Opening the Front Pasture

We’ve leased our big field out for another year. As much as I wanted to finish fencing, and seed for pasture, there were a few other things that needed attention first. Instead of letting the weeds take over, we let the farmer who planted last year plant this year as well.
Yesterday, he and his family were working on getting the field seeded.
That meant they needed to take the seed truck through our pasture to get out to the big field. The tractors and pick up trucks can go through the ditch off the side road, but it was too steep for the seed truck.

In order for The Girls to be safe, we put them in the front pasture.
Oh the excitement!!
They haven’t been allowed there yet this year, so the grass is long, the dandys are blooming, and there’s new alfalfa shoots all over the place.
Horsie Heaven, I tell ya!

Hubby opened the gate, and while everyone waited until he gave them to okay, you could tell, the urge to dash through was strong. They’ve been staring, longingly, at that grass for weeks. πŸ™‚

Finally, he let them through. They got just far enough in that he could close the gate past their bums, dropped their heads and started gobbling…which is when I started taking pictures…

"I gotta eat as much as I can before Dad tries to make me leave here..." ~Ruby

“I gotta eat as much as I can before Dad tries to make me leave here…”
~Ruby

"Nom...Nom...Nom... More food, more grass, more dandelions..." ~Ruby

“Nom…Nom…Nom…
More food, more grass, more dandelions…”
~Ruby

"Ooohhhh...this is sooooo good!" ~Cookie

“Ooohhhh…this is sooooo good!”
~Cookie

"I can't get enough in my mouth!" ~Astrid

“I can’t get enough in my mouth!”
~Astrid

No words from Sable...just bliss. :)

No words from Sable…just bliss. πŸ™‚

Astrid is looking fabulous!  No surprise, she came though winter beautifully.

Astrid is looking fabulous!
No surprise, she came though winter beautifully.

While not the greatest shot of the 4 of them, this one shows how fantastic Sable is looking!

While not the greatest shot of the 4 of them, this one shows how fantastic Sable is looking!

I’m so happy to see Sable back up to weight!
It was a worrisome time, trying to figure out why she dropped weight (it was pretty darn sudden!) and how to get it back on her.
After going over, and ruling out, the usual possible suspects for weight loss, I started her on Tribute Essential K.
In just over a month, she’s picked up the weight she lost, and she’s doing much better. Near as we can figure, it was our crazy winter weather, bouncing all over the place, that contributed heavily to her weight loss. She always been a bit harder of a keeper than the other 3, but this year, winter just took it out of her. 😦
Got it under control now, and hopefully, we can keep it that way into next winter. πŸ™‚

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4 thoughts on “Opening the Front Pasture

  1. Isobel Anderson says:

    Such beautiful closeups . Will have to get out to see you next visit in the fall.

    Quick trip to meet Mike and his new girlfriend.

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  2. neilirving says:

    Fabulous pictures, the trick will be trying to get the horses away from that lovely grass πŸ™‚

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