Well, this overnight rain has taken away the last little bit of snow we had. We can still operate the Christmas wagons, though!
Carriage rides through Bear Lake’s Sparkling Park happen on Saturdays in December. While we got rained out two of the four Saturdays, we hope to be back next year!
Our horses have enough life experience we feel comfortable trying different things. This is our first attempt at a 4-up hitch, using a rope & pulley system. We had good success and learned a lot in the process. Hannah is not a good leader, but Haylee is. Fergus might make a better leader, and Finn is a great wheel horse (closest to wagon). We’ll be switching them around the next attempt!
We took the opportunity while there was some soft snow/cushion, to give the geldings Fergus and Finn a test ride. While driving is their first job, we’re not going to limit them to driving as their only job! Angel accepted the challenge to climb aboard and see how they would handle themselves. It was a success!
We helped the Kaleva Historian by giving a tour around town past historical sites including the Kaleva Bottle House, during Kaleva Days. The weather was just right, and we learned a lot about the history of Kaleva Michigan while we were out doing our most favorite thing, driving horses!
Fergus and Finn spent Saturday at the Rex Dobson Ruby Ellen Farm in Leelanau, pretending to be working horses. At only three years of age, we want to be careful we don’t over work growing joints and cartilage. We don’t own a horse-drawn plow, but we have a stone boat. The Ruby Ellen Farm field was lacking in stones to pick up, so we picked up our helper instead. Good job boys!