February on the Farm | Madison, WI Photography

We had the chance to do a bit of farm sitting at Wensleydale Farms in February and boy did it feel like spring! The chickens are having a ball and trying to talk Colton out of building them a coop this summer….

Roosting on the fencing is really where it’s at.

The alpaca are full and fluffy – staying toasty warm in the winter and not quite ready to shed the fiber. It’s quite a bit of time until shearing in May! Isn’t Miss Lexie gorgeous? Love that beauty mark!

Rosie and the other girls even took a jog around the pasture! (photo taken as Rosie started the jog. Don’t worry, the other soon followed!) 

And Miss Divya is look as beautiful as ever! We miss having her in Madison but boy is she loving life as the main equine gal! Checkers tried to hog the camera time, this was the best shot I was ‘allowed’ to get that doesn’t include Checker ears, tail, nose, head….

Maya enjoyed her time, as always, and we even took a walk in the woods with one of the barn cats. Maya decided to show her stuff half way through the walk – started pointing at ever stop. She is such a joy to have around.

So that’s some highlights from our February farm sitting. Until next time, enjoy the spring weather!

Wensleydale Farms

As much as Destinee and I miss Divya some days — she is so happy at the farm! It truly is her home and Checkers is thrilled to bits that he has a friend. She’s even been ridden a number of times and seems to be retaining her training and making her owner quite happy. Unfortunately the knot in her mane was un-fixable, so if you notice in this photo… it was cut quite short. But one of the benefits to hair is that it grows back so I’m certain her long flowing locks will return by next spring!

They have a great time together – Divya makes sure Checkers gets enough exercise, he’s looking pretty good! And Checkers makes sure Divya eats enough so she continues to fill out and grow up. Such a tall three year old!

The farm’s kittens are also doing well… living in the big bathroom until they’ve grown enough to stay in the barn. I can’t get enough of them! They’re so little and cuddly! Their eyes are starting to change colors – it was quite a startling change from the beginning of September to now. As you can see, Naomi’s eyes are a gray/green. Maybe they’ll stay something like that? We’ll see!

This is Naomi.

Destinee and I have a lesson this Saturday and hopefully a mini-photo shoot before that! So I’m sure there will be plenty to share next week. Thanks for tuning in!

Halloween – a dog’s dream and a filly’s nightmare.

Maya loved Halloween – so many kids and they actually came to her door!!

 
Destinee – not so much. She was a good sport though and definitely proved herself as an amazing girl. I led Divya around (who ended up being skittish in a couple places) and let Dave take Destinee. She was so chill! No scary ghosts, fog machines or big pumpkins got to her! His biggest problem was trying to keep her from eating hay that was on the ground…. She just keeps reinforcing her wonderfulness and that she’ll be the ‘go to girl’ for kids and novices once she’s fully trained.

 
Divya also rocked at the obstacle course and was spectacular. Her “spooks” weren’t nearly the size of some! And no worries – they both got lots of apples and carrots for their trouble. =)