To The Barn

My view this afternoon heading up to feed the herd. Moose loves this time of day!

IMG_3160

Advertisements

Unofficial last day of Fall

With a high of 37 and a windchill of 25 today, it certainly seems that Fall is over! Even though it was cold, it was sunny and pretty so I headed outside.

Image

 

Oh the sights! Some trees were still hanging on to their last leaves, before being totally naked.

Image

Even my ruffs seemed to enjoy the cold, but pretty day. Jacket and all, for Kangaroo!

Image

Image

The horses were sunning (not sure how with the wind), as I tromped around the pasture. I startled them as I walked up.

Although not very exciting, it was a great day! I wouldn’t change a thing:)

 

Image

 

 

Charm

One of the best parts of being an ambulatory equine vet technician (fancy, ain’t it?), is traveling all over the great state of North Carolina and seeing different farms. This one caught my eye yesterday. In the middle of nowhere, close to the VA line, down a long gravel drive, is this beauty.

Image

The entire farm is a hand-me-down from the current owner’s great-grandfather. The house and grounds date back to the 1800’s, but the barn is new.  However, it still seemed to keep the same essence and character of the whole farm. It is not fancy, but sturdy. The shape of an L, with one section for stalls, the other for tack, feed, and equipment. The aisle is wide enough to pass two horses through with room to spare. It just had a neat vibe!

Image

And the coolest part? It was this beauty, one of the original horse carts used on the farm. It is just sitting at the end of an aisle, waiting to be admired. I’m guessing the basket above was used to carry tobacco, but I’m not positive. The main crop in that area appeared to be tobacco from our drive up.

Image

What barn isn’t complete without a weather-vane? It was a perfect way to top the barn off, and a great day of memories.