Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Cooperation Is A Wonderful Thing

There is a benefit to keeping the animals on a fairly tight schedule.
Schedules make animals secure.
They know what is going to happen and when it is going to happen.
The benefit to me in all of this is that I can expect a certain level
of cooperation from them.

We all have expectations, the animals and me....
and keeping on schedule helps us to meet all of our expectations.

For example,  I leave the horses out to graze in the front pasture at about the same time
every day.
And then a couple hours later, I bring them back in for their feed.

And, as you can see...
they all pretty much cooperate.
With 7 equines, it would be complete bedlam if they didn't!

You might have noticed, though, that Scarlet does things her own way.
What you didn't see was that the donkeys also headed into their dry lot,
without any cajoling....such good girls!

I had a visitor yesterday during chore time.

Hunter, whose Pappy (Sam) helps me with the mowing, was my sidekick
while his Pappy cut the grass.

He scooped poop...

gathered eggs....

and fed the goats...

all the while entertaining me with stories about his family and friends.
I had forgotten how much enthusiasm 6 year old boys have!
What fun we had... now I know what I can look forward to as Tyler gets older!

As I was driving the gator back home after chores,
I passed the garden and this scene caught my eye...

Every kitty should have her own rocker, and her own front porch,
don't you think?

And lastly, I must tell you that I am having a bit of an adventure tonight...
I will be sure to share the details later this week!!
Fun, fun, fun!!


  1. I was beginning to wonder about Scarlett, you hadn't mentioned her for awhile. She is a pistol.

  2. i can't wait to hear about your adventure! i guess the playhouse is now a cat house! how great to have a little helper. my son is almost 30 but teaching him to garden this year is like having him back as a little kid. he knew nothing about gardening and i am teaching him by the day. it is wicked fun for this old mama!

  3. oh no...i lost my comment. here goes again then! i can't wait to hear about your adventure! it looks like your playhouse is now a cat house! iit is so much fun to have a little helper. my son is almost 30 but knew nothing about gardening. i am teaching him all i know , a little each day. it's like having him back as a kid again. it is wicked good fun for this old mama!

  4. ok...i think i am comment bombing here. i need more coffee. just hit the delete button!

  5. oh...and batten down the hatches...the rains are a commin'!

  6. Oh how sweet, a kitty on the rocker on the porch of the little house. You couldn't stage that if you tried for days.

  7. Routine, there is a lot that can be said about that! You have fun on your adventure for I leave for my adventure this afternoon. So hope I have internet so I can check in on your. My how dependent I have got with internet!!! Hugs!

  8. Kitty has me smiling because she has the right idea about life. A porch and a rocker are all a person needs some days. xox

  9. A cat house !! Funny..Enjoy your adventure..I'm so glad that today turns out to be better weather wise than a few others this week..Can't wait to hear about your trip..

  10. Looks like that Scarlet could give you a run for your money. :)

    And that kitty in the rocker darn cute! Hugs! deb

  11. I just love that little white horse!

  12. What great photos! And oh how me must love to come see Grandma! I have two 6 yr old grands....and one 4 year old grand...they are indeed enthusiastic!!!
    xo Kris

  13. Oh my, an adventure! Who knows what that could be but I can't wait to hear about it!

    The kitty sitting in the rocker on the front porch is adorable! SO cute! One of my kitties absolutely loved our front porch back home. She was quite content to never leave except on very cold nights and when she went outside to use the potty.

    Scarlet, Scarlet, Scarlet... there's always one in the bunch!

    Have fun tonight!

  14. What a cute helper you had! He looked like he enjoyed it. The picture of the cat in the rocker was pricess.


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