-Winter in the high country -
And big sky...
Now that they became acclimated to the small paddock since November,
we recently opened the gate to this big pasture; its approx 15 acres.
They can come and go as they please for right now...
they still have access to the small paddock with the heated water trough, 3 sided shed,
and hay . No winter starvation here!
Ebony really checked out only a tiny portion of the pasture; he still hasnt even been to the far side yet
This is the biggest pasture he has ever been in...
I wonder if he thinks we're trying to get rid of him?
"this is stinkin' huge, mom!"
Even Sally the Shetland enjoyed the new pasture and she actually cantered some small circles;
considering how deep the snow is and her short little legs, thats quite a workout!
Theres lots of grainheads to be found; it hasnt been grazed in decades,
so there is some weedy maintenance to be done. Ive done my best to id the poisonous ones,
and talked to the Ag Agent about controlling weeds and getting the hay field down below tested...
This spring will be busy!
It does have a pretty decent hillside that overlooks the hay fields down below...
they can play "Lion King" on their off time...
After Baby made snow horseangels,
He came to tell me how much he likes this new pasture!
I think he likes it :)
and so does Dexterdog!