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  1. Walt's Fault

    New farm!

    Got a new shed for feed and office! Foud saddle bags at a thrift store for $4! Now I can put them to work.
  2. Walt's Fault

    New farm!

    Soon we will have a RV site with 50/30 amp service, sewer and wifi! The site will include a 1/3 acre turnout with an 8x16 shelter.
  3. Walt's Fault

    New farm!

    So our ferrier is also an archeologist who has dug all over the US and Central/South America. While we dig for utilities, footers and slabs we are looking for artifacts. Today we found a fire pit from about 500AD, a spring fed river and some flakes and arrow heads from about 2500BC. Not far from...
  4. Walt's Fault

    New farm!

    Well we got more good news today! Even though we have 18 acres we were zoned residential. Tuesday we filed the paperwork providing evidence of Agricultural use and today the inspector did a site visit and approved our Agricultural zoning and exemption for our farm, (3 days from application to...
  5. Walt's Fault

    New farm!

    Happy!
  6. Walt's Fault

    New farm!

    Waited until dark, an open stock trailer, backed up to a hill, backfield with dirt, covered in shavings, and load him backwards! He was loaded in 20 minutes Yazhi and River are home with Butterscotch!
  7. Walt's Fault

    Do people still rescue?

    Our mini was a $580 rescue from Craigslist. He was 6 months old, living in a small dog enclosure and fed 2 cups of alfalfa a day. Our mini donkey was abandoned on a property that was for sale because they couldn't get him in a trailer. Out OTTB was going to be put down because a ferrier's...
  8. Walt's Fault

    New farm!

    So 6 hours, heavy sedation and 3 professional horse trainers we were unable to load our thoroughbred in the trailer. He was in a severe trailer accident a few years before we got him and has equine ptsd. Our mini would jump in and out of the trailer but we had to leave them at the old house...
  9. Walt's Fault

    New farm!

    Our Butterscotch made it today! The horses in the morning!
  10. Walt's Fault

    New farm!

    I named her Lydia after the tattooed pig from the Muppets. It was originally a song about Lydia the tattooed lady from 1939. Never had or really like pigs othe the pork chops but she needed to be rescued 2 years ago.
  11. Walt's Fault

    New farm!

    Lydia is home!
  12. Walt's Fault

    New farm!

    We are finally going to bring out Vietnamese pot bellied pig home in the morning! Horses and donkey on Monday!
  13. Walt's Fault

    New farm!

    That would be great! My Brother-in-law and Sister-in-law are in Calgary and I spent time at Cold Lake Air Base in 1990!
  14. Walt's Fault

    New farm!

    The worst part was they weren't tenants, they were the sellers and would not leave after closing. We are just glad we can move forward! Today the county approved out initial master plan for our rescue and teaching farm!
  15. Walt's Fault

    New farm!

    Shelter is started! This took less then 3 hours not counting going to the store!
  16. Walt's Fault

    New farm!

    So........ we closed on the property August 26th, we gave the seller 30 days to move. After numerous court dates, almost $10k in attorney fees we just got the keys to the house yesterday January 7th! Now we have to go after her for fees, damages and expenses. She destroyed the house (Google...
  17. Walt's Fault

    How did you decide to have a minihorse?

    Been around horses in one form ar another all my life. 5 yess ago I had several minor strokes and we had to sell our aircraft maintenance company and lost our house. There is almost a year I don't remember but my wife knew I liked horses and found us a job with housing at a boarding facility...
  18. Walt's Fault

    Where are you located?? Let's get together for a drive!

    We have relocated to Windsor Florida, just east of Gainesville
  19. Walt's Fault

    New farm!

    So I have 150 feet of fencing to finish before I can relocate the horses! Ran 7000 feet in the last 3 weeks! Most of it property line that will be closed in later for more fields.
  20. Walt's Fault

    New farm!

    I wish the demo was done! The place is an equestrian nightmare! Pipes, extension cords and rusty aircraft cables laying everywhere! At least it will be as we want it!
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