Sunday, October 30, 2016

Sunday Stills

Thomas and Moe

Dawn and Charlotte grazing in the early morning sun

Silver and Flyer

Lofty and Donneur

George and Asterik

Cino on the go

Rip and Baby

Digby leading the way followed by Lighty and Sam

Merlin and Duesy just standing around . . . 

. . . until they start annoying each other

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Blankets and Sun

Today seemed like a good day to trash the front barn and start spreading blankets from one end to the other in order to get them sorted and ready to distribute all around the farm. It felt weird sorting blankets on an 80 degree (26C) day. We had a couple of residents with new blankets, and they found it even more odd that we were putting blankets on them to make sure they fit correctly. The expression on their faces when we threw the blankets on were a mix of confusion and horror. For a few fleeting moments I think they feared being trapped in a blanket on a day that was sunny and 80 degrees.

The only resident on this farm who wouldn't complain about wearing a blanket on an 80 degree day is Sparky the donkey. I'm convinced he would wear his blanket 365 days per year. While the horses are all ripping their blankets to shreds and removing them, Sparky is very protective of his blanket and it never has a thread out of place.

Our seven day forecast looks like a continuation of the same forecast that we've had . . . forever? Sunny and 80 degrees and not a drop of rain in the forecast. I think the NWS moved our area from severe drought to extreme drought. Definitely not a move we wished to make, but it is what it is.  I'm 100% fine with 80 and sunny. I'm not fine living in what feels like the Sahara desert. 

Now that the growing season would be coming to an end in a few weeks anyway I'm sure it will start raining again at about that time. We wouldn't want to have less mud than normal, that would be unacceptable. Mother Nature is fine with wrecking the growing season, but she rarely thinks it a good idea to lower the mud quotient. Sigh


some days are a great day for a gallop; Gibson leading the way followed by Flyer, Lotus, Romeo and George . . .

. . . Lofty, Romeo and Lotus . . . 

. . . Flyer and Gibson . . .

. . . Romeo and Lotus

Traveller and Lily

Maisie and Cuffie

Johnny and Murphy

Mick and Taco

Faune and Cocomo having an early morning play session

Revy and Homer hanging out

Sabrina and Timbit

Nemo and Sebastian

the World's Cutest Fainting Goats; Miss Lyle, Mina and Jo          

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Tuesday Pictures

Romeo and Silver

 Flyer and Donneur

MyLight enjoying a very satisfying roll

Apollo and Cisco

Lotus and Lofty

Donovan, Oskar and River having a lazy day

a closer look at River and Oskar (Johnny in the background)

new resident Digby and Nemo

Walden leading the way for meal time followed by Fabrizzio and Baner

Merlin and Remmy

progression of a sunrise; 6 ;24am . . . 

. . . 6:30am . . . 

. . .6 :48am . . .

. . . 6:55am . . .

. . . 7:04am . . . 

. . . 7:08am . . . 

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sunday Stills

Flyer and Asterik were being wild waiting for breakfast

Romeo and Gibson were also being wild

Convey and Chance

Charlotte and Bonnie having a grooming session and hanging out

Cinnamon and Dawn

Norman and Lily


Calimba and Dolly



Johnny, Toledo and Rocky were staring hard at something

Rubrico and Ripley were also staring hard . . .

Ripley saying to Rubrico, " did you see that??"