December 17, 2011

Old Friends

Now that they're getting older, the two Berkshire hogs spend most of their time lazing around waiting for their next meal, but they do like to get out now and then to check up on the other animals around the farm.  No one seems to pay them much attention except for this one young steer who, for some unfathomable bovine reason, does not like pigs.  He bellows and snorts and chases them around the pasture while the rest of the herd look at him like he's crazy.  For their part, the pigs pay him no mind, but seem to enjoy staying just close enough to tease him.

December 3, 2011

In the Cold, Cold Night

With temperatures dropping and the calendar turning over to December, we've recently put the horses on their winter schedule.  They spend the days out in the loafing yard, soaking up what sunshine there might be,  and come into their snug barn in the evenings.  We're also feeding the cattle in the waterfall pasture, as well as Blossom and her calf, so we're starting to make a little bit of a dent in all the hay we put up this past summer.
Here we have Sven and Ole getting ready for a long winter's night in their stall.