April 24, 2022.Reading time 2 minutes.
Spring is probably my favorite season. After surviving another New England winter, I love watching the world turn green. At Zelda’s new barn, we are right on the trail system of my town and our casual loop takes us through some gorgeous fields and grassy paths. It feels good to be out in the sunshine. […]
April 17, 2022.Reading time 1 minute.
Robins are one of the sure signs of spring. I’ve been admiring them when I feed Zelda as there are usually a few sitting on the paddock fence. But tonight, there were 18 robins and counting, hanging out on the grass and searching for food. During the warmer months, robins are very territorial, but in […]
September 6, 2021.Reading time 3 minutes.
Last weekend, Zelda and I went on a fabulous hunter pace. It had been rescheduled twice. Once for flooding after rain earlier in the summer, then because Hurricane Ida was coming through New England. Finally, we had a cool, pleasant day. The first ride in months that was bug free. Zelda and I hadn’t been […]
February 7, 2021.Reading time 3 minutes.
It’s still snowing, last I checked. Another five inches to add to the ten we had last week. While Zelda may be shedding out, Freedom is firmly convinced that there will be six more weeks of winter. He’s not shedding at all. And he may be right. Although I love riding in the snow, I’m […]
November 29, 2020.Reading time 3 minutes.
When you have 50-degree days in November, you have to seize the day and ride as much as possible. This weekend Zelda and I covered a lot of ground. Not fast — we didn’t hunt, but we hacked on our local trails yesterday and today went out to trail ride with friends today. How glorious […]
November 10, 2020.Reading time 3 minutes.
At this time of year, the barred owls are very vocal. One of my favorite things to do, when riding in the late afternoon is follow their calls and try to find them. This is a somewhat futile endeavor, as they are difficult to spot, especially at dusk, but when there are two owls calling […]
November 6, 2020.Reading time 3 minutes.
After a long, stressful week with too much work, election stresses, and not enough time for fun, this is the best view ever. Last Friday we had four inches of snow. This Friday it was 72 degrees out. I’ll take it. While the snow decimated the fall foliage, there were still enough leaves this afternoon […]
October 21, 2020.Reading time 3 minutes.
Although I hate the fact that darkness is falling earlier every day, drastically reducing my ability to ride (and work), on a sunny day in the spectacle that is fall in New England is breathtaking. Zelda loves the fall because it means that I stop and take pictures. She pretends to be looking, too, but […]