[Homestead] Beer for my Horses
genegerue at ruralize.com
Wed Apr 9 07:05:44 EDT 2008
On Apr 8, 2008, at 9:02 PM, Clansgian at wmconnect.com wrote:
> The two of them together were beyond belief as far as the load they
> could tug.
I am reminded of something my father told me about his experiences
with horse. My father's father died when Dad was twelve or fourteen.
To help support the family, Dad was hired out to a logging company,
this in northern Michigan. He started as a cook's helper and worked
his way up. He became a teamster, skidding logs with horse, and grew
to love the big animals. He said that on a very heavy log and
imperfect footing the horses would get down with their bellies nearly
touching the ground and pull, literally scratching the dirt with their
hooves, giving him everything they had.
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