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Looking Like Summer

20 May

I love this time of year.  Everything is turning green and there’s wildlife to photograph and happy goats and llamas on pasture.

eastern kingbird


blue jay



Baltimore oriole


eastern meadowlark

Bob Cat heading out to hunt

red-winged blackbird



Ostara has become a total wild brat.


Sorry to overload with this last subject, but I’ve never seen such an agreeable snake before.

fox snake

probably at least four feet long

Here’s to another great weekend!

Come On Spring

9 Mar

I am truly ready for spring.  I mean real spring.  Last week’s nice weather has made me greedy for warmth and sunshine.


Unfortunately, in my greed, I brought home flowers to make the house more cheerful.

With strong south winds and getting my face (eyes and nose) full of hay, the flowers and their wonderful scent was the final straw that pushed me into some serious allergy issues.


At least our cold and north winds are keeping my allergies from getting worse, but I can’t seem to shake the cough and congestion. I stayed home on Monday and Tuesday, and I went to the doctor this morning. He made me do a covid test, so I’m home until I get the results (I’m 99.9% sure it’s allergies).  I’m hoping I’m better before we start kidding.

Dolly Ann Street

That’s what I get for trying to enjoy flowers. And the flowers were also too much of a temptation for some kitten.  He dumped the vase because I had to put them as far away from where I spend time as I could.


Now they get to sit in my sink.

I swear.  This is NOT how I wanted to go into kidding.  Thank heavens there’s only six girls to have babies.

Tidbits and Observations

18 Dec

Just before Thanksgiving, I decided to go look at computers and cameras again because of the really old age of both of mine.  They still have no cameras (hopefully this spring as the supply chain gets worked out), but they actually had computers on sale.  I got one.  I’m really liking it.  I can actually ask it to do something and not have to wait forever for it to happen.

a Mac Book Pro

Since I got a laptop, I just sit at the kitchen table, and I don’t really need the computer desk and chair.  That makes Rocky happy because he doesn’t have to wait for me to get up to steal it.  Now it’s just his.


I can’t believe all the doves I have around here anymore.  Last summer I started hearing them all the time, and they are everywhere.

I miss my bird feeders.  I am tempted to see if I can put them back up now that Sky is five.  But I’d hate to have him just kill all the birds again until I figured out it still wasn’t safe.

My Christmas cactus is getting blooms!  That’s exciting because it’s been a while, and it usually blooms around Easter.

You know, I don’t usually talk about non-farm things, but I have to say, the last couple of years, it’s been hard to get motivated and have the energy to do anything.  Well, I figured out the cause.  I am now taking hormone replacement therapy, and the change is amazing!

The pen is cleaned up. Just one non-working heated bowl to cut the cord off and use as a feed pan.

A bonus of the girls enjoying a dust bath in the sun.

I love it!  I have energy and can get stuff done again.