Thursday, March 24, 2011

Break room

A couple of times a day, the horses will take a break and go rest in the barn from all their hard grazing work.  Since Zim (the chestnut gelding) gets "put up" in the paddock at night whereas Gem (the gray mare) is allowed to graze at will throughout the night, it's usually Gem that takes the break as Zim knows his time on open pasture is limited to daytime hours only.  (So Zim remains in the pasture furiously stuffing grass into his gullet like the hog he is - that's the reason he's locked up at night so he can't eat 24/7, get too fat and founder.)
The rest break makes me think of Kindergarten class where you were instructed to go roll out your mat so you could take your scheduled nap.  :)

50 comments:

Liesl said...

You have the coolest barn! Poor Zim,having to diet! Founder is terribly painful for horses, so better that way!

AJ said...

I think he looks a bit sad, but he has a beautiful home...

Dawn said...

That is one beautiful barn!!!!!

Michaele said...

I want that life. Barn included.

Gary said...

Is that him picking out, and not resting? Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Zondra Art said...

Great barn!

Home In The Hollow said...

Zim and I are in the same boat...him with grass and me with cookies! I wish someone locked me up in a barn so my bathing suit fit!!!...:)JP

Mandy said...

Animals can be so funny!

Julie Harward said...

Such a cute barn. Our horses are like that too..one is such a pig! They never stop grazing..kind of like me! LOL

Robin said...

Therresa, do they get milk and cookies when they go in there too!

A Rural Journal said...

Grape juice and graham crackers -- before mat time. :)

Sandra said...

I was all ready to ask WHY he has to be in the barn, then you told me. he must me my brother, i like to eat 24/7 myself.

Negerigeletschtempoit said...

Ms. T,

I need that nap time! And I would not mind having it in that barn with Gem. She seems proud of it, doesn't she?

How I wish I was younger and stronger. I would pester Hubby until he gave us a horse, a buffalo and a pot bellied pig. Perhaps a brand new chicken house, all fenced (sides and top), a bunch of geese and ducks.

I still pester him but he only replies: Nah-Hah-ha!
Love ya!

wayside wanderer said...

Me and Zim have some things in common. =)
This picture is cute!!!

Lois Evensen said...

They all have such different personalities, don't they. They have a lovely barn, too!

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

As you know, we have one of those fat boys also.....they'll just eat themself sick! Beautiful barn:)

Ron J. Geezer said...

I used to hate taking naps when I was a Kid.

My how things have changed :-)

Deb said...

Someone needs to lock me up in the barn so that I won't eat too much.

Ms. ~K said...

Hey There,
I just spent some time catching up on your great blog...love all the bird photos!
~K

Great barn!

Honest Abe Lincoln said...

I found a whole parcel of them old stories I wrote and will be posting them on Abraham Lincoln's Blog for sure. I hope people read them as those days are gone forever and if you don't read them then you will really never know what life used to be like.

Clint said...

I wanna come back as a horse. Or a dog. But only if I can be "owned" by a blogger. Hhinny! Woof! Woof!

farmer said...

I love your barn,reminds me how much I need a new one..

Sharon said...

Nice barn! Looking Springy there! Yep, best to get the fatty away from the food - I need a keeper, myself!

;-)

Bob Bushell said...

That is the answer to a question, rolling out the mat.

Leovi said...

Always good to a refreshing nap.

Farmchick said...

Love the barn with the horse peeking out....he wants to come out and play.

LB @ BulletsandBiscuits said...

Yo...there's nothing wrong about naptime! I schedule it in everyday ;)

And you got a rockin' barn!

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Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Maybe they whisper and giggle too, just like I used to do in Kindergarten. :)
Staci

MarieElizabeth said...

I really think there is something to the mid-day nap! Love the face poking out of the barn.

Canyon Girl said...

What an interesting post. I never thought about horses getting overweight from grazing, but I guess it can happen. I bet he is happy when he gets out in the mornings.--Inger

Linda said...

Poor Zim....wish I could sneak him a "Big Cookie"!

Shifan said...

Nice silo. I love that life.

Trisha said...

Look at all that green!! Your barn is so pretty & I just love the little face peeking out :)

Verde Farm said...

I love this. That barn is so pretty :)

Randy said...

I love your barn. Spring looks lovely in your neck of the woods.

Louise said...

'Cept she gets to choose when she will take her a break and kindergarteners had to nap when teacher said so. I don't know about you, but I never did actually nap, I just laid there impatiently waiting until the teacher said we could get up and be active again.

That said, your barn looks like a comfy cozy place where I, now that I am old and slow, would love to take a break.

Texan said...

Nice Barn girly!

Deb said...

I wish someone would tell me to go take a nap...

Kymberly Foster Seabolt said...

I think I just figured out why my bedroom is so far from the kitchen?

If left to my own devices, I'd graze all night too.

Beautiful photo btw. Great story too!

Miss Becky said...

your place looks like it'd be a really cool place to hang out. I read your blogiversary post - it was really helpful! one thing I'm wondering though. how do you get comments delivered to your inbox? I've been wondering about that for awhile but haven't yet discovered the solution. anyway, great post texwisgirl. I just love your profile photo.

Marvin said...

Beautiful shot of your barn. Your horses sound about as overworked as our dogs.

Eyeliquor 2 said...

Lovely colors and framing in this photo!

Rural Rambler said...

Beautiful picture! Beautiful RED barn! Beautiful horse! I empathize with Zim, I needs to get "put up" so I stop leaning on the fridge door eating potato salad out of the quart bucket! Gem looks lonely in that RED barn!

Inger-M said...

Your comparison to Kindergarten made me laugh!

Rose said...

When anyone mentions kindergarten, I think of Lorelei's mom...she quit taking naps at a very early age. I know by the age of three she didn't take any, may have quit shortly after two yrs. old but not sure. But she slept round the clock when she did go to bed...which she usually went to bed at 7:00 and didn't get up till 7:00...

Well, they had the dreaded rest break in the afternoon...and she just did not understand...led to her getting her bottom swatted by the teacher for not being quiet. And the only way I knew was I heard her telling her sister...she had taken it to heart when I said if my kids got in trouble with a teacher, they were going to be in that much more trouble at home...but she didn't realize I meant serious stuff...

The other side of this is if Sarah did fall asleep, she didn't want to wake up. And the teacher did not understand why I was not worried...but she was used to sleeping 12 hours....

Allison said...

I'd take a nap anytime in a beautiful barn like that. Once your leaves are out...would you take a picture just like this one so I can save it as my desktop? SO WONDERFUL.

Jennifer said...

I didnt know horses could get fat off grazin either... learn something new everyday.

Margaret said...

Splendid. And I love the hooligans that romp around your place. Quite the idyllic life! I think tpyour drawings/water color paintings are really good.

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