Saturday, October 29, 2011

Animal Crackers - Winter Grass Seeds

This week I have a bunch of photos of the day we spent putting down our winter grass seeds. I love watching Hubby when he is doing that... not that it is fun to watch him walk in circles around the pens... nope it isn't.. but watching the donkeys run from him and around him now that is entertaining.

 Now the youth pen... they run from "Dad" spreading the grass seed. Lots of running, bucking and kicking! Having fun...
It is just too fun watching them... look at that tail up in the air!
Oops... out of the way now they are coming at me!
The goats are really watching this all... why are they running? LOL
Now the other pen... that is a totally different story... these are the older Momma donkeys and their babies... These donkeys are very very curious! Is this food?

"Dad" explains no that it isn't for them....
But they think they had better follow him and make sure that isn't food for them.  Once they follow him around.. oh two, three or four times around they get bored. Nope this isn't for them. They then go back to the hay that is out for them.

Now the sad thing... Hubby chose this day to spread the Winter Grass Seed, as we had a really good chance for some rain before a front approaching us. You know Rain is something we just haven't seen much of at all around here the past year. So this was our chance to get the seed down and get it soaked in..... well the front came.... it is chilly here and the wind blowing so hard we can feel it in the house. No Rain. And now we think that a lot of our seed..... well the farm down the hill next to us should have some really nice winter grass -

I had to show you a photo of Estella... one week old and just gorgeous!! She is gonna be a pistol though - already we see her testing her Momma and seeing how far she can get with out getting that demanding snort and foot stomping on the ground. Each time a bit farther and farther...... ADORABLE!

Now I have put off the secret from yesterday... But I think you have probably figured it out....
Yes... Libbie is in "season" - and we honestly wanted to skip this time and not let her breed again. But how do you do that when they both live in the same house. A small house... with no real way to keep them separated, it surprised us. Shouldn't have, but it did, time flies. So it looks like there will be puppies coming, and if I counted correctly they should arrive about the same time as Christmas..... What a gift.  Wonder how many, and what colors we will have this time. Heaven help us if there is one that looks like Libbie... Hubby is gonna really be tough to get it away from, he has been really sad we sold the only Merle that she has had.... but FOUR dogs is I think more than I can handle...... time will tell..... Who do you think will win this one? Yea... me too... I think if there is a blue one with those ice blue eyes... I had better figure out how to deal with more....


Hope you have a wonderful Saturday... and I hope that Animal Crackers gave you a smile this week.
HUGS and

9 comments:

Marie said...

Love your stunning goat pictures this week. Fanastic and your baby donkey is adorable. :)
xxMarie

Kirsten Alicia said...

Yet more gorgeous photos! Louie Goat & Estelle Donkey are beautiful with their distinctive colouring & markings.
While it will be lovely for you having new puppies, I do feel sorry for Libbie. It seems she has only recovered from the last litter & soon there will be more. It's hard being female!! :):)

Dee in N.H. said...

Ha! Great post! Definitely brought a smile! My favorite was the one of all those donkey butts following Dad and the "is it food yet" bag! Have a great weekend!

Marilyn said...

Another great Saturday morning looking at your charges! I'll tell ya, if I lived closer, I would be looking for one of your puppies...

Di said...

Estella is a beautiful girl! Love your stories -- They are curious creatures, aren't they....

Helen said...

What a great pictures again and OMG is Estella a beauty. My guess from yesterday's comment came true (more babies). Congratulations and with all those furry friends one more isn't so hard to deal with. I now have one like Libbie in my class at dog school and it is the number 1 student I can tell you. Hugs and have a nice weekend.

Carol Dee said...

YEP, I am grinning. Love the youth running from the seeder. I sure wish that rain had come. TX needs it s badly. More Pupppies! oh-My. I really think you should just prepare yourself to be a FOUR DOG HOME ....LOL. Big Hugs...

Rufus said...

What fun pictures this week! To bad about the rain, but I'm sure the farm down the road with appreciate their marvelous winter grass this year! Estella is to cute, what a face. PUPPIES!!!! Yahoooooo, love puppy pictures...I feel a 4 dog house coming on. Thanks for the great pictures and story,
R/

Ashley Lydia said...

I love reading your posts. You are always so positive and not to mention I feel like I get to experience the farm life vicariously through your blog !!!!!!!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE your cards, blog, and animals =)
hugz
Ashley