Friday, June 28, 2013

blackberry hunting

Shyloh's poor face is all scratched up. I don't know what she does all day. . .

Someone mentioned that the pasture has blackberry bushes and Shy was probably getting all scratched up munching on berries. I can see that happening, Shy loves berries! So we set out looking for the blackberry bushes. I was hoping Shy would lead me right to them. . .
Heading out!
Not so much. First, Shy did not really want to go back in the pasture. The rest of the herd was up front and it was close to dinner time. 
Nooooo. . . .
But I finally convinced her to walk back with me. We had several stops while searching for those bushes. 

The first stop was at these little apples. Shy seemed to know all about them, ate a few, and walked on. 
Tiny apple
nom nom nom
Then we were stopped quite frequently for Shy to do this. . .
Really? She could do this all day and chooses to stand up front.
Is this a blackberry bush?
No berries here.
Nope. . .so Shy just walked right over it. 

Is this a blackberry bush?
I have no idea what this is.
Nope. Keep it moving. 

Wait, Shy's ears perked and she neighed real loud! Have we found the bushes? 

As I tried to get Shy to walk further back in the pasture, she kept pulling towards the front of the pasture. So I let her off the lead and off she went!

She heard the dinner Gator and was not about to miss out on her dinner date with Traveller. 
Grain for two
A hound dog Shy is not. . .she did not lead me to any blackberry bushes. Or maybe she is keeping them a secret from me. We will have to look for them again, not so close to dinner time.

12 comments:

  1. I'd ditch Mom for a date too! Blackberries sound delish

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    1. Haha! It's supposed to be sistas before mistas!

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  2. What fun to catch her running for dinner! It seems to show where her priorities lie!

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    1. Yes, I have figured out that Shy's good priorities are grain, grass, hay, anything else.

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  3. Aero used to eat blackberries when he was a baby! It was so cute to see him & Pepper carefully picking them off and avoiding the thorns.
    Your blackberries are early, the don't come out in Ireland until August. Don't know about in Provence, I will find out this year!

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    1. Awwww, that would be adorable to see! I don't think the blackberries are in full bloom yet. I'll let you know when I find them :)

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  4. Mmmmm. Blackberries. I nominated you for an award over at my blog. Sorry... I did it before I saw that you already got it. Feel free to ignore the second nomination, unless you want to answer my 11 questions. "Guinea pigs or rabbits?" is the most important one.

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  5. Wow that date with Traveller looks way to enticing although maybe they need to plates as they is messy eaters....? When you're in lurve.... it doesn't matter.... good job it's not spaghetti for dinner!

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    1. I was thinking Lady and the Tramp when I was watching them. :)

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  6. Blackberries are so tasty, he can't help himself.

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    1. I know, I know! Shy doesn't care about a scratched up face at all.

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