It is not something I ever thought I would do—64 years old, single, and had never kept horses at home. And yet, the dream was there.
After quite a journey, I found the perfect place in Kingston, Washington, on the west side of Puget Sound from Seattle. I am still pinching myself. I am so happy to be here, and feel so very lucky to live on such a special piece of land.
I was offered horses before the ink was dry on the sale, but have been going slowly. Lots to learn, and much observing and listening to discover what wants to happen here.
Our farm family has grown by two kittens, and two Poitou donkeys will join us in March.
The Butterfly Cottage has begun holding healing work, workshops, clinics, and classes.
Our covered arena and barn need some modification for riding as well as clinic purposes. We look forward to light, airy stalls with gravel runs where clinic participants can bring their horses. This also would allow horses to come for periods of more intensive bodywork.
Good things continue to happen here, and I look forward to welcoming visitors to Black Bird Farm, where ravens roost and the magic of nature is celebrated every day.