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Alpharetta, GA October 15, 2001
   We had a good harvest of grapes and a beautiful day to pick them.  Using 2 radios, we listened to GA Tech football and the Atlanta Braves baseball at the same time while we picked. 
purple grapes
Applewood Muscadine Grapes
Laura picking grapes
Laura pickin' & grinnin'
grapes in gator
A Gator-load of grapes
   Meredith Mack found a cute, completely tame, white and brown female rabbit sitting patiently at the farm entrance gates.  She lived in the tack room for a few days and was fun to feed carrots. She now has a good home with Leslie Crews who lives across the street.  Carl the Dog was especially interested in the rabbit.
rabbit and Carl the Dog
Carl the Dog and the cute rabbit

  Winter Dressage Program
Contact Applewood about our winter dressage boarding, training, and instruction program with Amanda Persons.  Lesson horses available.
"We exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance, and perseverance, proven character, and proven character, hope." - Romans 5:3-4
"The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one."
 - Elbert Hubbard
"It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers." - James Thurber
"In the end it will not matter to us whether we fought with flails or reeds. It will matter to us greatly on what side we fought."
 - G.K. Chesterton
"Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow." - Alice M. Swaim
"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer too much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat." - Theodore Roosevelt
"Computers can figure out all kinds of problems, except the things in the world that just don't add up." - James Magary
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." - Confucius
"So live that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip."
 - Will Rogers

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   Michelle Gibson gave an exhibition ride at the ABIC/USDF Regional Championships last weekend.  Held in the Olympic equestrian park in Conyers, GA, it was the first opportunity  for the public to see World of Dreams, Michelle's new Hannoverian stallion.  They put on quite a show for the spectators on Saturday. 
Indy ring center
Michelle and Indy Saturday 10-13-01 
Indy airborne
Airborne again
Indy pat on neck
The best reward, a pat on the neck
Indy with flowers
Indy seemed to enjoy the crowd
  Cheryl Williams and Laura Thatcher staffed Applewood Foundation's display table at the show.  They handed out literature and answered questions about the foundation.   
foundation table
Cheryl and Laura collected donations in Indy's feed bucket

"Each of us makes his own weather; we determine the color of the skies in the emotional universe which we inhabit."
 - Fulton J. Sheen
"Some things have to be believed to be seen."
 - Ralph Hodgson
"Let us run with patience the race that is set before us." - Hebrews 12:1

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