Friday, October 23, 2009


And so begins another day on Bully Hill Farm:

The air is crisp, it has finally stopped raining after a long and very wet week, and the leaves are changing colors.

OK, I guess the sun had not come up all the way yet. Here is another:

As you can see, everything is quite muddy. You might also notice that the offending, killer yew tree/bush thing is gone. Snow is still here though. Note the backwards ears which say, "I'm angry because it has been raining for days and the sun is coming up too late." She declined to discuss things further, preferring to go eat some hay. She's being a little piss-monkey.

If you wonder why we call her monkey sometimes, it's because she tends to let her bottom lip droop when she is relaxed. Thus, compare:


I don't want to belabor the point, but they are practically twins! Thankfully Snow can't throw her feces.

Where was I? Ahhh yes, so as the air grows crisp and the leaves begin to change colors, so does my Ellie Mae. She is growing her thick, wooly, winter coat and although in the summer months she is very much a strawberry roan, she becomes almost entirely chestnut in the winter, save for a spotted blanket:

So Ellie Mae, unlike a leopard, can change her spots. I guess that is a good thing because leopards and monkeys probably don't mix well.

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