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New to the Herd

1 May

We have a new little farmer around here.

My nephew and his wife had their baby last week, and I got to photograph him this past weekend!

photo courtesy of My Sis.

What a little cutie!

He was just the best little baby to photograph.

He’s perfect in every little detail.

I hope I get to photograph him a lot more.

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Beauty in the Cold

31 Jan

Our cold streak really started Monday with a snowy morning and white out conditions.  By afternoon, we had a beautiful sundog on the way home.

I might be an idiot, but I decided to go try and take pictures in the cold Wednesday.  Don’t get me wrong, I prepared for the cold.

I wore socks, slipper socks, fleece leggings, sweat pants, t-shirt, sweat shirt, coveralls, flannel coat, ski mask, ear warmers (over the mouth), and two pairs of gloves.  It was beautiful though, and I didnt want to miss an opportunity to capture it.

Even if it is a lot of work keeping water open to the animals, the frost is pretty.  You have to find the beauty in this cold, or it would drive you crazy.

I like the look of the cobwebs above the water tank. They are covered in crystals.

It also seemed like a good time to try those frozen bubble pictures.  Although, I did have to pull down the ear warmer/mouth cover to blow the bubbles.  Most of them just blew away because we still had a bit of a breeze.  I guess I need -20* and completely still air.  That’s hard to find.  I managed to get one to sit on my deck railing.

Because I wasn’t actually expecting one to stay, it was already deflating by the time I set my bubble wand and bottle down and got my camera up to take the pictures.  So much for being prepared.

I decided I had to be doing something wrong, so I did a search and found a homemade recipe and some advice.  That helped!  It was still too windy though.

Come back, bubble. I want to take your picture!

That meant I had to step inside the barn.

It’s not near as pretty when you don’t have the sun shining on it.  Although you can kind of see Betty Lou’s reflection in the bubble.

I also had a lot of help.  Bonnie was just wondering why I was standing out there.

Bonnie

Finally, the wind went down and I tried it one more time!

Success!  Well, it’s better.

The sunshine really helps make it pretty.

I will definitely try this again.

Late Fall on the Farm

22 Nov

We’ve already had several small snows, and most of November has been colder than average.  I have a hard time believing it’s still fall.

frozen raindrops on a cattle panel

Antigone and Cupid in the Love Shack

corn husks on the fence after being combined

It really doesn’t seem like fall.  We have a couple of seasonal days.  Of course, there’s lots of rain in the forecast for one of those days.  Then it’s snow on Sunday and back to cold next week. I guess I’ll just be grateful for the couple of nice days and the fact that I’m mostly ready for winter.