I haven’t been keeping up with this site much lately as my Dad has been pretty sick all winter, advancing from one problem to another. We have all been pretty stressed, but praise the Lord, he is doing better and able to be up and about more than he has in months. We are so thankful. As the spring comes on we are glad to be drawing a deep breath and getting ready to tackle some outdoor jobs in the warm sunshine.
First, to play catch-up a bit, here are some shots of Penny all bundled up out in the barn helping to do chores this winter. I didn’t realize that my camera battery was weak, so I apologize that the focus is a little fuzzy as the camera is dying. But Penny sure did enjoy herself, and the animals were all pretty pleased to see her. They do love attention!
Here is the milking cow, drinking out of her water cup, all snug in the warm hay. She provides us with all the rich milk we can drink, as well as the butter and cheese Mom makes. Dad calls her Matilda.
Penny is checking the connections to be sure the water runs freely into the drinking cup when Matilda pushes the lever. Yep, all is well here.
“Weren’t you going to milk the cow?” asks a thirsty kitten who is always on hand for milking.
The young cow nearby says, “Don’t you have a pat for me?”
After a petting, he gives Penny a big slobbery kiss, “Thank you my friend!”
Down at the other end of the barn the two affectionate donkeys, Claryce and Dinklepuss, await their turn to be scratched and petted.
“Hello? hello!” says little Goatly, “don’t forget about me! Were you handing out treats, by any chance?” Her favorite treat is a soft apple from our basement apple bin.
No treats for you this morning, but here is grain for the alpacas.
Fritz likes a soft bed in the hay and sunshine. Penny rests with him a moment.
“What a big, wet nose you have, little calf!! Be careful, I’m not wearing a raincoat!!”
Little wet kisses.
A furry soft Silkie hen sits comfortably on her perch.
Here’s a little snack for the others.
A beautiful sunset picture over the farm. So peaceful.
Thank you, Lord, for critters, we sure do enjoy their personalities and friendliness.
I love life in the country!