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Wednesday, September 07 2011

It is September in Texas and we are finally getting a break from the brutal heat. We had a record low temperature last night and I awoke to a gloriously cool morning. And thus begins my favorite time of year - fall!

Chores on a brisk cool morning seem less like chores. Come join us!

First we feed the horses.

Sweety Pie Horse greets us at the gate.


 Evil Border Collie Puppy threatens him.

Every morning . . .

Sweety Pie Horse is really scared. Really. Muskett is terrified. Can't you tell?

Go feed horses.

Fairy Tale Horse comes trotting in. Always happy to see his momma. (especially when she is carrying a bucket of feed!)

 Cowpony comes blasting in.


Note that Cowpony is evil to Fairy Tale Horse. Threaten to sell Cowpony to a hungry European diner with a taste for horsemeat.

Cattle begin wandering in. Note that no matter how many hay bales and syrup tubs they have, they will still insist on mooching grain.

 Turn goats loose.

 Milk Goat 

 Remind sheep that they are fat and do not need to be fed.  Turn them loose in the yard.


 Take a walk with the dogs and remember to thank God for this glorious day.

And remember to say a prayer for all the victims of the fires that are sweeping across Texas, for as I enjoy a cool morning walk with a frappuccino, others are waking up in their cars after a frightful night spent watching flames destroy their homes.

Thank you, Liz in Australia, for thinking of us, and checking to make sure we were okay. I am truly blessed to have such wonderful people in my life.

Posted by: forensicfarmgirl AT 11:16 am   |  Permalink   |  4 Comments  |  Email
glad you are all safe from the fires, in your new place. the pictures are very scary, and I can't imagine being there and breathing all that smoke, etc. and not knowing what happens next - or having the worst happen and then trying to start again. Your morning routine is very appealing in this entry - not always that easy, I'm sure.
Posted by clairesmum on 09/07/2011 - 08:23 PM
I'm happy to see your morning routine -- everybody's so cute! Have you had any rain at all? I hope so. Our drought ended and we've been getting quite a lot of rain recently. The grass is now growing as much in 4 days as it did in 3 weeks without rain.
Posted by Terri's Pal on 09/07/2011 - 09:45 PM
"Texas has seen its driest consecutive months since record-keeping began in 1895. Parts of the state have had no measurable rain in nearly a year." I didn't realize it was this bad because I haven't been keeping up with the news. I thought you would get rain now and then from the Gulf of Mexico since it's 350 miles (560 km) from the gulf to the northern border of Texas. Sadly, the rain clouds don't move that way :(
Posted by Terri's Pal on 09/08/2011 - 12:26 AM
We have a rain pattern that is effected by Pacific ocean. La ninia = rain and floods El ninio = drought and fires. Our last drought pattern hung on 12 years. Most of my animals were born in drought yrs so all the grass is a bit of a pig out. We learned to live with dry and have dramaticaly changed water use and how we garden and grow crops. Even the city has learned.
Posted by Liz (Vic Aust.) on 09/08/2011 - 06:39 PM

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