Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Birthday Stormy!!

If you didn't guess by the title it's Storm's ninth birthday today! I can't believe she's nine. It doesn't seem like it's been that long, yet I can't remember a time when she wasn't there. :)

Close your eyes and makes a wish.

I'm sure she wished for snow, but all she got was a treat lol. :)

Time for this nine year old girl to go take a nap.

Oh and I have great news! We finally got the lease on the forty acres of pasture that adjoins the backside of our property! Chrome, Zep and the goats are going to think they've died and gone to heaven! The lady who was leasing it had one single horse on forty acres and he was so fat I was sure he'd founder any day, but she refused to let go of the lease until now. I don't know why she decided she didn't need it anymore, but I'm thrilled we finally get it. Pictures below.

Looking across it from our back property line.

The old barn is kind of run down, but still usable with some work.

Okay, maybe a lot of work. :)

Look at all the grass!! Chrome will be so happy!

A lot of it has gone to weeds because the woman didn't keep up with the brush hogging agreements in the lease. We definitely will and with the goats' help we'll have it back to prime pasture grass.

There are two huge ponds on it.

This is a view from about three quarters across the pasture. Click to enlarge where I circled our house. The critters aren't going to know what to do with so much room after being on two acres for so long lol. I can't wait until we sign the lease agreement and we can start throwing up some temporary electric fences. I don't completely trust my neighbors so there are certain areas I don't want them going into. Anyway just had to share the exciting news. We've waited almost four years for this. :)


  1. Happy Birthday, Stormy! I have to say - you don't look a day over 2!

    And congratulations on the lease!! Wow! Wow! WOw! Jackal is so lucky - what a HUGE personal dog park that would be!!! :-)

    Honey the Great Dane

  2. Happy Birthday, Stormy. Until a little while ago, we always thought you were a much younger pup. We can't believe you are nine. Hope you had a great day.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  3. 40 acres? That is like a whole town! Can't wait to see the critters enjoying their new estate.

    And happy birthday to Storm!


  4. Happy Birthday, Storm!! Don't think you got old. You start getting old when you do.

    Wow, your land is huge!! I think your goats are glad that they have got a new job.


  5. Wow! 40 acres! That is wonderful news. Congrats!

    Stormy and I share the same birthday. I feel honored to share the day with such a beautiful dog. I love huskies.

  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, from one Storm to another!!!
    Tail wags,

  7. Happy Birthday Stormy!! I bet you were wishing for a chance to run around in that new HUGE back yard!!! HAVE FUN!!


  8. I've been catching up on some of your old posts (it's been a busy summer and I've gotten behind on reading blogs!!)

    Anyways, I love some of your June posts about fly spray and baths-- it sounds like Chrome is doing really well and that you two are making good progress!

    Your new property looks great. I'm sure Chrome, Zep and the goats will love it.
    You might know this already, but some donkeys can be quite prone to founder and/or becoming overweight. You might want to introduce them to the grass gradually over a period of time.



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