“This life is full of trials and tribulations, so you have to capture humour whenever and wherever you can find it.”
― Steven Callahan,
In the warmth of the sun rising over the horizon…
From 6:30 this morning:
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.
Playing along with The Daily Post prompt of Pink…
Pink flowers on a lovely rump…
Pink mints for a Certain Girl…
Pink of Hubby’s shirt…
What was once a pink halter crown…
Little pink piggies…and a puggie in pink 😉
Astrid wears the pink flowers…
Beet pulp buckets…4 pink buckets for the 4 mares…
Sable and her pink hat…
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…
“Intense love does not measure,
It just gives.”
Getting Ruby set up for her black background portrait.
She was 100% convinced that this was too hard for her to do, even though it was inside her own shelter.
Here she gets some comfort from her Human…breathing in his scent for as long as she needed so she had the confidence to do hard things. 😉
An example of the finished portrait…
This Girl has been an amazing doll lately…
Do you see what’s different on her?
She’s been very, very good about it coming off and going back on as needed. Nothing at all like she had been for the first 2 years here.
So, after she broke her break away (it did exactly as it was supposed to do) we left her naked. 😉
Yesterday, I did something with her I have never been able to do.
As she lay in the grass, I was able to approach her, and rub her back.
Normally, I get to give her a scratch or two and she gets up.
Not this time.
All over scratches and back rub.
I was quite pleased.
And then, our poor tired Girl decided to lay flat out for a snoring good nap…
Here’s Ruby’s suprised face.