33 degrees with rain. Winter is here, and the older horses enjoy a hot mash which includes real maple syrup. I love mixing up this stuff. I've even eaten a little, as the smell is inviting. Much better than the kale and goat cheese salad I tried last week. The server who adopted a gelding from us and recommended the salad, asked how did I like it? Um, I'm going home and putting a Papa Murphy's pizza in the oven.
In recent weeks 3 different restaurant workers have adopted horses from us. A chef and two servers. The majority of our horses are free, and so there are new owners who like to give us gifts. Starbucks cards, or a couple of bags of Equine Senior. The kale and goat cheese salad was a freebie. Warm apple pie for dessert. I was grateful and delighted to try a new restaurant.
What was I talking about? Oh yeah, winter is here and we've been having a blast. Thanks to dry conditions visitors can saddle and ride. Adoptions have been okay, not record breaking, but okay. This new storm is freezing, so weekend appointments are cancelled.
I bore everyone with Twitter tales, but you would not believe the number of thoroughbreds saved from the horrors of slaughter thanks to Twitter. Dwight Clark of The Catch fame retweets my tweets, and many of those tweets are then retweeted. And so on and so on. Pretty soon folks from a tiny town in Washington have seen these tweets and a new home is born. Very cool, this social media thing. Better than fried chicken on top of buttermilk waffles.
If you would like a thoroughbred give me a call at 530-383-2120. Happy Holidays. Stay warm.