Sunday, January 25, 2009

It's Back

My camera is back from Canon and after a few days of just looking at it, afraid it was still a lemon, I took it with me when I went down to feed this morning. The animals were eager to pose for me after a few weeks of being photographically ignored.
The first animal I always see on my walk down to the farm is this.....

Isn't she cute? I hope she never becomes hamburger.

Her pasture mate is suspiciously missing.

Where are you Reno?

It is best not to get attached to anything in this pasture. When my son was little we used to walk down and feed grass to a cow named Julie. One day when he was coming home from a day at kindergarten the bus stopped in front of Julie's pasture....just in time for my animal loving son to see the butcher cut off her head with a chainsaw.
He didn't touch meat for 10 years. 10 years we ordered deluxe cheeseburgers with no meat.

Here is Filbert. I have lots of pictures of Filbert. He will just stand somewhere looking nonchalant like he doesn't know I have the camera. But I know he knows.

Next is Riot.

Then the whole famn damily.


He loves to be dirty.

He had so much fun today running, bucking, and jumping with the horses next door. I will never worry about his creaky joints again. His secret is out. He has wonderful range of motion....when he wants to. I lunged him and he tossed his head and bucked. It was so much fun to see such a little guy tear up some turf.

So the jury is still out on this camera. They replaced the lens...again. There was a note inside telling me to use Duracell Ultra batteries....right next to the Duracell Ultra batteries I was using.
But I shall keep an open mind. Besides I hate it when I don't have a camera.


Holly said...

*prays to the camera gods*

pleasepleaseplease don't let my camera fall victim to .... not working....please....

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

That red cow, you said she was a cow, is the cutest one I've ever seen. What kind is that? a chainsaw? was the cow alive at the time? if so, isn't that against the law? to put an animal down that way? the camera seems to be working just fine, the closeup in the nose is great.

goatgirl said...

Joanna, the cow is a Scottish Highlander. And about the chainsaw...they shoot the cow before they cut off it's head. Not something you want your 5 year old to see.

Stephanie said...

I'm so glad you got your camera back! Hopefully, your ordeal is over and won't have to deal with another glitch!

@JDHealingTimeOnEarth said...

great pics, Wendy! crossing my fingers and toes on it being reliable now.

Marigold said...

OMG! What a horrible story about the cow. I am glad I am not a cow. By the way, did you get snow? We got some. I don't like it very much. I am tired of the barn.

goatgirl said...

I am going to make the ordeal over Goldilocks. I am going to settle for my occasional good picture.

Thanks Clare

No Marigold we didn't get any snow. Thank goodness.
And I'm glad you aren't a cow too.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Oooh! That's a Highland cow, isn't it? They are my favorite breed of cow. If I could I'd have some of my own :)

Ack. I can't believe those folks would butcher an animal in plain sight like that. How awful!

Looks like you've got a mini yak in Sonny. hehe! He's so furry now.

Looks like your camera's taking some prety great pics for you now. I hope it stays that way, too.
I love visiting here to see your photos.