Making New Pasture
Having horses caused us to develop a desire for a pasture area where those horses could
graze on green grass in addition to the hay and sweet grain feed that is their normal diet.
While we had 10 acres of land most of it was rough, swampy, and overgrown land that
served as a watershed feeding a small branch creek that in turn fed the Little Satilla River.
However, there was a dome of higher, drier land of mature planted pines that could
reasonably be made into a grazing area with minimal negative impact on the watershed
function of the low areas of the land.
The following 4 photos show what the land looked like in the spring of 2010, and the last
photos show the result of many hours of effort by a number of people and several thousand
The last photos are of the first few moments the horses were turned out to the new pasture
and were taken the day I write these words, (March 24,2011). I must say I have some pride in
our role in creating the final images on this page.
Creating a farm is an art form that takes a long time to be realized. Horse joy is a thing of