Fall; a Change of Seasons; a Time of Pleasure

This Time of Year

Fall at Legendary Farms One of the most asked questions Katrina and I always get from local folks in Tennessee is why did you move from Southern California to Middle Tennessee. That answer is very easy this time of year. Actually, it is easy anytime of year.

This morning I got up at sunrise to go out and feed the animals and pick up the morning newspaper. It was a crisp fall morning, the sun was bright and the sky was clear. The birds were singing a wonderful melody and the miniature donkeys were providing a not so harmonious backup of hungry braying. As soon as my feet hit the ground Dolly was running and playing. She turns into a pup again as soon as the temperature drops and there is a crisp in the air. I instantly had a smile on my face and was a peace, there was no bad in the World just the tranquility of living in such a beautiful place.

Fall at Legendary Farms

These are the older Cobra miniature donkeys, all Jennets, in the big pasture.

Fall at Legendary Farms

This is my view as I walk our to pick up the morning newspaper.

I am no where good enough with words to explain how different the changes of seasons are in Southern California vs. Middle Tennessee. I can not explain how rewarding it is to be living in the rural environment surrounded by trees and animals.

Fall at Legendary Farms

We have a very quiet highway out front but every morning someone will wave as they go buy when I pick up the paper.

For an instant this morning, for me, it did not matter who won the election on Tuesday, it did not matter that my 401k is in the dumps, it did not matter that a gallon of gas costs more than a combo at the local burger joint. I was happy to be healthy and able to enjoy what God has provided.

Fall at Legendary Farms

As you approach the house.

I am not a great photographer or fabulous word smith but I would like to share with you the wonderful morning I had and up date you on a few of the animals on the farm. I hope you will in someway experience the blessing that I did on this day.

Fall at Legendary Farms

This house is a home and we love it.

Fall at Legendary Farms

Fall at Legendary Farms

As we walk back to our stables you can catch a glimpse of our neighbor’s barn.

Fall at Legendary Farms

From the back of the property their barn is in clear view.

Fall at Legendary Farms

Here are some of the younger Cobra Miniature Donkeys in their yard.

Fall at Legendary Farms

Look at these two faces. How could you not have a good day when you are greeted with such cute little critters every morning?

Fall at Legendary Farms

These little jacks (left to right); Comet, Dynamo, Cougar and Neery are the most lovable and gentle little animals on the farm.

Fall at Legendary Farms

It has been a very dry year and the pasture provides little in nourishment but is beautiful this time of year.

Fall at Legendary Farms

Middle Tennessee is very rocky in places, our property being one of them. The land is not great for crops but is very similar to the miniature donkeys native habitat and them seem to love it.

Fall at Legendary Farms

Here are those lovable little jacks again. (Comet, Neery and Dynamo in back)

Fall at Legendary Farms

For those of you who have been following the site regularly you probably have been wondering about an update on Topper. Well, here he is! 11 weeks old and acts more like a loving lap dog than a equine.

Fall at Legendary Farms

Fall at Legendary Farms

When he sees either Katrina or I he comes running and won’t leave our side for anything.

Fall at Legendary Farms

This is where Topper and his mother Jetta now live. It is our “back yard” and also is home to other mature miniature jennets. Topper bosses them all around.

Fall at Legendary Farms

Here is Topper and Jetta together.

Fall at Legendary Farms

Jetta is very curious and is always looking around.

Fall at Legendary Farms

Topper looks mad in this photo but he is playing and is about to charge me. It was very difficult to get photos of him because most of the time he is right under your feet.

Fall at Legendary Farms

Fall at Legendary Farms

Here is Dixie (mule) and Daisy (her mother the black and white horse). They are both doing very well and very curious about all the little critters.

Fall at Legendary Farms

Ever wonder about the difference in size between a miniature donkey and a full grown horse? See for yourself.

Fall at Legendary Farms

This is one of my favorite places to rest after the chores.

Fall at Legendary Farms

Dolly really enjoys the cool weather; she runs and hunts in the cool mornings and then lays out in the sun all afternoon.

Fall at Legendary Farms

This is one of my very favorite spots on the entire property. Sitting here and listening to the waterfall and watching the animals makes the time fly.


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