Feeding the Horses in Virginia

When the kids visit their grandparents in Virginia, they love to feed the horses next door carrots and apples.  Marlene must have had ten pounds of carrots for our stay!  The neighbors are generous with allowing all the children to visit the animals at the barn, too.  You might remember the pigs. The grass was so high from all the rain in was hard to see the bare feet!

feeding the horses



The fence where we took  Christmas card pics last Thanksgiving.




Maura and the little horse



Maura feeds the mini horse a carrot.



Michael and the horses


Not sure what Michael is communicating to the horses or they to him……


jack and the horse






The next morning, saying good bye. Horses keeping cool in the shade of the woods.

Anna and the horses


and the much used but almost always successful running grandchildren shot.


They really respond to on your mark, get set, GO. Must be all that swim team practice and meets!

And the running shot


The four of them are making my summer vacation a lively one!








17 thoughts on “Feeding the Horses in Virginia

  1. What incredibly great pictures of horses! Something about children and horses together does create an aura of simplicity and innocence. Why is it so I wonder?


  2. Great family photos, Ruth. To be able to visst Grandma & Grandpa, with Grandma, and see horses and a farm? Life doesn’t get much better for a kid, and it doesn’t get much better for Grandpa and the Grandmas, either. 🙂

  3. Awwww. these shots are just priceless Ruth! Great captures hon and love seeing your beautiful grandkids with those beautiful horses. Thanks for sharing hon. 😀 *big hugs*

  4. Ruth E, you are so lucky to be such a large part of their lives. And, they are lucky to have you a part of theirs.

  5. Lovely, lovely grandies, Ruth. Beautiful pics of the horses too. That last photo would be a marvellous advertisement for the cleaning power of whatever washing powder their mother uses. 😀

  6. It’s hard to say which one I like the best. The last one is perfect! the horses and ponies are beautiful Ruth. You are so talented. I remember the days of driving around with sugar cubes and carrots for the horses and bread for the ducks :>

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