Thursday, March 19, 2015

Doonie Growing Up


Throwback Thursday!
Here is my Dun horse, Doonie, when she first came to be mine, 
one week before her first birthday 


She was about to shed when we got her, our first experience with the color changing gray...
First she darkened to become liver chestnut... Here she is at two or three...


And at five years old...




Starting to really work at six...





At seven Doonie had a run in with a field of Cockleburs that drove her nuts once tangled in her hair.


We twitched her lip to be able to get anywhere near her head... 
For awhile she sported a stylish mohawk...


An old pro at age eight...

 

Loving life at age 10...


Pony Rides in the park in Santa Fe at age 11...
Giving big and little folks a fun ride is a job she loves...


Now my girl is weeks away from giving birth to her first foal, due on her birthday...
And still turning whiter yet with each brushing as she sheds her winter coat... 
In a few years she will have lost all those lovely dapples, freckles and tiger stripes...
A horse of many colors!

 





Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Partly Cloudy Days


New Mexico Skies...


In no particular order...


Summer Rains...


Morning clouds and fog...


Early spring Thunderheads...


SunSet...


Rainbow...


Double Rainbow...


Shades of weather...


 Enchanting Skies...


And Mists...


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy 40th Saint Patricks Day to Mom and Dad!


Happy Saint Patricks Day!
Today is my mom and dad's 40th anniversary of their first date!


40 years ago they rode bicycles together, 
after dad sold mom her first 5-speed and they fell in love, outside of DC.
These days the terrain is more fun on a horse...
Pictured here with my niece, their granddaughter, Sonia on her first Horse Ride a few years ago...





Monday, March 16, 2015

A Kid'll Eat Ivy Too, Wouldn't You?!


MAIRZY DOATS

Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, Wooden shoe!

If the words sound queer and funny to your ear, a little bit jumbled and jivey,
Sing
Mares Eat Oats 
and Does eat Oats 
and Little Lambs eat Ivy




According to Wikipedia...
"Mairzy Doats" is a novelty song composed in 1943, by Milton DrakeAl Hoffman and Jerry Livingston. It was first played on radio stationWOR, New York, by Al Trace and his Silly Symphonists. The song made the pop charts several times, with a version by the Merry Macsreaching No. 1 in March 1944.


Saturday, March 7, 2015

Movie Day

Movie Day!


Doonie bounces her big pregnant belly around, teasing the dogs and pushing the goats...


These movies are a couple months old now... Dun is slower but no less sassy..


...Looking forward to seeing her mustang cross foal...


Happy to be out GoatScaping with her crew!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Fog Fun and Fur


We had some very beautiful and wet weather this summer...


The dogs took full advantage...


To PLAY!


Aussies and Maremmas both love fresh mornings like this when the rain is still damp and the scent lingers happily in the air...


...Badger and his crew...


FOG.


Zuli and Badger are royals atop the hill...



The Maremma pups love to apply mud masks in the rain...


A fun way to tell the dogs apart...



Crystal, here, has moved up to Velarde to live on an Apple Farm!


And Giallo has moved to a local neighborhood where she is guarding goats, chickens and a small kiddo as well as her people...


Guppy waits and watches...



Sunrise and wet air...! What a treat for these dwellers of the High Desert...!




Saturday, November 8, 2014

Sketching GoatScaping

 GoatScaping


The season is not over yet!

Our goats love this time of year when the temperatures dip and the plant seeds finish ripening...
Many weeds such as Tumbleweed and Ragweed are delicious this time of year and fill the goat belly with heat-making forage.
Goats eat Tumbleweed on the coldest of days.

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