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:

  1. I really like your way of writing!

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

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  3. 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...

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  4. 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 ? ;)

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

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

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  7. 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?

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

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  9. I could practically hear the hooves and smell the dust!

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

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  11. 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

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

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  13. 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.

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  14. 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?

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

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

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  17. Always such a joyous occasion and you captured it perfectly!

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

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

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

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

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  22. I enjoy the antics of your critters so much!

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