To all the folks who have called and written asking us about ourselves and the critters, Thank you, we are all okay.
We had a lot of fenceline and treeline damage, and have had to move some of the horses in to different smaller paddocks…but none were injured. Lots of cleanup to do, but we are incredibly Blessed. One of our neighbors lost the whole roof to her home; and several farmers in the area have had damage to the barns and outbuildings, as well as to their homes. Our hearts go out to all of them. Elizabeth and Caitrin’s families are all ok too. In Caitrin’s neighborhood, only her house and her next door neighbor’s were undamaged.
Our major loss was our organic greenhouse. It is a total loss. Most of the plants have been lost to the storm; but some will survive.
Our greenhouse was destroyed in the tornado of March 2, 2012
Sleipnir Morgan Horse Farm, Delano, Tennessee the three generation family farm of the Denman, McGee and Bayard Families, was recently the site for a visit by campers and staff from Camp Sunshine, a special needs camp from Dalton, Georgia.
At the farm, the campers were introduced to Morgan Horses that range from yearlings to senior citizen retirees. And also to various poultry species, including newly hatched chicks, and friendly farm cats.
The campers had watched the movie “Justin Morgan Had a Horse” the day prior to their visit and were able to relay lots of information that they knew about the Morgans. Some of the campers’ families had horses, and for some it was a new experience to get up close to the personality-filled Morgans.
After the visit, the campers went back with lots of information about things to do in the area, and more information about horses in general and especially the Morgan Horse.