It always brings a smile to my face
when I see my equines sleeping in their dry lot.
Horses and donkeys take many cat-naps during the day while standing up.
It's only when they feel completely safe and secure that they allow themselves
the pleasure of lying down to sleep.
Because they are a prey species, they are wary and cautious about their sleep habits.
Occasionally I will find 4 out of 5 asleep in the dry lot with one standing sentry
For me it's a wonderful vision to behold....knowing that my loves feel safe!
Once I approach the fence, however, their sleep is over...
replaced by a good old fashioned roll on the ground.
Back and forth...
Then once again on their feet to shake all of the dust and dirt from their coat.
We had a wonderful weekend, Hubbs and I.
A visit from Miss Mackenzie and her Daddy on Saturday, two Christmas parties,
and a quiet Sunday at home were the perfect combination.
We awoke on Sunday morning, however, to find that we had no power.
Sadly, this is an all too common occurrence here in the country.
We are well equipped to handle a power outage...
as we had a large generator installed when we built the house.
It keeps the freezers cold, the oven warm, the water pumping,
and supplies us with enough light to take care of business as usual.
Upon arriving at the barn for morning chores, we realized that the house was the only part of the farm affected by the outage. We had lights in the barn.
Within a short time the power company arrived and discovered that there was a break
in our underground service to the house.
They bypassed it with a large temporary wire on top of the ground.
And this spool in the front yard.
A permanent fix is coming in January.
Another complication of the weekend was the discovery that one of our two
was cut down from the tree...the strap lying on the ground, the camera gone.
We are guessing that there was a hunter trespassing in our woods...
who discovered the trail camera...which would have then become evidence of his crime.
So... the evidence was destroyed.
Needless to say, I am more than annoyed by this scenario... not to mention we also found a fawn
who had been shot.
See why I hate hunting season?
While we were in the woods, I found this tree...
Fungus fascinates me!