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Friday’s Photodump

14 Oct

More of the farm, healthy goats and the other animals. Because they make me smile.


The corn is dying down.


Flora rubbing in the dirt

Miss Goose

Maybeline and Odie


Herbie–I wonder why my plants have problems.


And as a bonus image, I took this on my way back from the sale barn last Saturday.  I just like it–a country church with the truck, frost where the sun was blocked by the church and lots of blue sky.

Union Chapel Church

For some reason, I just like this picture.

A Delay

2 Oct

I didn’t get more kids sold this weekend for two reasons.


First, my sister was in town, so she and my mom and two of my nephews had to watch Hocus Pocus 2.  I had to watch it because the cemetery my mom and I visited this summer where I’m related to almost everyone buried there is in the movie.  That was kind of awesome to see it and recognize it in the movie.

from Hocus Pocus 2

The church which was founded in 1643.

Anyhow, that meant I didn’t have time on Friday evening to catch and pen kids.  I am also struggling with my ankles.  My right ankle gives me a lot of pain walking in the rough barnyard, and I can’t even imagine trying to wrestle goats across the barnyard.

Shellie behind her maa, Hilda


Hopefully, it will be better for next weekend. I do have an appointment with the doctor, but that isn’t until October 10th, and I can’t wait that long to sell kids.

The Detour

14 Sep

I said I’d share the detour I am taking to the sale barn back when things were rather boring.  It’s been crazy busy, but it’s such a pretty drive, I still want to share it with you.  My normal route actually is a longer trip, but it’s all paved.

The detour is pretty direct, but it’s all gravel.

Pretty much every gravel road in the area has a warning about high water.  Of course, right now I don’t have to worry about it with the drought.

My farm is the start of hills.  North of it is pretty flat, but to the south, there are hills that make it hard to have large flat fields, so there’s small fields, pasture, and lots of trees.

I’ll get back to the church in this image.

My son makes fun of me for driving like an old lady on gravel, but there’s a good reason I drive that slowly.  You never know what’s going to jump out in front of you.

Deer on the road

There’s a lot of old farms and old barns and buildings along this route.

I also get to go past this old church, in the middle of nowhere.  It’s the Union Chapel church which was founded in 1877.

It has a cemetery behind it.  Do you see those stones in the front–they are all cousins of mine.

In the old part of the cemetery, I have more relatives.

I have three sets of grandparents buried here.

Shelby Baker is my 4th great grandfather.

A bit closer to home, there’s the Clear Creek Wildlife Area.

Clear Creek Township is where my great-grandparents lived.  In fact, their old barn is still standing, but I missed taking a picture of it.  No wonder I love my hills.  I have deep roots in this area.