Thanks for the tact in asking about our TTC journey. We are probably open about it to a fault, but every once and a while someone asks in a way that annoys me so I say something.... snarky, maybe? I've had more than one person ask if it is planned. Um... yeah. I'm gay. Its not like I just fell and landed on some sperm. A lot of people have been surprised we didn't go through a doctor and just did it at home, so we ask them where their children were conceived (or where they were, if they don't have children yet)! We started young so we wouldn't have to worry about age-related infertility. NewMum- If your friend does decided to start trying, there is a great forum on MDC in Queer Parenting. There is tons of knowledge and support!
Also, thanks for the nice things about our blog. I'm always intimidated by writing where it can be compared to DW. She is much more of a writer than I am, but we've been working on ways to have our writing complement each other more and it has been fun. We also write in a journal that is actually to the baby. I am happy it is all being documented.
Back to the questions-
Horses were imposed on me by DW. As I said, I grew up in a small town and I knew lots of people with horses, but never really got into it myself. When I met DW in college she had a horse and it has all gone from there. Most of my experience came from Rose, the mama horse in the blog. She was a race horse and was the sweetest horse I have ever met in my life... when you weren't riding her. When she was being ridden, she was all work, all the time, and to her, work meant fast. So it was an adrenaline filled experience! We technically still have one horse, but he lives with a friend of ours about an hour and a half away. Our friend is a vet and he has some health issues so it is the best arrangement.
If I could have any job, I think I would want to have a gluten-free bakery. Unfortunately someone just opened one in Tucson, so I don't think that will happen any time soon.