Some days are perfect for kicking up one's heels! Cool weather is always a welcomed relief for the herd and they show their happiness by excitedly running laps of the front pasture.
Look out! Those feet fly in every direction. (Need I mention that each one of these kicks is always accompanied by some amount of flatulence!). Turbo charged!!
"Run for cover!!"
It does my heart good to see old One-Eyed Moonie out running like this with his herd. Having lost one eye does not seem to hold him back at all!
When looking through these photos from yesterday morning, I had a tendency to concentrate on Moonie. But, as you can see if you look at the others... they were just as involved in all of the shenanigans.
A pile-up... look out for those hooves! They are big enough to send a little horse flying. Although, for all of the kicking and bucking that Moonie does when he is excited like this, he has never directed any of those kicks towards anyone else.
I think he kicks simply as a way to express joy!
It's blueberry season!! We are up to our ears in blueberries. Yesterday I picked almost 10 pounds.
Raspberries are in as well, so I also picked 2 quarts of those. The raspberries go right into the freezer for winter jams.
A cool, grey, rainy day in the midst of summer is such a treat. It gives me a little more time to work on inside activities; not to mention a break from watering the garden. It's a relief for all of the animals... from the heat as well as the flies. No one seems to mind a day like this!