Monday, December 29, 2008

Looking for Sun in All the Right Places

Something unusal happened here today in Northeast Ohio......the sun has been in the blue sky all day!! It was so nice to see the sun and the animals were loving it too! I got all my outside Christmas decorations down and put away. While I was doing this I noticed that my miniature horse Speedy was laying flat out under the overhang by the big barn. Of course, a horse laying flat out can only mean one thing........

Yep, Speedy was taking a sunbath!!! Perhaps, she was also trying to dry out all the mud on her belly.....she is quite the character!!

This my J-CREW!!! Enjoying the sun from left to right is my black Shetland Jasper; next to him is Josiah, the flashy gulmoget, and then my moorit yuglet Jammer!!

I have never been a huge fan of all black sheep but they are growing on me. Jasper is 9 months old, fully polled, nice fleece, and I am really liking his facial features! What do you think? If he is not sold, then I am definitely going to use him with 2 of the ewes next year as I can't pass up the polled genetics. His mom is also out of Yankee, the mioget/yuglet ram I just lost.

Johnny is enjoying his new pasture with TJ, my black Cotswold ram. Johnny has been, lets say, a pain in the butt as he has a lot of energy to get rid of as I am still working on finances to get him gelded. So, instead of stressing everyone else out in the big barn, I have moved him over to the next pasture. There is a nice run-in for him and he has the company of 2 of my rams. He is a muddy mess and is rutting things up but he can run off a lot of his extra energy. It actually is working out much better for everyone, though TJ and Samuel may think otherwise:)

Though there is only a lot of mud and maybe a stray blade of grass, everyone enjoyed the sun and blue sky today. I got the Christmas decorations put away in the house, though I left the snowmen up and I have a small alpine tree decorated with white lights and some nature like ornaments on it. I like white lights in the house. There is another high wind advisory tonight, winds gusting up to 30-40 mph. Guess I'll grade papers and check out the new Hobby Farm mag. and maybe a gardening book......after all Spring is coming in 4 ish months:)






5 comments:

Joanna said...

We had some sunshine too, an odd sight. I always enjoy watching the critters sunbathing.

Tracey said...

Glad you had some sunshine to enjoy :)

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

I like Jasper very much, and would LOVE to have a fully polled ram!

Kara said...

Kristi when you part Jasper's fleece is it black? Just thought with the Mioget in there, is there a chance he is modified? He is a good looking boy. Glad you got the sun yesterday too! We have the wind too...I think our weather patterns are similar...you get it first and then it comes our way. Enjoy the rest of your week and Happy New Year!

ae1501 said...

The sunbathing horse cracks me up! Thanks for the laugh.