We are so used to the hustle and bustle of tourists’ traffic on Daufuskie that this quiet from the pandemic lockdowns has everyone wondering what’s going on and looking for attention. It’s been awfully quiet around here!
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This was the first year that the Daufuskie Island Christmas Parade was not held from the fire department to the county dock. Since Marshside Mama’s is shut down we reorganized the parade to be in Melrose. We lined up at the old inn and paraded down to the Beach Club where the kiddos sang carols and sat on Santa’s lap. We threw candy to the people on the sidelines and let the horses graze on the lawn while we watched the kids. Flaca and Mandy were rock stars. This was Mandy’s second parade but Flaca’s first.
A long standing annual tradition, our deer drive takes place every winter in the Oakridge and Webb Tracts. Generations of grandfathers, fathers and son hunters come over together with shotguns and hounds to cull our deer. If left unmanaged they become over populated and start to display poor genetics and diseases. All of the harvested deer is processed and surplus venison is donated to the community. Our job on horseback is to pull downed deer from the woods where trucks or ATV’s can’t reach. This was Flaca’s first hunt and she did amazing.
Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours. From our health to our horses to our friends and neighbors we have so much to be thankful for!
Longfield Stables at Palmetto Bluff welcomed Daufuskie Marsh Tacky Society back for a second year of the Meet a Marsh Tacky Event over 4th of July weekend. This year we were lucky enough to spend the entire week complimentary at the Bluff because of the barge schedule which restricts when we can come and go from Daufuskie. We all had a wonderful time and the horses did not want to leave. We rode the obstacle course demonstration again and this year we rode the horses in Palmetto Bluff’s 4th of July parade through Wilson Village. Mandy and Roxie were amazing amongst the crowds and over the top decorations! Thank you to everyone at Longfield and the Bluff for a wonderful week.
We were in the neighborhood of Greer, SC last week and stopped into the Carolina Carriage Superstore. We bought some nice working harness that needs a little tweaking on Mandy but overall it fits and should do the trick! Now we just need the carriage. We are excited!