We had some damage from that crazy windstorm two weeks ago. I happened to be finishing up my shift at the barn when the wind started, and it was quite intense. I had to try and get the big barn doors closed so they wouldn't get ripped off the buildings, and luckily I was able to do that. A few times I just stood there with my arms over my head while the tornado-like wind swirled around me. Dust everywhere! Debora drove in with a horse in the middle of all of this, and while she was unloading the horse it panicked and got free.
New Holiday Design Cards are coming soon! Recently a few volunteers spent an afternoon taking photos for this years new holiday cards. These are a few of the fun outtakes! New designs will be available soon in our online store - a special donkey collection - and our classics are already available. Special thanks to a local artist who is helping to edit the final selected photos. All proceeds will help to care for, rehabilitate and feed the rescues at Wings!
This is a time of year when the weather changes so suddenly you have to be ready for anything. Preparing for winter at the barn involves some strategies and planning, especially for basic things like filling water troughs. We unhooked all our hoses a few weeks ago when we had some freezing weather and I started using a handy expandable hose to reach the troughs. Once you turn the water on, the hose expands to 100 feet, but it's lightweight so I'll be able to move it around easily in the snow. With no garden chores now, I've also been able to do more PEMF therapy on horses. Lucy and Dancer got some therapy this past week, as well as Spike, who has a sore hoof.
Laura Weise is a Wings volunteer who lives in Stevensville and will be bringing you stories of life at the barn.