Monday, August 11, 2008

The Perfect Weekend

I know it's only early August, but this weekend we definitely began to feel an edge of autumn in the air. With temps never breaking 80, we had the kind of weekend where we could hardly believe our luck that our JOB is to ride all weekend!
With the cooler days, and the apple trees on the property covered in fruit, the deer are now out in full force, and I lost track of how many we saw. And up close! On one ride, a young doe stood stock still, not 15 feet away, as we rode by.
At the end of the day, we turn the horses out so that they can graze all night, and I'd been meaning to take a picture of them on the hill for months now. I finally did, and the picture here of Cheyenne relaxing after a long day, with the mountains in the background, should give you a little bit of a feeling of life at K & K at its best.
As summer starts to fade, and we all look ahead towards our fall obligations, we hope you'll take the time to join us for a trail ride...there's just nothing else quite like it.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Mickey and the Self-Serve Window

Some of you may recall how Mickey the Goat, in his early days, liked to be carried from Point A to Point B, pausing underneath particularly flavorful shrubs to be held up while he ate the leaves. Well, time has passed, and Mickey is no longer quite the easy armful that he used to be. He does, however, still adore the taste of leaves of one bush in particular. Since he's now a Fully Liberated Goat, who can come and go as he pleases, he's discovered a convenient way to savor his favorite treat. Not tall enough to reach them while on all fours, he stands up on his back legs, and grazes away.
As anyone who owns goats will tell you...they NEVER let mere inconvenience get in the way of tempting snacks. And when he's bored with the bushes, he's recently taken to heading out to pasture with the horses to graze. It's a pretty impressive size disparity, but he seems, as always, unfazed.