Dunlee the Quarter Horse

This is Dunlee our Kaimanawa/ American Quarter Horse cross. 

When horse racing developed in America in the 17th and 18th centuries they were often run over shorter courses than the classic English races. The quarter horse developed as a breed that excelled at sprinting over the quarter mile course, hence the name.

Their speed and agility later made them a firm favorite with the cowboys of the old west.

Baa baa bye bye

This week we farewelled two of our sheep. Although it is not so much goodbye as see you again real soon….and their hearts haven’t left the farm.

Yes we got the farm kill man in to silence the lambs.

Lessons: do not name your lambs, and get generic white lambs, not coloured, aethestically interesting ones that are therefore indivually identifiable.AND do not sketch or do paintings of your sheep.

It was with sadness I learned that one of the departed, was Midnight.


Meet Power a five year old  off-the-track thoroughbred who recently joined us on the farm.

In humans we say that you need to watch out for the quiet ones; that seems to be true with horses too. Power is a very quiet gentleman yet has demonstrated a curious and playful nature too.

He will come in to the house if you are not watching him.

Power exploring the homestead