Herb took pity on the horses and cows today and let them out of the soupy barnyard into the Home Pasture to enjoy a bit of fresh "salad." Well, he let some of them into the Home Pasture.
Someone was a naughty girl and escaped.
Being eager to rejoin her friends, you might think that Julie would let Herb put her into the pasture--but you would be wrong! Julie is an equine which is a big word for "completely illogical animal."
Equine also means "animal that thinks with its stomach!"
As easy as that, Julie went into the Home Pasture.
The first thing Julie did was take off chasing Sara and Siobhan. Why?
Because she knew that the first thing Brandy would do was to chase her! She was just getting even first!
What goes around, comes around, so everyone ran around in circles for awhile until everyone was even with everyone else and the barnyard pecking order had sorted itself out with Brandy on top and Sara on the bottom. Poor Sara!
By that time, Hero and Misty saw that there was nothing more for them to do from the other side of the fence and they wandered off, leaving everyone else happily enjoying their freshly-washed salad.
Merriam-Webster.com gives the following definition of "high jinks" (emphasis added by me):
Our animals want us to know that 2013 might be a New Year, but as far as their mischievous ways are concerned, it's the "same song, second verse!" And we're quite happy with their high jinks because we know it "could be better, could be worse"--LOTS worse!
We here at Zephyr Hill Farm wish a very Happy New Year to all of you, for better instead of worse, and just as soupy as you wish your year to be!