Monday, January 19, 2009

Cleaning Corrals...

Sunday is usually Tim's day for cleaning stalls. He and Ashley typically go out to rake and shovel together. Lately, Stephan has been wanting to get in on the action. This week though, Tim snagged Aiden and Isaiah as well, and tossed them into the back of the trekker to head out to the pasture to work.
I got a little nervous. About 2 months ago, Ashley's horse chaised one of the cows through the gate that separates the pastures, and she busted the dang thing apart. So now, there isn't anyway to keep the horses and cows separated unless we use the stalls. No biggie, but when my little kiddos are out in the pasture, I want the horses and cows away. Since the "littles" were in the pasture with the horses and cows, I thought I would venture out that way and keep an eye on them. After a few minutes, I thought to myself, "Duh. Get your camera. This is funny stuff. First, Aiden refused to sit anywhere in the trekker except the driver's seat. Isaiah, who usually climbs out of EVERYTHING sat like a seasoned pro in the back where the trash cans go. He hung his arm over the edge and all! (Nope didn't have my camera yet.) Then, we let the hens out of their coup. Aiden and Isaiah love them. It was so cute. That is when inspiration hit...get the camera!
Enjoy the photo journal of Scooping Poop Sunday...

Yep, this is the way I feel about scooping poop too. It's a dirty job...


Think of Isaiah as the foreman. He pretty much stays in one spot watching. He doesn't get in the way, therefore he doesn't attract attention.


I imagine, in his mind, he is telling everyone how to do it properly. Either that or he is scheming a plan to take Stephan's lawn chair...


Here is Stephan. Yep, he has his own rake, and his own style of raking. It's ok. We all have to be unique.


Here he sits on his chair. Is he guarding the gate? Is he taking a break? Nope! He was worried that Aiden (see him in the background?) was going to sit in his chair. He spent the next 5 minutes raking from his chair. Ashley's show steer is in the stall with him. Stephan, "You've come a long way baby!"

3 comments:

Live.Love.Eat said...

Hi there. Thanks for the blogby last week. I have been slow to catching up! Your family is beautiful!!!!

Coffee Bean said...

Oh! Adorable! I'm going to have to come back and poke around your blog a bit!

I'm not following the rules to the interview. Horrible, I know. Anyway, I posted questions on my blog that you can pick from.

Christie said...

Ah Siblings...isn't it funny that they would worry about a chair. Cute photos!