Friday, January 12, 2018

Another Who-Dunnit

This week brings yet another farm mystery!
Another "whodunit".
This time, however, the suspect list is quite short.

Is it darling Daphne, the daring desperado?

Or is it cool Chloe, the crafty con-artist?

Let's examine the crime scene for clues...

You see, months ago, when Hubbs and I installed this gate that leads from the pig yard
into the front pasture...

we removed only the lowest two boards of the fence.
This left a space that was just tall enough for two pigs and two sheep to
walk through.

We did this to prevent any wandering equine from ending up in the pigs' or sheep's yards.

There is a hay feeder in the sheep yard that would serve as a rather large smorgasbord
for an ever-hungry equine.

So, imagine my surprise yesterday afternoon as I was tending to the sheep,
when I saw this in front of their feeder!

It didn't take much investigating to know who was responsible
for leaving behind this piece of evidence.
(It's too large to be pig or sheep!)

The horses had been in the upper pastures on this particular day.
The donkeys had had full run of the front pasture.
The gate had been opened so that the pigs and sheep could join the donkeys there.

It looks like the donkeys had their own idea...
ducking under the fence and exploring new territory.

Unfortunately, for them, they were wearing grazing muzzles...
kind of like standing in front of a smorgasbord with your jaws wired shut!

It always seems that when the weather warms up just a little,
everyone has a tendency to get into a little mischief!
After today's rain, the cold returns.
Everyone will stay very close to home when that happens.

Another Friday has come around again.
We are having weekend guests and have much fun planned.
We'll be back on Monday with tales from the weekend.
Hope yours is perfect!


daisy gurl said...

Those little stinkers! I can just imagine the conversation between those two! But, alas, the evidence doesn't lie.

Enjoy your weekend!

Lynne said...

A little mischief and mystery adds a bit of “spark” to the day . . .
January Spring Fever!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Have Daphne and Chloe taken up doing the limbo or what?

Colleen said...

Mysteries are fun!

Missy George said...

Never a dull moment..They keep you on your toes..Maybe the sheep wants to have a dinner party and invited the donkeys to dine ;)..Have a fun weekend...Say Hi !!xxoo

jaz@octoberfarm said...

where there's a will, there's a way! have a fun weekend!

Maura@Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Bev, your two remind me of our Phoebe and Eeyore....always seemed to be something happening with those two. I miss our farm in Kansas and all the critters but don’t miss the wind. Looking forward to having chickens again...hopefully this year. Enjoy your day!😀


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