Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Outstanding in Their Field

Horses are strange and beautiful creatures. They eat a mystifying quantity of grass on a daily basis and would rather lie down in the snow than hunker down in their shelter. And when it rains, they do this:

They line up with their fannies to the fence. I don't know why they do it, but they do. Pioneer Woman, I'm sure you regularly read my blog, could you please explain this phenomenon to a novice farmgirl, such as myself?

This is Salt Pony. Or...Sugar Pony. (Clever names courtesy of Calvin Lee.) Ruby is still fairly terrified of our cats, but cannot get enough of these ponies. Interesting side note: The big horses cannot be in the same pasture as the minis because of a deeply rooted hatred for one another. It's like Animal Farm meets Hatfields vs. McCoys. Cory personally witnessed one of the bigs kick one of the littles into the air before they were mercifully split up by their owner. And yes "big" and "little" are the preferred terminologies among us equestrian types.

Calvin, on the other hand, would rather spend his days hauling Ralph and/or Buddy around. Inexplicably, they continue to allow him to do so and do not run when they see him approaching. How on earth did I end up with a true-blue animal lover?

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PS - All of you vintagey, crafty people out there should RUN over to Spoonflower to vote on the fabric of the week. My pal Jessica has one on the ballot and I promise, you will love hers the best.