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Odds and Ends

5 May

I took advantage of beautiful weather on Friday evening and Saturday to take lots of pictures for the blog. Nice weather has been hard to come by this spring.

Anubis and Pluto

We had a freeze warning last week, so I checked on the fruit trees.  I’m not sure I’ll have many plums.

The cherries look more promising.

The bleeding hearts looked a bit droopy the morning of the freeze, but they have recovered nicely.

I’m not sure Sky is really sniffing the violets, but I’m going to pretend that’s what he’s so interested in.

Sky

The summer birds are coming back!

Eastern Kingbird

I enjoy hearing them sing.

red winged blackbird

The shagbark hickory buds are opening.

I will admit I was a bit surprised to see a raccoon out in the middle of the afternoon.

I was relieved when I yelled to ask what he was doing and he ran away from me instead of towards me with foam coming out of his mouth.

Nugget and the girls are also enjoying the weather.  They like to come out and scratch in the dirt.

Nugget and some of the hens

The goats like the nice weather too.  John is doing well, even though I weaned him.

John

Blaze is looking much better than she was earlier in the spring.  Pasture has helped her put her weight back on.

Blaze and Trooper

Aurora is enjoying being back with the other girls and the bigger pasture.

Aurora

I have to say, I’m grateful for a couple of nice days because this coming week looks like it’s going to be raining most of the time.

Bob Cat

Bob might be spending a lot of time napping in the barn to stay dry this week.

Friday’s Hunt v3.15

14 Apr

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 P, Week’s Favorite, and foot or feet.   I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top.  I am crazy busy with teaching and 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 O:  All the goat’s I’ve had on the farm that start with O:  Odin, Oliver, Ollie, Opal, Oreo, Oscar, Osmo, Ostara, Otis, Otis, Ozzy.  I don’t have a single O goat on the farm right now, so I’ll share my original herd sire with you–Ozzy Osboer.  I’ve had an Osboer buck ever since.  Ozzy, Goliath, Marley, Fionn, and Xerxes.

Ozzy Osboer

Who was Ozzy standing up to fight with?

Djali and Ozzy Osboer

Week’s Favorite: When I was walking in the Back Forty last night, I was lucky enough to catch a northern flicker!

Blossom: I was afraid I wasn’t going to find any blossoms for this challenge, but then I noticed a wild cherry bush blooming in the ditch!

Now it’s your turn!

Spring Blossoms and a Surprise

17 Apr

I was worried about all my fruit trees with last week’s freeze warnings, but I’m more optimistic now.  The blossoms are just starting to open on the fruit trees. Here’s the cherry tree.

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I actually have some peach blossoms this year, so I hope I get fruit from it again.  It’s been a couple of years.

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The plum blossoms are a bit behind the other two.

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Remember my poor apple tree that has been falling down for the last several years and the goats finally stripped the bark this spring.

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Guess what!  It’s got leaves!

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Not only does it have leaves, but it also has blossoms.

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I don’t know how!

I do hope you’ll come back and join me for Friday’s Hunt.  The coming week’s items are at the top of my sidebar.

Today, I’m sharing with Macro Monday, I Heart Macro, Monday Mellow Yellows, and The Good. The Random. The Fun.