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Little Critters

28 Aug

This past week has reminded me that I need to have a whole week’s worth of blogging pictures since I don’t have time during the week now.  That means I went for a walk in the pasture and my yard Saturday afternoon.  Today, I’m sharing some of the little things I found.  The bee was enjoying the thistles that my yard goats are too short to eat.

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The swallowtails are still enjoying the thistles too.

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This spider was in the garden.  I used to hate them (mostly because I’d walk into their webs), but now I appreciate their beauty and all the bugs they eat.

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I captured my first buckeye of the year!  It’s perfect!

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Then there’s the fritillary.

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This one was not so perfect.

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I don’t know how the admiral is even able to live and fly with all the damage to its wings.

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I’ll save the rest of my walk for the rest of the week.

If you want to join me for Friday’s Hunt next week, I have the items listed at the top of my side bar.

Friday’s Hunt v2.8

19 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.

If you didn’t participate this week but would like to next week, the topics will be:  Starts with I, Week’s Favorite, and pink.  I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top. I am crazy busy 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:  My nephew mowed the waterways and back hills last week to make hay.  In front is the bottom that was mowed in June.  The back left was just mowed, and the right hasn’t been mowed at all this year.


It unfortunately got rained on, but it isn’t horrible hay.  Hopefully, they get it baled today before it rains, or it will be ruined.


Single and Week’s Favorite:  I have a couple of singe shots, and I don’t know which is my favorite.  I am taking farm photos for my niece, and I got a single bee on the flower.  I also found a single calf out there.



You’ll notice he doesn’t have a tag.  My brother-in-law couldn’t find him this morning to tag and band him.  They do a good job of hiding sometimes.

Now it’s your turn.

The Buffer Strip

31 Jul

The buffer strip is growing and the alfalfa and clover are blooming.

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It needs made into hay again.  My nephew was going to mow the other day, but it was drizzly misting out, and there’s an unsettled forecast for the week.  You need dry weather for good hay, so he hasn’t mowed it yet.

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That’s okay.  Until it gets mowed, there’s lots of critters enjoying the flowers.



I finally found a cooperative tiger swallowtail!




I’m so excited.  They are my most favorite butterfly.

If you want to join me for Friday’s Hunt this week, I’ve listed the items at the top of my sidebar.