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A Short Walk in the Buffer Strip

17 Jul

I was going to go for a walk in the pasture, but the sight of a kid in the buffer strip snacking on alfalfa changed that plan.  I hopped the fence, hung my camera on a post and walked back and forth several times before quickly grabbing a back leg and landing on my knees.  But I caught the little stinker.  In case you can’t tell, my little boys that look just like their daddy, Sam, are wild.  I am not even sure which one this was.

Colt (I think)

But I tossed him over the fence to go play with the rest of the kids.

While I was in the buffer strip, I thought I’d walk around (and take the easy way back instead of climbing the fence again).  Obviously, the alfalfa is blooming.  It’s once again past ready to cut and bale.

The bees are happy though.

So are the butterflies.

I know, the monarch is on clover (along with the honeybee), but they were flitting from clover to alfalfa to clover again.  It was positively buzzing out there.

I do 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.

Friday’s Hunt v3.24

16 Jun

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 Y, Week’s Favorite, and splash. I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top. I am crazy busy with working 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 X:  Believe it or not, I’ve had quite a few goats whose names started with X.  Blogging might have everything to do with that.  It is x-tremely important to note that it is completely x-ceptable to cheat on the letter X.   My goats: Xander, Xavier, Xena, Xerxes, Ximon.  Of course, I’m sharing Xerxes, who is the only one still here.

Xerxes Moxon Osboer

Week’s Favorite:  When I was trying to find the orioles’ nest, I ran into this fellow.  As unafraid as he was, it makes me wonder if it’s the one who was hanging out in the chicken coop.

Insect:  I know this jumping spider isn’t really an insect, but hopefully, he’s helping to keep them out of my soap room.

jumping spider

This bee is an insect.  I don’t want to get any closer to him.

Before I turn it over to you, I have a quick question as we’re nearing the end of round three.  Does everyone want to continue?  I’m enjoying it and love visiting your posts.  It’s about the only blog visiting I do these days since life has gotten so crazy.  I’m up for it if you are.  Any suggestions for changes/improvements (besides taking X out of the alphabet)?

Now it’s your turn!

Updated to add next week’s items. (Sorry)

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.

Bee 4801ews

The swallowtails are still enjoying the thistles too.

swallowtail 5031ews

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.

spider collage

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

Buckeye 4688ews

Then there’s the fritillary.

Fritillary 4772ews

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.

admiral collage

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.