Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Marvelous Last Day of March at The Lazy Vegan

Weegie by the bowl of carrots...he had them all to himself today!
It was a marvelous last day of March today...I took the Beetle into the dealership for service because an engine coolant light kept coming on...it turned out to be something still under warranty, so it was free- plus they went through a whole checklist of other things on the Beetle and everything was fine. I'm impressed by the service at the dealership- I'll be returning with the Beetle! And while I was there I got to look at the other Beetles on the lot. I'm so enthusiastic about the VW Beetle that I should probably be selling them!

I saw this little bird using his leg to scratch!

While Boulder was busy scratching a tree trunk.

Getting into position for sweet grain!

SO cute!

Morning dust bath time. Paco was in rare form.
How ridiculous is this face?!

Ah, the awkwardness of getting up as a donkey...

Paco was just really enjoying lounging this morning.

This sight never fails to amuse me.

I spotted Solo from the deck...he was returning from his solo adventure!

Another cute bird in the morning.

I think he/she was listening to the sounds my camera makes!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Ducks Visit The Lazy Vegan!

Ducks in the pasture!

Today was the first time ever that ducks visited The Lazy Vegan...and landed in the donkey pasture! The only reason I knew that they were there is because I noticed Weegie looking very intently at something. So I rushed out with the camera just in time to see two ducks. At first I thought the one duck was a baby, but after looking at the photos realized it was a grown duck...but yesterday I saw what I thought were young geese flying, and what I now realize were young ducks flying. Anyway, the donkeys were very intrigued with the ducks and hope they come back for a visit soon!
After a brief visit, they flew off.

Luigi is a great pasture protector. Here he was staring at the ducks before I even knew they were there! Paco didn't really seem to notice.

After the exciting duck event, Weegie helped himself to some yummy grass.

The boys helped me clean up their pasture today, and for the first time since he was a wee donkey, I had to reprimand Paco! Paco kept trying to overturn the wheelbarrow and was successful twice. On his third try, I said NO and pinched his nose very quickly. He immediately backed off and looked a bit offended, but he didn't try to overturn the wheelbarrow again! Of course I felt bad that I pinched his adorable snout...but it was very quick and did the job!

Paco is quite pleased with his ability to overturn wheelbarrows.

At lunch time the boys were busy watching a tree trimming company at work!

I couldn't resist taking this photo of a bug on my BUG!

A white butterfly blends in.

Weegie waits for more ducks to come by.
Maybe the foreman should put in a big pond so we can attract the ducks and geese!

The boys investigate a bag containing one flake of hay. This is the most expensive way to purchase hay, but I am trying out different sources to see what they will eat.

Paco very nicely rolls the feed bucket into the corral for the night!

Boulder with a small rock/boulder!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Lilacs are Blooming at The Lazy Vegan!

The lilacs are blooming at The Lazy Vegan! Seemingly overnight the purple flowers have appeared. I picked a few to put in a vase but let the donkeys smell them first. Paco was fairly intrigued...he actually seemed to sniff them and didn't even try to eat them! At any rate, the lilacs in bloom is always a sure sign of Spring!
Boulder waits patiently at the front door to be let in.
Boulder at dusk, and Boulder in the morning!

Toby in the tall green grass.

This little bird thought I couldn't see him- but I could!

I am trying to "disappear" the dog toy above- it isn't my favorite (it gets slimey!)...but Toby really likes it!
It seems that Boulder does a lot of sitting around. He likes to follow me around when I'm out with the dogs, but he'll sit back and watch all the activity.
Up close with Paco!

The boys have plenty of green grass to graze on lately. So they don't seem to really mind that the hay isn't to their liking.

Animals waiting around everywhere!
The crows were out today.
Three crows and then two crows in the tree.

Look closely to see the geese flying by!

The boys plan their day.

Weegie greets the morning!
Boulder sitting again!