Here in Hanna City we had a cold start to the morning. The thermometer was reading 34 degrees when I went out to feed. Prissy and her colt were put in the big field for a few hours. When the sun got high enough in the sky to hit the thick frost on the grass the place turned magical, sparkling like thousands of diamonds scattered all over the pasture. The camera was brought out but it just doesn't do justice to the beauty of the morning.
Lily, her colt, and Sangria were also let out for a few hours.
Jill arrived next, she has a Raven daughter she wants to breed to Evan and wanted to see him in the flesh. Emily brought him out and let him show off for her. Jill is bringing Kensie (a 2011 Lily x Raven daughter) up next Saturday. She has also hired Emily to put some riding time on her, specifically canter work. Emily is going to be one busy girl these next few weeks.
After lunch Mark bought some fat head minnows to add to the pond. Braelyn and Taegan were watching Mark put them in the pond when a gander swam across the pond catching their eye. I think his mate is nesting somewhere near the pond, he is keeping a close watch on the area.
This was only a pound of minnows, he will buy more later.
We have a fox pair that have a den in the wood pile, Ebby went right in after them, one of the fox came running out with Ebby chasing it across the field while the other came out of the woods and just stood there watching. When Ebby didn't come back she (I think it was the female) scooted back inside the den. Ebby came back all proud. I hope she doesn't bother them, we like fox, they help keep the rodent population down.
David had to show the girls his shirt, they were trying to figure out what that was.