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Winter in Big Creek

My “castle” is surrounded by a moat of boot-sucking bog muck mud and glop.  There’s a forest and a mail box and an entire world beyond that mud – but the moat must be negotiated before reaching Any of it. … Continue reading

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Got Milk!

    Yesterday the big news was snow in Big Creek and the arrival of Angi from Ontario.  This morning I went out to feed and there was another arrival, this one a week earlier than anticipated – Mama Pearl … Continue reading

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free range menagerie

The days are spinning into weeks faster than I can weave them into any sort of sense, my journal lies untouched, my calendar is blank.  This doesn’t mean that nothing is happening – but the sense I had on the … Continue reading

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First Impressions

    I woke up Sunday, the third morning in my own bed, in my own house, went out to say good morning to the ponies – and they were gone.  Saturday night we’d ridden in Big Creek’s Redneck Christmas … Continue reading

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Guest post from Dad – to entertain you while I’m en route!

I am Chuck, Sea’s Dad. Because of Sea, Sally Jo and I have had a variety of experiences, mostly very good.  Sea says that being our child has been an interesting experience!   I think it is safe to say, a … Continue reading

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one time only

One week from tonight (Good Lord willing and Big Creek don’t rise) I will be sleeping in my new house for the first time!  After weeks of exploring options I found a man with a truck and trailer who is … Continue reading

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Finehorn and the Runaway Christmas Tree

This morning I looked out into the back yard and saw a large Christmas tree lying on its side. It needed to be transported roughly 400 feet to the front porch.  Thinking of Saint Finehorn’s future, I volunteered.  Never mind … Continue reading

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how does it feel?

I keep getting asked this question, or these questions: How does it feel to have crossed a continent on horseback?  How does it feel to be done with your ride?  How does it feel to have accomplished your life’s dream … Continue reading

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parade report

I found this blog post about the Minot parade when somebody linked to my blog from there – was fun to read another perspective on things 😉  also good photos – enjoy!  http://louielbm.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-last-of-saddle-tramps-mesannie.html Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the ponies are … Continue reading

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Sun Journal Article and Photos

The ponies and I are back in Greenville at my folks’ place after an incredible, long, emotional, fun, intense and wonderful weekend in Minot, Maine.  Tomorrow morning Dad and I return the borrowed horse trailer to Hollis, NH and the … Continue reading

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