BABY! BABY! BABY!!
We are giddy with joy! Elsie Rose has FINALLY produced the first Fair Acres Ole foal born on the West coast.
Although due on 2/25, little Willows Skjønn Ti finally made her arrival on Monday, March 16th around 1pm. No one was present at Ti's birth - Elsie knew we had just left to run some errands and again wanted to slip a foal in without us being there. But when we got home, we looked at the monitor and sure enough - BABY! She was still wet and shivering when we got out to the barn - so we brought out some towels to wrap around her and assist in the drying process.
You're probably asking yourself, what the heck does that name mean, right? Well, first it is pronounced, shunn tee and the translation is beautiful (or lovely) ten. Her due date was 2/25, our 10th Anniversary. How fitting! Fjord horses are also evaluted on a 1-10 scale, ten being perfect - how lovely! We knew this was her name when we saw her without a doubt. As you can see, she's already bringing momma's head and stunning ear tips to the mix. And look at that shoulder - Daddy's specialty!
Here she is thinking about socializing with Scott and Chelsea - what a sweet little girl.
Willows Skjønn Ti will no doubt be one of the highlights of our upcoming Open Barn ...
More information about our first ever Open Barn can be found by clicking here.
Farm Life Camp
It is that time of year again to sign up your kids for summer activities. If you didn't make it last year, you'll definitely want to sign up early for this year's Farm Life Day Camp! We added more dates, but are still limited due to our ongoing farm business.
Kids have a blast actually learning new things and working hard. We play with and learn about the animals on the farm here, ride horses, garden ...and so much more! Visit our website for more details on Farm Life Camp '09 OR just click on the photo of the chickens above.
Lessons on Norwegian Fjord horses are popular! Their quiet, easy going manners really help those who are timid or shy. Horseback riding - especially for young girls - can be such a huge confidence booster as well as motivation factor. We cannot begin to tell you the number of girls who we've seen blossom into these amazing young ladies, full of confidence, ready to take on the world! Where else can a young lady take on something that weighs in around 1000 pounds, tell it what to do, make it listen and also bond with it? Need we say more?
We specialize in teaching beginners through intermediate students and love to share the joy of horseback riding and keep it as affordable as possible for all to enjoy. Spring Break is right around the corner and we have limited days and times available.
"Your method of teaching was encouraging and empowering and seemed to make the children feel right at home on your horse's back! You sparked an interest and love of horses!" Lynne B.
NEW! NEW! NEW! Fjord Jewelry ...
We have taken on another wonderful Fjord item. We have a limited supply, but we have these stunning, sterling silver (.925 pure),
hand poured Fjord necklaces now available for only $69. shipping included!
We also have some fun, whimsicle Fjord horse pins from the same amazing silver-smith on our website as well.
We have a new selection of the handcrafted Norwegian Fjordhorse art by renouned artist, Pat Wiles. Each piece is individually crafted on hand made paper, mounted onto 8" x 10" mat board and signed by the artist for only $19.95
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Ole and Lena Joke
Crazy as it seems, our Ole and Lena joke was a popular hit in our last newsletter. Sad, but no Ole and Lena joke this quarter. Instead we've got a good Norwegian joke we think you'll like.
Ten Commandments: Minnesota Style
1. Der's only one God, ya know.
2. Don't make that fish on your mantle an idol.
3. Cussing ain't Minnesota nice.
4. Go to church even when you're up nort.
5. Honor your folks.
6. Don't kill. Catch and release.
7. There is only one Lena for every Ole. No cheatin'.
8. If it ain't your lutefisk, don't take it.
9. Don't be braggin' about how much snow ya shoveled.
10. Keep your mind off your neighbor's hotdish.
Horses For Sale
We have fifty some Norwegian Fjord horses from across the country listed on our website - most with photos. Take a look and see if there is a Fjord in your future.
And with that, we come to the close of this quarter's, Willows Hoof Beats. If you liked it, please pass it on to a couple other people who may enjoy bits or pieces of it as well.
Very truly yours,
Scott and Corinne Logan
... and the kids: Chelsea (16), Dakota (9) and Evan(4)
Bothell, WA * 425.402.6781
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