While the kiddos around here (and most of the adults) loved the break from the usual wet soggy Northwest weather, the animals on the other hand seemed perplexed and annoyed with it!
The big guy hates, HATES the snow. He stands in his house glaring out, waiting for it to go away. The only time he ventures out is when someone comes near the fence...he is hoping for a treat.
Sorry buddy, no apples...just my camera.
Your stinkin' camera does me no good...seriously I left the shelter of my house for a camera? Where is my payment for this photoshoot?
I guess your payment is me putting up with you destroying the fences, eating my garden and costing a fortune in hay, grain, and worming medicine. Really your payment is not being made into a very large rug for the family room!
At least take a picture of my good side.
Some of the critters are much sweeter in disposition...and cute to boot! Baby Dolly Llama seemed to get a kick out of the snow, she loves to jump and run around in it. She also gets it on her nose and then wiggles and shakes till she gets it off!
While the chickens hide in their house the ducks seem unaffected by the cold and snow...they make just as much noise as usual.
May we talk a minute about ducks?
I have never in my life had a group of animals make as much racket as a few ducks do. When they hear us crack open the back door they start setting up such a fuss you would think they were being eaten by coyotes or something! It is their subtle way of letting us know that they want to be fed first.
What is funny is that if they are indeed fed first the camel comes and leans menacingly over their fence and they are too afraid to go near their food bucket until he leaves...which of course is not until he gets fed.
Maybe they are actually saying,
"Feed the camel first, feed the camel first so he will leave us alone!"
And finally there is one particular critter that has simply buried his head in the snow whilst praying for spring!
So what about you? Are you embracing the last remnants of winter...or are you praying for spring to hurry up and get here?