Feeding the boys. I’m proud of my feeding schedule. I feed the boys alot of hay and grain. For instance Renegade gets between 10 and 15 lbs of grain a day and if picketed he also gets hay how much hay depends on the quality of grass. Buck get 8 to 12 lb of grain and the same as above on that. They have walked 588 miles as of today and I was asked if Buck was pregnant today I’m proud of that question it means my boys are well fed.
Rest Days again. I’m in Vass Nc today I decided the Boys needed a two day break early we’ve done 80 miles in four days. The boys weren’t tired but the goal is to not get them tired out. When I turn them loose I want them to still have some play in them after they fill their bellies. Also the road I want to travel is still not available due to the flooding. So hopefully it will be open Tuesday.
The power of internet media is a little bit scary. I was a few miles from Carthage NC when I was waved at from a car. They wanted me to stop and talk as they have been following me on Facebook. I was willing to do so as that is how I get my message out and make friends. I just met some more friends. My new friends went way beyond just talking they went out of their way to find me a place to stay and then chased me down and brought me the news and the directions to my new hosts. Thank you for helping. They are what American people are at heart, generous, compassionate and ready to extend a helping hand. Thank you. People we need to forget our fear and extend a helping hand to our neighbors and our community and take back what made America great, our hearts and minds and a willingness to help. Again my message is Just Help when you see a need.
Back on the road again the horses are well rested and the Storm has passed by, there is still some flooding going on but should not affect me at this time. I’m in Denton NC at a farm who kindly agreed to host me. Will be heading out on the morning towards Seagrove NC. Please remember that children need to go to bed not Hungry.
Day 44. I was in Love Valley NC, they are very awesome and generous people. They helped me with a place to stay, thank you Abbi and Linda. I didn’t get to meet Abbi as she was called up by the National Guard because of the storm but still loaned me her home. Linda spent her time to take me to a feed mill to get oats for my boys. Tori and her family feed me two delicious dinners. Then Tori and her friends gave me a ride with my boys to Salisbury so I could spend the storm time with my sister and her family. Drew and his crew helped me by putting another spring on my Wagon tongue, then very generously put a hay rack on the back of my Wagon. Thank you to Drew and his Crew. Drew also put me in touch with Danny from BlimpsWorks who generously offered and made me two banners to hang on my Wagon. I believe that the people of Love Valley NC are representative of what America should be. My hats off to them. This is the second Town that I’ve been though that I believe this of the first being Lafollette Tn. My Hat is off to you all.
I started this Trek with 2 complete sets of horse boots. Thinking I was good for for 600 + miles. However I didn’t realize that my two boys are toe draggers. They have went through their hind feet’s sets in 394 miles. So with much thinking and decision making I’ve decided to put boruim shoes on my boys. Which will open a whole new type of problems. But hopefully will be less expensive.
I really appreciate the invitations to stay at your homes. But there are to.many for me to answer, awesome. So if you would keep an eye on my posts and if I get close to you contact me. Please remember I’m moving at 3 miles an hour so close to you is 70 Miles out which is around 5 days travel. Also remember that I’m traveling by
horse more then a mile off route is quite a detour but if there is a way I can plan it so it’s not a detour then it’s doable.
I’m in Roan Mountain just so you know if you ever plan a horse trek avoid 19E S very busy road with very fast drivers. But I’m safe and parked at the Mountain Harbor Hostel in Roan Mountain. I had a short day only 11 miles. But had a great interview with WCYB Channel 5 news out of Bristol Va. https://wcyb.com/news/tennessee-news/woman-spreads-awareness-of-childhood-hunger-with-nationwide-horse-and-wagon-trek .
To day was a day if winding roads and beautiful country. Talked to a lot of people along the way about Hunger and the damages it does. I finished off the day on awesome farm in Tiger Valley Tn. I’m traveling thru the Cherokee National Forest right now. I’m going to bed with the sound of a creek in my ears.