See this face?
Look at that sweet droopy bottom lip.
This is Hope enjoying a nice warm sunny afternoon.
She's such a sweet girl.
But this sweet girl bucked me off yesterday.
Right on my BUTT!
I'm fine...didn't break anything (that I know of)
but I'm stiff and sore today
and I just know I'm going to have a big
Good thing I'm not a BUTT MODEL!
It was my own fault.
Hope is a well trained horse who
competed in Western Pleasure
and English Pleasure
but her young owner went onto barrel racing
and Hope wasn't fast enough...so
she was put out to pasture.
She had only been ridden twice
in a year and a half.
My mistake was to get on her
bareback without exercising her on the ground
first to burn off that excess
I won't make that mistake twice!
...we've had some good weather
here in our part of Kansas so
we have been enjoying our time outside
with the critters.
Our neighbor who owns the land on
3 sides of us has finally put
cows on his winter wheat.
I love the cows being around us
and when they first arrive...they're
One by one they give birth
and now we have a bunch of new calves
all around us...they are SO cute!
The little ones have a ball
butting heads and playing
with each other.
This is Rosey above ...she was sound asleep
and didn't hear hubby walking up to her.
She's around 20 years old and had been neglected
by her previous owners. The people offered to give
her to us when we went to see Hope.
Rosey had such a sweet personality that
we told them we'd take her.
She's gaining weight but still has a long
way to go.
She gets all the hay she wants night and day
plus some senior feed and vitamins.
Thanks for the suggestion
Hope finally got up to get her
'scritch' from hubby.
She loves her 'scritches'.
Chelsea was having fun hunting
for rabbits in the pasture...
it's hard to believe that she is a
She's certainly no 'hoity toity Shih Tzu...
no...this little girl is 'farm dog' through
In fact when you call her a 'farm dog'
her tail starts wagging.
Lizzy the tigress
smelling for mice in the hay.
Shep....our Akbash (LGD) enjoying the sunshine.
In case you're wondering..
LGD stands for
livestock guarding dog.
He's a good boy and makes me
feel safe as he guards
the perimeter of the farm
throughout the night.
Bubba or 'Chubba Bubba' as we call him
is our other Shih Tzu.
He's not really a 'farm dog'
as he likes the comfort of his bed
near the fire more than running around the farm
but he's a good boy.
This is our Henry all grown up.
Lizzy doesn't like Henry very much and
is always running him off.
The poor boy lives in fear
of Lizzy's bad temper so he's always
on the alert for her.
I really don't understand why she's like
that with him since her brother
Olly get's along just fine with Henry
and all the dogs love him!
The winter wheat and the warm weather make it
feel like spring and it's wonderful to be outside.
We're surrounded on all
4 sides by GREEN but I have to remind myself
that we've still got another month to go
before winter is over.
Let's hope it goes fast!