What a beautiful day yesterday was... the sun glistened from the deep blue sky, the snow sparkled as if it was dusted with diamonds, and the horses.... they were hungry.
As we get older, our horses become more and more therapeautic for the soul. A long distant friend of mine had emailed me a few nights ago, asking; "Do you still own your mustangs" We do, and how the years creep up on us... The youngest of our horses "Scout" is approaching 15 years, his mother a wild horse in her younger years (she was 4 when we purchased her from the BLM) "Sierra" is approx. 19 years, and our Arabian Mare "April" (the boss of them all) is also approx. 19 years.
I'd just finished placing hay in piles for them, and here they are soaking up all the warm rays from the sun, while enjoying every bite of their breakfast. Sierra is the gray one all the way to the left, in the middle is her son Scout, and the one on the far right that's April.
I tried to go around in front of them for frontal picture, they turned their hind-quarters towards the camera.... Hmmm, alrighty then. Perhaps, it was a bad hair day!
If you click on the image, you may be able to see the diamonds in the snow. It was so pretty, I couldn't resist.........
Some of you may remember "Rusty" from last summer, he started out as a blue egg; well greenish actually, he was my first hatched chicken/Rooster. You can check in some of our former posts and see his baby picture, If you'd like...
Without fail, every morning, as I enter the barn to start my morning chores Rusty is right at the door to say hello. He is half New Hampshire Red and half Araucana (not sure if I spelled that one right) the blue egg layers anyway. I love his colors!Now, on my way out to the chicken condominium, to feed and water the rest of our poultry crew, I saw this.... Doesn't it appear as if Big Foot was here?
Paula over at http://frakerfarm.blogspot.com/ had some footprints in the snow at her farm yesterday as well. That's really what inspired this picture of prints in the snow. I think, she'd agree this is a big foot print; indeed.
I hope, you all enjoyed a tour around, we are happiest when we can share our time with friends and loved ones, so visit us often.