|The So8ths fire station, oh, I mean, green shed (this is only half of it)|
|Erin K. performs the Training & Novice tests for the "What Dressage Judges Look For" clinic|
|Dressage judge and President of the Ground Jury Sue Smithson examines Goldie's bum in the 1st horse inspection.|
|Dr. Debbie watches a competitor jog on the evening prior to dressage day.|
It became a treasure hunt around the farm as my mule buzzed through the woods and I collected quite a basket of wonders, each more alive and fantastic than the last. All of them were commissioned by the farm owner for the sheer pleasure of seeing them and each tree from which they were carved has a story of its own. They fit perfectly into the rolling woods of the facility, as if they had always been there.
|Ducks take flight above a school of fish on the hill above the water complex.|
|Each sculpture changes depending on your viewing angle.|
|My trusty mule gives you a sense of scale.|
|The detail is incredibly lifelike and there is a sense of motion barely paused.|
|Perhaps my favourite, this fantastical scene of lions and wild boar sits up by the shed.|
|On the off side, beautiful leaves shelter this emerging fellow.|
|The boars seemed ready to leap off running.|
|This large totem lives down by guest stabling.|
|Endearing details, like this hound and raccoon, bring even more to each work.|
|Eagles, owls, and a pileated woodpecker keep watch at the top.|
Still to come: another great individual you want to give money to! The end of your lame horse worries! And how to open a beer with a chainsaw (why wouldn't you?)!