Sunday, August 1, 2010

FarmWife's Top Five Little Material Wishes

FarmWife, content and fulfilled though she remains, does occasionally indulge in wishing. This is a peculiarly human trait. While I, Fenway Bartholomule, may occasionally reach for a tender bite of grass that lies just out of reach, I don't google seed vendors or compare the relative prices of hay in Florida and New Hampshire. I leave that sort of fantasizing to the humans, and FarmWife does plenty for the both of us.

Here are a few of FarmWife's modest material wishes; that is, a list which excludes big ticket items like the eight-stall barn and the 40 acre woodlot.

1) Hind hoofboots for me, Fenway Bartholomule. I do love my front Epics so!

2) A tidy little cart for me, Fenway Bartholomule. Lightly used meadowbrooks seem to go for $700-$1000 in these parts.

3) Another truckload of sacrifice paddock footing for me, Fenway Bartholomule. Last year's purchase worked wonders on our mud problem!

4) A mullen- or low-port liverpool bit for me, Fenway Bartholomule. I'll drive nicely on the snaffle rein of my favorite pelham, but I'd look fine in something more traditional.

5) A second camera, that she might take more pictures of me, Fenway Bartholomule. She's put a great many miles on the family camera, but she hates to take great liberties with it on rugged rides and in inclement weather.

Notice a theme?

Yes, my friends—I am as important in her daydreams as I am in her reality. It's a lovely thing, and there's a lesson in it . . . really, FarmWife has everything she needs.

Ears to you,
Fenway Bartholomule


  1. To maintain a state of gratefulness is one of my goals Fenway. How easy you must make it for your FarmWife :)

  2. Hi Fenny—
    My best friend Spot The Horse asks me if there's such a thing as a Myler driving bit. He loves his loose-ring Myler for jumping and dressage.
    Just a thought. You know how pesky those are.


    This link shows the Chimacum Tack Myler driving bit inventory . . . they are my retailer of choice, and it seems they offer some!


    Valentino, you're right. FarmWife never has to work at maintaining gratitude. My presence is very reinforcing.


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