A Beautiful Day

Today’s Scavenger Hunt Sunday items:  relax, weather, light, looking down, and in my cup.

Yesterday seemed like the perfect day to relax in the barnyard.   Moose was cozy out in the leftover hay.



Harley thought her mom made a good pillow.

Harley, Stormy & Haley

Harley, Stormy & Haley

Blaze thought her daughter made a good pillow.  Since they were both in with the boys to be bred, they were quite happy to be back with each other.

Blaze napping on Gidget

Blaze napping on Gidget

Joe wasn’t in with a buck, but her daughter, Joani, was, so she is happy to have her back too.  Joe was shaking her head and biting at any goat who walked too close to them.  I don’t think it was motherly protection as much as interfering with her photo shoot.  She does love the camera!

Joani and Joe

Joani and Joe

I climbed up on the huge pile of hay bales and took this picture looking down at the goats.

Goats in barn

Of course Bud was watching me because he might get a bit of food.  After all, I was standing on his supper.



Meg was lying in the barn.  I guess she was enjoying the sunlight from a distance rather than soaking up all those rays.



I love those goatie eyes.

Minnie's eye (in macro)

Minnie’s eye (in macro)

I’m glad they all got to enjoy the weather yesterday.  I’m glad I got to take a walk in pasture while it was 50*F (10*C) because our weather is not near as nice today.


Today we have snow and wind.  Yuck.

There’s always that one prompt that doesn’t seem to fit with the rest of my post.  Today’s is in my cup.  I thought about showing you my split pea soup.  It’s the latest dry soup mix I tried making.  It’s pretty good, but I want to tweak it just a bit and see how it does as a crock pot soup.

Split Pea Soup

I also thought about showing you my lovely tea cup from my sister and let you know I’m still enjoying the flowers I got last weekend.

Flower Cup of tea

Obviously, I couldn’t make up my mind.  Hope you have a great week!

I’m also sharing with Macro Monday and I Heart Macro.

A Picture Perfect Day

While it was a picture perfect day, and I would have loved to play with the flowers all day, I did really have some work to do.


Flower macro


It was beautiful outside.  It was warm enough that I was working out there without a jacket this afternoon.  I took advantage of the warm temperatures and dumped, scrubbed and refilled all the water tubs.

Water Tub

I was even nice and filled the pool for the geese.  It did not stay clean for very long, but they did appreciate the bath.

Goose in pool collage

Minnie Pearl, as herd queen, declared it was a day for basking.

Minnie Pearl

Minnie Pearl

Everyone, including Bob, agreed.  He didn’t even look as curmudgeonly as usual.

Bob Cat

Bob Cat

Marley even found a nice place to keep his hooves out of the mud!



Tomorrow is supposed to be just as beautiful.  Sadly, that is our snow makeup day from two weeks ago, so I won’t get to enjoy it.

Sharing with Macro Monday, I Heart Macro, Shadow Shot Sunday.

Poultry Scavenger Hunt

It’s been a while since I joined Ashley for her Scavenger Hunt Sunday.  I really need to make more time for visiting other blogs, so I can participate in all those great memes I love. Today’s items for the Scavenger Hunt are: new, red, breakfast, simple, and circle.

Can you guess what my peacocks are doing this winter?

Blue Gryphon

Blue Gryphon

They are growing new feathers.  You can see some short little topknot feathers on Blue Gryphon above, and my old man is working on a new tail.


Speaking of growing new feathers, Rodney is doing well after his neck being rubbed naked.  Unfortunately, I think he’s going to lose more of his comb due to the cold.  I don’t remember my other phoenix roosters having such big combs that they froze them off.  Poor boys.



I also figured out (quite a while ago but forgot to mention it) that I have another rooster.  He’s a big red one.  So far he’s pretty nice, so I’m okay with him.


I have one hen that thinks the egg looks like a new little chick for her to raise, but I think it looks like breakfast.

Egg in nest box

This is just a simple shot of the white hen, but I do like the photo.

White Hen

SOOC hen

I seem to be into minimalist photography with the white birds and snow, but I do like it.  I also love the geese’s eyes.  They are such a pretty blue with the black circle for a pupil.  And that orange outline!

Embden Goose

If you couldn’t tell by the new pictures, our weather has warmed up, so all the birds (and goats) are much happier now.

I’m also sharing with SOOC Sunday and Macro Monday, and I Heart Macro.

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