About Time Acres Came To Be
Time Acres began as a dream. My love of animals & horses started
early in life - just ask my Mom! From the time I was young I was
constantly caring for baby birds that fell from nests, bottle feeding
orphaned kittens, bringing home stray puppies, splinting broken
chicken legs, and trying to talk her into letting me keep a litter
of motherless little skunks! I brought home everything from (very
loud) lost piglets to a (very big) underfed great dane. My poor
mom would tell me every time I left the house that I was not allowed
to bring back anything alive! I always loved horses - I wanted one
so badly that in my early "horseless years" I started
riding the sheep, and then graduated to riding the cows. My first
horse, a small pinto mare, was a dream come true (I'm sure the cows
were relieved too). I was 15. From that day on I knew that my life
would always be involved with horses, and a dream was born.
be called "About Time Acres", and there would be fenced
land, trees and grass. There would be room for horses, dogs, and
whatever other animals happened to need a good home. There would
be the beginnings of a Miniature Horse breeding farm, room to raise
Italian Greyhounds, and I would finally get a pet skunk. One day
it would happen.
dream grew in my head for years ... and then, a dream became reality.
I started with one mini mare, then on a trip to purchase a second
mare I ran across my perfect Jr. stallion (he just showed up about
3 years early!) and Freckle came home with me from Oklahoma. Kaleidoscope
joined my small herd as a Sr. stallion next - his breeding, color
& action were too good to pass up! Then, with the lease of two
additional mares, and three new foals, my miniature horse herd began
to take form! I am starting small and adding slowly, but saving
to purchase quality horses. (And yes, I did get my pet skunks too!)
Greyhounds joined our family in much the same way. Slowly at first,
and we add quality dogs as time and funds allow when we find the
right individuals. They are a wonderful (and neurotic) bunch, our
IGs. Such joyful little bundles of energy - disguised in elegant
Time Acres is also a home to rescues - horses saved from auctions,
rehabilitated, and sent on to good homes with a second chance at
life. We have a yard full of dogs - with the exception of the
Italian Greyhounds, all are adopted strays/rescues from the local
animal shelters or humane society.
a dream to reality - that's how About Time Acres came to be.