We wanted to show our visiting California friends all of the area's best sites. High on our list was Snails Pace Acres. Within a mile of our cottage, yet entirely another world, our relatives raise Morgan Horses on their farm. I'll share our entire two day itinerary in another post.
A gorgeous horse inside the barn.
This is Oliver. He's eyeing me so suspiciously. Funny story about Oliver...Mikey and Curly had a llama named Carmella. She was their only llama. One day Mikey looked out at Carmella in her pen and saw a little animal standing next to her. Upon further inspection, she discovered newborn little Oliver standing there. Apparently, when Carmella had escaped months earlier, she'd had a little adventure with a llama down the road and had successfully hidden the resulting pregnancy.
Will was dead set on catching a frog in the farm's pond. It's harder to do than you'd think.
We had planned on just looking at the horses, but good old Curly saddled up a horse and let the girls ride, flip-flops and all.
It was my first time back at Snails Pace Acres since Mikey died this past winter. I was reminded of so many happy memories of spending time with her and the horses.