Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Sunrise, sheep, shoots, and snow

Yesterday morning the sky was showing promise, but I couldn't take the time to wait around for more color. It wasn't a vacation day here!

On the way to the barn, I noticed that Bittersweet was barely bearing weight on his right front. What in the world? First Blake, then Browning, now Bittersweet – all three of my brown-based males afflicted with lame front legs? I felt a little better after looking in on the Ram-ada Inn residents; they are both moving pretty comfortably now. And when I headed back to the house after morning chores, Bittersweet wasn't limping much, either. I think they are ALL messin' with me!

So I'll mess with you. ;-) Not only do we have snowdrops in full bloom, the daffodil shoots (and weeds) are coming right along

Later, as Brian and I headed down the hill to his violin lesson, I had to stop and capture Mt. Jefferson

That's the way I like my snow. Scenic and accessible, but not interfering with local travel.

That's it for yesterday; today was a wash-out at . . .

6 comments:

Theresa said...

LOL, well yes, that does seem like the perfect type of snow...What do you think it is with the sheep? Frozen ground bruising their feet?

Michelle said...

I have no idea what is causing the lamenesses, temporary or not. We only had one week of frozen ground; the rest of the time we've had MUD. Foot rot would be the most obvious suspect, but I've never seen it in my Shetlands and none of these have it.

Theresa said...

Makes you wonder what rough housing goes on when you're not watching!

Nancy Kay said...

What a great shot of Mt. Jefferson!

Diane said...

My guess is the mud is getting between their hooves and becoming hard. Causing the limping. I've had this going on here in Ohio until the ground recently froze. Pick up a hoof & see if you wiggle that piece on mud out from between those toes (hoofs).

Diane said...

My guess is the mud is getting between their hooves and becoming hard. Causing the limping. I've had this going on here in Ohio until the ground recently froze. Pick up a hoof & see if you wiggle that piece on mud out from between those toes (hoofs).