Thursday, April 8, 2010

Spring is in the air, finally

We got back home from Ohio yesterday. While I am working on the over 2000 pictures I took while there, I thought I would share a bit of excitement. I wanted to turn Jones out before we left for vacation but I was afraid that once she got a taste of the delicious and fresh green grass in one of our other pastures, she would try her best to get over or through the fence while we were gone and hurt herself. So today was the day she got to kick up her heels and munch on some goodness.

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Naturally the girls went with us

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Jones was happy to see us

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While Joe and the girls walked to the mailbox, I opened the gate to the front pasture.

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At first all she wanted to do was eat. Eat here, walk over a few feet and eat some more. Then all of a sudden she just took off

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I think this was about when the girls realized what Jones was doing

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Patty is getting her first taste of running with Jones in the springtime!

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You could hear her blowing from a mile away!

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Meanwhile, the girls were having some fun of their own

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Here she goes again....running

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The girls started running toward the pond. Joe and I both hollered "NO!" They finally stopped just before then rounded the turn.

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As we started toward the house I couldn't help but spy this huge bird hovering over us.

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Jones could care less. She was too busy eating

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All all is right in the world. It feels so good to be home. I will post some pictures of my precious grandkids in the next few days. That is, once I get them loaded, cropped and just how I want them. Believe me, you will love em'

7 comments:

Dan and Betty Cooksey said...

Great pictures. It's always fun to watch a horse kick up her heels.

Your bird looks like a Turkey Vulture to me.

Dan

Hula Girl at Heart said...

I love watching a horse when it's feelin' frisky in the fields.

And can I just say that's a lot of dandelions you have there?

Trailboss said...

I know Hula. Our yard is FULL of them! Joe commented today as we pulled into the driveway about getting an estimate of what it would cost to spray the lawn to kill them. They are most annoying!

Carroll Farm said...

What beautiful pictures! I can't wait to see the pics of the grandkids.

Paint Girl said...

Jones looks like she was having a grand ole time!! I love it when the horses get turned out for the first time, they just go crazy!!
Excellent pictures!!
The pups look like they had a blast too!!

Her Big Sad said...

How fun! Everyone looks like they were truly kicking up their heels and enjoying spring! Thanks for sharing these pictures! I love them!

Syd said...

I like the photos of Jones running. Very nice.