"If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things. The powers-that-be can break up any big thing they want. They can corrupt it or co-opt it from the inside, or they can attack it from the outside. But what are they going to do about 10 million little things? They break up two of them, and three more like them spring up!"
- Pete Seeger, in YES! Magazine

Friday, September 18, 2009

Hay the Horses

Ranch chores continue here near Bridgeport, Nebraska.

The project:
Throw hay to the horses - all 53 of them.

15 minutes because actually only a dozen of the 53 horses here were in the corrals today. The rest were out on the range in their herd families, grazing at leisure.

Why bother?
In addition to raising cattle, our hosts raise horses for work and pleasure. The animals serve as working animals and pets, sources of income income and pleasure. All of them need care. It seems only right to help out while we're here - plus we've been riding the saddle horses daily, and enjoyed the pleasure of wagon rides during our visit.

Worth it?

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