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Katie Says Don’t Worry About Climate Change

11 Mar


Katie understands the unique challenges of being a miniature horse.

Dear Katie, I am a 29 inch miniature horse.  I am concerned about my pasture.  The grass doesn’t seem to be growing faster than I can eat it.  Does this mean our climate is changing?  Signed, Weather or Not

Dear Weather or Not, this simply means you are eating too fast.  The grass can only grow so fast and the only thing ponies do fast is eat.  So you must escape your pasture and find new grass to eat so your pasture can grow back.  This is known as rotational grazing. – Katie

A Quick Sketch

11 Mar


A quick sketch of Katie done while waiting at 4-H.  No time is ever wasted if you have pencils and sketchpad.

Katie Knows That There Is Always A Way Out

11 Mar


Katie understands the unique challenges of being a miniature horse.

Dear Katie, I am a 31.5 inch miniature horse.  How can I get out of my paddock?  I am feeling trapped.  There has to be a way out, but I cannot see it.  All I can see is the rich spring grass that I can’t get to.  Signed, Trapped

Dear Trapped, I know this feeling well.  You must never give in to the trapped feeling.  No fence can hold a miniature horse.  You have two choices.  Distract your owner so she forgets to close the gate.  You can do this by dumping over your water tub.  However, the best way is to peruse the fence for a weak spot and escape.  There is always one.  Keep looking, and soon you will be free.  – Katie

Birds of a Feather Flock Together

11 Mar

DSC07780These two Brahma hens were born in different years.   Ghosty was raised by a little black banty hen.  But once she grew up, she gravitated to the only other light Brahma hen in the flock.  I’m not sure how they knew they were the same.  But they do everything together now. Here they are dustbathing under the eves of the house.