We’re all prettied up and cleaned up, or at least as prettied up and cleaned up as a farm full of poop gets. Artists Kelly and Linda even washed Chloe last night. Check out the sheep looking on as if they’re scared they’re next. Chloe had tangled with a skunk, so she was rather stinky. I’ve brought almost all the animals in from the pastures up and around the barnyard to make a little petting zoo for the party today. It was super fun chasing Glory Bee up and down the road last night. The access roads are between the cow pasture and the barnyards, so I can’t connect them up, which means moving animals outside fencing. I’m always reminded of how glad I am that I fenced in the house yard and put gates at the drive. I got BP on a lead and “trusted” Glory Bee to follow, which she did–right up till I put BP in the gate at the back barnyard, then Glory Bee decided to start playing with me and she wouldn’t go in the back barnyard gate. The horses were in there, too, so I couldn’t leave the gate hanging wide open, which made it more difficult. When she headed for the road, I nixed her fun by tempting her up the driveway, through the wide open gates at the entrance, then slammed the gates behind her. Ha. Once I can get an animal in the yard with the gates shut, there’s plenty of leisure time to eventually route them into the front barnyard.
Party today! If you’re coming, see you here! If you’re not, I promise lots of pictures later.