Archive | June, 2016

Blessed Rain!

30 Jun

Once again, we had a chance of rain.  As usual, I saw the clouds gathering.  This time, instead of moving away from the farm, they kept rolling in.  The thunder announced the storm, and I waited.

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The corn waited.

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The pumpkin patch and pasture waited.

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The goats were oblivious.

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Then they took off for the barn.

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The raindrops began to hit the window.

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I was even rewarded with a rainbow on the back side of the storm.

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We’re still way behind in our rain, but this one was a huge help.

I do hope you’ll come back to join us in Friday’s Hunt as we begin a new round tomorrow.  The items for the hunt are listed at the top of my sidebar.

A Walk

29 Jun

Sometimes when you’re tired, there’s nothing like a long walk in pasture to help recharge.  I took one of those walks yesterday.  Besides which, I wanted to play with back button focus on my camera.  I found a lot of birds willing to help me out.

barn swallow

barn swallow

Not sure what this one is

Not sure what this one is

red-winged blackbirds

red-winged blackbirds

blue jay

blue jay

blue jay

blue jay

bobolink

bobolink

hawk

hawk

hawk

hawk

killdeer

killdeer

eastern kingbird

eastern kingbird

eastern meadowlark

eastern meadowlark

robin

robin

red-headed woodpecker

red-headed woodpecker

red-headed woodpecker

red-headed woodpecker

nuthatch

nuthatch

I also found of couple of other flying critters.

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Nothing like all that nature to put me in a good mood.

I do hope you’ll come back and join in as we start a new round of Friday’s Hunt.  The prompts for this week are at the top of my side bar.

When It Doesn’t Rain

28 Jun

Can you guess what I did today?

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I took my garden hoses and hooked them to my barnyard hose and went from the hydrant (below the magnolia tree where the arrow is pointing) across both sides of the barnyard, the tall grass, and the buffer strip to the edge of the pumpkin patch.

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Then I filled nine buckets with lids with my well water so I could water the entire acre of pumpkins.

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I went to the far side of the patch and started watering.  One bucket for each row.  Then I had to refill and finish from this side.

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The plants that came up from the first and second plantings are getting big.  Quite a few have already come up from when I hand planted last week.  I’m optimistic that a few more will come up.

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It looks like we’ll have pumpkins!  That is as long as I keep hauling water to them.  Better yet, our dry spell could end.

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  The items for this week are at the top of my sidebar.  We’re starting with a new round of the alphabet, so it’s a perfect time to join in!