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Another Friday Photodump

2 Dec

I can’t believe we’re already in December.

Mr. Peacock seems to have shaken his cold (thankfully)

Purl, Ostara, and Cupid at the mineral block

Maybeline

Margarita with Terry before she was sold

Easter Egg Hen (needed her toenails trimmed too last weekend)

Odie

Popcorn. The cattle tank is still working (and so is the hydrant with the warmer weather).

Casey

Aphrodite rubbing on Ava

My nephew planting rye–cover crops is the newest effort we’re making to try and help the Earth.

Bubbles

Miss Goose

Heidi likes going in for sweet feed

Maisie

sparrow on the cattle panel

And I couldn’t pick just one, so you get a bunch of the little downy woodpecker who really didn’t mind being photographed.

Here’s to a great weekend!

Gray Skies and Silver Linings

31 Mar

Yesterday was a horribly gray, dreary (but warm) day.  Do you see those rows of green in the field?  That’s rye.  We planted it as a cover crop to help with weed control in what will soon become this year’s pumpkin patch.

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The goats were enjoying the pasture.  The rains didn’t come until evening.  Then there were some downpours.  Luckily, it didn’t leave us too much rain.

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The good thing is that it was wet enough that today was not a day for tiling.  That means, that the water was hooked up in my soap room.  I’m busy moving in, and I hope to make my first batch of soap out there this weekend.

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This evening, we have a mix of dark clouds, puffy clouds, and brilliant sunshine.  Of course, they are calling for a mix of rain and snow by morning.  Surely that’s just Mother Nature’s April Fools joke.

I do hope you’ll come back tomorrow to join me in Friday’s Hunt.  The items for this week are listed at the top of my sidebar.

Sharing with Skywatch Friday. I also forgot that Nancy is reviving her Random 5 Friday.  Hopefully, this is random enough.  I’ll do better at remembering next week.  I hope…