Honey Bandit is doing what he does best, quietly munching his morning hay. He seems to really enjoy living here. Does it remind him of the place he came from?
Its’ about 6:00 a.m., and I am sitting in my lawn chair, snuggled in a blanket, drinking coffee and thinking about all the changes in our lives. Who would have thought it would be that much cooler, just 10 miles from our old house. We are now at just under 4000 elevation, and it is truly amazing how much cooler it is up here. The sky is beautiful, almost translucent. The soft blue frames the different shades of green, as the trees watch over us, proud and high in the sky. It is crisp and clear and the air is so fresh you can almost taste it, and yes, it is summer. Summer in the mountains, where thankfully the temperature can be as much as 25-25 degrees cooler than Redding.
Once again we are in a race against the seasons, trying to get adequate shelter for the animals. Our old barn will have to be completely restyled, as the snow load up here would crush the roof at the old pitch. The snow can easily be as high, or higher than the minis, as the clouds back up against Mt. Lassen, then sit and dump snow, according to the long time residents of this area. If you wonder why we moved, well, sometimes a door closes in your life and you need to go through the window. In this case, once again we are blessed, and were led straight to our new place on SideBottom Rd. It was not a choice, but a reality in life, and it will no doubt end up being a great blessing.
There are many new challenges as we prepare for winter with the critters. We are still doing the critical foal care/rescue, and are hoping to get Suri’s surgery over with soon. Then some lucky family can adopt her. She is not only exquisitely beautiful, but sweet as pie to go with it, unless of course, ya’ll try and steal her milk.
Honey Bandit continues to grow into a beautiful horse, and is always a reminder of what people can do when they come together and follow God’s guidance. We appreciate everyone’s assistance and once again need help with getting the rescue set up for winter. You can see the winter wish list at www.chillypepper.weebly.com
. Thank you in advance for your continued support. God Bless, Palomino, Honey Bandit and the Gang! We could also use help in putting up shelters etc. Call us at 530 474 5197 if you can help.