A Stroll in the Pasture Scavenger Hunt

Today’s topics for Ashley’s Scavenger Hunt Sunday are:  color, view, stroll, outfit, and blocks.

I am so excited that I got my old barnyard sneakers on.  It’s the first I’ve worn them as part of my outfit since the toe surgery.  Yeah, they might have had a few cobwebs on them.

Shoes

I went outside, and there was a bright splash of color before I even got off my deck.  I bought a fall floral arrangement to use in my mini photo shoots at the end of the month.

mum and grasshopper

Since I had those more sturdy shoes, I decided to take a stroll in the pasture.    The goats aren’t used to seeing me out there anymore.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon

On the bottom, you’ll see a three generation shot.  Gidget is the kid to the left.  Her mom, Blaze, is in the middle and Grandma Kizzy is in the front.

Goat collage

These are just a few of the things I got to view out there today.

water ditch

pasture finds

Finally, one of my favorite rocks out in pasture (I have quite a few favorites) is a conglomerate rock.  I love that it’s made up of so many stones as little building blocks.

conglomerate rock

I’m working hard to get caught up visiting people again.  I don’t know how I get so far behind, but I’m trying.

Sharing with Mosaic Monday, Monday Mellow Yellows, SOOC Sunday (all photos), Shadow Shot Sunday2, Weekend Reflections, Macro Monday, and I Heart Macro

Muffin’s Kids and Jules

Finally, the waiting for Muffin is over.  Of course, she waited until evening to show true signs of labor and bed was out of the question.  Finally, at nearly one in the morning (Thursday) I realized her water had broken, but I wasn’t exactly sure how long before.  I checked, and she was open with a kid right there.  I watched and she pushed and strained, and nothing seemed to be happening.  I decided to pull it (I might have been a tad impatient considering the time).  I couldn’t get it.  The feet were there.  The nose was there, but that kid was not moving.  I tried several more times and then had my son come hold her.  I still couldn’t get it.  I gave up and called the vet.  Of course, that works like magic.  I tried again when I got off the phone, and sure enough, I managed to get the kid this time. (Sorry for waking you Dr. Rick.)  The first one was a buck.

Billy

Billy

The second was a doe.

doeling goat

I got my beautiful little wattled kids from Muffin, just like I wanted.  I think I’ll keep her buck, Billy, to replace Boeris.  Hopefully, he won’t produce the big heads his dad does.  I planned on keeping her girl, but she has an entropion eye.

newborn doe goat

This is the first one I’ve had this year (thank goodness).  It’s an easy fix with a clip, and I haven’t decided it will stop me from keeping her.  I just need to get a buck that doesn’t throw this defect.

Jules was sent to the vet on Tuesday and got fixed.  She came home on Wednesday.  By the time I got home from work and did chores, she was down to one stitch left in her incision.  Silly cat.  I couldn’t get the cone of shame to stay on her.  Finally I put a band-aid on and waited for morning.

Jules

Jules through the window that needs washed again.

She went back to the vet Thursday morning and had to stay overnight again to be sedated and re-stitched up.  Poor baby.  Hopefully, the cone she’s sporting this time will prevent any more shenanigans.

Geez.  My cat can’t even get fixed without it being dramatic.

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Scavenger Hunt Sunday

The items for this week’s scavenger hunt are:  details, precious, hungry, water, and wide angle.

Details:  I believe this is a meadowlark.  It’s not the best photo to see the details, but I think it’s good enough.  (I hope.)

eastern meadowlark

meadowlark collage

Precious:  After taking the picture of the chicks in the wine glass last week, I realized I don’t have an adorable teacup, but my mom and sister were kind enough to think of me when they found these at goodwill.

chick in a teacup

chick in a teacup

Hungry:  These little ones are really good at eating a lot of food.  I’m filling their feeders twice each day.  They’re good at wasting it too.  I should get a more efficient feeder for them.  It won’t be long until I have to separate them into a couple of pens to give them more room.  It won’t be long after that when I let them out.

chicks in banana boat

Water:  There’s water in the ditch!  There’s enough water for the sun to reflect off of it.

sun reflected in water

Wide Angle:  I know this isn’t truly a wide angle shot, but it does give you an idea of how big my back hill is.  Marley is on the left and Millie on the right.

hillside hayfield

I’m sharing with Scavenger Hunt SundayWeekend Reflections, Bird d’Pot, I Heart Macro, and Weekly Top Shot.

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