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Thursday, January 20, 2011

An easy morning, clear blue skies ...

This morning while down near the stables with Soukie and Tommy as we waited for Omkara to arrive, Soukie and Tommy had a ball.

What were they doing?

Well, noticing all the sheep poo on the ground. 

They'd walk along and one of them would say, 'Look a poo.'  The other one would stop, notice, say yes ... and then they'd look at each other both laugh and continue on to the next poo on the ground ... repeating the whole thing.

A most unique, yet very effective way to bond!

Once Omkara joined us, we walked and played, visited the pigs, fed them bread, climbed hills and strolled along.  An easy morning, clear skies, sun shining and everything green after the recent rain.

We made it up to the barn to see Patsy the cow just before she was to head back to the paddock after milking.  Right in front of us, in fact right at our feet, she stopped and did ... ... yes a great big poo.  Well seemed to be the theme for the day.  Little eyes popping at the sound and the size and then of course, we had to stay a see how the farmers dealt with such a gift.  Shovelling and hosing and making things clean.

We had time in the barn cuddling guinea pigs, with the holiday crowds around, it wasn't our usual luxurious snuggle, though enjoyed anyway ...

Soukie and Tommy watching the scarecrow nearby and tending a guinea pig ..

Soukie and Tommy delighted in each others company and Omkara and I delighted in them both.

Towards the end of the morning we walked down to my vege patch.  It's needing some attention yet loaded with goodies indeed.  Potatoes and carrots and beetroot and sage and parsley, were all pulled and everyone went home with something to eat.

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