Sunday, February 7, 2016

The Catskill Mountain Woodsman

This guy, quite honestly, has to be one of the finest wood carvers I've found online.  His other work of landscaping art is very excellent as well.   I don't want to simply copy and paste a few photos of his work and artistry.  I want you to visit his Facebook page and explore for yourself, and let me know if you too are blown away.

The Catskill Mountain Woodsman.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Dogs Need Exercise

Our dogs can come and go as they please in Bleecker, but in Florida they're restricted to a fenced yard.  That, of course, is better than being inside all day and going for walks on leashes, but they still have a lot of pent up energy.  Our solution is to take them for a walk in the Ocala National Forest where they run off leash.

Yes, we're a little concerned about snakes, wild hogs, bears, and alligators, but the smiles on their faces outweighs our concerns about them getting bitten or eaten.

Today is a rainy day here in Florida, and tomorrow Pam is busy doing horse stuff.  Maybe Saturday we'll take them for a run again.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Tooth Fairy

I am pleased to announce that the tooth fairy is real.

The Tooth Fairy is an equine dental school, the American School of Equine Dentistry.  They attract students from many countries, of all abilities.  The Tooth Fairy was here in Fort McCoy at Making Tracks Trail Rides, giving dental care to about 20 horses, Pam's Jeremiah included.  Many of the students were young, but many were older veterinarians learning how to care for horse teeth.

It was quite an operation for this non-horse person, but I learned a few things.  Horses in the wild don't need their teeth done because they graze about 18 hours a day, wearing down their teeth.  Farm horses usually don't graze and eat hay and feed, so their teeth can grow spurs which sometimes extend into the opposite gum causing sores and ulcers.

Horses are drugged for this procedure.  I'm not surprised, as you won't be when you see some of the photos.

No horses were injured in the photographing of dental school.  :)

Looking for a new career?  Equine dentistry may be for you.

In the midst of all of this dental school stuff, I saw Corey's (one of the owners) dad.  I asked if I could take his photo.  Thankfully, he said yes.