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Walking the Perimeter

4 Dec

Yesterday, I had to go up to the north shed for a bit, so I decided I’d enjoy the unusually warm weather before we return to winter tomorrow.

I decided to walk the perimeter of the farm on my way back to the house.

I have to say, I love this old oak tree even if it is kind of in the middle of my cropland.  I really miss the one that fell several years ago.

On the back side, I got to see one blue jay.  Like I said the other day, there aren’t many birds out and about right now.

I hardly ever walk on this side of the field, so it was kind of nice to see the house and barn from this side.

By the time I got into the Back Forty, I was starting to wonder if it was a good idea to be walking out there.  Based on all the shooting, I’m guessing it was the opening of deer season.  Luckily, the stand just south of my farm was empty, and I didn’t get shot.

Sadly, I’m guessing this might be my last walk around the pasture for a while.

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Just When You Count on the Drought

8 Oct

Just when I am used to every day being dry, and I count on it being nice and dry for the next week or so while Odie and Maybeline have their crias, we get rain.

Lots of rain.  Princess looks pretty proud about blocking the door and keeping the llamas out, but I think it has more to do with Farina standing right behind her.  Don’t worry.  They did finally make their way inside.

It looks like a little over three inches according to my redneck rain gauge.

I had planned on the two llamas having their crias in the front paddock where we just finished the dirt work.  My nephew delivered a round bale and put the fence back up.

It’s all mud.

The hay looks pretty sad too because I didn’t get a tarp over it because I worked late all last week with parent teacher conferences.

I’m pretty sure, I can’t ask the girls to give birth in a mud pit.  I think out on pasture is the perfect place for them to have their crias.

I just have to make sure to bring them up before the night.

Friday’s Hunt v4.8

25 Aug

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.

We are working on round four! It’s hard to believe. I did make a slight change. It will still go through the alphabet for the first prompt, but there are two other prompts that will change each week. As always, you can choose to do one or all. If you enjoy the week’s favorite, by all means continue to add that. If you didn’t participate this week but would like to next week the topics will be: Starts with I, bowl, and desire. I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top. I am crazy busy with work off the farm and everything 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 H: Snickers didn’t show up for his egg the other morning after it rained, so I went looking for him.  I found him high up in the rafters of the barn hiding in the hay.

Snickers

Simple:  Just a simple daylily from my ditch.

Green:  Clover is feeling better, and since I sold her kids, I have her back with the herd.  To finish getting her strength back, she needs to eat a lot of green stuff.

Clover

Now it’s your turn!