A Pie To Celebrate Tonka

Yesterday afternoon and into the evening, forty people were here for my new-traditional Pie Party. Almost eighteen pies were eaten. There was laughter and conversation, and one happy little dog had his butt scratched by four young girls all at the same time. I’ll have photos and tell more later this week, but today I’m busy. My friend, Cindy, is taking me up to Maine in her truck and trailer to pick up Tonka. Hopefully, we’ll arrive back here in Carlisle, and settle him into his new home, a stable two miles from my house, before dark.

The Pie Party was a good excuse to celebrate turning onto this path of horse ownership, and so I decorated the Butternut Squash, Apple and Brie Galette like this:



I know you’ll understand if I’m not at my computer for the next few days!


  1. Terry, I can just visualize your big grin! I know it will be a fun and exciting day for you. Have a safe trip!

  2. It’s so exciting that Tonka is coming to his forever home!! Enjoy every minute with him.

  3. Congratulations Terry. Have a safe trip! Looking forward to your next entry!

  4. I can’t wait for Tonka to come galloping in to your life! Will there be a stall cam?

  5. PS Your gallette is gorgeous! Did you hand cut each of those horses?

  6. Happy to hear you had a great Thanksgiving holiday. I enjoy the looks of your pies. Horse décor perfect to celebrate the occasion of Tonka coming home. I look forward to seeing pics of him. I bet Tonka would love a bite of your butternut squash pie! Godspeed and a safe trip home.

  7. I can only imagine how you are bursting with joy today. Soon Tonka will be on his new “Home Turf”!

  8. happy to hear about your horse. i know almost nothing aabout them – other than when i’m around a horse, somehow, it makes my toes afraid they’ll get stepped on!
    that never happened when i had my guernseys, tho.
    i’ve read that horses love you back – just like dogs do, only, you have to know what they’re saying when they do. i could get used to that.
    i’m sure you’ll have a long happy life with your horse and love him like i did my cows!

  9. The big day is finally here for Tonka and you! You need to get in lots of riding before nasty winter weather :)

  10. Okay…that’s a darn cute looking galette (is that French for pie?). Anyway, congrats on bringing Tonka home. The adventure begins…

  11. That pie sounds scrumptious! And it looks so tidy, in fact at first I thought it was a woven top. Hmmm, apples and brie!
    Have a safe trip, and welcome Tonka!

  12. WE may understand you won’t be around so much for the next few days. But I don’t think Pip and Caper will be so understanding! :-)

  13. Hi Everyone! Tonka traveled as quiet as could be in the trailer, (3 1/2 hours!) and calmly walked out the trailer at the new barn, let everyone pet him and say, “beautiful boy!” and then settled right in to eat his hay. As sane and trusting as can be.

    • Good to hear that Tonk traveled well, and everything went well for you too. Since Tonka being stabled only two miles from your house, will you be collecting his waste and leftover hay to add to your compost ?

      • PS I was wondering is Tonka named after a disney film called a horse named comanche ?

  14. That sounds like the kind of horse that will be a wonderful companion. I`m guessing he is boarding close enough to your property that you will be able to ride him over to meet the rest of his new animal family? Is Tonka used to other animals?

  15. I can’t wait to see the pics of your pie party.

    You have inspired me to have one of my own for a Christmas Eve gathering!!