A Sunshiney Afternoon






Aaahhh, the glowing look of pregnancy.



I hope we’ve warmed your heart, and your bones, wherever you are.



About mudranch

I live in the country, I love to take photos, I'm a shepherdess, I adore my husband and daughter, I walk in the will of Christ.

Posted on January 12, 2009, in Horses, Jacob Sheep, Kiger Mustangs, Nature, The Cats, The Dogs. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. I can’t believe you can make even a winter-hairy horse look stunning! I might have to go search for an appropriate photo to Ortonize right NOW…

  2. Thanks Michelle! 😀 It’s fun isn’t it… The afternoon light filtering through the trees was what I was going for. Actually the shadows were fun too, and of course the backlighting is always a good idea! Kinda cool how the Orton effect smooths out the mud caked coats isn’t it?! 🙂

  3. I love the Orton effect that you use. I posted about it on a Paint Shop Forum I belong to and a lot of members are trying it out. They love it, too! 🙂

  4. That effect is very fun! I love that last picture.

  5. I’ve never used PhotoShop, but the techniques you use make all your photos spectacular!

    I didn’t know that you could put sheep and horses together. Do you ever have any troubles or does everyone get along?

    I would love to put my goats, sheep, llamas and horse together so my horse has some pasture buddies.


  6. Beautiful shots of your four legged family! Sunshine….mmmmmmmmm 🙂

  7. Hi Lisa,
    Putting livestock together can be a bit of a “hairy” deal (or maybe wooly?). When we had a lot of horses i.e. 12 (gasp!) the sheep were not usually in good company especially if they had lambs on the ground so we kept them separate. Nowadays, we know these three and their actions (which involve chasing cats) but are less of a problem in lower numbers. We do not, however, let the lambs out with the horses until they’re about a week old or atleast fast enough and smart enough to get out of the way. I would think with your animals, you’d be fine and your princess would love to interact with the other animals. One animal I would worry about more would be your chickens. Good luck!

  8. please tell me more about keeping horses with sheep! i have a wandering shepherd who’d like to bring his flock to my field regularly, and i need to know the scoop.

    do sheep really trim the roughs? how do sheep reduce a worm load on a pasture? laughing orca ranch says they interrupt the worm cycle – is that only when there’s no horse but only sheep and vice versa?

    any help is appreciated.

    ~lytha in germany

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