In case you wondered,
Grizz is getting along quite nicely since last week's neutering.
He seems to have taken the whole thing in his stride.
Each time we arrive at the barn he is there to greet us...
often wrapping himself around our legs, purring.
Yesterday I sat on the barn floor with him and he ended up in my lap.
We had quite a long "loving" session.
What a change in demeanor he's had over the past two months!
When he first arrived here at the barn,
I wouldn't have thought that in a couple months this would happen...
He is such a love!
It looks as though we have a permanent member of the barn family.
Yesterday began as another grey day.
But, with no precipitation in the forecast,
we turned everyone out into the pastures for the entire morning.
This is one of my favorite activities.
Witnessing the animals' obvious joy in being free to roam makes my heart happy!
By noontime, the sun shone brightly in a clear blue sky.
Not wanting to miss a chance to enjoy the sunshine,
I worked on cleaning up the garden.
This is the earliest in the year that I have ever been able to work in the garden.
The ground has not yet frozen, so the soil was easy to work.
We cleaned pastures and paid a visit to Ellie Shelley...
It didn't take long at all.
Ellie, at just over four months has grown like a weed.
On the way home...
ahhhhh....basking in the sunlight... an afternoon nap... how delicious!