In spite of the long awaited sunshine we were treated to yesterday,
an air of sadness permeated the farm.
Dr. Becky's oldest horse, Duffy, passed away yesterday.
You might remember that Dr. Becky is Hubbs' sister and has her house here on the farm as well.
Duffy had accompanied her when she moved from Reno to the farm in March of 2006.
Of all of our present animals, he was the only one who had been here from Day 1
of Bee Haven Acres.
|Old Duffy on Right|
Duffy was well into his 30's and was always the gentleman of the farm.
He had a long life with many hours of safely caring for his riders.
He was a special soul... gentle, caring, and always so very easy-going...
but with a great sense of humor!
He will be missed by all, but especially by his pasture mates...
Sid and Shirley.
Yesterday afternoon, as I was out bringing my herd in from the pasture,
I could hear Becky's two equines calling for Duffy.
Horses mourn when one of their family passes.
It's very sad to witness.
Sadness was not the only thing in the air yesterday.
No, there was also a good dose of skunk in the air...
thanks to Annie.
Yesterday morning, while still dark, I heard Annie barking in the front pasture
as I cleaned up manure.
Sure enough, she ran head on into a skunk.
You'd think by now she would learn.
But no....they never learn.