So I was just starting to get to know my new neighbors (see previous post New NEIGH-bors) when three more new-comers came along. In fact they took up residence in the pasture just to the east of my land. A small pasture, it didn’t take them long to eat everything that was on it. So they were moved onto a small portion of the land grant that backs up my property. But there really wasn’t much for them to eat there either. While on MY land there were great clumps of alfalfa, along with other delectables, that the horses could smell.
Well, there was just no telling them “no” when they came to my back gate begging. So I closed my front gate, told Kelee (my herding white shepherd) to get a grip and leave our new guests alone, and I opened the back gate for them. Oh my, were they in heaven!
They headed right to the front pasture to meet the buckskin and the palomino—lots of snuffling to be done there. And then they set into some serious grazing.
They’ve been on my land for about a week now and I have to say it’s been a real pleasure hosting them. The brown one is BEYOND friendly and he slobbers when he eats pears (I know, it’s not nice to tell the intimate secrets, is it?)
Soon all the food will have been eaten off my land, though, and they will be moved again. In fact I just went out with some apples and they were nowhere to be found. They must have been moved when I was at the post office. Just another lesson to appreciate life in the moment. Before you know it, it will change yet again. And that’s exactly as it should be.
Love to you all,