Friday, August 17, 2018

Just like old times

Justina and Don from Morning Bray Farm were vacationing in New Mexico this week...
...and we got their undivided attention for 24 hours.

This was Alex's first experience with houseguests
and she was on her best behavior, much to my surprise.

We sat around and never stopped talking.
She sat around and never stopped looking cute.

Justina was missing her own donkeys
so George filled in for Bernard and pretty much didn't leave her side
during happy hour at the barn, 

except to have a meaningful conversation with Don.

There's something about Don's head that my animals find irresistable.


Sitting at the barn, in the dirt, in the heat, with the flies 
may not be everyone's favorite pastime, but it's ours. 
(The margaritas ease all environmental discomforts.)

Alan: Why does George get to be in all the pictures and not me?

Me: Because you're polite enough not to stick your head into every shot.

You would think I would have taken a group shot of the humans
to commemorate this very special visit, but no.
Luckily Danni took a screenshot of our facetime call:

Thanks, Danni!

The chickens joined us for morning coffee.

Turns out the new girls are very sociable.

Then just like that, Justina and Don were gone,
but the memories of their visit will be treasured forever.


  1. So glad you had a wonderful time with your longtime friends. I know you miss having them nearby.

  2. thank you for a morning kickstart of JOY... I smiled, I giggled and I laughed out loud a few times as went through this post now once but twice. for some reason the donkey on dons head made my eyes tear up a little, just so sweet and the chicken on the head was a hee haw moment. loved every word and photo... Alex is so darn cute

  3. Looks like a wonderful time had by all. I can't imagine a greater compliment than to be head-hugged by George! So happy that Alex is fully integrated with all your fur/feather babies.

  4. It's nice to have guests that bring joy to all! Jd

  5. Such a fun visit! The Margaritas look yummy as usual! Sooo what’s that pretty chicken’s name?
    Ethel ( or did I miss that post?)

    1. The chickens have been named but I've yet to write a post about it. Here's a hint: the pretty chicken is Patti and the other three have been named after male members in the same band.

  6. Chairs!! You got barn chairs!!!! My goodness, I smiled so big reading this post. It really is just like old times. Like Sandra said, this post had a number of haha moments but, man, the Patti-on-the-head is hysterical! :-) :-) :-)
    That visit was really way too short, though. When are you guys coming back, Justina? :-)

  7. Patti-on-the-head is really Patti-on-the-railing with a deceptive camera angle.

  8. It's so nice to have their company. Really nice to see them again along with Danni.

  9. It's always so nice to see old friends. Pic of Alex is precious. And poor George has allergies?? Patti on the head is great! How nice to have chickens visit for morning coffee... or any time.

  10. This post makes me really happy!!!! What a wonderful time for all. I am sure there was much laughing and lots of joy. Hopefully there was some cholla kicking??? I am sure there were some great margaritas involved.