Thursday, June 27, 2013

Pasture Happenings ~weeky dose~







I went out this morning and decided to follow the sheep trail through some of the pasture. Beats walking in the tall grass. There are several beaten paths they have created over the years. Winding trails that give away their favorite hang out spots.











I didn't find them amongst the Mulberry trees. That is where we usually find them mid day when the sun is up and the heat is on.



I did find them in the northwest pasture lounging around and chewing their cud. I think they are feeling as gloomy as the weather. Most of them didn't budge from their spots.






I was surprised to find a Tunis ewe solo. That doesn't happen very often.



This lamb was falling asleep. I love it when they start to doze off and their head starts tilting back. They usually get jarred awake when they start to fall over.



This trail leads to the Rock Pile...



What a surprise, no sheep just goats! 



The ground is very wet and there is standing water from all of the rains we have had. Goats do not like water but they love trees and rocks!

 

 Reason #1 you never would want a goat in your orchard!



Heading back to the house, I find the rest of the Tunis laying low...



Who says you can't graze laying down?



The trail up to the barn and back to the house. I find a few sheep grazing along the way.



I am hoping for a few sunny days to dry things out. I think the sheep and goats would appreciate it as well.  I am feeling like the Tunis look.... just a little gloomy!


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13 comments:

  1. Oh I love the photo of the sheep with her head tipping back sleeping. I hope you get your sunshine soon. We want to start haying but same thing here.
    I remember goats and no trees or garden:) B

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    1. The girls always laugh when they see the head tipping....I was surprised I was able to sneak up and get a picture!

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  2. Isn't it strange, the way they follow the same path? Mine do to. Sun will come your way soon. we are looking for a little heat wave. good haying weather!

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    1. I never really noticed it much until I started looking. Very distinct paths.
      We are waiting for the sun :)

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  3. I hear you on the rain and gloom. We finally got some sun today. I can't figure what picture I like best. They all have such expressive faces. And what a neat rock pile! Always enjoy your pasture pictures!

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    1. Thanks Liz,
      I don't want to complain about the rain after last year's hot, dry summer..but I would like to see the sun!

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  4. It may be gloomy, but the sun will shine soon. At least that's what I'm hoping. It's been so wet this spring and summer so far. Your pictures are gorgeous especially the one of the 2 goats standing on rocks by the water. I may have mentioned before that I'm partial to goats. Thank you so much for sharing your walk with us. :-)

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    1. This summer has been so different than last summer, which is a good thing considering the dry hot summer we had last year. The sun is trying to peak out today.

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  5. Sorry it's been gloomy there. I hope you get some sunshine soon. Love the pics!

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    1. Thanks Lisa, It is trying to peak out today!

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  6. That one falling asleep is too cute! I love sleepy animals :) Your goats are adorable, too! I just love all your animals :)

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    1. In the summer they get a little more lazy due to the heat. They have been less mobile lately.

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