Sunday, April 5, 2009

Sunday Stills - Animals of Husbandry...OH GOODY!

***Guys - really my internet (for a lack of a better word) Sucks. I have dial up and I get a lousy connection and comments are the hardest for me to leave. So if you dont hear from me I'm so sorry...I have loved everyones pics this week...I have to say this is probably my favorite challenge so far..seeing all the farm animals, sheep, goats, chickens, horses and cows, etc...always bring a smile to my face. I think everyone did a great job and had some fun and wonderful pictures! I'm supposed to be getting DSL in the next few weeks (they started last week laying the cable..hopefully comment and downloading problems solved)
Okay on to this weeks post!****
I must apologize.....I've got TONS of pictures for this challenge from this week and the past..I only posted some from the past for fun, some just too cute not too! Enjoy! This is one of my bottle fed calves Giant and my wanna be cow dog - Levi playing.

No animals were harmed in the making of this post! The calf actually loves Levi and they play all the time! Next is one of my favorite cows...Amy...
Below is my very first bottle fed calf - Oliver (he was an orphaned twin RIP)Amy again...she isn't camera shy at all!
In fact...Amy is a camera hog!
This is Molly our Percheron Mare who HATES to have her hooves trimmed...we have to use a twitch on her in order to get them done...no this doesn't harm the animals at all, it actually releases endorphins that calm them.

The above are a few of 2008 calves.
My two first bottle fed calves Anni and Oliver....just getting inoculated and ummm..Oliver got stripped of his manhood...he is now a steere. Here is his before pic..one of my all time favorite!

Next are Buck and Bella two of our gaited horses and they are IN LOVE!
Buck is a ham...Next....my two current bottle fed calves, Torro and Giant...and Pepper...yes..she thinks she is a cow...no kidding..
Momma and baby...one of the new spring babies!
My two boys "horsing around".

The Love Birds..Buck and Bella...kissy kissy smoochy smoochy!

Jack learning ground manners and the beginning of lounging

Some of the ladies we are blessed to live with! I hope you enjoyed them! I enjoyed taking them!!!!! now to read every ones..lets hope comments work for me tonight! I'm also using this post for a new meme ..camera critters!! New group and I'm excited about this one too since I love taking pics of my critters!

14 comments:

Ed said...

Truely a great post for the challenge...:-)

Wilmoth Farms Rachel & Her Farmer said...

Thanks Ed...I have so many to choose from cause I LOVE each and every one of my animals...so this post was easy for me...searched this week for some funny and cute ones and a few showing husbandry...hope it is up to the standard! It was a fun post!!!

Wilmoth Farms Rachel & Her Farmer said...

Hey all....just so you know...as I've said before I have dial up that has a terrible connection out here in the boonies...I visit each blog and all your wonderful pics...but if you dont hear a comment from me..it's the internet..in a few weeks that all will change - DSL lines were being laid last week and this...so the problem will be solved! Everyone did awesome this week looks like everyone had fun! I know I did!
Enjoyed them all and as usual make me look at photography through somone elses eyes and that helps a person grow! Wonderful Job!

WhimsybyMari said...

Rae I love all the pictures but I like Leah and Jack the best, The color Red goodness what will we think of for this week????

Kelly said...

Great photos..so many cute critters! I love the pic of Oliver drooling :)

CTG Ponies said...

They are all great pics but I love the babies.

Jen Mo said...

Wow you have some great shots!! Hard to say which is my fav but I do love the dog chasing the calf! Great action shot!

MariesImages said...

Wow, you posted a lot!
Lovely collection of animal shots~

Regular Guy said...

Great shots. I like several, the tongue hanging out on the horse, the calf poking his/her head through the fence, the shots of pairs standing together.

Rising Rainbow said...

I'm with CRG ponies, I love the babies the best. That love of babies gets me in all kinds of trouble. LOL

Quinn said...

Baby cows! makes me want a few of my own. Lovely shots!

Pete said...

These are really fun. Love the dog chasing the little guy around.

Pete said...

Oh, I forgot,you do have tonnes.

Ann said...

Lucky you. On Wednesday, I went to a movie about a doucmentary of a pair of New Zealand entertainers who grew up on the farm, and they still have a farm. I wish I be on a farm for a couple of weeks. Not too long, but long enough.