August 27, 2012
For those of you keeping track of our 'babies", Leila and Jessie - they are coming along BEAUTIFULLY! As most of you know, Leila was born here at Cedar Knoll Farm to our mare, Dolly. Jessie is Leila's half-sister (same stud) and we have had her here since she was about 3 or 4 months old. Now over two years old and 17.2 HH, they have been working the fields, driving on the road, and even being ridden some. They have a lot of filling out to do, however (in spite of their good height), and we won't put them to commercial use until later next year. Meanwhile, we will continue to go down the road with them, take them to different places, and do light farm work with them. They are quiet and obedient - I have a feeling this team will do us proud!
August 15, 2012
We got a new paint pony! We named him "Snickers", since we already had candy-named ponies, Skittles and Buttercup. He is a good hand taller than Buttercup and a little less refined, but still cute as a button. We took him all the way into Hanover yesterday to visit with friends Joe and Tina. He's a quick little mover and very willing to go the distance! I think we are going to like having Snickers!