The Blood Moon Random Friday

With everything going on, I only had a chance to check out the lunar eclipse and take a couple of pictures.  I wish I’d had time to get out the tripod and really make it an event.  We had no clouds, and it was perfect for viewing.

moon collage

SOOC

blood moon and star

SOOC

I’m sad to report that I’ve lost two of the kids with polio, Gaston and Blyssin.  Blaze’s little girl was not as far along with the disorder when I began treatments, and I’m still optimistic for her full recovery.  Pistol’s little girl is still having a hard time holding her body heat and refuses to take a bottle.  We’ll see how that one plays out.

Blaze's girls and Pistol's triplets

Blaze’s girls (SOOC) and Pistol’s triplets

Somehow, I managed to delete pictures from my new camera before I got them on the computer.  I have no idea how I did that.  Luckily, it was just pasture pictures, but it still annoys me.

pasture collage

SOOC

I did manage to get my first bird pictures of the season out in pasture.  I found a bluebird, and I’m not sure what the second one is.

bluebird collage

SOOC

bird collage

SOOC

Have you ever gone for a walk with a cat.  It’s totally different than walking with a dog.  The cat has no stamina, and they get behind, rest, and then run to catch up.  Often, I end up carrying Bob part of the way when we cover the whole Back Forty.

cat in pasture

Sharing with Skywatch Friday, Weekend ReflectionsBird d’Pot, Camera Critters, SOOC Sunday, and Mosaic Monday.

A Goat-Filled Scavenger Hunt

The topics for this week’s scavenger hunt are:  neglected, signs of spring, last thing you bought, shadow, and four things.

Neglected:  Pistol’s little girl triplet seems to think she’s being neglected.  Anyhow, while she was in the middle of the herd happily eating, she was screaming her head off like she was being neglected.

goats in pasture

Sadly, my goats’ hooves have  been neglected.  It was so cold, I didn’t get them trimmed in the winter, and I’m struggling to get them done again.  I’m slowly making progress (and have the blister to prove it).

hoof trimmers

Signs of Spring:  Green grass coming up is one certain sign of spring.

Reva

Reva

Another is the happy kids playing on the rock.  If you want to check out the video of them playing, it is HERE.

goat kids on rock collage

Four Things:  I had a hard time finding four things.  I kept getting five or two, but I finally found four things playing on the tree.  Video HERE.

goat kids on tree stump

Shadow:  Fez, Litha’s quadruplet with the bum leg that is healing quite amazingly, is my shadow.  He is stuck to my side, and he’s doing enough better that he’s gotten to go to pasture with me the last couple of days.

SOOC Fez

SOOC Fez

Just me and my shadow!

SOOC

SOOC

Last Thing You Bought:  I guess, other than a gallon of milk, the last thing I bought was my new Nikon D7100.  No point in showing you another picture of it, so here’s Victoria (taken with the camera) and her kids.  She’s doing much better after just a couple of days having constant acess to hay and eating in the yard.  Her kids are doing better too.

SOOC Victoria and kids

SOOC Victoria and kids

Sadly, she’s decided the tulips are tasty.  Oh well…

And for Weekend Reflections, I have a bovine eye with her daughter reflected in it.  Don’t ask me how she got the mud balls on her eyelashes, but it looks uncomfortable, and she wouldn’t let me take them off.

Maxine

Maxine

Sharing with Scavenger Hunt Sunday, Shadow Shot Sunday, I Heart Macro, SOOC Sunday, and Weekly Top Shot.

Friday Again

I’ve had just a bit of time to play with my new camera.  It’s got all kinds of wonderful settings that I’m barely starting to learn about.  I will hopefully be able to find some human subjects to model for me to practice on.

Leo and friend

Leo and friend

geranium

I have figured out that my little Special Ed is blind.  Yep.  We’ll figure out a way through this.  He’s going to have a short hard life, but I’ll do what I can to make it the best it can be.  Fez’s leg is healing nicely though.  He’s doing a lot more walking on it, and it gets stronger all the time.

Ed

Ed

We’ve had cold and rainy weather, which makes us miserable.  I really want warmer weather and the goats to be able to go out to pasture.  They do so much better at feeding their babies when the pasture is green.  I have a couple of triplets I’m giving supplemental bottles right now.  Hopefully, that will end when they are out in pasture.

old flower, wine glass, and necklace

I think I might be going through a mid-life crisis.  I’ve realized the dreams I have for my farm cannot become a reality.  My arthritic toe prevents me from doing a lot of what I want.  My help for doing a lot of things has fallen through.  That leaves me wondering which way I’m going for the rest of my life.

arthritic toe

We’ve gotten horribly behind with our wines. My nephew is busy with law school and we have several varieties that need bottled.  I still need to get the wine rack my dad made moved out here too.  Maybe I can add that to this weekend’s plans.

Sharing with Weekend Reflections and Camera Critters and Saturday’s Critters.

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