Archive for March, 2016

Springing Out

Spring is a time of budding energy. It’s a time of both biological and cultural significance. Throughout the world and across cultures we see the acknowledgement of rebirth. We see the blossoming of flowers, new babies on the ground, and the awakening of hibernating creatures.

Springing Out - budding branch

Meanwhile in Northern Wisconsin

Here in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, spring comes late, but oh, how sweet it is. Our many lakes don’t melt until April. Our flowers don’t bloom till May, but you always know it is coming. One sure way is to look at the branches in the forest. The buds are just waiting to burst new leaves. (more…)

Horsing Around

I have been addicted to horse play lately. I have a desire to be with my horses almost all the time, even if it is just working in the barn as they are nearby. It has actually become a distraction from much of my life; my family, work projects, and even leadership studies… but then again, has it?

horsing around

It has taken me a long time to get to the intermediate level of horsemanship; about 14 years. During that time I have read a lot about horses and horse training. I have watched a lot of videos. I have owned 10 different horses (I know that is ridiculous), and I have even done some training with other people’s horses. I still have a lot to learn, a ton! I know that there is way more for me to learn than I know. I am not even halfway there. I haven’t even scratched the surface. I have, however, learned a great deal. (more…)