Tuesday, June 9, 2009

20 Horses, 2 Dogs, 4 cats, and 2 People Under One Roof!

I live with horses. That’s right, WITH horses. Next to them. Right in the barn.

While this may be many a young girl’s fantasy, for me it’s a reality.

We built our house into the barn. The horses- about 20 of them- and people – just two of us -are all under one roof!

Most people like horses. Who couldn’t? Mankind owes so much to these magnificent animals. Our tracks through history show hoof prints next to our footprints. While most people like horses, some people love horses. That’s us – and we’ve chosen to live our life with horses! Now just because we love horses, and we live with horses, doesn’t make us out of the ordinary. We’re really very ordinary people. Jack, who built the farm himself, is a recently retired auto worker who came to this country over 40 years ago from Poland. And me – JoAnne – I’m a master degreed former college administrator, sales director, and designer-recently-turned-web-site-entrepreneur. Our 15 acres is located southwest of Cleveland, Ohio in a manicured suburban township of homes with two or more acres. We are not rural. We enjoy the best of both worlds! 

Now, as much as I’d like to continue, there is a more immediate concern……and if you are a Horse Person, then this is the exciting, nail-biting culmination of a year’s worth of waiting. That’s right! It’s foaling season! And we are waiting for our mare Aforia to give birth at any time!

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