Sunday, April 19, 2009

Getting Back to My Roots?

So I'm not really sure what's happening to me lately but I've started riding horses again, my passion to acquire an old turn of the century farmhouse has been on the forefront of my mind, I love everything about vintage "farm", I've been dreaming lately about having my own farm (where no animals are killed, mind you). What's happening!?? Maybe I'm getting back to my roots. Lol! My brother has been doing our family lineage on Ancestry.com this past weekend and traced my grandmother's and grandfather's roots (on my father's side) back to Georgia, Tennessee, Texas, Kentucky and I'm sure more southern states that I don't know of. I think....I think...I...I...think....I've GONE COUNTRY! :) Okay, maybe not totally country but farm-ish? Vintage farm-ish? Lol! That sounds more like it. :)

Yesterday's horse ride was challenging but still fun! Arie was in rare form yesterday and just wanted to get up and go and either canter or take off on a run. I had to really hold him back most of the time. Debbie's horse, Magic bucked on her a couple of times and one of those times freaked Arie out and Arie jumped and bucked a bit so I had to calm him down. Still, I felt very much in control and very calm. It's really important for your horse to know that you're not nervous or else look out! LOL. We met Debbie's friend Diana there and we had a very nice ride. I even got a bit of a tan!

This is Thor, Diana's dog that went along with us. He would sit right at my feet everytime we stopped. What a sweetie!


Arie finally on a break to eat thinking this might calm him down a bit. I know food consumption calms me down! LOL

Okay, off to Saturday market to enjoy the sun!

14 comments:

Dawn said...

you know speaking of old farmhouses this truly is the market to pick up a very good deal on homes and even homes with lots of land and barns. you might want to keep your eye out for deals, you never ever know. I watch the housing market using trulia.com (no real estate agent ever needed, thank goodness)

Michelle said...

Thanks Dawn! I'm going to take a look at that site. I did find one...a refurbished 1900's farmhouse but when I inquired they said it was "sale pending". Oh well, then it wasn't meant for me. :) So adorable your friend got a baby King Charles!! I want to see pictures!!

Zaroga said...

You have great dreams, Michelle.

If you have roots in the South... we may be kin :-)

Noodlegirl said...

Ahh bf like to say he want a farm too especially for rescused animals! I think its great too but ooooooh all the early morning waking up even on sundays lol!

If you ever get one don't be surprised to be bf and I with the cat tagged alone knowing on your front door lol!

KeKe said...

I hope you find the hosue you're looking for...

Follow your heart-You'll be so happy you did!

Rainy Day Farm said...

Go out and get that little farm of your dreams! It is so worth it. I will tell you it is work too. Seems like we always have something to be working on.
I am jealous you got to ride. This nice weather is making me have the itch. I just need to put shoes on mine and get out there. Maybe soon! Thanks for sharing!

Kathleen said...

Hee-Haw!!! Kathleen

Lisa said...

I think a dream is stirring in your heart and I say go for it! You'd make one awesome farmer!

Amy J said...

Good for you for embracing your inner (vintage) Cowgirl! Have you read Jennifer Worick's The Prairie Girl's Guide to Life? This post made me think of that book. Your dream home sounds lovely. I hope it comes true for you :-)

Teresa R said...

Thor has a similar look to my doggie; I wonder if he's a farm collie like mine?

Shhh, don't tell my chickens you will have a no-kill farm or they'll pack up and move in with you! ;) Oh well, unless I plan to become vegetarian, I think it's better for our health if we processed our own.

Kelly's Ideas said...

I can only imagine what it would be like to live in an area where you can go horseback riding and to live on a farm...incredible..
Kelly
www.amazingsalvation.com

Heather said...

Arie is so pretty! the doggie looks right at home!

soulchocolate@hotmail.com said...

Oh, i am totally in love with these horses. They look magnificent! I have always wanted to try my hand living on a farm, but like they say, farm life can be tough sometimes, but oh well...anything that is worth doing is always worth a shot, at least once! All great things start with the first step, or so it goes, like they say!

Lisa said...

This sounds completely wonderful to me!! Good luck and keep us posted!!