Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Grass is Greener

I have often heard it said that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. So, I posed this question to the Littles........And Red said, "Definitely, the grass IS greener on the other side!"
Every day at some point I catch my little men with their heads poked between the bottom two fence boards....happily munching away at whatever is growing on the other side of the fence.
In all honesty, though, our front pasture is beginning to look a bit sad and wintry. At this rate, I will soon need to through flakes of hay into the pasture to keep everyone busy during the day, and to salvage what plants are left in that pasture. Even with the lack of nutrition in that pasture, Red and Ollie still manage to wear round bellies!

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  1. Round bellies..yes ours are more than a little pudgy..lol. These little ones seem to be able to live on nothing..just amazing isn't it.
    I am so sorry for your farm loss. What a heart break. We lost most of our chickens to a raccoon..years ago and it still hurts when that memory comes up. Big huggs..Judi B.

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  2. Cute picture of Red with his head through the fence! You are up early to post this at 5 AM. How early do you check/feed the animals?

    Teacup Lane (Sandy)

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  3. I am up very early most mornings. Hubbs gets up around 5, so I am usually up then. I make my way out to the animals by 6:30 now, because the sun is not up so early. In the summertime, I try to get out when the sun comes up...sometimes as early as 5. Getting out when it is still dark is great fun....when the stars are still out, and you can watch dawn break and see the sun come up! However, most of the work needs to be done in the light....so there is no point to starting too early....especially on these cold, dreary, winter mornings.

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  5. It amazes me..with all the green pasture right in front of them, the kids have to stick their heads through the fence to eat the "greener grass" and then scream like they are being skinned alive because they got their teeny horns caught in the wire and can't back themselves out! Freaks me out every time!
    Pudgy? Now that would be our goat, Queen Matilda...she looks pregnant....but she's not. And no matter what diet I put her on, she never changes shape!

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  6. oh don't you love getting up early like that when the world is so quiet?

    Your little guys crack me up...much like we are, always wanting what we don't have.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  7. OK, everytime I see that silly Jack-in-the-box commercial with the mini horses & cattle I think of your "Littles".....
    As for your Guineas, I am so sorry to hear about their demise...silly birds!
    Oh & Thank goodness Rosie is ok,..I can just see her now on Christmas morning ripping open her Christmas package... a helmet & shoulder pads... lol!

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