Wednesday, April 25, 2007
After the storm
This morning's sky is beautiful, isn't it?
When I was walking around in the dark after the storm last night, I saw the two girl horses, Libby and Sassy, in the lot near the barn. Chief, the temporary resident here, was in his pen. I did not see Blue and Tude. Blue is afraid of storms, and I was hoping he was OK.
I checked the electric fence, and it wasn't working. Great.
This morning I woke up at 4 AM. Normally I'd go back to sleep, but I kept wondering if Blue and Tude were OK. So I got up, took the flashlight, and went looking. After walking all the way around the alfalfa patch, I found all four horses, and gave each and every one a pat on the nose.
I also checked on Secret, the calf, in the barn.
On my little walk-in-the-dark, I discovered the electric fence was totally down in one spot, and it was obvious that something had run through it. Most likely a deer, since the horses know where that fence is by heart and never challenge it. Cliff and I will have that to fix this morning.