Love, Pain, and a Five-sweep Cultivator

April 11, 2019

Pony-powered farm update: During the last sunny stretch, the team pulled my new cultivator at the rented farmland.  Duke and Dolly were rockstars, leaning into their collars every time I asked.


The next day the ponies were SORE.  Swellings on their necks where poorly fit collars rubbed them.  Less sparkle in their eyes.  I iced their shoulders in apology and took a rubber mallet to the collars, trying to make them fit better. 


I also ordered new collars right away (“I guess I tend to throw a credit card at a problem,” I told Mindy at Chimacum Tack).  Will the better-fitting collars come before I need to do the next time-sensitive installment of field work?  If not, I’ll need to find a high school football team to pull the cultivator instead.



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