Monday, January 17, 2011

It Was Twenty Years Ago, Today...

[Actually, it's just been two years since I started the blog.
Twenty would have been me and Corky, outside of Spokane, below...]
Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play...
[and play hard!][Actually, I think it was dangerous (not desperate) penguin, over at Food for Founder, whose blog I first happened upon, while researching, via Google, slow feeding methods. After a bit of following FfF, and visits to a few of her favorite blogs, I decided I could probably do that, too!]

They've been going in and out of style...
[Maddie wanted to just DIE of shame.]But they're guaranteed to raise a smile...
[Sandy wanted the girls to play fetch with her.]So may I introduce to you...
[Zoe, pregnant with Kate, and Kate's big brother out of Misty, Adagio.]The act you've known for all these years...
[The current herd, plus Lindy Hop, back in the summer of '06.]Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
[And again in the summer of 2007.]Happy blogiversy to us!
167 posts, over 8,000 visits (tho many were mere drive-bys.)

No fancy contest, here--I've been too weird with digestive issues all weekend to come up with anything better than this!
Thanks to all of my regular readers (all two of you--you know who you are),
from all of us here at EvenSong Farm!"Eddie"
registered name: EvenSong
Our first foal, all grown up at four, 2004.


  1. Great pictures! Happy anniversary to you!

  2. Zoe is (or maybe was?) a beauty!

  3. Thanks, Kate!
    dp: Zoe is a tank, like her daughter, only taller, at 15.3hh! She's happily being a ranch horse north of Spokane. (She's named after my mom!)

  4. I love the last picture of EvenSong, what a gorgeous head!

  5. Happy anniversary! Fun pictures. I haven't heard Sgt Pepper's in SO LONG, thanks!

  6. Melissa--You know how you're not supposed to shoot a horse head-on, because it distorts the size of it's head? Well, that photo is actually rather flattering, maybe 'cause his body is cropped out. We always hoped Eddie's body would "grow into" his gigantor frontal appendage--but alas, it did not. All the more to hug ever four years or so when I get to see him.
    Funder--I tried to figure out how I could include the audio--I'VE been singing it all weekend as I worked on this post in my head. It's only right that you guys should too! Just too brain dead to work the technical details out.

  7. I *love* big-headed horses.

    Um, obviously?

    Happy blogoversary to you!

  8. Happiest of Bloggiversarries to YOU and Your herd!!
    Cool batch of memory pics for us~
    Love Eddie!

  9. Happy Blogiversary, so neat to see them as babbies and then grown up.

  10. Great recap of your "horsey" life and loved the analogy to one of my first favourite albums. That second playing hard picture is absolutely wonderful. Sorry about the digestive issues, but you hid them well. What a great smile. Congratulations for a blog that continues to give me great pleasure and a different perspective of day-to-day life. We are both teachers and I even have a long ago connection to horses, but your days are filled with honest-to-goodness, down-to-earth work in a way mine are not. My hat is off to you!

  11. Happy (belated) blogiversary, and thanks for the great pictorial review. As much as I love my home, I do miss farmland and barn life, so I live it vicariously through your blog! Your photos and words transport me to one of the most beautiful areas of your State and I can smell the good earth and feel the dry wind on my face.