When I was a kid, I distinctly remember every summer when it was corn season. At almost every meal, we would have fresh corn on the cob loaded with lots of salt and butter. Did any one else have a dedicated stick of butter with a huge indent in it? We called it the “rolling butter” and the process somehow made the corn more delicious! After dinner, my mom would collect the corn cobs and jam them in a bag that was eventually destined for my cousin’s house. On occasion, I would be lucky enough to bring the big bag of corn cobs up the road to her house and feed them to her horse Boss. I couldn’t tell you much about Boss, only that he was friendly and to this day whenever I eat corn on the cob, I think of my childhood. This weekend we brought the boys to Mill Creek Farm a Retirement Home For Horses, in Alachua County. Hopefully at least my oldest will have similar memories!
So a retirement home for horses? It’s great really, it’s a spot where they keep all the aging horses, set them up with wheelchairs, hearing aids, and they get to play canasta all day in between episodes of Perry Mason and Matlock. No, it’s not really like that, but instead if you ever had a parent tell you that your beloved pet “went to the farm”, Mill Creek Farm is exactly that picturesque farm complete with rolling hills with lush grass that you imagined your best friend went to. It’s so nice in fact, I think I want to retire there! Continue reading