Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve at the Genevieve

Most of us have to work for a living regardless of our tax bracket, including me. I have 47 mouths to feed: chickens, sheep, cats, a couple of humans, and so on. In fact, I often mentally convert my wage into bags of chicken feed or bales of hay. Today, Christmas Eve, we're having our first major snow storm of the year, so I was given permission to leave work early as I have a 40 mile commute. At first I hesitated at the offer, because no work means no pay.

But, I did leave early, and so glad I did. There is nothing like spending a beautiful, snowy day hanging with your beloved animals. Especially on Christmas Eve.

I distributed a half bale of grass hay to some very happy animals including my Shetlands (L to R: Diego, Tomas, and Genevieve).

Had a chat with a truly sweet llama, Izaak. He takes his job as flock guardian very seriously. He loves his hay, too, and is always ready for a treat of cracked corn.

And, my faithful companion, Zuzu (a Border Collie/Aussie mix). Although she is now in her senior years, she loves being outside helping with chores and watching the grass grow. Or in this case, the snow fall.

I hope everyone has an opportunity to enjoy some time with the humans and animals in their lives this holiday season!

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