The Russians Are Coming

Summer 1961.   My summers were endless days of playing with my sisters, with nothing more urgent than deciding what we wanted to do next.  Playing on the old grapevine, which never bore any grapes…


My Horse Heritage

“When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk.  He trots the air, the earth sings when he touches it.”               William Shakespeare   “Put your foot in the stirrup.  Grab the saddle horn.…


A Love Story For the Young At Heart

The bride had a special request. Would I leave our horses out during the ceremony? You’ll never guess what happened next! One brisk February day in 2015, the phone rang. And, as so often occurs, on…


Simplicity That’s Here and Now at Newell Lodge

Remember when life was simple? On a recent, warmish day following last week’s historic winter storm, I sat in the swing under one of the hundreds of old oak trees here at Newell Lodge. As I lazily…


Newell Lodge Hosts A Country Christmas

Ever wish Christmas still held that sense of wonder and awe? We hope you’ll recapture those memories and make some new ones with the Carter family this year at Newell Lodge. This year, we’re hosting…