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October 2005 -At Home with Straw Boy
We like to keep in touch with the people who buy our horses. Sometimes
they even like to stay in touch with each other. The Bits & Bytes
Farm extended family includes buyers and "Friends". Gloria
Coleman who purchased Fame
for a Day was in Anderson, North Carolina to
visit her family and she took the chance to stop by and meet Harry
and Carmen Moore - owners of Straw Boy.
Straw Boy and friends at Hawk Hill Farm in Andrews, NC. October 2005
Dear Elizabeth & Barry,
I hope that you both are doing well! Marc
and I are considering coming down for the Bits and Bytes Farm "Halloween
Bash" this weekend (it looks like such fun). We will let
you know by Wednesday. I have been so excited to send you
this e-mail because I have a pleasant surprise for you both.
weekend, Marc and I went to visit our families in our home town
of Andrews, N.C. and we stopped in at the most exquisite Hawk
Hill Farm owned by Harry and Carmen Moore (a.k.a Straw Boy's
As we pulled in the driveway, Harry was working
diligently on his tractor. Marc and I introduced ourselves
and he greeted us with open arms! Harry was gracious enough
to take the time to show us around his lovely farm and barn (WOW). It
is one of the most beautiful places I have seen!
to say, Straw Boy is living "The Life". He has two pasture
mates along with lots of large areas to gallop and play. He
is so happy and healthy (yes, he told me to tell you that!!).
has lots of room to do pretty much whatever he wants to do with
his boys and is planning on setting up a cross country course! I
am very excited for Harry and Carmen to be living their
dream on the farm with their beautiful horses! Along
with the horses, Harry and Carmen seem so happy!
Fame is doing AWESOME! I just love
him more and more everyday.
Lots Of Love,
Gloria, Marc and Fame
Just wanted to get a short note off to let you know we arrived
at Hawk Hill
Farm here in NC on Saturday after a nice, quiet drive up. Straw Boy
transported wonderfully and, after unloading with a bit of quivering
because of all the "new", he began to settle in well. Put him in his own
pasture for the remainder of Saturday which made for some fence running on
the part of my QH Switz and my 3 year old TB Rushing. After a night
together in the barn, turned them out together on Sunday morning. They
seem to be doing very well as "a herd." Straw Boy's still distracted by
all the newness, but he's eating well. Another few days and he'll be fully
at home, I think.
Thanks to you and Barry for your help. I was pleased that Carmen
was able to meet the two of you on Saturday.
That's it for now. I know I'll have questions along the way
and will be in touch.