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February 2012

Posted by essigfarms on February 27, 2012 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

We've had a very strange winter this year.  It's been very mild with very few freezes.  That means mud - and lots of it.  Thankfully, the warmer weather will be here soon and hopefully this mud will disappear. 

We've got lots of things planned for this spring.  We need to finish out the lounge/club house and work on fences.  Frances has talked about replacing fencing this spring so we'll have to wait and see what she has in mind.  What doesn't get replaced will need to be painted. 

I want to encourage you to post your pictures on the website. 

Springtime

Posted by essigfarms on May 10, 2010 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Well, it's springtime - no, wait, it's still winter, um...Spring???  I guess it's coming.  Things are greening up and the snow is gone. 


Seriously, it's so nice to see the green grass.  Seems like I can't keep up with it.  Then, there's a problem with a belt, then a blade.  Don't even get me started on the edger/trimmer/weed eater. 


I've been out driving.  Don hitched up Lindy and Don, Isaac and I drover over to the horse park.  We were there for several hours.  It is so nice to get away for awhile.  That's such a nice park.  You forget where you are or even when - it could be 100 years ago.  No traffic - just birds and quiet. 


Anybody like babies?  When all is said and done, we'll have 12 on the ground.  They are so cute.  Take a look at the "Recent Photos" section.  One of our boarders, Lauren, has been busy taking candid shots of the horses and the babies!!! Too cute.  Thanks a bunch, Lauren - you're a great photographer!!


We'll be having a cookout soon.  I haven't picked a date.  Seems like every weekend there's something going on.  Of course, it can't be on a sale weekend ;).  


I hope you all get a chance to come out and enjoy the farm and see how it's getting so beautiful again.  We're working on putting up new fencing (if we could get the fence post pounder to cooperate) and the pillar in the driveway was removed so that Don can get his hay equipment through. 


Don't forget - if you refer a boarder - there is a reward.  See Don for details. 


Okay - Got to get busy while there is still daylight. 


Laurie

Christmas 2009

Posted by essigfarms on December 17, 2009 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (1)

Well, Christmas is almost here!  I hope everyone is ready to welcome the Christ child.  It's been a busy year for us.  It was hard to get hay in - so much rain but at least there was rain to be had.  It wasn't the case a few years back.  Our barns are full of hay and we're ready for winter. 


We've moved the horses around.  Mares out back and geldings up front.  Don has been working hard with 5 of the thoroughbreds to get them ready for the track.  Tango's babies will be yearlings and we'll start working with them in the spring.  I believe they're all for sale.  Talk to Don if you're interested in a Tango baby.  There will be more on the ground in the spring. 


My driving mare, Lindy, had her baby.  We've called him Jack.  I'm hoping he'll be weaned soon so that I can start driving again.  He's a little "feisty."  I was hoping to get a sleigh to drive this winter but so far it's been so mild there hasn't been any snow. 


Horse boarding available

Posted by essigfarms on October 10, 2009 at 10:55 AM

Essig Farms is now accepting new boarders at our 125 acre professional equine facility in Noblesville, Indiana. Located at 22364 SR 37 N (just minutes from Indianapolis, Anderson, and Pendleton) our facility is a beautiful historic farm featuring a 60x120 indoor arena with sand footing, many acres of pasture, woods with trails, a 1/4 and 1/2 mile exercise tracks, a mechanical hot walker... private barns and turnouts are also available. We offer discounted hauling to our property as well as to local 4H shows! English and Western lessons and start to finish Horse Training are available to both our boarders and the public by our staff of experienced equine professionals. Managers live on site and we are conveniently located just minutes from Strawtown Koteewi Park which has multipurpose trails that include horse riding. Please feel free to contact Don Bode at 317-385-9199 or [email protected]


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