I remember the feeling of being in a new school. For weeks I’d be figuring out where supplies were, how the photocopier system worked, when I was on yard duty…
I’m seeing Joker and Jill discover the tasty trees … the grass on the hillside … the moss on the rocks.
They’ve figured out the chickens … fun to watch … not a threat when they walk under your belly.
They’ve learned that Rosie can be quite grouchy – and that her stare is worse than her bite.
They’ve learned that when it is dusk it is time for their nightly serving of pellets and peanuts (in the shell). They know that I am a sucker for a donkey hug in exchange for long spells of brushing and scratching. They are patient while I check them over for ticks.
They are not quite sure what to think about the goats. They will stand at their fence line and stare for a LONG time. I’m taking that as a sign of intelligence. 😉
We all enjoyed a quiet day – with ample time to wander and get to know each other.
My heart aches for Bella. That will just be a given for quite a while. I see Rosie looking for her too. Joker and Jill have been solace for us both. They are gentle characters that make our flerd feel almost complete again.