Challenge: Beneath Your Feet.

Corrective shoeing.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Aug 10, 2015

Weekly Photo Challenge: Close Up.

Close up. Personal. Intimate. Sharing breath is sacred. No matter who does it. Eeow! You’re kidding, right? He smells like wet wool. Anna Blake, Infinity Farm. Available now: Stable Relation, a memoir of one woman’s spirited journey home,...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Jul 27, 2015

Making Sausage 3858

Blake and I took Kara and Jill to the airport in the morning. It was a tearful, but happy goodbye, as the ladies left with a different attitude about the videos and life in general. They also thanked me for putting a lot of things into perspective fo...
by Scragg Man on Jul 25, 2015

Wake-up Call from Mother Nature. For the Millionth Time.

In case you can't tell, I love this little farm.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Jul 10, 2015

The Thing About Horses and Healing: a Memoir.

We see them from the road and use phones to take photos. We keep a legal distance but most of us have seen neglected horses and reported them to authorities… or been haunted, wishing we had. The photos are long distance and slightly out of focu...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Jul 3, 2015

Weekly Photo Challenge: “ROY G. BIV.”

“ROY G. BIV.” is a lousy acronym for the colors of the rainbow. Who ever thought this was a clever way to humanize, and by that I mean insult, Mother Nature, should be ashamed. The sunset over our pond makes mere rainbows look puny. I hop...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Jun 22, 2015

Farm and Family Happenings

Early summer is a busy time with our farm and family. Here's what's happening;Me with friendly cow #6233A curious cow follows Jack down the laneJack playing in the ground cornGarrett with a calf he helped deliverLot's of groups visit our dairy in the...
by The Dairy Mom on Jun 9, 2015

Friday Dose of Cute: Have a Well-Balanced Weekend.

by Farmgirl Fare on Jun 5, 2015

Weekly Photo Challenge: On the Way (to Forever)

Another day rolls on and another night creeps forward, on the way to the place mortality rests. If there is a light path to Infinity, and karma plays a part, then the thing I focus on will be returned to me. I’ll keep my eyes right here. Anna B...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Jun 1, 2015

Recipe: Easy Orange Yogurt Cake and Growing Strawberries

A simple, classic orange cake that tastes great with strawberries (recipe here).One of the nice things about living in a very sparsely populated rural area is that when the first local strawberries of the season arrive at the only store in town, the...
by Farmgirl Fare on May 26, 2015

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