Lady and Katie on their first hitch as a team. A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
Our two new Percheron mares settling in at the ranch. We’ve learned that these were “pasture” horses and who not accustomed to being harnessed inside the barn. We had some wild moments trying to harness these two – they behaved terribly. We finally wised up and took them outside and they behaved perfectly.
After the tragic loss of our beloved draft horses, May and Belle, we recently acquired a new team – meet Katie Percheron – one of our two new horses. Hardy is picking them up in East Texas. They came from Ohio about a week ago after spending lots of time on an Amish farm. They have worked the fields, done many parades, drive and ride. They are still getting use to their new home in Texas. We are thrilled to have Percherons back on The Double Heart Ranch.
We had almost two inches of rain this past weekend – most of it a good slow, soaking rain. Henry and I spent most of the day catching up on our reading.
We’re about to the end of the season, it’s getting hot and beginning to dry up as Texas does in the summer, so we’ll begin mowing soon to reduce fire danger. As we do, we’ll be seeding flowers for next spring so let’s keep our fingers crossed for another great year.