One of my favorite times to sit and unwind is during feeding time.
There is such a calm, peaceful feeling in the barn when all is quiet
but the sound of chewing.
Each morning, after spending a few hours in the pasture,
the equines head back to the barn for their chow.
Being such creatures of habit, they come back to the barn automatically.
Moonbeam and the Littles eat their chow in stalls,
while Donnie and Scarlet eat outside.
Separating them prevents thievery!
I sit on the stoop of the backdoor to the barn, while Sammy sits practically on my lap...
Annie finds a rug in the workshop.
(She has been staying with me... no running off... since wearing her "good girl" collar.)
Every single day, when finished with his chow, Moonbeam sticks his head out of the stall
and scratches his neck on the door....
Back and forth and back and forth, up and down and up and down...
every single day!
This autumn weather we have been enjoying has given me
a renewed enthusiasm for decorating and redecorating (re-purposing).
Yesterday's project was this old shutter.
I painted the inner panel of the top section with chalkboard paint,
turning the shutter into a chalkboard...grocery list.
(This chalkboard will become a menu for the bar at next summer's farm wedding.)
I also redecorated our old icebox.
Is there anything that makes you feel homier than fresh baked pie?