Friday, September 16, 2011

A new pasture, opened


There's a tell-tale noise I make, a clanking of chain on metal:

...that alerts my small herd to imminent, untold delights:

Hooves come thundering:

down our big hill:

Chester sails over a log with anticipation:

The trio moves so fast:

...even the cloud of dust can't keep up:

In a swift maneuver that leaves me cheering...:

my normally slow and steady Beau maintains his strong -if unusual- lead:

and twelve happy feet sail past me:

With their eyes on the prize...:

nary a glance is cast my way, yet at this moment I feel profoundly appreciated:

Let the feast begin!:

26 comments:

Sophie said...

I really like your way of writing!

IsobelleGoLightly said...

Weeee! Pasture!

Autumn said...

Critters can be so funny at times, especially when it comes to food!

TexWisGirl said...

i get that same feeling from my horses when i open the front hay pasture to them for winter grazing - my heart sings for joy for them. of course, this year, with the drought, i opened it up to them August 1st since there's no 2nd crop and hardly any growth whatsoever... but at least they can forage...

King of New York Hacks said...

Love it Danni! I'll take watching this trio racing over the Kentucky Derby any day !! That was quite a leap for Chester eh ? I'm impressed...when can I ride him through Central Park ? ;)

Tina said...

LOL isn't that sound of metal and chains just music to their ears lol...cracks me up at the DSC each time too.

CeeCee said...

Happy quadrupeds!!
With all that pretty new green stuff, you may not see them for a month!

Sarah said...

so much fun! You just want to jump up and down and clap your hands for them! What a thrill to watch, even from 1500 miles away! Looks like Beau is getting in shape for his South Dakota trail ride camp out?

Chai Chai said...

Love the dust clouds! Amazing the little things animals pick up on and how they react. Let the feast begin.

Paula said...

I could practically hear the hooves and smell the dust!

Teri @ Love From the Farm said...

I love your happy crew!

CaliforniaGrammy said...

It does my heart good to see them flying down the hill in anticipation. Life is good!

Anonymous said...

I agree with you, I think that's total appreciation!!

I love reading your blog, found my way over here from dogtrotfarm. Hope you don't mind my lurking around.

Linda in Mississippi

janitabean said...

The same thing happens with my cats when I open a window!

farmlady said...

Oh JOY.... a new pasture to explore. A new and wonderful place to "bite" into.
I can see it on their faces.... they are happy donkeys.

Zitrone said...

Amazing! I have never seen them do that. And Kai Llama running with them? I love it! You do know that she has completely stolen my heart, don't you?

LindaG said...

Awesome! How wonderful to have so much lovely property. :)

jaz@octoberfarm said...

awww....my heart soared when i saw these pics. just the sweetest!

clairz said...

Such beautiful land, Danni!

Nancy K. said...

Always such a joyous occasion and you captured it perfectly!

Mike said...

Those were some action packed photos! Felt like I was there

Betsey said...

How wonderful that something so simple can bring so much joy!

Carolynn said...

Ha! I love it! That's unbridled enthusiasm, if I ever saw it.

Christine said...

LOL, just like ringing the dinner bell. Glad you didn't get trampled by the stampeed.

Mary said...

I enjoy the antics of your critters so much!

pilgrimscottage said...

Oh my goodness! I just love it.