Thursday, February 5, 2009

It was the coldest morning yet here at the funny farm, freezing but sunny. Many moons ago I babysat my sisters dog. On a morning very similar to this one she greeted me covered with frost and so I took this picture. I cleared out the background and blew it up and gave it to her as a Christmas gift.

IMO it is one of the best shots I ever took.
So to continue the story , I went out to the stable to give water and check on the horses . I have a old horse and an old pony. Both will be 23yrs old. The old pony is not doing that great health wise but I do my best to keep him comfortable. Well my pony Roo was covered with frost also! So I ran in, got the camera, took off my gloves and froze my fingers for a few pics

Not quite as dramatic as the dog but still neat. He's such a fuzzy little guy.

Not to be left out my horse Aldante was also frosted but since he is white you can't see anything but the hay frozen in his mane. Don't you love his "tippy" ears? He is a camera hog.

Now the goats wanted in on the action. They were in the barn all night so they were ready to get outside and eat. Notice how Aldante is in every shot!

Lily in the snow

I only have 2 goats left now since Percy my black and white guy had to be put to sleep last month at the age of 12. Poor Percy...we all miss you.My male Jacob always impresses me with his marking, eyes and horns. So here are a few pics of him, eating of course. That seems to be all goats ever do.

Being a bottle fed baby from day one and having him fixed makes him a great pet. He is always gentle and very careful with his horns. Loves a good scratch between them! I wish Lily was as careful with hers!


Mary said...

I am going to have to agree with you...that first shot is superb!

Do you mind if I add you to my blog roll? I love the eclectic mix of animals on your blog! :-)

Kathleen Coy said...

Love the frost photos! Your sisters dog is gorgeous, is it a Belgian Sheepdog? Or Belgian Malinois?

The goats are so cute, I'm sorry about Percy. When I was growing up we had dairy goats. They were so much fun!

Totally Timmy said...

Mary..please add me. I really enjoy your blog!

Totally Timmy said...

Kathleen- The dog is actually a HUGE purebred papered female German Shepherd whose parents were brought over from germany. They are a lot tougher made over there..better legs I think:)

Rosebud Collection said...

What wonderful pictures..They are beautiful and so are the animals..
We had a horse once,and he took off on my brother..headed home.
The police came and told mom, someone called and said a wild horse was running around town..since we were the only ones with a horse, in town, he figured he would check it out..Ole Red was in the barn, eating his hay..he was a stubborn horse, but fun..

Danielle Barlow said...

That frosty pony is just wonderful!
And I love your goats ( I'm a bit of a sucker for goats!)

Totally Timmy said...

I've seen your watercolor goats and just love them. Lately I've been into pigs!

Leslie Moore said...

What wonderful pictures. Wouldn't I love to live with your menagerie. Ponies, horses, goats! Bliss!

Vineyard Painter said...

Beautiful photos! I loved seeing these wonderful animals! Thanks for sharing them with us.