I don't know about you...
but I can't remember a spring in which we talked about the weather
half as much as we have this year.
It's almost as if Springs arrival is tomorrow... every day... tomorrow...
except, tomorrow never comes.
We get a teaser day every week or more...
and then the next day... right back to where we previously were.
Yesterday, it snowed.
But still... snow.
And yet, the grass is getting green and growing like crazy.
It won't be long before the onset of mowing season.
I've never had to mow in a winter jacket.
I sure hope this year doesn't set a precedent.
It's also time to get out the grazing muzzles.
You might remember that I had great success in using grazing muzzles on the donkeys.
And the amazing thing was... they didn't seem to mind them at all.
Here you see Dr. Becky's pony, Shirley, (sister to my Donnie and Scarlet)
wearing her grazing muzzle.
Note the fancy hairdo that helps to keep the face strap in place...
Well... this winter I ordered muzzles for all of the horses and ponies.
Because new spring grass has a very high sugar content... and is very high in calories,
we will be using grazing muzzles so that our horses can still spend a decent amount of time
out in the pastures.
Otherwise, life is just too boring.
There's just no substitute for time wandering free in the pastures.
I also wanted to give you an update on Oakley.
His quality of life is being maintained by a daily dose of prednisone.
He continues to have a zest for life and is usually eager to join us for chores.
The rest of his day is spent snoozing.
He seems comfortable and happy... so we will just keep the Prednisone going.
At the end of every day, he snuggles onto my lap and fills my heart with
such love and gratitude.
I am so grateful this dog came into our lives 8 years ago.
Best. Dog. Ever.... Ever.