Monday, October 5, 2015

Hello Sun!

By Sunday afternoon our almost-week-long rain event finally ended.
We were ready to get out of the house...
and so were the dogs!

It seemed as good a time as any to tackle trimming feet.
And so we stopped at the sheep yard, with Ritz in hand,
and began the process.

I couldn't take photos during the trimming as it took both of Hubbs' and my hands
to accomplish this task.
We have learned that it is much easier to trim the sheep hooves 
while the sheep are partially on their backs...
So Hubbs had the job of holding them while I trimmed them.
These photos were taken afterward,
and as you can see... no one looks at all traumatized by the earlier events.

Next on the list were the goats...
also uneventful.
(I prefer uneventful!)

It was time to liven things up a little, so we put a halter on Red
and took him and the dogs for a walk in the woods.

On the way, we stopped for a quick visit with Becky's horses...

I am trying to desensitize Red to all sorts of stimuli,
so walking him all over our property helps with that.

I was hoping that perhaps some deer would jump out during our walk,
but that didn't happen.

It was a peaceful walk...
which Red seemed to enjoy.

We put the game cameras out along our trails.
(We'll share what we capture on them later this week.)

By the time we returned to the pastures and barn,
the sun was shining.

The thirst quenching rain of the previous days had rejuvenated our dry and dusty
farm once again.

The rain had knocked down more chestnuts,

so I stopped along the driveway to pick them up and feed them to Ginger and MaryAnn.

Can you see the smiles on their faces?
They are most definitely happy girls!

I've got to say, that after the rainy week that we had,
I am a happy girl as well now that the sun is back!
The coming week is to be cool and sunny... a gift of wonderful Autumn.


  1. Love how nicely Red walked along with you! Glad you got the hoof trimming done-that is always a job...sometimes not a good one, either.
    Enjoy your respite after the rain and have a great week. xo Diana

  2. Ollie must be feeling left out with all the attention that Red is getting. It has been a long time since we've seen the sun and it seemed a little strange yesterday afternoon. Strange but welcome. Guess I'll be able to hang the wash out today. Enjoy your week. It should be beautiful.xxoo

  3. we only had one day of rain. we are going to be hot this week too. we sure aren't having much of a fall so far.

  4. Red is a pretty pony! Wish we would get some rain here, it is very dry!


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