It was sunny this weekend.  This really brings out the colors of some of the animals.  Some of the Shetland sheep

and the peacock were particularly pretty.

It also meant that we could spread manure!!!  Exciting, I know.  We rented a small spreader from the Skagit Conservation District.  Although it is small, it is very efficient.

It seemed easier this year.  This might be because I stopped helping after 1/2 day because my feet were starting to bother me on Friday, and I worked on Saturday.  When I came back Sunday, it was all done (by Tom)!  But the barns and the pens are all cleaned out, and we are ready for another winter.

It is so nice having Wally home again.  She is actually starting to hang out on my lap a little, which she never did before her “adventure”.  She is spending more time on the back porch as well rather than exploring the yard.  I think whatever happened to her really scared her.

I do want to put in a shout out to Three Retrievers Lost Pet Rescue.  They have excellent information on the website for how to find a lost pet.  I had contacted them to do a search for Wally, and I received a return call today.  Thankfully I didn’t need their services, but it is nice to know that they are available if needed.  I didn’t want to not know what happened.  We are locking her in at night, and I have ordered a tile for her collar.  All three of us do not want to go through that experience again.

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10 Responses to Sunshine

  1. FullyFleeced says:

    yay! for both sunshine (it was a lovely weekend) and that Wally is returned! thank goodness. hope that she stays close to home in the future-

  2. Oh, so glad Wally is home safe  and sound! We spread manure here, too, although it got dark yesterday before our pile was completely dispersed. Our spreader is ancient, but our tractor with loader is newer to us and worked great.

    • Donna says:

      It is manure spreading time. Our incredibly ancient spreader gave up the ghost so now has potatoes and carrots growing in it. There was another old one at the auction that went for $800. Do so think we will stick with renting for now. Glad your tractor is working out.

  3. Jeanne says:

    It does sound as if something or someone may have frightened Wally. But whatever, it’s nice to know that she is sitting/lying on your lap now. It’s so good to know that she’s home. Does she mind being shut in at night?

    I’m having a bit of trouble with this new set-up. All of a sudden it won’t let me use the return feature. So I have to write it all in one paragraph!

    – Your sheep and peacock are beautiful!

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