There was excitement in the air yesterday morning as I tended to chores.
(There was also a chill in the air...it was about 20 degrees!)
We were scheduled to have some special visitors from Australia,
and all of the horses were anticipating an extra dose of attention.
"Are they here yet?"
asked Moonbeam from the stall where he had been enjoying his breakfast.
Animals are really great at "photobombing".
"How do I look?" asked Ollie.
"You all look great." I replied, "They should be here any minute."
And sure enough it wasn't long until our friend Nancy arrived
with her son Sven and granddaughter Neila.
Neila, who was three, was eager to meet the horses...
and maybe take a little ride.
Donnie Brascoe volunteered for pony rides.
Neila was smitten.
We spent a little time with Daphne and Chloe...
who are always happy to entertain.
The pigs were a little intimidating for Neila,
but she soon warmed up to them.
They, of course, were in heaven having guests.
And didn't miss an opportunity to ask for belly rubbing!
We walked up to the pastures to visit with the goats.
Sadly, we were out of Ritz crackers...so no treats this time.
Viewing turkeys was fine from the safety of Daddy's arms.
Our tour ended back at the barn,
with an extra special one on one goodbye from Red.
Our animals always enjoy visitors...
as much, I think, as visitors enjoy them!