Morning Rounds

black cat looking out a barn door

I wonder what she’s thinking.  This is a favorite spot of the barn cats in the morning.  They sit in the sunshine for a bit after breakfast and meditate.

Dog sleeping in a sunny barn aisle.

Scout did some meditating of his own today.  We haven’t seen the sun in ages so I’m sure this was total bliss for him.

Chicken in barn doorway.

The elusive chicken.  The previous owners had a flock of banty hens, and we asked them to rehome them as we didn’t want chickens free ranging in the barn.  This one apparently high-tailed it when she caught wind of that plan and hid in the hay field.  A few days after we moved in she emerged from the field and has been a happy little solo hen, although very elusive.  I see her in the morning and know that she roosts in a tree by the house at night, otherwise I never see her.

Oberhasli yearling doe eating hay.

This is Gertie.  She’s one of last year’s doe kids we kept as a replacement milker.  She was too small to breed this past fall, as my Oberhasli usually are.  They’re a bit smaller than Alpines, Nubians, LaMancha and Saanen dairy goats and grow a little slower.  But that’s okay, we don’t mind letting them take the time they need to develop a strong body.

 

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3 thoughts on “Morning Rounds

  1. Gorgeous photos, Julie. If you don’t mind me asking, what kind of dog is Scout? He looks a bit like ours, who is a mix. I’ve always wondered what breeds might be in his DNA!

    1. Scout is a mix also, of what we aren’t sure but think he has some German Shepherd in him. We adopted him from a rescue organization.

      1. Yeh, I think ours might have some German Shepherd. He’s much smaller and he’s almost all dark red / liver, but his body shape and they way he holds himself are very like a GS. Here’s to our beautiful dogs! 🙂

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