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Sometimes, the carrots get dropped.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I post a picture and just a few words.

Because our neighborhood is the sort that slowly grew over time, it’s very….not uniform.   There are beach shacks houses, large, newly constructed homes, and everything in between.

There are some downsides to this (ugly houses here and there, for instance!), but there are upsides too, like the lot down the road which is home to two horses.

Sonia feeding the horse

We’ve been walking to visit the horses since Zoe was a baby, and the horses know that when the kids are walking with us, carrots are likely to be forthcoming.

So if Mr. FG and I walk by, they barely look up, but if they see our kids, they perk up and walk/run over to the fence.

They know who has the good stuff. 😉

zoe feeding the horse


Do you have a neighborhood that’s a mish-mash?   Or is yours more uniform?

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Dnna Day

Sunday 31st of May 2015

There was a horse next to the grade school when I was a student, and I named him/her Smoky. I would feed h/h/ grass, carrots and the sweet thing loved me enough that even if the ower was in the paddock, Smoky ran to the fence when I came into view, walking home. The owner told me to leave the horse alone, or buy my own. Oh dear! I cried till I arrive home, sat on the steps and mourned the loss of 'my' horse. Your girls are blessed.


Monday 1st of June 2015

Yes, the owner of this horse gave us permission to feed the horses carrots or apples, which is so lovely.

I'm sorry that you didn't get to keep feeding your childhood horse!


Friday 29th of May 2015

I live on a 60 acre date farm in pretty much the middle of tomorrow. the closest house is about 1/2 mile away.

Glory Lennon

Tuesday 26th of May 2015

you pretty much described our neighborhood nearly exactly; shacks, stately homes, open fields with horses, and a petting zoo across the street... never a dull moment.


Tuesday 26th of May 2015

Wow what a beautiful horse!

Linda Sand

Tuesday 26th of May 2015

We live in a 1970s apartment building with fairly new townhouses north of us, a marsh and creek south of us, a mix of newer and older homes across the street, and a freeway behind us. There is wildlife in the marsh and walking trails through a nearby regional park. Yet it is only about a half mile north or south to shops and restaurants. It feels to me like the best of all worlds. Except for winter; we have a lot of winter in Minnesota.

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