“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”

Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution

The Sillies

We had a visit from the farrier, yesterday. 

I am always so very proud of my herd when the farrier comes.

Everyone stands straight and lifts their hooves when asked.

No shenanigans...

Well, almost no shenanigans...

At least the silliness doesn't interfere with the farrier's work!

In case you were wondering... carrot treats elicit these funny little tongue tricks.

It took about and hour and a half, and all hooves were trimmed up properly for another 8 weeks.

Ollie, feeling a little too "put together", promptly rolled in as much dust and dirt as he could find in the barn.

Silly little tub-o-lard!

I can hardly wait for summer's arrival so that the entire herd can be bathed.  They will be gorgeous.... for about 3 minutes.   Seriously.

Horses finished, we moved on to the donkeys, who also stood nicely for their pedicures.... although I am sure they would have preferred to have a little pink polish on their hooves in the end- oh, and a facial and massage as well!

We are in the midst of a thaw, however, the nights have been cold enough that what thaws during the day, freezes again at night.  This has turned the dry lot into a veritable skating rink.  All that ice makes it difficult for the horses...

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