A Walk

16 Aug

Sometimes you just need to go for a walk and enjoy nature (and check the cornfield yet again).  There’s an area in the back that doesn’t look so good.

In the rest of the field, I did see quite a few ears that are looking pretty filled out.

I still like seeing the corn growing out there.  It really gives me hope for the harvest.

At the north edge of the cornfield, there is the remains of a fence and an old cattle tank.

Along the back side of the field, I found some (I think) goldenrod that was beginning to open up.

I also found this funky curved ear of corn.

Guess what happens when you take the fence in the Back Forty

and add a Ken to it.

He gets stuck.  He wasn’t very happy with having to accept my help.

He was quite happy to be free though.

Linking to Friday’s Fences, Rural Thursday, Farmgirl Friday, Thankful Thursday and Thursday Favorite Things.

37 Responses to “A Walk”

  1. Rose August 16, 2012 at 8:44 pm #

    Like that fencepost shot with the goldenrod growing beside it.

    • Teresa August 16, 2012 at 8:56 pm #

      It was really pretty back there.

  2. TexWisGirl August 16, 2012 at 8:55 pm #

    poor ken! like those flying ears, though.

    • Teresa August 16, 2012 at 8:56 pm #

      He was not happy when I got there, but he had only been there a couple of minutes. Little stinker.

  3. magicalmysticalteacher August 16, 2012 at 9:06 pm #

    I’ve unstuck more goats’ heads from fences than I care to remember!

    Fence at Sunrise

    • Teresa August 16, 2012 at 9:07 pm #

      I usually haven’t had this problem in the back forty. Maybe that’s because they could just get through the fence before this year when we got it all replaced. 🙂

  4. Carletta August 16, 2012 at 9:08 pm #

    Loved the walk and the views but the eighth shot captures a lovely rural scene!

    • Teresa August 16, 2012 at 9:22 pm #

      It really did capture my attention when I came over the hill and saw it. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Gail August 16, 2012 at 9:11 pm #

    Nice shot of Ken’s backside. Too cute. The ears of corn look like they’re trying to cook out there. I hope your harvest is plentiful!

    • Teresa August 16, 2012 at 9:24 pm #

      I tell you, Ken is one big, buff dude. I’m optimistic that the harvest won’t be too bad.

  6. Pat August 16, 2012 at 9:39 pm #

    That shot of Ken running off with his ears flying is so cute!
    I like the shots of the barbed wire and the neat old cattle tank.

    • Teresa August 16, 2012 at 9:41 pm #

      Ken was moving as fast as he could. 🙂 It really is a cool tank. I wonder if it could be made to work again.

  7. PlantBasedDietAdventures August 16, 2012 at 10:00 pm #

    Thanks for sharing your walk, I like the funny curved ear of corn 🙂

    • Teresa August 16, 2012 at 10:00 pm #

      I’ve never seen one like that before.

      • PlantBasedDietAdventures August 16, 2012 at 10:06 pm #

        I haven’t either. Maybe it should be made into a neat decorative piece or something due to its uniqueness!

      • Teresa August 16, 2012 at 10:29 pm #

        Or with corn prices the way they are, I just might sell it. 🙂

      • PlantBasedDietAdventures August 16, 2012 at 10:30 pm #

        Lol there you go 😉

  8. Alica August 16, 2012 at 10:11 pm #

    Love Ken, kicking up his heels! Maybe that was his way of saying thank you?

    • Teresa August 16, 2012 at 10:29 pm #

      That was more of, “Ick! You touched me! Maaaa!!!!! She touched me!” At least, that’s what I think it was. 🙂

  9. Tammy August 16, 2012 at 10:16 pm #

    Ken (and your other goats) = adorable! And you have given me hope. At least somebody has some filled out corn this year… yay! Our neighbors’ corn (and everyone else’s corn here in mid-MO) looks so pitiful. Most all has been cut for sileage already this year. I so enjoyed tagging along on your walk, and I also have to add that ancient cattle tank is pure awesomeness 🙂 Thanks for sharing!!

    • Teresa August 16, 2012 at 10:30 pm #

      I’m so sorry to hear about the corn where you are. I really am lucky. Where I live the soil is amazing, and I think we’ll be okay. It isn’t great, but it is better than most places I’ve seen.

  10. Anne August 16, 2012 at 10:20 pm #

    You always have such lovely pictures. I don’t know where you find the time to tell us about the adventures on your farm, take care of everything that goes with the farm and work at the same time. You are truly a well disciplined and devoted gal! I look forward to reading about you and all the life on your little peace of heaven.

    • Teresa August 16, 2012 at 10:31 pm #

      I love the comments. They are so encouraging, and I love talking about the farm and animals. It is really hard adjusting to going back to work. Hopefully, it won’t take me long to get into a routine again.

  11. Linda August 17, 2012 at 3:38 am #

    What great shots from the farm…love that shot with the goldenrod!

    • Teresa August 17, 2012 at 6:52 am #

      Thanks. It is very relaxing to just walk around the farm and enjoy nature.

  12. Mimi Foxmorton August 17, 2012 at 6:15 am #

    haha That last pic of Ken: Weeeeeeeeee!
    Nothing more stubborn than a stuck goat! 😀

    We had a strange thing at the community gardens. 5 or 6 stalks of corn, pulled up by the roots, dragged about 50 yards away and all the ears munched while still on the stalk. We found the plot where the corn had been laid flat but no tracks. Kind of spooky, actually.

    Curiouser and curiouser.

    • Teresa August 17, 2012 at 6:53 am #

      Sounds like deer. I’ve seen more damage from them this year. I’m sure it’s due to the drought.

  13. Janis August 17, 2012 at 7:21 am #

    The corn looks like it is in bad need of rain!!! Thanks for the walk around the farm!

    • Teresa August 17, 2012 at 8:07 am #

      Mine is actually better than a lot. It is that time of year for it to start drying out, but a lot of it is already done.

  14. Marigold and the Goatmother August 17, 2012 at 12:46 pm #

    Ha! On the shot of Ken’s flying ears! I love goldenrod! Poor thing got a bad rap from allergy people, when it is really likely ragweed that is the culprit!

    • Teresa August 17, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

      It really is pretty out there. I do like seeing it in that fencerow.

  15. Candy C. August 17, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

    Silly Ken, you were just trying to help the little stinker! 🙂
    I love the old cattle tank, how neat!

    • Teresa August 17, 2012 at 8:30 pm #

      Ken seems to think I’m evil for some reason. I don’t know why unless he remembers me about yanking his legs off to get him here.

  16. Nancy August 18, 2012 at 7:22 am #

    That cattle tank is amazing — I’ve never seen one.

    Poor Ken — glad you were able to rescue the little guy. 🙂

    • Teresa August 18, 2012 at 7:25 am #

      Yea, I’m keeping a close eye on and my ears open for Ken. I’m hoping he’s learned his lesson. Little stinker. I have no idea how old that tank is, but it looks pretty cool.

  17. Katherines Corner August 19, 2012 at 8:16 am #

    wonderful photos, thank you for taking us on your walk. Sorry about the corn. Hoping the rest of the crop is doing well. xo P.S. thank you for sharing st the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop 🙂

    • Teresa August 19, 2012 at 9:16 am #

      I really am feeling quite lucky that my corn looks this good. There are so many who have lost everything in this drought, so I truly am thankful and lucky.

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