~Winds of Faith~

In this page, I will share with y'all a little bit of life on the farm! (In other words, I'm going to brag about all of our crazy animals!)
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Winds of Faith Family Farm isn’t just any family farm. It is special. I like to say it is part of our journey. We have always had the desire to live in the country, to have that wonderful experience with all sorts of animals, to grow our own food, and to just live more simply. God made this possible for us, and in 2012 we moved. Our country living journey had begun. 

Moving to our farm has been such a blessing. In the six years we have lived here, we have had good times, bad times, ups and downs, highs and lows, joys and trials, all of which have made us into the people we are today. And I have to say, my family is AWESOME!!!
  
Lets begin with the tour of the farm animals, shall we?!

The horses!!! On this farm we have six horses and one mini. 

Rosie is the BEST and my favorite horse! Yes, I can play favorites, because she is mine. *winks* Rosie is a 11 year old, chestnut, Morgan mare. She is 16hh. She is the lead mare, so she is the queen who rules the pastures! She is super sassy and gives me a run for my money at times. Yes, she is a challenge, but I would not trade her for the world! She LOVES to eat! Grass, hay, grain, treats, and just about anything! I have had Rosie for about seven years. Her birthday is May 18.




Khnight Watch was our very first horse, so you might say that he was the one to start it all. He is a twenty-seven year old, dapple gray, Arabian gelding. He is 15.2hh.  He is my older sisters horse. Khnight thinks he is a four year old, and can be very spunky. But most of the time we call him a grumpy old man. Khnight has a hard time keeping weight on him in the winter, so he gets more grain than the other horses. We have had Khnight for nine years. 


Apple is my younger sisters pony. She the cutest little sixteen year old, brown and white paint mare. She is 13hh. Apple sticks to Rosie like bees to honey. They are very close friends. Apple is taken on lots of trail rides and has the smallest, most bumpiest gaits ever! We have had Apple for five years.




Ruger is the newest addition to the herd. We bought Ruger for my younger sister because she outgrew Apple for long trail rides. He is a 16hh Paint gelding with the sweetest disposition. Ruger is 14 years old and is such a good fit for my sister! We bought Ruger in August of 2018.



Shawnee is my older cousins horse. He is a twenty-two years old, black and white paint, Quarter Horse gelding. Shawnee is so gentle and sweet, but minds his own business. He doesn’t need to be in your face all the time, unlike my horse! Shawnee has big gaits and is 15.3hh. He also loves to eat, like Rosie. Shawnee is being trained to compete in cowboy mounted shooting competitions! We have had Shawnee for nine years. 


Josie is my younger cousins pony. She is a fifteen year old, grulla, Quarter Pony mare. She is 14.1hh. Her color is very unique. She is so friendly and curious! She comes when she is called and will follow her owner anywhere. Josie is also being trained to compete in cowboy mounted shooting competitions! Sadly, we have recently found out that Josie is blind in her right eye. We have had Josie for six years.


Dumplin’ is our mini. He is a seventeen year old, rose gray mini. He is only about 9hh. Dumplin' in the spring time, sheds tones of his furry coat! We bought Apple and Dumplin’ at the same time if you were wondering about his name;-). He is in his own pen because he can’t be in with the big horses. We tried, it didn’t work! Dumplin’ is trained to pull a Amish cart or wagon. We have had Dumplin’ for five years.


Next up is our two Nigerian goats! 

Lilly is the sweetest doe ever! She is the coolest color and has blue eyes. She is a really good mother to Angel!


Angel is our sweet baby doe! She was born on Saturday, April 7, 2018. Little Angel is the first baby to be born on Winds of Faith. She was the cutest little surprise ever! Why I say surprise is that, believe it or not, we did not realize that Lilly was pregnant. Its a long story, but we are so glad Angel is a healthy little kid! Isn't she adorable?!?!



The mini Juliana pigs!

Wilber has quite the character! He will drop down and lay on his side whenever you scratch his belly.




Daisy follows Wilber around. Her and Wilber, in the fall, will collect lots of grass to bring in their stall as a bed for the winter! This was a picture of when she was a baby!


Chickens! 

We have eight chickens that we have raised from chicks. There are lots of different breeds and we have named all of them. We can tell them apart by their different colored feathers. They each have unique colored eggs too! 



Barn Cats!

We have six barn cats that have found their way to our farm! Oscar, Tar, Lavender, Tipper, Roo, and Pigeon are their names. Here are Pigeon, Roo and Tipper.






Dogs!

We have LOTS of dogs here on Winds of Faith! Nine including all of the farm, but just my family, we have six dogs. In order of pictures: Bella on the right is a Maltese (she’s my baby!) and Charlie is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel on the left, Maisey is a long haired Chihuahua, Dakota is a rescue (aren’t those the best?), Maverick is a German Shepherd (also a rescue!), and Tucker is a long haired Chihuahua. Tucker is our newest addition, we got him when he was ten weeks old! He is so tiny and adorable!







And I couldn't help but post a picture of my cousins rescue, Petey, when he was a puppy!!!


Well, these are most of our animals here on Winds of Faith! 
I hope you liked reading about them all.


29 comments:

  1. Rosie's so beautiful! We have a mini that pulls a cart, too.

    We have the same farm animals as you, except for we don't have goats or pigs..... we have a huge cattle ranch. I love their babies in the spring!!!

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    1. Thank you! That's neat, what is your mini's name?

      I love farm animals! Baby cows are the cutest. Especially those big cow eyes!

      Thanks for reading!

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    2. That's a great name! I'm sure she is really sweet:-).

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  2. Hey Brooklyne It is great to see pictures of your animals. I'm sure there are few dull moments around the place. The horses all look beautiful! Especially Rosie!!!:D

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    1. Yes, having this many animals, it can be crazy at times.
      Thank you! I will tell Rosie she is the star of the page;-)!

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    2. Angel totally is the cutest! So glad she came through the struggles. :)

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    3. I just saw Ruger. He is so pretty!! If you hadn't said I wouldn't have guessed he was 16hh.

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  3. I know, isn't she?! She is so sweet and growing super fast! She is already 6 pounds. And she loves me to hold her!
    Did you see we also got a new puppy? Tucker is really little and loves to play with Maisey!

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  4. Oh my goodness, your animals are beautiful!!! :D

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  5. Thanks, Natalie! We love our animals so much! Do you have any pets?

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    1. Just two dogs, but we used to have cats and chickens. Maybe again, someday! :)

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    2. Dogs are the best! :)
      We have two indoor cats that I didn't mention above and they are really sweet. Their names are Lady and Jack. They are 16 years old. Chickens are fun too!
      Thanks for commenting!!! :D

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  6. Wow! Y 'all have a lot of dogs! I love animals!

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  7. I know! I love animals too! Thanks for commenting!

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  8. So sweet!! Dumplin looks so cute! Ha! And oh my goodness ANGEL is SO SMALL! I love her! :D You have a lot of dogs...and animals in general! Can I just say I want to GO there now? <3 I have a question, what does "13hh" mean? Does that mean height? The farm and animals look charming! ;)

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  9. Hi Mallory!
    Sorry it took so long to reply. Thanks for reading about our animals! Dumplin is cute! He gets a really furry winter coat! And Angel is just the sweetest!!!! She loves to be held and loved on! <3
    Ya, so, 13hh means 13 "hands high." Each "hand" is four inches. That's how horses are measured... hope that answers your question. :D
    Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Your horse Rosie reminds me of our horse Gracie! She's the boss hoss. Also I love the grulla color. We don't have a grulla yet, but I'm keepign my hopes up for one in the future. :)
    Also I hate goats, but I love cats and dogs, so cool beans on that!
    If I may ask, did you start Winds of Faith as a business as well as a home? Does the farm support your family?
    -Tessa

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  11. Hi Tessa!
    Thanks for stopping by this page! Rosie is definitely the queen of the pasture. Josie is a really pretty color!
    You hate goats?!? Even after you saw that cute adorable picture of Angel?!?
    Winds of Faith is our family farm. But, no, we don't make a living off of the farm. We would like to be self sufficient someday... but we have to start somewhere! We have bees and make maple syrup from our trees. And gardening is a big part of summer! Do you like gardening?

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  12. This is so helpful you guys have the cutest animals and, all the animals are so sweet. The horses were so good when we rode them. Thanks, for being so nice to us when we were there.I am definitely excited to see you guys again.:)

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    1. Hi Sydnee!
      I'm glad you stopped by my blog! You did a great job riding the horses! And I had lots of fun on the four wheelers with you and your sisters! I'm so glad you had a good vacation! :D

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  13. I LOVE horses! It must be so fun to have your own:) Your horse is so pretty!❤️
    -Patience🐎

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    1. I LOVE horses too! Yes, owning horses is a lot of fun! Horses are such good teachers! Rosie has taught me many things about overcoming fears and responsibility. Aw, thanks! Rosie is such a pretty mare! :)
      Thanks for reading about our animals on Winds of Faith, Patience!

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  14. We have a King Charles Caviler Spaniel too. She is on my profile picture.

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    1. Ahh, yes! I saw that your dog looked like the same breed as Charlie! Don't they just have the sweetest personalities! Charlie is so laid back! And he loves food time! :)

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  15. Yes, Our dog, Annie loves food too. She is almost 11 and is a bit bigger than most in her breed.

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    1. Aww, Annie sounds like she is really sweet! I like her name! :)

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