Monday, November 22, 2010

Rainy Days and Slop

Autumn rains help the green grass grow. My trails are no longer dusty. The arena is muddy.

And just take a peek at these horses and mules....

It rained all weekend, off and on. It's raining again today. We try to minimize horse-time spent in the pastures, to give the grass a chance to grow. The critters enjoyed a play day in the sloppy arena mud.

The reddish and brown horses kind of hide the dirt.

Napping, in the mud.

I did say that they "kind of" hide the dirt.

"Hey, don't take my picture".

Mud Wrestling?

Licking up rain water from the bottom of the barrel.

White and grey.... not hiding the mud too well.

Spa Special: Full Body Mud Bath
May as well rub it in.



di :) said...

that last picture... kinda reminds me of back in southfield walking out to feed in the mornings and having the mud suck the dang boot right off my foot. Enjoy your rainy season, along with it comes SKIING :)

lov mom f said...

"O-Yes" good old muddy pastures, muddy horses, lost boots. lots of good old memoirs :)

Grandma Tillie's Bakery said...

Oh how many times was I out there diggin around in the mud looking for that $$$ shoe the shoer just put on!?

Hey at least it dries and brushes off, right?

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Is all your mud frozen solid today? We are C-O-L-D up here in Grass Valley but the power is on -- Hooray! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving. God Bless! : D

Michael Rawluk said...

Horses make the best models. I really like the action in "Mud Wrestling."

Jenn said...

Ooh, this is all too familiar! Having a gray horse this time of year is NO FUN!

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Yolanda said...

Yes , living in Oregon I know what slop is . It could be our back yard by the way. lol.

Karen Deborah said...

hummm good thing those are outdoor animals. either your blogging and I'm not, or I am and your not. gimmee a break.