Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Joy of Sunshine

Well the field may not look pretty and green, in fact it is muddy and gross but the horses had a beautiful day in the sunshine today as can be seen from the pics below. They all took turns in laying down and bathing in the sunshine. I ended up being covered in mud three times today when I had to fed them and am going to have to bring them in to eat tomorrow and put them back out because it is such a soupy muddy mess around the area where they eat.

Taxes has his first outing today since his accident. The mud here was dreadful too but he was bouncing off the walls so we just had to get him out and he ran and played and let off steam. That is his owner Richard in the picture playing with him. After he had been out a few hours and we had stripped and cleaned his stalls we brought him to the other end of the barn and I gave him his first hosing down to get rid of the mud and to clean the wound and he was a star. He is still a very highly strung boy and naughty as heck but i love him to bits.
This is a closeup of Dawn sunbathing she is on the far right in the picture below, I just zoomed in on her because when I looked out the window it looked pretty scary LOL. All these bodies laying on the ground!!

Well I had a really good day today, I think the beautiful 50s weather that we had certainly had something to do with it. There is still a bit of snow laying around in the shadow areas and we always have at least two or three very cold snaps before spring which lasts all of a week or so LOL, but it boosted my spirits a lot.

I have a few fridge magnet calendars left so if anyone wants one please e-mail me your addy and I will pop one in the mail.

Hope you are all having a wonderful week and that this keeps up. ((((Hugs))))



Rising Rainbow said...

I swear Dawn looks like she's wearing false eyelashes in that picture. That and she has a smile on her face. lol

CG said...

Wonderful pic of taxes! i would have been shocked to see the horses lying down like looks as if they'd collapsed!!

Stacey Huston said...

Sun bathing or Mud bath..??LOL
You have some beautiful horses. Thanks for sharing.!!

oldmanlincoln said...

I am so glad for the horses that they were able to get out and about. And my goodness, Thursday was nearly 60 here with the sun out bright.

I photographed two honey bees who were working on sunflower chips and peanut chips I had put on the ground for a squirrel. I will have to post them on of these days.

Very nice photos.

Mrs. Salty said...

I love the action shot with Taxes and Richard. No wonder you went out to check on the horses seeing 3of them on the ground! I would wonder too!

Very nice photos!

Carmi said...

These are such delightful glimpses into their and your life, Lori. I'm glad to see that we're not the only ones who are afflicted by spring fever!

oldmanlincoln said...

Well, now, you got to come back and take a look at me in my new blonde wig.

photogchic said...

We have mud too. I love the shot of them all "Dirty Sun Bathing:-)

Salty said...

The animals enjoy spring as much as we do! Your horse lot looks like our cow lot, mud everywhere, but it will soon dry up.

oldmanlincoln said...

If you guys got as much water as we did I would guess you have a pretty big lake out there in the horse pasture.

Take care and put the fishing pole away.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville, Ohio

Anna Ridley said...

It is so good to see the horses enjoying the sunshine and catching some rays! I'm particularly happy to read that Taxes has been out :)

Sending you lots of love and {{{HUGS}}}

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