My last entry in Jake’s Challenge for this week was rather humble, but this one tops that one. I’m sure the goats and sheep at Maymont Park appreciate this little Shelter, though, when the sun is beating down on a hot summer’s day.
The fence serves as the ridge beam for this quaint little shelter serving two pastures.
Or maybe a piggy house is more up your alley.
This little piggy house isn't made of brick, but I doubt there are any wolves around either, so all is good in the neighborhood.
At night, the Maymont critters are taken into the barn until the next morning, when they are put back on display for everyone to enjoy. In the meantime, they are sheltered from the weather and any predators that might be lurking about in the dark.
Of course not all of the animals are suited for the barn, so they have their own shelter. Sometimes they prefer to sleep on top of it, instead of inside it.
Silly Fox. Doesn't he know he's supposed to be sleeping in the log?
Jake has managed to come up with another fine challenge this week. And so, what can I do, but submit my idea of shelter?
A farm building used to shelter the hay until it is needed. Henry County, Virginia.
Here is a humble example of storage. I love these old buildings that have been around for years and are still providing shelter from the elements.
I decided to make my post for today relative to my activities for the day. A couple of months ago, I signed up to become a Ron Paul Delegate. This morning, I’ll be meeting with other delegates to nominate our Candidate to Send to Tampa, Florida. The following clips are to familiarize you with Dr. Paul’s platform if you are not familiar already. There is still a chance to save America and I hope the people are smart enough to take that chance and put a REAL President in the White House. If I had three wishes, Ron Paul as our next President would be one of those wishes. Go to the last 40 minutes (2 nd video)or so, if you want to know why. With Dr. Paul at the helm, we might actually be able to live in peace, at least as far as America is concerned. Check him out. 🙂
Magi was rescued Mid-December of 1990 by my sister, Laura, who purchased him for me for Christmas that year. Her gift was a gift to both Magi and Me, since I honestly think she saved his life and possibly my sanity as the years passed. Magi stayed with Laura until the spring so I could scout around and find somewhere to board him closer to where I lived. In the meantime, Laura continued to nurse him along and bring him back to health. He had gained about 75 – 100 pounds in those few months. One day, I will do a post on the befores, and afters, and fill in a few more durings, shots. This is a ‘in the beginning’ shot.
Magi and Me . Spring 1991. Orange County, Virginia . Getting ready to load up and head to a new home (Chesterfield County).
As time went on, Magi and I became the best of friends and bonded trail partners.
Winter of 1998-99. As you can see, Magi had turned out to be a fine horse. We rode for hours on end, thus the need for all of the gear. I liked to be prepared.
As the years went by, Magi and I started hauling cargo. This is Jacob hopping on board in the summer of 2005. This photo was taken in Halifax County.
Here's another little package I found that needed a lift. Jayden joined Magi and me in 2008 for a ride around the ring. This was his first pony ride. He was terrified. Can you tell?
Of course, Ian couldn't be left out. Here again, the year is 2008. I think Ian was hot, he didn't look too thrilled to be riding, did he?
I am reblogging this with Ledia in mind, but if any of you writers follow Victoria’s genre requirements, this might be a good opportunity for you to get your foot in the door. Good luck to all! 🙂
Okay, I admit it, I don’t have a lot of photos of the sun head on, but I do love to play in the sunshine. This is another of several ‘shadow shots’ I’ve taken over the years. Of course that shadow represents Magi and me on the trail on a sunny day. 🙂
Playing with the sun's rays.
If you are not keeping up with Ledia’s stories on her blog, you should be. She is a fantastic writer. 🙂
This showed up in my e-mail and I have no idea to credit for it, but I got a good chuckle and thought I’d pass it along. Please forgive me.
Bet you never thought of this… New Treatment For Sunburn –
A guy visiting in Hawaii fell asleep on the beach for several hours and got a horrible sunburn, specifically to his upper legs. He went to the hospital, and was promptly admitted after being diagnosed with second-degree burns.
With his skin already starting to blister, and the severe pain he was in, the doctor prescribed continuous intravenous feeding with saline, electrolytes, a sedative, and a Viagra pill every four hours.
The nurse, who was rather astounded, asked, ‘What good will Viagra do for him, Doctor’?
The doctor replied, ‘It won’t do anything for his condition, but it’ll keep the sheets off his legs.’
I know, I’m bad. Tell me you didn’t laugh, though. 🙂