Sunday, May 2, 2010

Kindness, Generosity, Mystery

These past few days have been quite busy. Some very dear friends sent over a surprise the other day. It was 100 bales of hay! They paid for it and had it delivered. The hay barn was darn near empty so they decided to help with the bare spots. It is very much greatly appreciated. When you have this many animals that eat hay, well, you can just imagine the cost to feed them all.
Last night when I locked up my chickens I noticed one of my Mottled Houdans was missing. I recounted everyone, and yup, she was missing. I went on a hunt and search, but couldn't find her. First thing this morning still in my pajamas I was out looking for her. Nope, not to be found. I have no idea what happened to her. No stray dogs on the property, so the only thing I can think of is she is a hawks meal.

Both Egyptian Geese have now decided that hanging around here is pretty good. There is all kinds of things to eat. Although the male is limping so hope he heals soon.

Arnold (grey) and Miles (white) have been playing over the fences for awhile now. I still don't trust them enough to turn them loose together. So in the meantime they can continue to play just the way they they are.

A few weeks ago I decided I was going to sell my horse. Financial reasons, I haven't ridden him in quite awhile, he has an attitude with Pewter one of our mares, etc.... Yup, my mind was made up. One less mouth to feed, no more worries about him being a butt towards Pewter, etc....

Okay, so I changed my mind the other day. As you may or may not recall I am against horse slaughter. If I sold him, I would not know 100% positive that he would never end up at a kill lot. Also, if I sold him, I would be contributing to the problem. So, as my dear friend Cindy calls him, the Pasture Prince will be staying.

Have I mentioned that there is a new stray cat hanging around? He/she is orange, hanging out inside the barn, and I catch glimpses here and there. Where or where did this one come from! Well, there is always food here so no worries about ever going hungry. In time when and if I can catch the new stray, off to the vet to get fixed. No baby makers here!

And speaking of food. I must go to the grocery store and buy food for us humans. So, wishing you all a most wonderful day. Smile and share it.
Until next time.............................


  1. Yeh, that's the reason I could never sell any of mine either. Even Stormy, whose main pleasure in life seemed to be seeing how fast he could dump me.

  2. Your horse is a real beauty. Maybe one day the right forever, loving home will come along and you can feel good about where he is going.

    100 bales of hay donated to your barn? Wow, what wonderful folks to even come up with the idea. That's a terrific gift.

  3. Guess you can say you had a 'Hay Day'! Lucky you!

    Hope you find your Mottled you lose many? Glad you keeping your horse too.

    I am learning so much from your blog and your menagerie of critters.

  4. How kind of your friends to donate all that hay. People can be so great. I am so sorry about the chicken but happy about your horse. I think you would always worry about him, unless it was someone you knew and you arranged that he could come back if things didn't work out.

  5. What nice friends you got, sure it was most welcome. Enjoy the good weather

  6. Wow, lucky you, aren't great friends just the best? Sorry about the chicken. How many animals do you have all togeteher? Wow sure is lots of work.

  7. What a wonderful surprise from your friends. Your Mottled Houdans are beautiful - love those feathers. Out of curiosity, do you think that Arnold and Miles will fight if you turn them out together?

  8. It's great that you have such good friends that they'd gift y'all some good eating hay! Good on 'em. I'm sorry that you lost a hen. Maybe she'll show up yet. Another kitty mouth to feed? Good luck in capturing him/her so that you can help slow the tide of unhomed cats. We have 4 that visit us and eat at the free buffet, although they don't deign to live in our barns, but do so at an abandoned place next door. I wish they would live here then I'd feel better about their survival chances. We know that at least 3 of them are fixed, as we "adopted" them so to speak from Barn Cats, Inc. They'd been trapped feral in Dallas, fixed and sent to us, but being feral they choose to live where they please. Anyway, it's always a pleasure to read what's going on in y'alls world. Also, I'm glad your keeping the "Prince" Ken and Mary of Fancy Fibers Farm


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