Saturday, July 07, 2012

Morning walk on my birthday

 When we went for our (already hot) morning walk, the horses were out grazing.  They spend most of their time standing in the big lot by the house where they are in full sunlight (on a 100 degree day) and have nothing to graze but short weeds.  I don't understand why, it's just the way of horses.  Notice the smudge in the sky that looks sort of like a fingerprint?  It's something on the inside of my camera that has developed on my last two Canons.  I have a new camera ordered, and it isn't a Canon.  Fool me once, shame on you.  Fool me twice, shame on me.  


 Just before I took this, we watched Tude paw at the weeds with his hoof, uproot a plant, and eat it.  Why do they do what they do?  


Three of the cows (where is Babe?) were grazing alfalfa, which has bloomed now.  Ordinarily it is cut before it blooms, but Cliff was afraid cutting it in this drought would kill it.  


Here's the missing cow.  Fortunately we don't have to worry that the little pond has dried up, because we have in-ground waterers.  


 You can see there has been a lot of traffic to the waterer.  There's a place to drink on the other side, as well.  


The cows and horses get cool, clean well water, just like we drink.  Those slats are to keep small animals from falling in, drowning, and fouling the water.  

My garden gifted me with these huge tomatoes for my birthday.

14 comments:

Adirondackcountrygal said...

Looks like it is shaping up to be a great birthday for you! Happy Birthday Donna!

Judy Dingus said...

You do look a lot like your momma! That's a good thing, and she was such a great lady!

ingasmile said...

Have a great birthday! Do I see BLT's for birthday supper?

Inga

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Happy Happy Birthday Donna! What a great start to your special day! Stay cool and celebrate!!!

darev2005 said...

Sounds like it was a fairly good day. And those are some fine tomatoes. Happy birthday, dear.

Helen said...

Happy Birthday. Those are beautiful tomatoes.

Margaret said...

I need to see a side by side comparison of your mom and you! Those tomatoes are huge! The farm looks idyllic, until I think about the temperature, which doesn't show in the photos. :)Hope your birthday continues to be wonderful. xoxo

Forty Pound Sack said...

Happy birthday, Donna!!!!!

Hollie said...

What a great birtday present....fresh from the garden maters!!! YUM!!

Nothing like good cold well water. That's what we have!!! County water is available to us, but I'd much rather have well water!!!

Sheila Y said...

Happy Birthday Donna! Yum, great tomatoes. Take care, Sheila

krueth said...

Happy Birthday Donna! What great looking tomatoes. Mine are starting to flower :-) Wendy

Tango said...

Those tomatoes look huge and you look awesome. Happy Birthday Donna :)

Jon said...

Belated Happy Birthday!
You're surrounded by the gorgeous countryside and have huge tomatos fresh from the garden - - those are true birthday blessings.

Stay in the shade - - it's too hot everywhere!

TARYTERRE said...

My lord those tomatoes look like grapefruits. LOVELY walk. Thanks for taking me along. HAPPY belated BIRTHDAY.