Striving to safeguard the integrity of creation
Equine Rescue Support
Adopting and fostering equines. Supporting equine rescues. Educating the puplic on proper care and training of equines.
Dog Rescue Support
Adopting and fostering dogs. Supporting dog rescues. Educating the public on proper care and training of dogs. Therapy dog team.
Sustainable Living
Fully sustainable farm, supporting its residents and offering locally-grown, fresh produce. Educating the public on sustainable living
Photographing Gods Creation
Equine, pet, and landscape photography. Sharing the beauty of creation. Capturing the fun and excitement of equine events.

Struggling to Find the Light

I’ve always struggled in the winter. Not only does the cold slow me down, but the shorter, darker days leave me depressed and unmotivated. I’m normally a health nut, eating right and exercising every day, but this time of year, I indulge in…

Serving Others

There’s a reason all good spirituality includes service to others. There’s a reason 12 step programs evolve into serving others. There’s a reason my Baptismal Covenant requires me to “seek and serve Christ in all persons.” Service to others is a key to…

Everything is Sacred

I’ve gotten a lot of questions both on and offline about how all my interests tie together.  How does taking care of a donkey relate to theology?  What does solar-powered lighting have to do with dog training?  How does bargain shopping at Goodwill…

Giving Thanks

The weekend before Thanksgiving was an emotionally charged three days that I’m still emotionally processing.  Each event challenged me to count my blessings and give thanks to God for how very blessed I am. The weekend started with shadowing my upline in Pampered…

Remembering on All Souls’ Day

Yesterday, I spent the day mentally immersed in the lives of Mother Teresa and Martin Luther King Jr. While MLK Jr. is not an official saint of the church, he seemed an appropriate person to remember on All Saints’ Day this year given…

Palm Partners Western Dressage Clinic

I recently won an essay contest, for which I received a spot in the Western Dressage clinic with Palm Partnership Training on Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October 14. I’ve been a fan of Lynn Palm’s for many years. I was thrilled to…

Homemade Dog Food and Treat Recipes

With all of the pet food recalls lately, many of us who adore our canines are looking into making our own food and treats, which can be cheaper and healthier. Let’s face it.  The only way to know for sure what your feeding…

Biomechanics & Western Dressage

Last month, my BFF and I took a Saturday and made a four and a half round trip to Chattanooga for a lesson with Amy Vanner at Training and Riding Academy of Chattanooga. Amy is a Level 1 Coach with the International Society…

LCHA August Show

This month’s Lincoln County Horseman’s Association Show started at 6:00 PM to avoid the heat, which was certainly great for horses and riders.  Sadly, since my equipment only allows for day time sports photography, I was only able to shoot for about 2…

Slow and Steady

In a few weeks, we will celebrate a year of owning the farm. Hands down one of the most challenging years of my life and our marriage.  We made some choices early on that made the road a little tougher and much more…