PIC'S from the Z farm:
Shadow cozying up to Charli. Shadow wants to be Charli's friend. Charli just ignores her.
The horses eating sweet feed from the trough. That's "Little Brown" on the left. She is very timid,
and afraid to eat with the rest. She is also Grandma Kay's favorite.
Grandma Kay watching them eat. That's "Little Gray" in front. She's a little shy also.
She just learned to eat treats.
This is "Taffy." She is one of the horses that belongs to our electrician.
You can see our old barn, too. The new barn is much larger and nicer.
Here is "Little Brown" again. Today is the first day she let me pet her. She is only a few months old.
Since "Little Brown" is scared of the older, bigger horses, she went to look elsewhere for some sweet feed.
Too bad there wasn't any left in the four wheeler....
This is "Pushy." She loves treats so much, she pushes the other horses away to get to them.
Often "Star" pushes back....
"Pushy" also likes it when Grandma strokes her nose.
In fact, she REALLY likes it! See the burs in her mane? They are from the horses eating around the thistle plants.
Goldfinch birds eat the thistle seeds, and line their nests with thistle "down," which is like small dandelion fluff.
Since we have lots of thistle plants around, we also have lots of goldfinches -- flocks of them.
This is "Little Gray" coming over to say hello.
Here is the horse we call "Grandma." She is over 28 years old. When she got here,
she was so neglected that her bones were sticking out all over. She sure looks better now!
Now "Star" has joined "Pushy" with Grandma Kay. Star is the daughter of "Taffy" and also belongs to our electrician.
She seems to be the smartest of them all, and is usually the first to lead the play or to cause trouble.
She is very friendly, though, and loves to be petted. Sometimes she will rest her head on Grandma's shoulder.
Then she will sometimes nibble at Grandma's hair!