What I Didn’t Need

I really didn’t need to wake up this morning feeling like I’d been run over by a semi.  I suppose that’s what I get though for staying up late and enjoying too much of our homemade wines.  I rarely have more than a glass, but my nephew was back from Indianapolis, and I really did need the family time, playing cards, and laughing so hard it made my ribs hurt.

empty wine bottles and glasses

Right now, though, I’m thinking that if all these wonderful blossoms turn into luscious fruit, I should just bake a pie.

cherry blossom

apple blossom

plum blossom

cherry blossoms

I’m sure I’ll change my mind by the time the fruit ripens though.

This week’s song for Song-ography is You Can’t Always Get What You Want by the Rolling Stones.  I’m also sharing with Macro Monday II and Monday Mellow Yellows.

The Peeps are Here

Thirty-eight little things arrived in the mail this morning.

day-old chick


chicks drinking


I wasn’t expecting them until the week of May 5th, so I really wasn’t planning on them being here until about Tuesday.  I was going to spend this weekend doing a thorough cleaning of their pen and getting everything ready.  You can see the dust on the hexagon shapes of the chicken wire.

chicks behind chicken wire

It’s a good thing I had already picked up the starter feed. (Yes, it’s in a banana boat)

chick perched in banana boat

This is the only one who can say, “Look!  I have feathers on my feet!”

feather-footed chick

Of course, none of this answers the age-old question, “Which came first?  The chicken or the egg?  She didn’t even mind modeling for me.

chick & egg in wine glass

It’s hard to believe that twenty-four hours before this picture, that cute little chick was tucked inside an egg that size.  I wasn’t happy with how the picture turned out, so I tried again with a different model.

chick in wine glass

I was having a hard time with the glare on the glass.

chick in wine glass

This chick really didn’t like modeling, so we only got a couple before I returned her to her friends.  I might have to try again.  I wonder if I have a fancy teacup buried somewhere.

Sharing with Scavenger Hunt Sunday (items in bold), I Heart Macro, Macro Monday, Weekly Top Shot, Farmgirl Friday, and Shadow Shot Sunday

My Evening Walk

We’re in the midst of a much needed rainy spell.


SOOC for Blue Monday

That’s a good thing.  It’s helping the pasture to grow.  I also found some blossoms on a rogue cherry bush.  It’s not easy to photograph them in gale force winds though.

Every evening, weather allowing, I enjoy walking in the pasture.  It’s a bonus when I can get the Scavenger Hunt Sunday items in walk.  This week the words are:  bubbles, jump, pajamas, blur, and chalk.  Since we had quite a bit of rain this afternoon, the ditch was full, and I even found some bubbles.

water bubbles

The extra water meant it was necessary to take a big jump to get over the ditch.  Litha’s quads demonstrate their perfect technique.

goat kid Jumping collage

Ricky didn’t have quite the same success.  I guess we’ll chalk this up to his inexperience.  Next time, I’m sure he’ll do better.  Is it me, or does it look like his brother Reggie is making fun of him?

goat kid jumping

We had some dramatic clouds left in the sky.  The blur of the leafless trees make it look even more ominous.  At least, I think so.

goats in evening pasture

Finally, you’ll have to use your imagination.  I think it looks like some kids might have on their fuzzy pajamas.


Really.  That’s the best I could do.

I’m also sharing with Mosaic Monday.

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