It’s that time of year in Wyoming: wool socks, flannel-lined jeans, vests, sweatshirts, and mittens have begun to replace lighter, more fashionable attire, especially for those of us who work outdoors.
Sugar’s winter coat isn’t much longer or thicker than her summer coat, but I recognize it because it’s darker red, almost chestnut. Winters get quite cold here, and most horses—just like cattle—grow coats that are almost an inch longer than Sugar’s. In contrast, Sugar stays warm like whales or other sea-faring mammals do: she adds layers of insulating blubber.
The mama goats aren’t particularly woolly yet, but the doelings are positively shaggy!
“…Complementing your basic faith with good character, spiritual understanding, alert discipline, passionate patience, reverent wonder, warm friendliness, and generous love….” –2 PETER 1:5-6 (MSG)