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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Airdrie Stud Farm--Nice Work if You Can Get It

This the entrance gate to Airdrie Stud Farm on Old Frankfort Pike near Midway, Kentucky.  It's where a lucky few thoroughbreds get re-assigned to after they are retired from racing.  Since most of us probably have limited time this week for blogging, and since Airdrie has good barns, fences, and water, I'm making this post my entry for Barn Charm and Watery Wednesday II at Bluff Area Daily and Friday Fences at Life According to Jan and Jer .  Hopefully, this will give more time to visit you all.

The "bachelor pad", aka stud barn, seen through some sycamore branches:

Closeup of "bachelor pad":

Another barn on the property--probably for more mundane uses like feed/equipment storage.  Can you see Black Beauty in the lower right hand corner?

A stream runs through it and examples of classic horse fencing and dry stone walls:

Other side of the entrance to Airdrie with view of dry stone wall from above:

If this is the last time we chat before Christmas,  a merry one to you and yours from Chet and me.  He's already dreaming of a deer antler treat!


Grandma Barb's This and That said...

What a beautiful place. Great for all 3 memes!
Merry Christmas to you and Chet!

Sally in WA said...

That is truly a lovely place. Thanks for sharing it. Have a great Christmas!

TexWisGirl said...

love those beautiful fences!

merry christmas - and good luck to chet on his wish!

Brian King said...

That is a beautiful farm! Many of those horses have it better than people. I'd like to spend a day at one of those places just taking photos.

Stewart M said...

Horse properties have the same sort of "look" world wide!

I'm looking forward to playing with the new lens over the Christmas break.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Jan n Jer said...

You got all the memes covered. Great pics Faye. Hope your Christmas is full of Peace,Joy and Love, this goes for Chet too!!! I know he gives you lots of LOVE! See you next year!!!

Daniel LaFrance said...

Wonderful place to retire. Wouldn't it be nice if everyone was treated so well.

Love the scenes!

Anonymous said...

Fantabulous barn on this stud farm! Beautiful grounds, of course, & I'm lovin the black fence & stone wall!

Thank you for joining both BC & WW in 2012 & hope you'll return for a Happy New Year in 2013! =)

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Love the fences- beautiful place!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Beautiful place! Merry Christmas!

EG CameraGirl said...

A beautiful farm! Marry Christmas, Faye!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i really like the perspective of the last shot. so great. what a beautiful farm. i enjoy your visits. so cool!! Merry Christmas Faye. big big hugs. ( :

Rose said...

I did see Black Beauty, and loved the entrance and exit.

Merry Christmas to you and your roommate!

NatureFootstep said...

My favourite shot is the one with the fences and the little stream. Would like to take a stroll there. :)

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great fence photos!