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Just Some Stuff

20 May

I don’t think I ever shared Sky all dressed up in his “happy faces” bandana.  He was funny, trying to turn and see it when I first put it on him, but then he didn’t care at all.  Good boy!

Sky in his Happy Faces bandana

Tansy has gotten pretty big.  I’m not too worried about her kidding as a true yearling.

Tansy is pretty much as big as her mom.

I just hope she has it on her own and doesn’t need my help because that would be hard.


Onyx still worries me because she’s so fine.  Look at that cute little udder.  She’s getting close!


For no reason at all, here’s one of the brown leghorn hens.  I am drowning in eggs.

We have cows across the road again.  They are back for the summer (these are not the ISU cows who stayed with us).

Cows across the road

Popcorn’s copper really helped.  He’s getting is color and spots back, and his fur is growing in nice and soft.


Cinnamon’s fur on her nose is coming back, too.  I wasn’t sure it was ever going to grow back in, but she is looking good.


I dug a little itty-bitty baby plum tree.  So far it’s doing okay.

I’m thrilled because I do love my plums.  I’m hoping to get another one or two going in pots, and then I’ll try to plant them outside this fall and hope at least one makes it.

Disappearing Snow

2 Mar

We had a lot of snow on the ground, but a week of warm weather means that snow pack is shrinking down.

Saturday morning: Odie not looking happy about the snow still covering the ground; Maybeline

The ISU cows are coming back over to eat instead of hunkering down and waiting for hay deliveries.

I don’t think she likes me.

My girls up north have started exploring the old garden area.

Trace on the tree; Victoria, 2TC, and Blaze behind; Ruby to the left

Onyx and Ruby

Victoria running with her girls

I added Trace to the mix, and she seems to have adopted Blaze and 2TC.  I think that’s a good thing.

Trace with 2TC and Blaze in back

With daytime highs in the forties and fifties, the snow is rapidly disappearing.

Sunday mid-afternoon: two days before this, it was pretty much solid snow pack.

That makes us all happy.

Another Hoarfrost Dump

11 Jan

I promise this is the last big post of just hoarfrost pictures.

Caroline and Flora

Aphrodite, Flower Joani, Myson

Marin, Penelope

Odie, Aurora, Maybeline

Odie, Aurora, Maybeline

Aurora and Maybeline


But there might still be a few more that get snuck in here or there.