“This life is full of trials and tribulations, so you have to capture humour whenever and wherever you can find it.”
― Steven Callahan,
“Ah, make the most of what we yet may spend,
before we too into the dust descend.”
~ Omar Khayyam
In the warmth of the sun rising over the horizon…
From 6:30 this morning:
Remember the mohawk?
Here’s a pictorial of how that came about, and why I simply maintain it now:
There are dandelions in the pasture…she has no qualms about sticking her big fat head out the fence to eat the ones on the other side…maybe they’re yellower? 😉
It’s not like she’s stuck her head out and balanced on the edge of a precipice…its flat land for miles around…what’s the big deal, right?
Oh, but now Mama’s yelling…it’s the old standby-and she’s disappointed if I don’t yell at her…
That’s my special Girl.
When I stepped out the door onto the deck this morning, I was greeted with this sight:
As always, I call a quiet “Good Morning Ms Cookie” to her and get the ear flick that says “I’m sleeping, but I know you’re there”.
Normally, that good morning call means the other 3 come out of wherever they are. It’s rare that the Girls don’t come to the sound of my voice.
This morning though, no Sable, no Astrid, no Ruby.
But Cookie isn’t upset or acting strange so I chalk it up to they’re in the willows or up at the pine in the back of the pasture and go on with my morning chores.
I let out the hennys, I throw a flake of hay out for the Girls, I open up the piggies shelter (we have this years Bacon Bits on the Farm!! pictures soon, I promise!) and still the other 3 haven’t appeared.
Hmmm…so I’m thinking I oughta go find them.
It’s been 25ish minutes of me puttering around the Farm-yard and they haven’t appeared.
So, I pop into the house, grab my camera thinking that I might find a bird or two to photograph in the pasture, and set out to find my other 3…
Here’s what I found:
The 3 of them decided that laying down sleep was needed and left The Cookie to stand guard.
Poor tired ponies and their sunshine filled jello-like bones.
Rough life they have, I tell ya!
Happy weekend, friends.
I must admit, we are all feeling much better.
Thank goodness! It’s been a tough couple of weeks, with all of us being down in some way.
This whole farming lifestyle does not play well with being sick, I tell ya! 😉
I did get out last week to take some pictures, and yesterday, we had a wonderful afternoon of grooming and pampering the Girls.
That was so great for the Spirit…even if I did scare Cookie a time or 2 with my coughing. lol
And, I’m even on time for my offerings for this week’s Friday’s Hunt hosted by Teresa at Eden Hills.
The prompts are Starts with R, Week’s Favorite and Window…
Starts with R
Who else but our loveable Ruby?
Purple halter…not her red breakaway, because she’s been a very good Girl about getting haltered to work, and then being released.
She’s come a long way, our Ruby Girl has, and we’re super proud of her. ❤
Now, if only that Cookie would give up her breakaway…*sigh*
Speaking of The Cookie…
My beautiful Girl having a nap…in the pile of hay.
Where else do you nap, but in the pile of expensive food that Mama puts out for you to eat?!?
I had a very small window of opportunity to capture this next image…
I was scratching Astrid’s withers, and it was a darn good scratch. So much so, she reached out to groom Ruby (because we don’t allow the horses to groom us…) and in order to catch it, I had to dash backwards and push the button in time, before Astrid stopped.
I’m glad I was able to capture at least one shot!
Have a great week friends…
Have I mentioned that Cookie thinks I’m trying to poison her every time I offer her a banana?
Yeah, she’s 100% convinced that bananas=death.
Right up there with anything that has cinnamon in it, or bread.
Banana bread is the trifecta of Death to this poor horse.
Being the mean and horrible Horse Mama that I am, found a recipe for banana oatmeal cookies…and I had to make them for her to try.
I mean, **every** horse loves oats, right?!?
So, I figured it would make for a fun photo shoot, offering her these cookies, and see what she thought of them.
She lipped it up then spit it out right away.
He went to offer to the others, so The Kid offered her a piece of one…they were kinda big, and they were hard for the Girls to eat without breaking them up.
Look at the eye I’m getting!
She smelled the banana right away but considering trying it because of the oats.
As it turns out, oats cannot overcome the poisonous qualities of bananas.
At least, not for The Cookie.