Thursday, December 11, 2014
Wise Land Use Decisions
My white ancestors have been living near my horse lot since the mid 1600's. The farm has been in my immediate family line for well over 100 years.
A few years ago one of my uncles said, "Your Granddaddy Horace would have loved seeing all these kids and horses back here."
He was right.
I am in the middle of what is always the heaviest time of the year. Heavy enough so that yesterday when court was completed I went home and went to bed. As darkness approached I woke up and headed out to the horse lot.
Before my vehicle reached the tack shed I could see Chloe in the round pen working her new horse, Max, as her mother sat bundled in covers watching her progress. Barb was coming out of the pasture from being with Queen Jane. Jen had all ready left--trimmed a few horses and headed back to Portsmouth.
A small truck came up the path and Ethan and Ashley got out. Ethan caught Joseph and saddled up and Ashley tacked up our new mule, Belle. I got Holland and we headed out in total darkness for the young mule's first night ride.
Yes, this is a good use of this farm.
And there are thousands of farms all over America that could be used the same way--to make better kids, better horses and better communities. We will provide all the consulting services that we can at no cost to help farmers turn a little bit of their land into a place that their grand fathers would have loved to have seen.
Send this out to every farmer that you know.
They will love planting a program like ours on their land.
Posted by Steve Edwards