Archive | January, 2016

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

31 Jan

The list for this week’s Scavenger Hunt Sunday is:  favorite, angled, curved, cropped, and texture.

Cropped:  Here are a couple of highly cropped images from the visitor I had yesterday morning.

coyote collage ws

I am glad he was just passing by because Llenny was nowhere to be seen.  Llazy lloafing llama.



Curved:  I’m also glad the geese were not out on the very same hill when the coyote went by because I’d prefer they stick around to be annoying and make me laugh rather than being a coyote’s lunch.  You’ll notice the curved lines from where we made hay off the pasture last fall.


Angled:  Speaking of hay, we’re half way through the winter, and you can tell I’ve used some hay from the barn.  Luckily, I have plenty left for the second half of the winter.

barn hay_0837ews

barn collage ws

Texture and Favorite:  Myson was using the dangling, rusty hinge to entertain himself yesterday.

Myson Osboer

Myson Osboer

macro wether collage ws

I’m not going to tell you whether the image is a favorite or Myson is a favorite.  You’ll just have to guess on that one.  Another guess…

If you pay close attention to my sidebar, you might be able to guess what’s coming in tomorrow’s post! 😉

I do hope you’ll come back on Friday to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  If you wish to participate, the items are at the top of my sidebar.

I’m also sharing with Mosaic Monday, Macro Monday, I Heart Macro, and Tom’s Barn Collective.

Gorgeous Weather Weekend

30 Jan

We have a perfect weather weekend!  It’s sunny and not windy.  The temperatures are warm.  Everyone was enjoying the weather, including me!


SOOC fields

It also means Helen’s arthritis isn’t bothering as much.  She was actually lying down sleeping quite soundly when I got home yesterday.

SOOC Helen Osboer

SOOC Helen Osboer

Today she’s been dead to the world!  So glad she’s finally getting some good rest.

SOOC Hilda and Helen

SOOC Hilda and Helen

The geese were stretching.

SOOC African goose

SOOC African goose

The goats were basking and just enjoying being out.  Actually, they turned crazy and have been beating up gates and fences and each other and generally driving me crazy.  I am happy to report that so far all the goats are doing well after getting into the grain in the barn.

Bud Osboer

Bud Osboer

I’ve seen a couple with diarrhea, which means they got too much at once, but they are still passing it, so that’s a good thing.  I’ll be confident they are all fine in another day.

Flower Osboer

Flower Osboer

With the wonderful weather, even the common sparrows are beautiful.



We’re enjoying the weather this weekend because we’re supposed to get a winter storm and turn cold again by Tuesday.  Hope you all have a great weekend.

If you want to join us, there’s still time to link up to Friday’s Hunt.

I’m sharing today with Skywatch Friday, SOOC Sunday, Shadow Shot Sunday, Saturday’s Critters, and Bird d’Pot.


Friday’s Hunt v1.5

29 Jan

Welcome back to Friday’s Hunt.  I want to thank everyone who joined in last week.  I had a lot of fun visiting everyone who linked up.  I’m excited for week five!  It’s very simple.  Anyone can participate.  The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter. Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to visit some of the other entries.

If you didn’t participate this week but would like to next week, the topics will be:  Starts with F, Week’s Favorite, and negative space.  I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top. Without furthur ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with E:  I’m going with something easy because it’s been a crazy week.  E is for evening and the beautiful skies.


Week’s Favorite:  I had a bit of excitement in my classroom this week.  Even though I don’t usually talk about work, I have to share this.  I was standing behind my desk and the students were working, when two boys exclaimed, “There’s a bat under your desk.”  I walked around and looked under the desk.  Sure enough.  There was a bat.  I was extremely impressed with the students.  Nobody screamed and ran out of the room.  They mostly just sat there; although, I did have to tell one young lady that it was not a good idea to take a selfie and cuddle with a bat.  It was just a few minutes until the custodian came and whisked the little fellow out of the room.  Way too much excitement!

Sky:  When I was out there taking pictures after greasing my six naughty goats, I noticed that it’s staying light later.  That means I actually can take a picture or two most evenings (when I’m not oiling goats) before it gets dark.  I’m very excited for longer days!


Now it’s your turn.