From the Barnyard

Family Photos

May 22, 2015

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I asked my friend Ramie Edwards to come do a portrait session with me and my family.

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I wanted some good family photos that I didn’t have to set up a tripod to get.

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And Ramie Delivered!

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She got some fabulous ones of the Kiddos!

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Of course my kids know how to pose for a camera!

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They’ve been my models all their lives!

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It is a little harder with me. I belong behind the camera, not in front of it! And ol’ Booger wasn’t that thrilled about his modeling career either.

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But Ramie got some great photos of me that I can use here and on Facebook.

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She made it look so calm and peaceful and professional….

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When really, this is what the photoshoot really looked like!

Thank you Ramie! I really treasure these photos!

And if anyone is looking for a photographer in this area - I highly recommend her! Check out her beautiful web page - just click here.

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And look at my beautiful birthday cake! Cammy and my Little Cowgirl worked on it together. Very secretively! Best - Cake - Ever! Thank you Cammy!

And what a wonderful birthday! Thank you everyone for all the birthday wishes!

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When I am an Old Horsewoman

May 20, 2015

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When I am an old horsewoman

I shall wear turquoise and diamonds,

And a straw hat that doesn’t suit me

And I shall spend my social security on

white wine and carrots,

And sit in my alleyway of my barn

And listen to my horses breathe.


I will sneak out in the middle of a summer night

And ride the old bay gelding,

Across the moonstruck meadow

If my old bones will allow

And when people come to call, I will smile and nod

As I walk past the gardens to the barn

and show instead the flowers growing

inside stalls fresh-lined with straw.


I will shovel and sweat and wear hay in my hair

as if it were a jewel

And I will be an embarrassment to all

Who will not yet have found the peace in being free

to have a horse as a best friend

A friend who waits at midnight hour

With muzzle and nicker and patient eyes

For the kind of woman I will be

When I am old.

-By Patty Barnhart


Originally published in The Arabian Horse World magazine in l992

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Happy Birthday to me!

Thank you Ramie Edwards for these awesome photos!

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Where Two Friends Met

5-19-15

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1 girl + 1 filly = LOVE!

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Pumpkin Spice

May 14, 2015

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And he is Spicey!

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We brought him out to the alfalfa field for a quick photo shoot...

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With wings because - we can.

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And he went crazy!

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Running wild!

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Then we took the wings off...

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And he went even faster!

Until he ran into the irrigation ditch.

Then the photo shoot was over.

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By the way happy mother’s day. Only a little late!

Thanks for joining me here at the barnyard! We are having so many babies these days! It is so fun. I will try to get you all caught up on pictures.

I will have miniature austrailian shepherd puppies and my last litter of poodle puppies available in about 3 weeks.

One last darling Dalmatian is still available!

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