Farm Scenes

23 Dec

I’m very busy today getting ready for family tomorrow evening, so I’m just sharing a few more pictures from checking the cows.

This stump has been here longer than I’ve owned the farm, but this is the first time I’ve noticed this knothole.

I kind of like it, especially with those bright blue skies behind it.

It adds a bit of interest to an otherwise brown countryside.  We’re certainly not going to have a white Christmas this year.

I also noticed wind turbines.  I’ve never seen these here before.

How could they put up that many wind turbines without me noticing?  Really, I want to know when this happened.

I’m glad we are using our wind for clean renewable electricity, but for charm, I really do prefer my old windmill.

Seriously, now I’ve got to get back to baking and cleaning.  Hope you are getting ready for whatever festivities you may have planned this weekend.

Linking to Farm Photo Friday.

30 Responses to “Farm Scenes”

  1. TexWisGirl December 23, 2011 at 5:01 pm #

    i do like your stump giving you the ‘okay!’ sign! 🙂 i like the idea of wind energy too. even if they sneak it in on you in the dark of night! 🙂

    • Teresa December 23, 2011 at 7:15 pm #

      Seriously, I have no idea how long it took to put them up, and I never noticed! 🙂

  2. Alica December 23, 2011 at 5:54 pm #

    I like the knot hole! And you must’ve been too busy working to notice the wind turbines going up! 🙂 Enjoy your family tomorrow…wish I could say my house was clean and ready for company coming on Monday, but…it’s NOT!

    • Teresa December 23, 2011 at 7:16 pm #

      I’m sure I’ll be up late. Just got back from the last minute grocery shopping, and now I’m going back to baking and cleaning. I think I’ll be glad when it’s done, and I can just enjoy the week off. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas.

  3. Barbara F. December 23, 2011 at 6:05 pm #

    Merry Christmas, Teresa. That stump is like a sculpture piece. Very unusual. xo

    • Teresa December 23, 2011 at 7:16 pm #

      It certainly is unique. I hope you have a great Christmas.

  4. Melodie December 23, 2011 at 6:37 pm #

    We see the truck carrying those huge blades for those windmills all the time heading North on 45 out of Houston! We always wonder where they are going,now I know where a few ended up! I love that circle on the stump.It would make for a good children’s book..a magic stump that when you look through the circle you see…the future..the past ..or elves and faeries perhaps?

    • Teresa December 23, 2011 at 7:17 pm #

      I love the idea of a kid’s book from the stump. Now that’s an idea to sleep on and let it grow. We do have one plant near here that makes turbines also.

  5. Marigold and the Goatmother December 23, 2011 at 8:02 pm #

    Merry Christmas! Did you ever see Walt Disney’s Fantasia? There is a part, think it is in ‘A Night On Bald Mountain, where this cloud that looks like a hand closes around the moon. That is what your knot hole looks like. 🙂

    • Teresa December 23, 2011 at 8:06 pm #

      I love that movie, but it’s been years since I’ve seen it. That would be great to listen to/watch while getting my Christmas stuff done. Have a very blessed Christmas. 🙂

  6. Sandy December 23, 2011 at 8:33 pm #

    That stump… the circle of life.. how wonderful is that!

    • Teresa December 23, 2011 at 8:35 pm #

      I thought it was pretty cool, but I love hearing everyone’s ideas for it! 🙂

  7. Mimi Foxmorton December 24, 2011 at 3:34 am #

    Ahhh…whimsy in nature! 😉
    (and nothing new ever looks as good as the old!)
    😉

    Happy Season to you and yours! I LOVE that it’s snowing on your page!

    • Teresa December 24, 2011 at 7:45 am #

      My blog is the only snow here this Christmas. Hope you have a wonderful holiday season as well.

  8. Candy C. December 24, 2011 at 6:36 am #

    I like Melodie’s idea for a children’s book! 🙂
    I HATE when they put up big, obtrusive things and I don’t notice! Hubby always tells me “Seriously, you never noticed THAT!!” 😉

    • Teresa December 24, 2011 at 7:46 am #

      I’m blaming the short days~it’s dark when I leave and I’m rushing to do chores and get finished before dark. There’s no time to look around and notice new things. 😉

  9. jen December 24, 2011 at 6:53 am #

    I like that stump with the keyhole… pretty cool. I love findin beautiful things like that from nature. Merry Christmas from Our Little Farm to yours 🙂

    • Teresa December 24, 2011 at 7:47 am #

      It certainly is a unique stump. I hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas.

  10. nicoleigh December 24, 2011 at 9:39 am #

    I too like the old windmills. I’m trying to find myself a smaller size of the windmill blades to decorate with. What direction are the turbines from your place? There were a bunch put up at least a couple years ago, between Colo and State Center. Are those it? Have a Merry Christmas!

    • Teresa December 24, 2011 at 12:00 pm #

      I knew about those! These are east of my place, and even east of 330. Windmill blades would make great decorations. Do you plan on leaving them plain, painting on them or something else?

      • Nicole December 27, 2011 at 8:32 am #

        My idea for the windmill blades….I don’t know yet. 🙂

      • Teresa December 27, 2011 at 9:35 am #

        I’m sure you’ll post when you get it figured out! I’ll be looking for them.

  11. Talon December 24, 2011 at 10:40 am #

    That stump is truly remarkable! The old windmill is super charming.

    Merry Christmas, Teresa! Have a beautiful one!

    • Teresa December 24, 2011 at 12:00 pm #

      Thanks. I do love the windmill. Merry Christmas to you as well.

  12. kateri December 24, 2011 at 6:29 pm #

    The old stump has so much character. Too funny about the turbines–you’d think it would be pretty hard to put those up unnoticed!

    • Teresa December 24, 2011 at 6:46 pm #

      I guess it’s because of the short days, and I don’t think they’ve been up very long.

  13. Tina´s PicStory December 25, 2011 at 3:21 am #

    i like the way you show it! wonderful shots 🙂

  14. Bee Girl (AKA Melissa) December 26, 2011 at 11:02 am #

    That knot hole is quite beautiful! Such a neat little window into the world beyond 🙂

    • Teresa December 26, 2011 at 11:55 am #

      I don’t know how I can sometimes miss those neat little things!

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