I hope sweet Sovey doesn't think it is a drag getting old because today was his 8th birthday! Hooray! He does however think farm equipment abandoned in our field is a drag...
I never saw his ears so pointy...
His head was in my lap in this picture and his heart was beating right out of his chest. I was on bareback and I could feel his worry. My mom is walking toward us in these photos, but Sovey is only looking at that contraption. I phoned the farmer and asked him to retrieve the offending machinery. He said he has a flat tire, but will get to it soon. It was a fun training device in November. Not so much fun now with our chilly temperatures.
This is more like my Sovereign boy - bored and annoyed with all the birthday boy picture taking. No pretty ears up here. We walked through the woods and a fat deer jumped out at us. Sovey just sighed, "Ho hum. I am not afraid of that silly deer. But, big orange hay rakes are scary!"
Today was 22 degrees but SUNNY and no wind! I had on my Carhartts and Sorels - with two layers of pants and four tops underneath. Snuggly warm.
And here is a Mother's Little Helper - muddy Foggy grazing later in the day. He will be the 7 year old birthday boy in a few days! My January birthday brothers. Sigh.
Here is chubalicious Pie with his mud beads. I groomed every speck of mud off all three boys. They each went back in the pastures and rolled. What is the point? And (!) how do they find wet, goopy mud when it is below freezing? It does give me a workout though and I stay warm.