Friday, March 7, 2008

The view from my kitchen window

So, this is what I get to look at every morning. Pictured here are Argo, Spot, and New Horse. Yes, that's actually her name. They don't get very creative around here with naming animals. We actually have another horse, that's not pictured, whose name is New Horse 2.

It's pretty reminiscent of old Florida. John's great-grandfather built this barn in the 50s (I think). It's still used by the horses. Since this is a cow-calf operation, the horses are considered a tool. During the busy season, John's uncle rides almost every day. He can crack a whip from a horse's back. That's actually how the original Florida pioneers came to be known as "crackers" - because they would crack a whip to get the cattle out of the scrub.


The Troll said...

Neat blog. You should play Mute Mondays. Wonder how many pooches have been named Tebow lately? Good call name.

When there's a storm in the Swamp, Tim Tebow doesn't get wet. The rain gets Tebow'd.

Steve said...

New Horse and New Horse 2...that's wonderfully funny!! I'm glad to have that information on the origin of "cracker", too. Great blog.

Emily said...

Troll - well, I know of a steer that's named Tebow. Can you tell me more about Mute Mondays?

steve - we also have a cat called Christmas Tree Cat (CT for short) because he lived in the christmas tree pasture for several years and we used to have a dog named yellow dog because, well, he was yellow.