An Eden Hills Nursery Rhyme

25 May

Hey diddle, diddle the kid’s in the barnyard.

Ghost

Cookie’s eating from the compost.

Cookie

Rub-a-dub-dub, Reva’s on the tub

Reva

Pop goes the Annie!

Annie

And Mary’s triplets are all lined up in a row.

Mary with Robin, Sparrow and Dove

Lily laughed at such a sport,

Andy with grandmaa Lily

And the kids all ran away.

Helen better not eat another spoon!

Helen

The end.

I hope you’ll come back to join me tomorrow for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items listed at the top of my side bar.

Sunshine!

24 May

We’ve had so much rain and so many clouds the last few days, that I’ve not had the opportunity to go walking in pasture.

Today, when I got home from work, however, there was actual sunshine!

I decided to go for a walk and see the goats.

I spotted a bluebird!

I also got to listen to the birds.  There are so many meadowlarks out there.  I swear they’re everywhere.

I also have a lot of bobolinks.  I usually only get to see the males.  Of course, they are still all dressed in their breeding finery and singing their song.  You can check out their song here.

male bobolink

When I do see the females, I always question if I’m right because they look a lot like the female red-winged blackbird.  They are ground nesting birds, so I think it’s good we aren’t making hay off my back hills until later in the summer.  I hope they will keep coming back.

female bobolink

Hopefully the nice weather will continue and give the pasture and yard and fields a chance to dry out a bit.

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items at the top of my side bar.

Long Live the Queen

23 May

You might recall we had several goats challenging Minnie Pearl for her position as herd queen–Maggie, Lily, Cinnamon, Penny.

Lily Osboer

Minnie is now retired in the north paddock, so they can’t pick on her.  She’s really showing her age.

Minnie Pearl Saanen

But we finally have a new queen (I think).  I am totally shocked, but our new queen is…Sallie!

Sallie Blackboer

I know!  She wasn’t fighting or challenging Minnie, but she has become the quiet leader.

I’m good with this.  It’s good to have a herd queen too.

Long live Queen Sallie!

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items listed at the top of my side bar.