Friday, October 8, 2010

Ponies, Goats and Early Fall Color

 We are just starting to see a hint of color in the mountain forest behind the house.  The young trees are turning along with our fire bush.  You can see our raised cool weather vegetable beds made of blocks in the corner of this photo. The higher elevations got snow the other day -- it was coming down something fierce!



Our neighbor's dairy goat herd in the pasture across the street has dwindled in numbers, from over two dozen to just four. We were a bit concerned that they may be having trouble in this economy but then noticed he had replace the goats with ponies and donkeys! Perhaps he is leasing out the pasture to someone.




The ponies were a bit nervous and kept running away from me but finally let me shoot them if I stood quietly. The goats have long since gotten used to their crazy neighbor with the camera in hand. This will be fun getting to know these little guys!




We are joining in on Camera Critters and Scenic Sunday.

23 comments:

Catherine said...

Aren't the fall colors so beautiful? I wish they lasted longer. The goats and the ponies are adorable! So cute!

Have a happy weekend Cheri!
xo Catherine

Beyond The Garden said...

Like the new look for your blog. Good luck with the ponies.

Charlene said...

Those are lovely pictures. All our trees are brown in Kentucky due to no rain since Aug 23. I'll live vicariously in your pictures this year!

Marie said...

See youre nature has these lovely autumn colors too. A wonderful season don´t you think. Please have a great weekend.

Old Kitty said...

Snow!?!?! Already?? Wow!!

Awww lovely pics of your gorgeous fire bush and the autumnal trees - they are prettiest at this time aren't they? And yay for your raised beds!!

Awwww I hope all the goats are ok too - they're just lovely! But look at these tiny ponies!! Awww wow!!! I'd love for these beautiful creatures to be my neighbours!! :-)

Thanks for sharing! Take care
x

Misty Dawn said...

I can tell it's going to be beautiful around your place soon. Lovely colors.
On my way home from work the other day, I saw a goat tied to a rope. He was just grazing in the yard. It was cute.

Nikki-ann said...

The autumn leaves are so beautiful and colourful. I love the goats & ponies too :)

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Love the little ponies. It must be fun living close to all of God's little creatures. We sometimes go camping in Pisgah Forest NC. It is such fun.
Thanks for visiting my blog. Annette

BJ Roan said...

I love the fall colors, just not the winter that follows. Cute goat! Love the long floppy ears.

Dimple said...

We're farther along in the season than you are--I haven't heard about snow, but the trees are well into fall color. Your reds are pretty!
Love the ponies! I'm sure you could bribe them to be your friends if you wanted! Carrots and apples work wonders!
Thanks for coming by!

ladyfi said...

Wonderful colours. I love autumn. And those goats are cute too.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Gorgeous autumn leaves and the ponies are so special. Love the little white pony. I also really like what you've done with the layout of your blog. It's a great new look.

Kay L. Davies said...

Great post. I love the colors, the ponies and that nanny-goat. What a wonderful place to live.

Kay, Alberta

LivingSoAbundantly said...

In the Piedmont, here. :) Beautiful pictures of animals in the mountains. ;)

Oskar said...

Aww, they're all so cute!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

EG Wow said...

It's so pretty when the colour starts to turn. Love the shots of the goats. :)

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful captures of the fall leaves and colors. Lov ethe critters, the ponies are so cute.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous!

Hope you can visit my camera critter post too. Have a safe weekend!

Mom Daughter Style said...

nice pictures

Kerri said...

What cute ponies! They must be so much fun to watch!

pat said...

I want to thank you for your blog...someday we hope to retire to western North Carolina, so in the meantime we find your posts both informative and educational; but more importantly I find it to be a daydream promoter!

Caroline said...

It all looks rather idyllic.

Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Cheri, your fall photos are just lovely. Thanks 4 sharing them.

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