I am writing this early Friday Morning, and for the last couple of days we have been bracing for Hurricane Harvey. Now first - we are 130 miles from the coast, I pray for those closer and on the coast. Here we worry about tropical storm strength winds and flooding in our area. Our home is on a small hill, we will stay dry, but we may be stuck here while creeks and low water areas go down. And hopefully we not loose power. They are predicting 10-15 inches here... and tropical storm strength winds. With so many large older trees, and so many small barns that wind is what really keep a watch on. I would love to bring all my "children" inside... can you believe Hubby won't let me do that??? Could get crowded though.
Just after the sun was up Friday Hubby was out feeding... I followed with my camera.
The three stooges, our standards get a small flake... they don't need it as they have acres to graze. But well they are spoiled rotten and because others are being fed hay they believe they "need" breakfast too. So a small flake is shook out and made to look like a big pile just to make them happy. And that is all that is important right? That they are happy. We won't discuss the fact that they are so fat they are lumpy...
Darlene was very happy. The ladies don't get fed every day either. As they have a 10 acre pasture to graze. But with the heavy rains coming, they are probably going to get in the shelters and not spend much time out in the wind and rain. So "Dad" gave out some hay to make sure they have full bellies before it all settles in and starts raining.
We did have one girl in big trouble! And we were not happy with her!
With all that is going on around here. Macie decided to go missing. Second time this old lady has done this. But not what we needed right now! Oh she showed up... finally! After lots of yelling out and Hubby out walking and looking for her. We believe she has found her own little hiding spot and gets "lost" in her private time. Possible a small hole in the neighbors fence. So after the storm Hubby will have to brave the bushes and find her "spot". Bad Macie! Thrilled she finally did show up. I do love her to pieces!
Now the other donkeys were not concerned at all that she was missing... this look from Bella...
And this from Jazz...
These were watching "Dad" witih the cart with the hay bale on it making sure that he was making his way to them. Such concern for their missing friend.. yea right! That just meant more hay for them!
We do have one little friend that I feel sad for. Just a little bit...
Olive Oyl is really missing her Momma, Paintbrush. She finally has bonded with one of her 1/2 sisters, Vera, and is hanging with her and "moving on", as well she should!! This "baby" is over 5 years old! Time to grow up Miss Olive! Life is tough!
Well better get back to work and getting prepared. Was thinking I might make some cookies today so we have them over the weekend. We all have to do our part right?
I send prayers to all of those dealing with Hurricane Harvey and all the First Responders. Stay safe!
Bless you all -