Diversified subsistence farming in Whatcom County, WA since 2005
Our little pony man died this weekend. He will be missed, like any member of our little household.
We were in Eastern Oregon when he died, buying him a fancy new cart & harness. The trip itself was really amazing, full of beautiful scenery, interesting people, places & wildlife. We may end up taking the cart back in a few weeks, and will enjoy seeing such a different landscape again.
The road trip part of the weekend was sublime. A part of Oregon we had never seen, not to mention while under a snow advisory. It was beautiful, and I find myself looking forward to seeing it again in different weather. Even in February there was wildlife around every corner. Hawks, mule deer, elk, chukar pheasants, and even a gigantic golden eagle.
The scenery was something out of an old western movie – abandoned homesteads, miles of fencing and free-range cattle, one-room school houses, frost-covered ponderosa pines, stunted junipers, snow fences, windmills, round-up corrals, and so on. Not to mention the tiny towns we passed, some nearly dead, some hanging on with a coffee hut and a few junque shoppes.
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