Friday, August 30, 2013

Partners In Crime

She looks sweet and innocent, right?

Yesterday we were outside doing some yard work. We had left the barn doors open for two reasons:

  1. We no longer have goats, so we don't have to worry about closing doors as much as we used to. The goats would get into everything.
  2. We wanted to hear the Serbian music playing from the CD player in the barn.
We were working away, and then suddenly we heard a loud "Bang" sound. We looked at each other and both said "What the heck was that?" We quickly reasoned the wind must have blown one of the barn doors shut.

About 30 seconds later we heard the same sound again and looked at each other with puzzled expressions on our faces. Then a few seconds later we heard it yet again, but this time, we made that mental connection.

Amazing how we thought the same thing at the same time......

We both knew what it was. I volunteered to go check it out. The noise was coming periodically now. As I got close to the barn, I could see a horse's nose sticking out of the access door.

Quietly, I walked up to that door, and sure enough there was Zora, using her big head to try to lift the top of the grain storage box, and Divna was standing at the door as the lookout.

I can just hear their conversation:
Zora: "Divna, I think I can get into that grain box. You and I can have a special treat!"
Divna: "Really? That would be awesome!"
Zora: "You stand guard and watch for John or Regina while I get the box open."
Divna: "Sure, Zora. Whatever you say."

Zora could lift the lid a bit, but not enough. Divna was a poor choice for lookout as she only has one eye, and it was her blind side that was closest to the door.

I said "What are you two doing??" and they jumped about six inches, turned and ran out of the barn. I could see it on their faces that they knew they were caught, and that I took them by surprise.

I am sure Zora yelled at Divna for not watching good enough.

Don't let anyone tell you that animals don't think or reason.....

P.S. This also reveals the flaw in our thinking (see #1 above)

Thursday, August 1, 2013

MISHO - 1 1/4 Year later

We lost Misho one year and three months ago today. I still miss him.....

Here is a remembrance of him in pictures.

He was a character......

The barnyard is too quiet without the goats. Rest peacefully, my sweet Misho.