Horse School

Sunday, May 31 –

Nathan, Stockton and Carolina went riding this afternoon. It had been a while since they had all gotten to go together. Nathan said his horse especially needed a lot of “schooling”.

These pictures were taken when they returned.

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Pink & Purple Sunrise and Secret Messages in the Sand

Monday, April 20 –

This morning’s sunrise is a special treat for anyone.

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But look at the extra-special surprise I got after I took these pictures and started back to the house. Carolina had left a message in the sand for me and Nathan.

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Learning to Forge

Stockton and Carolina have been having a blast using Jordan’s forge. They’ve been making hooks, S-hooks, and small fire pokers. They take turns pounding metal and cranking the blower.

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The Northfield News

If you sneak into Carolina’s room, this is what you might see:

She’s started writing her own paper called “The Northfield News”.

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It’s all typed up on a vintage typewriter. We’ve had a lot of fun reading it. If you’d like to subscribe (.25 per copy), get in touch with Carolina at carolina@shannonranch.net

 

*RARE PHOTO* Panda Kills Deer

Wednesday, November 26 –

Tonight Nathan and Carolina were hunting and Carolina killed this 8-point. It’s her first deer! Way to go, Carolina!

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Professor Shannon’s Laboratory

Monday, November 3 –
Carolina was having a little fun today. She was conducting some experiments in the kitchen. Then she typed up her results.
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She did manage to come up with some edible muffins that were quite good. She called them, “Goofy Calabration Muffins 94,000″ or G.C.M. 94. Here’s the recipe:

G.C.M. 94

eggs

oil

flour

oatmeal

honey

salt

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New Horses **Video Added!**

Friday, October 17 –

We thought we would be able to build up our two older horses, Moxley and Radar and let Carolina and Stockton ride them until some of the younger ones were steady enough for young riders. However, they’re just not in good enough shape to be ridden very often. We’ve turned them out on wheat for a while. Meanwhile, the kids needed good broke horses to ride. So, we went to see Bill Tinney.

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Stockton likes the look of this 7 year old Galiceno gelding

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We’ve purchased lots of horses from Bill and his brother Tommy over the years, both breeders of Galiceno horses.

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Carolina likes this 4 year old bay Galiceno gelding

 

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When we brought the new horses home, the troops came out to inspect them.

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Saturday Afternoon Ride

Saturday, October 11 –

Nathan, Stockton and Carolina had fun this afternoon riding some of the horses. It was a pretty day for it.

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I guess Aspen rode, too. There she is in the lead.

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Carolina and Radar

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Nathan works with Butternut

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Stockton tries out dad’s horse, Bedford

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Sidewalk Chalk

Saturday, October 11 –

Simple pleasures.

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I can’t decide which is more comical – the bear-faced hat or the knees sticking out of the pants…

 

New Horse for Carolina

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Some friends of ours had an older horse that they were no longer using, so they’re letting us enjoy him for a while. His name is Radar. Carolina has kind of claimed him, I guess.

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SPLASH!

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Friday, August 8, 2014 –

Carolina and Stockton were having such a good time in the pool, I just had to grab my camera. The approaching storm gives a dramatic background to these brightly colored photos.

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