Today Finn turned nine! I was not at the barn because we had a day that looked like this:

We got a little over a foot of snow, the roads were horrible, and an hour drive to and from the barn to hang out with the pony wasn't happening. Instead, me and the munchkin decided to bake him an apple-carrot birthday cake. I found a bunch of recipes online and ended up incorporating a little from each recipe.

Big helper

A lot of the recipes suggested shredding the apples and carrots. Luckily the Vitamix took care of all that!

He probably would have eaten this raw

It smelled awesome while it baked

The finished product. It was a little mushier than I would have liked, but it came out great. Those are crushed spearmints on the edge. :)

Finn will get his cake tomorrow after we get back from New England Equine. Our appointment is at 11am and I'm assuming we will be there all day. My vets forwarded all of his paperwork to NEE, as well as all x-rays. I also have everything printed out, as well as timeline history that I wrote. The great thing about this blog is that everything that has happened to him in the past two years is right here, and I don't have to try to remember it all.

Wish us luck!!


  1. Aw, how sweet of you to make him a cake! My gelding's Bday was last week and he just got an apple, lol! :) happy 9th Bday Finn and good luck tomorrow!

  2. Happy birthday Finn! Good luck today, i'll be crossing my fingers for you guys.