Friday, May 18, 2012

Friday Smiles

For today's post I have a few pictures to share with you...
things that make me smile!

Like... the piggies... they always make me smile.
Yesterday I was doing a little maintenance in the goat pens 
and I glanced into the pen where the pigs were grazing, only to see this...

MaryAnn, sound asleep in her pool!
What a place to take a nap.

Ever since Edith's demise,
Tom and Chuck have spent their days following me all over the farm.
This is the scene I see wherever I go...

Just after I snapped these pictures, these two took off running after my gator.

When I am in the garden weeding, they follow me in and stand on my feet.
I think they need a woman (of the turkey variety, however!)
Please send any lonely turkey ladies you might happen to know our way!

Yesterday was grooming day for the Littles.
I trimmed their hooves and clipped them.
For some reason, mini horses hold onto their winter coats forever.
I can't stand to see them hot and uncomfortable,
so Spring haircuts are necessary.

Now that the fur is gone, I am amazed at how svelte these two are.
These two have a tendency to be a little chubby; but right now they look better than ever, I think.
Aren't they handsome?

On the subject of haircuts....
the donkey gals are desperately in need of clipping.
Their long, wooly winter coat is like a shag rug that picks up every bit of dirt and lint.

And donkeys love to roll in the dust,
so they always look a mess!

I have been trying to shave their winter coats off,
but as I have intimated before,
when donkey's don't want to do something....
well, they just don't do it!

I got this much of Daphne clipped and then she decided that was enough of that!

I believe it will "take a village" to finish this job.
And then there's Chloe.

Maybe by Monday I will have two "coiffed" donkey gals to show you.
And maybe not!

PS.... the tall pink flower in yesterday's post is a Chantilly snapdragon.

Have a wonderful weekend!
We'll be back on Monday with more Tails from the Farm!


JudiB said...

LOL..time to teach the turkeys to ride in the back of the
Wish I was there to watch you trim the They sure have a stubborn way about them. You may end up with a custom design look on them before you get
Isn't this weather wonderful. Iam now spending some time trying to get the yard looking better at the house.
Have a great weekend.

jean said...

Love it. MaryAnn looks like she doesn't care what else is going on as long as she is comfortable in her pool. Life must be a bit lonelier for the toms without Edith around. Love the mini horses and donkeys. Their faces are soooo cute. I am hoping to grow some snapdragons. Not sure how they will do here in the tropics. Have a great weekend!

Millie said...

So glad you shared your smiles with us this morning. I certainly needed it!

Whimsey Creations said...

I just love to read about your adventures - and the pictures are always wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing your life with us!

Kim said...

funny turkeys, cute minis, stubborn donkey, and lovely snapdragon. have a great weekend!

forest said...

You might have to get Mary Ann a snorkle....

missy max said...

"The Littles" look a little chubbier than I remember them..Not Ollie so much...They look great with their haircuts..I'm with Mary Ann..Mollie would be too, I'm afraid...Even these beautiful days are too warm for her...
I feel badly for the turkeys... Have a wonderful weekend..

Lisa said...

This is a silly question I am sure....but can the one turkey get his feathers all puffed up like the other one? If not why are they different. Signed, a city girl. Lisa

Autumn said...

I'm so sorry to read about Edith. I had not read for a few days and am catching up. You are right there are so many things we could do for our critters, but edith was doing what came naturally to her and you allowed her that freedom. She will be missed.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Oh Bev!
Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful photos.. Yes, they ALL gave me a smile...
Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

Lindsey at NW Backyard Veggies said...

I love those donkeys - even more so because they are as obstreperous as I am!

Those two lone bachelor turkeys tug at my heart strings. We gotta get them a lady!


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