A Red Ranger Kind of Day

I love my Ranger, and my son has it ready to go for winter.  With the blizzard in our forecast, I traded places with it and the car to be ready to clear the drive.  Well, there wasn’t any snow.  Just cold (-8F/-22C) and very high winds.  Today, while I was doing chores, I decided to trade the vehicles back around.  Well, the Ranger wasn’t too excited about starting, but it did.  I decided I’d better drive it around and get it warmed up really well.

red geranium

Since I was out driving it, I went up to Maxine and Norma Jean’s shelter and checked their water.  It’s inside the building and other than just a bit of ice on top when we had -20F/-28.9C real temperatures, it’s never been frozen.  That’s the benefit of the wind not blowing on it.  Well, when I got there, the water trough was completely empty.  That means it was frozen somewhere before it got to the tank.

red geranium

I called my nephew, who brought some hot water, and I got four buckets of water for the bovine girls, and we got there at the same time.  I distracted Maxine and Norma Jean (who is walking perfectly well now) with water while Jeremy poured the hot water over the workings of the tank.  It worked!  The tank is running again.  It’s a good thing I decided to warm up the Red Ranger!

No photos of today’s adventures because it’s too cold to take the camera out, but I did take pictures of my cheerful geraniums for Ruby Tuesday Too.

Bottoms Up

To say the geese are happy to have water in their little pools in the pasture after almost ten months might be an understatement.

African goose in water

African goose in water

African goose in water

African goose in water

African goose in water

African goose in water

African goose in water

African goose in water

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday, and Wordless Wednesday with Project Alicia, Live and Love Out Loud, Create With Joy, and In the Moment With.

A Walk Around the Pasture

We finally have had a couple of days without rain, so I thought I’d go check out the pasture.  It certainly looks like spring is way behind this year.

shadow

shadow/spring

I wanted to see how green it was and check fence.  Of course, the first thing I noticed was a squirrel.  From the pile of walnut shells beneath the tree, I’d say this has been his home all winter.

squirrel collage

spring/mosaic

There is water in the waterways.  That’s a relief.

reflection/spring

Weekend Reflections/spring

There isn’t a lot of water in there yet, but we’re supposed to have rain several days this coming week too.

old/shadow

old/shadow

I have a lot of old trees along the waterway, but it doesn’t look like they have realized it’s spring yet.  Hopefully today’s sunshine will help.

old/glow

old/glow

old/glow

old/glow

I had to check along my fences too.  I did find a panel that must have been blown down, so I’ll have to repair it before I turn goats out.

shadow/spring

shadow/spring

The grass is turning green, especially where the hay was made.  It doesn’t have the tall dead grass on it.

spring

spring

The geese are enjoying the green by the old fence.

old/spring

old/spring

Does it look like this one is smiling at me?

shadow

shadow

The boys are also enjoying the grass.  They have been turned out to the small front pasture.

Marley, Fionn, Boeris spring/shadow

Marley, Fionn, Boeris
spring/shadow/smile

Bucks

glow/spring

smile

smile/Weekly Top Shot

Cinnamon doesn’t seem to think it’s fair that the boys have nice grass and she’s in the muddy barnyard.

not a smile

not a smile

I’m linking to Ashley’s Scavenger Hunt Sunday where the topics are:  glow, old, shadow, spring, and smile.  I’m also sharing with Shadow Shot Sunday2, Weekend Reflection, Weekly Top Shot, and Mosaic Monday.

 

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