Herd Spotlight: Curious George CMF
EQUESTRIAN // MARCH 20, 2019
My, it’s been awhile. But I have a good excuse. Really, I do.
Top normal life and schoolwork (including midterms, essay deadlines, and tests…all in the same two weeks) with a speech contest, two birthdays (Little Peanut turned eight and Spuds is fourteen!), and the expansion of our herd I’d say this time I have decent justification for my negligence.
But wait…did you catch that?
Yep, you read it right! Our herd just grew! Last Friday we welcomed home Curious George CMF, an eight-year-old half-Arabian gelding.
Let me just say. He. Is. Stunning.
Sunsets and Siblings - Equine Photoshoot
PHOTOGRAPHY // FEBRUARY 18, 2019
It's a new week! Bright and full of possibilities but still cold and so snowy! I love the snow, but today, I'm longing for summer; for sunshine and trail rides and beach days, for bonfires and ice-cream cones. So, in hopes to make summer days feel a little closer I've decided to share one of my favorite photoshoots from last summer, one of my siblings (of course) and their faithful ponies.
JOURNEY // FEBRUARY 12, 2019
I can’t seem to figure out this weather.
One day, we’re in the midst of a polar vortex with -25 degree temps and frigid, biting winds. Snow drifts pile around barn doors, everything is frozen, animals nestle down, school is canceled for five days straight. When I venture outside to ride and do barn chores, my eyelashes and lips freeze and my hands are numb in seconds.
Forty-eight hours later, it’s raining. The air smells of spring. The creek bubbles. Stalks from last year's corn poke through mounds of rapidly melting snow. Fog, damp and cool, blankets muddy fields and threads, silvery and silent, through the trees.
Three days later the temperature drops, the falling rain turns to ice and hail, clanging against the roof. By morning, it’s turned to snow. It sticks to the trees, muffles the creek, cloaking the landscape in white.
DIY Ribbon Wreath
EQUESTRIAN // FEBRUARY 6, 2019
Ever wondered what to do with all those horse show ribbons lying around or sorted into boxes under your bed? For awhile, I hung my ribbons on a shutter in our hallway, which was cute, but I eventually ran out of room and started storing ribbons in boxes under my bed. Boring, huh? With the chilly West Michigan temperatures last week (a polar vortex actually!), I had a little bit more free time to work on some projects, and I'm super excited to share with you the result...a DIY Ribbon Wreath!
Welcome! I’m Noel. A 16-year old living in the beautiful West Michigan countryside. An aspiring writer, horse-crazy country girl, sister of five, amateur photographer, chocolate enthusiast, used-to-be-ballerina, recovering perfectionist, decided introvert, but mostly…a broken mess redeemed by Christ. Thanks for stopping by.
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