Friday, February 26, 2010

It's A Boy!

Born at 10:05 last night, here he is at 12 hours old!

I'll write about the birth later. Right now I'm going back to bed!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Due Any Minute Now!

This doe-eyed beast is about to calve. I've been getting up once a night to check on her. It's her first calf. And mine. Oh dear.

Rules to Live By

(I saw this sign at a beach on the island of Hawaii when I was there last week. Not bad advice at all, I thought!)

Two Types of Frost

Hoar Frost.

Horse Frost.

Monday, February 1, 2010

CJ Gets a Holiday

I rode Peter out on the sleigh trail the other day and the snow crust is still a problem. Peter crashed through every second step. (Amazingly, the crust actually held him up some of the time!) So I won't be putting CJ through that with the sleigh. This may be it for sleighing this winter. I'll have to start getting the wheeled cart ready for spring.

In the meantime, here are some photos from my driving lesson in the summer with Big Ed, the draft cross, at a friend's place near Smithers.

Big Ed.

Ground driving.

A single tree used for dragging things, like a tire. Or a tree.

Hitched to the cart.