Friday, November 23, 2012

Exciting (and delicious!) fundraiser!

Hi everyone! Happy Thanksgiving from all of the humans and horses at Hytyme! Hopefully you've enjoyed a lovely day with your family and friends (equine members included!).

 We've got an exciting new partnership to announce for the upcoming holiday season! Zara May's Handcrafted Fudge, makers of all-natural and organic fudge, want to help the Hytyme horses and have established a fundraiser for us. They'll donate 25% of their fudge sales to our rescue! 

Here's the link to the order forms, where you can peruse all the delicious options:

They're also displaying some of our current and former horses on their site--Hope, Shannon, Ada, Christy, and Masquerade and Coal. 

Share the link with your friends! Who doesn't want fudge for the holidays?

Thanks again to Zara's, and thanks to all of our friends!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

November 18th, 2012

Yikes! Where has the time gone? Our last post was all the way back in September...things are looking mighty different at Hytyme since our last update. It was dry and dusty back it feels like a typical Oregon winter. The mud is back...

Luckily, thanks to Katie's research, we've found a fantastic new way to feed the Hytyme horses. We're using small-hole haynets, and it is definitely cutting down on the wasted hay. The horses really seem to enjoy having something to do in their stalls. What a great idea!
Gracie loves her haynet!

Before we get into pictures of the mud, here are some nice shots of the barn before everything got damp. However, the grass is growing and the field is green again!

Super volunteer Diane and Chino


We also had a visit from an old friend. In 2010, the Oregon Trail Primary School came out to meet the horses. They also made a wonderful donation. Katie Zimmer, one of the students on that 2010 visit came to Hytyme with her mother. They collected over $70 in donations and went to Burns Feed to buy us some much needed items! Shampoo, wormer, horse treats, hoof picks, and more! Katie is now a fifth grader, and she and her mom will be volunteering again in the future. Thank you so much!