Saturday, February 21, 2009

Earning Their Keep

It's a clear, sunny, cold, windy morning, and we decided to give the Boyz a treat: they get to mow the dog yard. Mike keeps it well seeded and watered, so it's about the only place on the property that has a lick of grass. We wait until it's got these lush and long clumps, then let the Boyz munch and poop to their hearts' content. One downside is we have to clean up all that poo or the dogs will have their own smorgasbord. Another is that the horses tend to lean on the outside of the fence longingly, begging for unlimited access. Ooh, Mr. Fry does not like that at all. I've seen him chase those bad Boyz with a rake. They don't care — what a fun game!

Mowing as fast as they can shovel it in.

Note Pokey over there doing his best weed eater imitation
around the porch slab.

Mmmm, the good stuff!

Bless his sweet, fuzzy little head.


Cactus Jack Splash said...

That is how the yard at the ranch stays mowed. Saves work and the horses get a treat. Cute lawn mowers.

Mrs. Mom said...

Oh man, that green!!! We don't have the snow cover, but all our lawn is still brown. Ah well- it will green up soon!!

Have an awesome weekend!

Anonymous said...

Oooh, look at all that green! They look like very happy ponies.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

So sad...I miss seeing green grass. We won't get any until our Summer Monsoons. wah!

I think you might want to attach oxygen tanks to your ponys' backs with tubes into their noses. They don't seem to taking a moment to breathe with all that yummy grass buffet....munch, munch!


word verification: 'cuscen'
Are you a pony 'cuscen', too?

cowgirljlynn said...

Leah, thanks for stopping by my blog! All this is new to me so I will have to go back on your posts and catch up on all your good stories. A Cowgirls Grace

Anonymous said...

Haha, we do that in rainy season. The horses beg all the time, but have to wait for the grass to grow, or they're be nothing for them!

Unknown said...

Ohhhh you grass looks so pretty! I want to live there - I hate all this snow!!

Great pictures - ignore me I am just a big whiner.

Related Posts Widget for Blogs by LinkWithin