March 14, 2023

The morning training off the farm went great. The weather was horrible though and the afternoon lessons were cancelled. Good. I have taught many times on days I’ve had animal friends cross over. This one wasn’t really in me. The message to the barn family will read:...

March 13, 2023

The dogs are ecstatic! They get to run as far, fast, and free as they want back on the farm. We ran around the neighboring farms for nearly 4 hours. The ponies look good for this time of year. All but Tyde. Chronic Lyme’s and winter are taking its toll on him. Every...

March 10, 2023

There’s just something about this place. Although I miss my farm, and the daily goings on, I am so sad to leave here. Last everything in Santa Rosa Beach until next time; sentiments are too strong. This year I was so sad I didn’t even call Pat to say goodbye- too big...

February 19, 2023

It feels like going home to be at the Gulf Pearl. Dave and I got a chance to catch up with a long-time friend who is retired and volunteers at a sea turtle rescue. Amazing stories of rescues and learning how they do what they do, it was impressive. After Dave heads...

February 18, 2023

Dave and I drove through to the trial site, checked it out, and set up camp in our hotel. All went well with the dogs settling in. The trial site is at a park, we saw an armadillo sunning itself on what the Floridians say is the first really warm day so far. The rings...

February 2, 2023

Gearing up to road trip to Florida with Carys, Lorecan, and Jigger for three weeks! It would be a dream to someday be a Snowbird. It is always very hard to leave the farm, my family-especially the grandkids, the animals who don’t get to come. However, it is much...