Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thirsty Thursday

My Blaisie-Lamb is a funny little thing. She demands fresh water with baaAAAs that belie her petite frame, and when I carry in the bucket, I have trouble getting past her to set it down.

Oreo is also funny about water. I keep a water dish filled for her, but when I'm filling sheep buckets, she rushes in to drink from them – or the overflow, as seen below – like she's dying of thirst.

We have to be diligent about checking the horses' water tanks; they are draining them faster than usual. And I am constantly watering vegetation somewhere on the place, trying to keep the garden growing and the shrubs and flowers alive. No doubt about it; it's been a dry summer!

This morning we awoke to showers. It ended before the earth's thirst was quenched, but it did settle the dust and firm up the arena footing, a blessing for Lance's reconditioning rides. It is supposed to warm up and dry out again for another week, and then real fall weather is predicted. Instead of continually dragging hoses I'll be wiping muddy paws; the garden will soon look bedraggled but the pastures will look like emeralds.

Speaking of jewels, I've been finding them hiding here and there lately. Topaz, anyone?

How about rubies?   ;-)

That's it for now from . . .


Leigh said...

Animals and water can really make for some amusing situations. They have opinions! And we humans are expected to meet the demands, LOL

Unknown said...

Interesting that you have some animals that are picky about their water. Yikes, you can keep the snake...they scare me!

Farmgirl Susan said...

Isn't it funny how everybody seems to want to drink out of somebody else's water bowl/bucket/trough? Sometimes keeping everything and everybody water definitely feels like a full time job! Thanks for your note the other day. Things are okay here, just focusing more on farm life rather than online life. :) Everything around your place looks great! Your dahlias are gorgeous. I haven't grown them in years and am now wondering why not!