Friday, April 30, 2010

Naptime Boredom- cow horse painting

8 X 8 Oil on Linen Panel $115
SOLD to a Texas Collector
Cow ponies know to grab their naps when they can. At Lee Clay's calf working last week, about 6 cowboys took turns roping and dragging calves to the workers. Horses work hard doing this job and in between "turns" the smart ones conserve their energy. This particular horse was quite good at turning on the energy when it was needed and turning it off again just as fast. Smart.
If the most entertaining part of your day is watching chickens in the yard, you must be a redneck.....thanks, Jeff Foxworthy!
The chicken house is 95% done (still need a better latch and a system of hanging tools inside) and we turned the birds loose for the first time yesterday. Mike and Carl pulled up their chairs, grabbed a cool one and watched the birds investigate their new space. They wouldn't come out at first, so I "helped" them. And then when it was time to go in, we had to catch them.
Today they came out on their own and sunbathed and chased bugs and generally did chicken things. I am still trying not to get attached to most of them, but there are a couple who are friendlier than the rest and unique in other ways as well. As unique as a chicken can be, anyway. I'll show you them later, and maybe you can help identify them. One has feathers over her feet and the other has NO FEATHERS on its neck and a haircut like Moe from the Three Stooges!
Psalm 17:8
Keep your eye on me; hide me under your cool wing feathers From the wicked who are out to get me, from mortal enemies closing in.

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