On Saturday, when we turned the horses out, they immediately realized that the first apples of the season had fallen off the apple tree that hangs over the corner of the two paddocks. They put their muzzles to the ground and began scooping up the apples. Alayne and I stood there for a while, munching on some of the apples that I had picked off the tree. And they were delicious! We still haven't figured out what kind they are -- we can't identify them in our apple book -- but they are sweet, full of flavor, and clearly an early-ripening variety. Both horses and humans were very happy with the day's apple-fest!
New Shelter Challenge Begins
The latest round of the Shelter Challenge is underway and runs until October 13. You can vote every day here. To search for us, type in our name, Rolling Dog Farm, and Lancaster, NH 03584.
They have redesigned the contest site and made other changes. Please note that I cannot help with technical or voting problems. I also do not have an "inside track" to anyone at the Shelter Challenge, and I don't know any more about the contest than anyone else does. So if you find yourself having issues, please consult their FAQ page here and their Rules page, which is a pop-up you can find linked on this page.
Thanks for your votes!