Tuesday, November 18, 2014

First Snow

We had a few waves of sleety snow come blowing through around Halloween, but this last weekend saw some of the real stuff coming down.  Large, fluffy flakes blanketed the lawn and pastures overnight, much to the surprise of our little goat girls.
 As soon as I opened their stall that morning, all four came racing out, ready to go play in the pasture.  As soon as they saw the snow, without taking one step out, they came to an abrupt stop at the snowy line drawn at the door.  "what's this stuff?"  "I dunno.  Icky!  It's cold and it's WET"  Finally after 15 or so minutes, Jellybean ventured out.  After bouncing around for a short amount of time, the other girls finally took some tentative steps out toward the pasture.
 Once the girls arrived, they were like any kids playing in fresh snow.  They ran back and forth playing tag.  The goat house was too slippery to stand on top of but that didn't mean one couldn't jump up on it and slide off...or talk your sister into jumping up and falling off.
 Meanwhile out in Chickenland: the buckeyes decided that no amount of yummy scratch feed was going to get them out into that cold white stuff.  After venturing a couple of steps out, Peanut turned about and reported to the rest that the nice warm Buckeye manor was the place to stay.
 It's going to be a long time til Spring.

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