Wednesday, March 11, 2009

On the beaten path of less resistance

Dinner's over. Time to head to the back forty to see if anything has sprouted. It hasn't, but you can't blame a horse for trying. Hank leads the way.





George and Alan hang back with me. Stay with her or go with them? Alan caves, hesitates, waits to see what George will do.







I lose to the gravity of the herd.

21 comments:

  1. Those equines are just too cute! For how long are they "out" and how far do they go? Would you need a car to catch up with them or is it like a 5 min walk?

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  2. Great post, I love the coloring of these shots. I forgot, how many acres do they have? I'm assuming it's not really the back "40" specifcally. ;)

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  3. I LOVE that they have a path. It makes me want to follow them too, to find out where it leads. You truly must feel like you're living in your own patch of heaven there. *sigh* I'm a teensy bit envious...

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  4. The boys are out 24/7 on this 80-acre patch of heaven. Imagine a rectangle of land that's a half mile on the long sides and a quarter mile on the short sides. The beaten path takes them literally to the back 40.

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  5. Great pics, as always! 80 acres would be heaven, for sure! We are lucky to have our 5... but wouldn't give it up for anything.

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  6. Boy o boy, the boys sure have created a path for themselves! I guess I didn't realize how much land you have, and thinking of it as you described it ... that's a lotta land!

    I guess your rain the other night wasn't enough to bring on any sprouting?

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  7. Keep the pictures coming. We're vicariously livin' La Vida Burro with you.

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  8. very cool post! What color is that on these photo's doesn't look b & w or sepia but I love it?
    80 acres sooo jealous, I wish my guys could roam like that, it pains me that they have to stay so confined, I only have 5 acres also, maybe one day I can aquire more for them

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  9. Wonderful photos, as always! I too, love the coloring on these shots - not quite black and white or sepia, are they? It looks great!

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  10. Maria and Kathleen, I ran all of these photos through Pioneer Woman's Sepia Photoshop Action. You can download it via this post of hers:
    http://thepioneerwoman.com/photography/2008/12/pioneer-woman-action-set-2-yahoo-yippety/

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  11. Oh wow! Thank you, thank you!!!! :-D

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  12. Ineresting that they stick to the well worn path. I liked your photos of the trip to Santa Fe. I've been in afwe stores like that in Colorado and Arizona, but couldn't quite part with the money for a pair of those boots!

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  13. Love the sepia AND the path! What a great place to be, with all your animal family. Enjoy.

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  14. I think I would spend a lot of time watching them interact. Great pics! Thanks for sharing.

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  15. If it weren't for what I bring in those buckets, I doubt mine would give me a second thought.

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  16. Beautiful photos. It would be so nice to have that much room to roam.

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  17. Oh give me a home where the burros roam.... beautiful!

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  18. I am loving your black and white photos lately.

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  19. Hi - I'm in Mountainair and "equinated" too but just one & on less than an acre. My yard pony is a 27 year old retiree.

    Wonderful horse and longear pictures. Do you know the Hamiltons? They have mules and donkeys, a pair each.

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  20. Hi, Vanessa. Thanks for stopping by. I've yet to meet the Hamiltons - do they live in Mountainair proper? I'm pretty far out of town.

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