Instead of tractors, our garden is powered by draft horses. From breaking ground, to cultivating to hauling the harvest, we turn to our equine partners in grime for their strength and grace. Ancient and sacred, we take great joy in the relationship between (wo)man and horse and appreciate their diligent work ethic! Their hooves are much gentler on the land, and their pace and strength is just right for the garden!
The baby! At 6 years old, Billy is full of spirit and energy. Everyday he learns more about farm work and he certainly enjoys trying to keep up with Rye! New to the crew, he has befriended Skip (previously alone at the bottom of the totem pole). With his little pink nose, Billy is in the running for the cutest horse ever… no really, he is.
Born with a mustache Justin can only aspire to, Skip really is the world’s most patient horse. Willing to fall asleep at the drop of a hat, this horse can stand still for an eternity. Unmatched at tedious tasks like cultivating teeny plants and running the transplanter, Skip really doesn’t like to do anything too hard (he and Nell get along really well). Skip loves his stall, eating and finding something he can itch his legs on.
Our Resident meathead! Rye is a big boy who loves heavy work. He endurance is unparalleled and he is never happier than when he is logging with Justin and his buddy Barley. While perfectly capable, he thinks light work like cultivating and transplanting is an insult to his skill set. Justin and Rye don’t see eye-to-eye on this issue.
Our rock. This horse will help us out, no matter the task! Unflappable, patient and superbly handsome—if you see a team in the field, Barley is probably in it. The only thing he seems to struggle with is weight of his lower lip (it is often drooping). King of the herd, Barley rules with a quiet grace… unless you cross him!