Thursday, April 3, 2014

Life's better at the barn

Life's definitely better at the barn, especially on windy spring days.
Rather than get sandblasted, the herd will huddle there for hours, 
and I will join them because it's my favorite place to be.



I wonder if they know how much they're loved?




Me: Don't you two be goin' all bad-ass on me now. 




 So much for those tender-moment photos.




 Sigh...I could look at Handsome Hank all day.




Yes, and you, too, Miss Lucy.

I've shown you this picture of Lucy with my favorite sign before.
The sign came from Bainbridge Farm Goods, purveyor of more adorable barn, 
farm, animal, and garden signs than you can imagine. The good folks there have come out with 
a new product and are sponsoring a giveaway for one of them, right here and right now!
Check out these white boards for your barn:



If your donkey, mule or horse (or child or grandchild) would like to have one of these hanging 
on the front of his or her stall (or bedroom), leave a comment on this post by 7 p.m. Mountain time on Friday. 
I'll do a random drawing and announce the winner Saturday morning.

Thank you, Bainbridge Farm Goods, for sponsoring this giveaway and providing me with a title for this post.



36 comments:

  1. Ooh! Wipe off boards are our favorite! Miss Pinkles writes me thank you notes for her morning grits! (She's a human) and the Ladies Who Graze like wipe off, too. They are like big erasers!

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  2. Hi Carson! I love your blog, and I even starting following your walking friend on Facebook! The boys look really hairy still - do you help them shed out?

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  3. Love your blog and I read it everyday before heading to work. Some day I'm going to have my own ranch/farm. Right now just 3 dogs (all rescued), 2 cats, and 4 chickens . . . oh, yes and one grandson who says he will help me. Would love to have one of the signs. Thanks for all you do. Deborah in Atlanta (omahaflash@bellsouth.net)

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  4. I would love to have the one with the horse picture. I'll take it to the barn where I spend my
    summer feeding horses, cats, and dogs apples and various treats. It's a place where
    everybody is happy to see you but I don't think they know my name. It's an escape when
    life gets in the way.
    BA SP

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  5. Love reading about 7msnranch adventures.
    Lynda in Michigan

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  6. Aww my Appy would love a sign like this! And so would I because life really is better at the barn.

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  7. I would love a sign like this! My friend gifted me with another of their signs last year and I just love it!

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  8. I can only imagine (and sympathize) how bad the winds are up your way. I at least have some wind blocks to help and it is still miserable to have to do chores, etc. when the winds are howling (which seems to be pretty constant right now.) I just wish the weather was accompanied by some rain. Jan in central NM

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  9. Well, you know I have to enter as I know a 7 year old that would love to have this on her door! Love the heart pic of Alan and George <3

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  10. I adore the naughtiness of pic #4! So silly and fully it!
    You know by introducing me to Bainbridge that I'm in further trouble as far as my pocketbook goes. :)

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  11. Love the smell of fresh hay in the barn. I don't have a barn so don't include me in the drawing, thanks for your offer, though. Oh, it's started snowing/sleeting outside now!!! I'm in Sandia Park where you used to live. Hope some moisture gets south to the 7MSN.

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  12. How nice of you to offer this free drawing. You start my day off at work each morning.... I look forward to seeing what your animals are up to.
    thanks,
    Susan in Montana where the wind is almost constantly blowing at some speed.

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  13. Wish I was in my barn right now w/ the horses, cows, new calves and cats......instead of at my desk at work :>(

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  14. Gotta love the look of disdain on Lucy's face when the boys start their antics! Those signs are so cool. They would come in handy when we have someone else feeding our boys when we go on vacation. Great giveaway!

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  15. I've ordered a sign for my dog ( that breed was not shownon the site) and we are just trying to come up with the right saying to put on the sign. Susan did a great painting of the dog and has been really great to deal with.

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  16. I have one of the Bainbridge signs on my chicken coop and I just love it! But of course I'd like a barn one also. Thanks Betsy

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  17. Now you know that either or of the grands would love to have this signage for their own....I'd love it to write their chores on....hehehehehe. Thanks for hosting this giveaway. And gosh isn't the wind just ablowing here lately???????? Oma Linda

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  18. We just bought a new place, and it has a REAL BARN on it!!!! Libby and the Donkeys are getting terribly excited about moving too! But that won't be till June. Yes, the place also comes with a goat and a Llama! LOL Not sure how all this is going to play out yet! Teehee.

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  19. How cool. Those would work great in our barn.

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  20. Makes me wish I had a barn....full of donkeys of course!

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  21. I'd rather be at home with the animals than here at work as well!

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  22. these photos are so great! I'd rather hang with animals than most people! my Rambo just had a fatty tumor removed from his tail, he's doing very well in recovery. his vet is at the SPCA and I forgot how each time we're there we meet the nicest people! :) animal people are the BEST!
    hope you're still doing well in your recovery. :)

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  23. Those are cool signs! I'm one of the trainers in the "2014 Great Burro Turnaround" (https://www.facebook.com/pages/2014-Great-Burro-Turnaround/669406193125836) and I would love to send my BLM donk to her new home with a cool sign like that! :-)

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    1. This seems like a very cool event - good luck, and I'll be following along on facebook. Thanks for sharing the link!

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    2. p.s. Looks like there are two Heather's in the event ... which one are you? Want to be sure I'm cheering for the right one!

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    3. Heather, I hit the wrong button and accidentally deleted your reply. But I'll be sure to follow you and Daisy on your training journey!

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    4. It's okay! Bad buttons happen to good people all the time. :-)

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  24. I would always love to be at the barn instead of at work. Those stall signs would look fantastic for my sweet Rita.

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  25. I love it when they get those rascally looks... Ann from Maine

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  26. Those signs are adorable! I just love George and Alan!

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  27. Abby and I would LOVE to have a wipe off board for the barn! We bought the green donkey sign already and love it! Ours even has real donkey teeth marks on it. I fastened it to the fence with the plastic wire ties.... and yep, they chewed the ties and somehow got the sign on the other side of the fence and chewed one corner.... damn donkeys! Gotta LOVE them!!!! So a red donkey sign would be super!!!! Sandy and Abby from Edgewood..... I don't know how to sign up to get an account to post from.... so we are Anonymous!!!

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  28. Hank is such a kind soul ...Elizabeth from New York

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  29. An American in Tokyo4/3/14, 6:23 PM

    I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to have one!!! =)

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  30. Hey Carson,
    I personally don't have a barn but my good friend has one that I spend quite a lot of time in. Would love to give her the one with the horse. Thanks for your beautiful pics that start my day out right! Hugs, Deb in Viola.

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  31. The boys are great but Lucy is just amazing - Love her sweet face! Great giveaway - my Cutie girl would love to have one hanging on the outside of her stall.

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  32. Love the signs! Thanks for the chance!

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