A heads-up for those of you that read the blog on the Mesa Farm website:
I've been fortunate to have technologically savy people manage my website social media. First it was Al Peabody, a friend who volunteered at Heifer International when I worked there, who put together my Dale Perkins Horse Show site 25 or so years ago. He took some of the photos that are still on the site. Then my step-son, Sam Tripp, took it over around ten years ago when we integrated it into a Mesa Farm website.
It was my job with Al and Sam to provide content and I generally updated it about once a year when we added some new photos or created new sections; so it was "on me" when it wasn't up to date or needed to be freshened up a bit.
Now Ann's niece, Katye Brier, has kindly offered to be the next site administrator. Sam (like Al before him) never complained about the work, but I'm sure he's glad to be relieved of the website duties. He'll continue administrating the City to Saddle site; so he's not out of the woods yet.
I'm excited to have Katye on board, though, as she is an excellent journalist and talented graphic designer as well as a professional photographer. She runs the www.mapleandmainmedia.com business with her husband, Joe. The couple and their boys, Tate and Charlie, live in Holden. I'll still be responsible for content, but I'm also going to step back a bit and let her work her magic. She'll be adding her photos to the assortment of photos already on the site; and remember, you're always invited to submit pictures as I know some of you have taken some nice shots. Likewise, if you see any edits or changes that the site could use, you can send those ideas our way as well.
I know I'm going to like working with Katye as she was already creatively able to update the Mesa Farm logo utilizing the same rearing horse graphic I've used for at least 15 years. This has special meaning for me because it was original art work by another Heifer friend and volunteer, Scott Lyons. Scott's drawing was based on a photograph of my first trick horse, Ginger, taken around 1988 when I was in Arkansas. Ginger (Gypsy's sister) died two years ago at the age of 36. Bloopie is now buried next to her.
The new www.mesafarmrutland.com site will be launched and replace the current one on June 1st. Thanks Al, and Sam, and now Katye!
Photo: A photo of the original photo that the Mesa Farm logo is based on.