Tag Archives: horses

curious 7 February 2014

Horses are curious creatures and that makes them great characters. My Isa loves horses and discovering what each one is about. What makes them tick. As a child, she was most alive when she worked with her horses; the stars … Continue reading

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Unrest 4 February 2014

Snow continues to fall today and temperatures are dropping. My normal feeding routine was interrupted in the dark when my trusty tractor could not pull the hay sled out of the snow drift. I think the horses were laughing at … Continue reading

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5 December 2013

Boy is it cold! Twelve below this morning and all the way up to six below when I fed the bulls. Many of you know how much I love antique tractors and use my 1949 Minneapolis Moline ZA to feed…it … Continue reading

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12 November 2013

People ask me why horses? in science fiction? And I say, why not? If there are other planets that are habitable or that we go and “homestead” in the future, why wouldn’t there be horses? We have to have agriculture … Continue reading

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12 August 2013

I’ve spent the last few days traveling through Nebraska and Iowa and the scenery on the back roads was tremendous. Anyone who wonders how planets in science fiction can be so different must not have ever left their back yard. … Continue reading

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7 August 2013

A calm and rainy day here, all grey and peaceful like. I wonder if Isa and her crew miss having weather aboard a star ship. Horses are dripping, but happy with no flies bothering.

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6 August

Having a big bull elk blow through our pasture a couple nights ago, stampeded the heifers and both species seemed muddled with regard to the other. Is this how it is when humans meet other intelligent species in space? Certainly, … Continue reading

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1 August 2013

You never know what you’ll find in chokecherry season. As I picked along the chokecherry row, I discovered a bird’s nest with an egg in it just like the one I posted a while back that I found in the … Continue reading

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a blast from the past

Camp Creek Threshing show in Waverly, Nebraska provides a great glimpse into life as we knew it a hundred years ago. Their grounds host hundred year old stationary engines that provided power for rural folks before electricity, horse drawn plows … Continue reading

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I cannot imagine a planet where mountains, plains and agriculture don’t exist, if people do. For no one’s life can really be complete without at least the thought of horses running, cattle grazing, or someone milking and making butter from … Continue reading

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