In my New Hampshire home I share horses, pets, outdoor and computer interests with my dear hubby. I’ve been a transplanted southerner for 26 years, I was born and grown in Knoxville, Tennessee (GRITS stands for Girls Raised In The South!)
I cut my teeth drawing horses from comic books, and got my first horse later in life (for our daughter Emmie.) We’ve had six different horses over 14 years, plus a succession of cats, a few dogs, budgies, hamsters, many tropicals and goldfish.
Current interests besides trail riding and driving the horses are rowing (Alden racing shell) and fishing, boating, hiking, snowboarding and snow-shoeing, and yoga. I have also delved pretty deeply into t’ai chi, karate, cross-country skiing, piano, some guitar, and helping hubby to restore two old homes.
Hubby restores his 1935 GarWood boat, refinishes furniture, trains our 3-year old Arabian/percheron to drive, and loves to garden and cook and cut firewood for our Russian fireplace. He’s also active in Rotary and in Gilford’s historical society. We have both enjoyed hosting foreign exchange students from Finland and Poland, and soon will have one from Japan.
We are very proud of our two grown children, Emmie and Ezra. Their youth activities revolved around horses and sports. Riding lessons, 4H, Pony Club and horse shows (plus ballet) kept us busy with our daughter Em; soccer, baseball, basketball and skiing/snowboarding occupied us with our son Ez. Summer family weekends were spent at an island camp on Lake Winnipesaukee, which we all still enjoy!