Monday, July 21, 2014

Summertime - and the living is easy!

Helloooo!  It's ME!  My Auntie Claire visited from up north and she took photographs of ME!
 
Here I am saying "hello," but I'd also like a treat, please. Tee hee.
 
 
Cami wondered who Auntie Claire was...all the sheep liked her.
 
 
Beautiful Esther Carina.
 
 
ME!  I'm looking pretty good!
 
 
 
Well then...sigh....Auntie Claire just HAD to go down to visit those miniature horses.  And guess what?  She KISSED THEM!  Ug.
 
Nozzy, who my lady said can be quite rascally, was actually very good.
 

 
 
Nigel made sure he kept an eye on my lady while doling out kisses.  Tee hee.
 
 
 
 
Wickery appreciated the grape vines that Auntie Claire tore from the lilac bush for him.  He's got one horn now because he and Gimli were wrestling.
 
 
My lady took a field trip and went to a lovely place called Letchworth State Park.  It's so beautiful there.  Lovely water falls and lovely woods.  It's nice having a guest because then those of us at home get to do things too!
 
 
 
 
 
 
My lady found Big Foot. 
 

 
It was so nice to have such a nice visitor as Auntie Claire.  The dogs were loving having the extra person to climb on and kiss. 
 
 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Dratted Computers

Blogger hasn't let me post photographs.
 
Each time I go to choose a marvelous photograph of ME my lady's computer crashes!  My lady finally got it to work today!
 
We've been enjoying a lazy, hot stretch and the sheep were sheared.  My lady put me back out with everyone and I tried to kill everyone so I'm back in my palace.
 
Harrumph.  I truly wasn't actually going to stab Wickery with my horns....honest.
  
 Here is Nigel.  He always looks like he's smiling.
 
 
Wickery hid after his fleece coat was taken off by our friend, Marie.  Tee hee.
 
 
Cameo was hiding a big belly under her fleece.  No babies...just big belly.
 
 
Esther was a little shocked to find herself without her coat!
 
 
 
Cora is a very beautiful ewe.
 
 
Wickery wants to know if these weeds make his butt look fat?
 
 
Gimli went into the chicken coop.  heh heh heh
 
 
My lady went to a party where she saw the beautiful Junebug Moonshine.  She is famous.  She came from the farm of the Fabulous Beekman Boys.   Junie has this party every year.
 
 
Keezy is doing well.
 
 
She smiles after she goes for walks. 
 
 
And because my lady hasn't taken ANY new photographs of ME I'm showing you a very nice one taken by my friend Teresa.  I'm going on strike.  I want an all-Isobelle blog day.
 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Quiet Days

We had quite a bit of rain here in May.  Areas to our South and East had horrendous flooding.  Strangely enough, our Rill Song stayed within her banks, even though about three miles south there was flooding and four miles north roads were flooded over.
 
My lady was glad she didn't have to repair the bridge of fence line.
 

 
Things are greening up!

 


 
Here is my lady talking with Esther.  She says Esther is a lot like Tuuli.  Very kind.

 
Cameo and Wickery and the girlies are getting sheared this weekend.  They were supposed to get done last weekend but it was too wet.
 
Cami's former lady (who does the shearing) said that she looks like a "marshmallow on sticks."  Tee hee.

 
Cora would like to be sheared, although she asked me what that meant and I'm not going to tell!


 
My lady is so proud of Mokey!  Last night he told her he wanted to have free choice of the stall and barn area?  One of my lady's friends asked how she could tell he wanted that?
 
Easy!  We animals talk, you know!  Mokey had eaten his grain dinner and my lady put hay and water in his stall as usual but when she was finishing up other chores Mokey whinnied.  This is unusual so my lady went over to see if everything was OK.  He whinnied again and acted anxious so she went into the stall to see if he was OK.  He was - but he was circling, circling.  My lady said Mokey finally decided he could be a full part of the herd and she opened the door.  He very happily went out and spent last night with the gang! 
 
This morning he was peeking out of his stall door and very happy to have the choice of going in and out like everyone else.  It's taken three months - but Mokey is a full member of the herd.  My lady is so pleased.



Ahem!  And because I need to remind my lady that this is MY BLOG I will post a photograph of beautiful ME!
 

 
xoxoxo

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A Half-Brother for Nigel!

My lady went to visit the little horse that was born last week.  Midas is doing very well!
 

 
She visited because Nigel's mother had a baby boy!!!  Here is Seamus at only four hours old!
 
He's a friendly little guy!

 
My lady said new foal fur is the best thing!

 
Isn't he cute?  He's the color of dad but has his mom's shape and she's passed on the friendly face!  Nigel has this same expression.

 
Seamus has a gorgeous, wavy tail.

 
Sumara and Seamus

 
This little guy is again the result of a veterinarian not gelding a stallion properly.  He's a wee blessing that was not planned.  Thankfully his owner keeps his horses for life, or places them in approved homes.  The stallion has now been properly re-gelded so there will be no more wee blessings.

 
Keezy doesn't like my lady going to visit new babies.  She then insists on helping with office work all afternoon.


Thursday, May 8, 2014

When a Friend Loses a Friend

Our friend Teresa, of Eden Hills has lost a dear friend.
 
I know I think goats are superior (cough) but my lady has told me that all sorts of creatures can touch humans in a very special and magical way.
 
MJ was 17 years old and the biggest steer I've even seen a photograph of.
 
His lady has had him almost his whole life and he was as kind and gentle as any creature could be. 
 
He died yesterday evening, with his lady and a kind veterinarian in attendance.
 
 

 
When an old life passes it's sometimes nice to see new life renewing.
 
Here is wee Midas out on the grass for the first time.

 
Midas's person says the little horse likes to concentrate by sticking his tongue out the side of his mouth like a little boy.

 
Celebrate our friends today, both living and gone.
 
xoxoxo
 
Izzle

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Happy Birthday to a Little Horse!

My lady went to visit a little horse born just yesterday.
 
Here you can see how tiny he is next to his "Dad's" hand.
 
 
He's only two hours old. 

 
My lady liked this photo.  She was taking the wee one's photograph and mom came up and you can see her whiskers.

 
 
My lady went out to the pasture to see our Nigel's mom!  This is Sumara.  Nigel looks just like her, only in a different color.
 


 
Back in with the baby and even in the few moments my lady was gone he was fluffier.




He really wanted to take a nap but mom kept poking up and he'd hop up.
 

 
 
 
 
I still think I'd rather lay an egg with a miniature goat inside.  Tee hee.