Friday, December 27, 2019

Christmas Dinner

"Looks like just about everyone is here, let's dig in!"

"Do we have to wait for the mule to show up? You know he's always late."

"The hybrid?  I thought we agreed not to talk about politics."

"Whatever, let's just eat before it all gets colder.  The mule can take care of himself."

"Ahhh, a feast fit for kings!  It's what Christmas is all about."

 he,he,he,he, pie first....he, he,he,he, the donkeys will never know...he, he,he,he

Monday, December 23, 2019

School Day

Standing tied like a gentleman...

Checking out the trailer we borrowed from a neighbor just for loading lessons.

Leading down the driveway all by himself (mom is in the barn).

Playing with his toys during recess😀

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Baby Talk

For those who want to hear what a baby Qilin sounds like calling to mom, turn up the volume (and watch for flying hooves)....

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

A BIG Change

I know I've been a terrible blogger lately, but I am hoping that will change given that I have just made a big change in my life....

I quit my job!

Before you start worrying that I am going to be destitute (or more destitute:), and that the donkeys will go hungry - never fear, I do have a new job lined up.  However, I am taking 6 weeks off before I start.  We all might get a little hungry by than, but it will be worth it!😁

During these six weeks, I hope to get a bunch of stuff done, such as:

  • Rejoin the daylight world since I have been working nights for the past 16+ years
  • Teach Qilin something (anything)
  • Teach Kaia something (like how NOT to steal EVERYTHING)
  • Remember how to write a blog
  • Take long walks in the woods
  • Recover from burnout and the insanity that my job had become
That last one could take a while, but you have to start somewhere.  Right?

At least I have the proper tools in my box....

Such as a Unicorn to play with...

A whole herd of Therapy Donkeys...

Heated seats...

and an Emotional Support Puppy.

What more could you ask for?

Monday, December 16, 2019

Oh Christmas Tree!

One of my windbreak Spruce trees keeps insisting on falling over.  I've tried for two years to keep it standing, but as soon as the ground gets wet and a little wind blows - tha're she goes.

In order to survive here on Hellwind Hill, everyone (especially the trees) has got to stand on their own feet (or roots).  Seeing as how it is mid December and the height of the Christmas season, I did the only sensible thing there is to do with a recalcitrant Christmas tree....
I yanked that sucker up and fed it the donkeys. 

Now that's what I call a well trimmed tree!

Thursday, December 5, 2019

In Her Element

 The Woodsprite in her natural environment....


...she also sleeps under the covers with me and LOOOOVES the heated seats in the car (so do I)!