Friday, May 11, 2012

Morning Stroll

Today was the end of a really busy week.  Busy with plenty of good things - like an out-of-town guest, hosting our care group, attending a baby shower, and helping out friends...  But busy, nonetheless.

Today the sky was clear and the sun was warm, so it was necessary to leave the house work and other tasks calling me from inside and head outdoors.

Silas and I started out with some Moses cuddles.

And then a visit with the calves.  We learned, by the way, that our youngest calf Buttercup is actually a he instead of a she.  So, it turns out that we have 3 males.  

The kids are suggesting that we change Buttercup's name to Kevin.

Then it was time for a little ride down our street.  Silas does circles around me on his Strider bike already.

We made the mandatory stop to throw a few rocks in the creek.

And then we went to visit our horse friends.  They come to the fence when they see us now because they know we'll feed them nice big handfuls of long grass.

The grass is always greener on the other side, apparently.

And we saw our neighborhood kitty friend on the way back.  He was quick to jump off his perch to say hello.

Amidst the busy-ness of the week it's nice to simply stop and smell the flowers...

...even if those flowers are just dandelions :)

Happy weekend!


Tara V said...

love the peacefulness. And all the animals!

Carol said...

What a nice walk! The animals/scenery reminds me of the "James Herriott" books for children about farm animals. They are beautiful books if you don't already know about them. There is one title called, Moses the Kitten.

kelly ens said...

love it. and am still super impressed with his strider skills :)

Jen Glen said...

There's a life lesson in there somewhere...

Bonnie said...

I love the lower mainland at this time of year. So fresh, so green and beautiful. Love pictures and missing home as I look through them :)

Bonnie said...

*love YOUR pictures. ;)

Anonymous said...

Always enjoy your posts Jamie. Love the pics! Mom