Friday, August 30, 2013

Funtry Friday - dining with a view!

You know those fancy restaurants that sit next to a lake? You can get a table and while you are dining in elegant splendor inside you can have a lovely picturesque view of a pretty lake outside? Well, let me tell you - we are not to be out done! Out here, we have gone one step better - you can just sit (or stand) right next to the lake and enjoy both the water and your chow!

This was the lovely lakeside view yesterday...

 
 Who would have thought that we could have improved on this delightful scene? But we did! Special order one extra storm last night, and voila! This is what greeted me this morning...
 
 
Lovely lake. Don't you think that the muddy brown is a nice contrast to the field of green sticker filled weeds?
 
 
Yes. This would be the one and only gate to get that wheel barrow full of food to the now very excited and hungry horses.
 
 
No, I don't own any mud wading rubber boots. However, after this rainy season, I am throwing away this pair of chore shoes. Just saying...
 
Since Hershey's pen went past a puddle several days ago, I have to stand between the two horses and make sure that he eats his and she eats hers. 1000 pound squabblers can get a little hairy. Yeah... it takes them a long time to eat, but I have my camera and my cell phone - and lots of pretty scenery.
 
Today I saw a huge flock of birds!
 
 
They hung around for quite a while just flying in circles. It's really fun to see flocks this large - makes me wonder how they manage to stay so close and not run into each other because they are constantly in motion.
 
Of course, there were also lots of clouds this morning.
 
 
With all this rain, we sure are looking pretty and green. Even if it is all bullheads and tumbleweeds - it is still lovely! It was fun to see the clouds drifting down the hillside, too.
 
Hope you had some pretty views this Funtry Friday - and maybe even a lakeside brunch!
 
Blessings,
Kathy

20 comments:

  1. Uh oh, momma's got the cattle prod. I'll stay on my side, you stay on yours. It's bad enough separating two dogs or two cats. I can't imagine two horses. One mobile length of fencing, maybe?

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    1. haha - Yep, it can be a challenge to convince a 1000 pound animal that she isn't that hungry. LOL Especially when she is!

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  2. No boot?! Oh, no!!!
    My family used to put one of the horses in a stall at meal time to keep his slow eating self away from a very bossy mare.

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    1. Yep, no boots. I usually do that, but Hershey's pen is about 4 or 5 inches in mud/manure and I just can't make him stand in that even if it's only long enough to eat. ewie - mess!

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  3. Wow, so much water! It's great that everything is so green. The horses don't seem to mind the change of pace much.

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    1. And more water on the way, too. The horses really like the cooler weather and the light rain.

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  4. and I thought we were water logged!

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  5. I love your mountains, what a wonderful view to see every day! An inspiration !

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    1. I really enjoy the view - it's especially pretty now that there has been lots of rain to wash off the dust and green up all the plants.

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  6. Green is good. And hopefully the forest fire index will be lower. But I don't envy you all that mud!!

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    1. They did remove the ban on open fires in Yavapai county. Yay! The rain has helped that a lot. It is messy to have the mud, but it is nice to have the rains after being dry for so long.

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  7. Too bad I planted petunias in my rain boots - I would have sent them your way - not much need for them here! LOL!! Although, we have gotten a lot of rain lately...and the attendant humidity (UGH), it's not enough to send me for the galoshes.

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    1. haha - Awww - I wouldn't dream of disturbing the petunias. ;-) Glad to hear you have gotten some rain, but *ugh* for the humidity. At least up here the humidity comes with less heat!

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  8. Beautiful view but that's sure a lot of rain! Hope it dries out soon and we're sure the critters do too!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, and more rain each day. Cookie is tired of thunder, but Lova is very happy to have the rain and would lay around in it outside if I let her. Pal and Forrest are in hunker down mode and Bethie is on strike for dry weather. Goats do not share the horses' love of rain! For the most part, Billie Jane and Hershey just stand around in the rain - an "ahhhhh" moment for them!

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  9. Oh boy... always fun at your place. Hope that flooding clears up even if it does make a pretty lakeside view! :)

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    1. Yay - beautiful clouds with lots of blue sky today - and a wash with only puddles. =)

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  10. Your own private lake! How marvelous!
    The last photo is so gorgeous!
    Green is green, even if it IS weeds!
    Wishing you drier weather and less standing between slow-eating horses.

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    1. LOL - and such a purty green. ;-)
      Thank you!
      Yes - it green is lovely on all the hills!
      Thank you - the last couple of days have been drier and I have figured a way to separate the horses. Also "yay"!

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