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When it Rains…

19 Jul

Well, I am declaring our horrible dry summer to be over.  We had rain again all day today.  My barnyard is actually muddy!  The only ones who like that though are the geese (notice some little gosling is getting feathers!).

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The goats hibernated all day.  They just finally got to go out to pasture to eat this afternoon.

Haley

Haley

The kids are still in the barn.

Vanilla, George,

Vanilla, George, Martha, Gomez, Chocolate, and Daisy

One bad thing about the rain we’ve had in the last couple of weeks is that the worm eggs rise to the top of the barnyard.  Add to that the kids are still not all going out to pasture, and that’s a recipe for worms.  Can you see in Pixie’s eyes that she looks tired.  Poor baby isn’t feeling well.  Everyone got wormed today.

Pixie

Pixie

Aside from worming kids, I spent my day in the soap room.  I got three batches of soap made.

Plumeria, Lightly Lavender, Moonlight Pomegranate

Plumeria, Lightly Lavender, Moonlight Pomegranate

Can’t wait to see how the design turns out on this one.

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I guess I’ll have to finish weeding the pumpkins when we have our 110 – 115*F (43.3 – 46.1*C) heat indexes for the next three days.

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Hope everyone else that is flooding and baking stays safe!

If you want to join me for Friday’s Hunt, I have this week’s items listed at the top of my sidebar.

Friday’s Hunt v2.3

15 Jul

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.  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 D, Week’s Favorite, and summer or winter.  I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top. I am crazy busy on the farm right now, but I will make sure to visit all participants.  Without further ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with C:  My cute little Cutie is chewing her cud!  Know what that means?  I’ll never get another picture of her with her mouth shut.

Cutie Pie Goodberry

Cutie Pie Goodberry

She and brother, Wilson, have been going out to pasture with their mom.  They’re eating grass and developing their rumens.  I am thrilled with that.  Now they need to take a bunch more of the kids with them.

Vixen, Wilson and Cutie

Vixen, Wilson and Cutie

Week’s Favorite:  We had a beautiful sunset over the corn.  I love the beauty of where I live.

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Unique Perspective:  I was stumped on this one, and with time constraints, this odd angle shot of the red-headed woodpecker is all I’ve got for this.

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Now it’s your turn!

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.