Tag Archives: fields

Walking the Perimeter

4 Dec

Yesterday, I had to go up to the north shed for a bit, so I decided I’d enjoy the unusually warm weather before we return to winter tomorrow.

I decided to walk the perimeter of the farm on my way back to the house.

I have to say, I love this old oak tree even if it is kind of in the middle of my cropland.  I really miss the one that fell several years ago.

On the back side, I got to see one blue jay.  Like I said the other day, there aren’t many birds out and about right now.

I hardly ever walk on this side of the field, so it was kind of nice to see the house and barn from this side.

By the time I got into the Back Forty, I was starting to wonder if it was a good idea to be walking out there.  Based on all the shooting, I’m guessing it was the opening of deer season.  Luckily, the stand just south of my farm was empty, and I didn’t get shot.

Sadly, I’m guessing this might be my last walk around the pasture for a while.

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Scavenger Hunt Sunday

24 Jan

This week Ashley has given us the following topics for Scavenger Hunt Sunday:  light, sky, under, artificial light, and space.

Sky:  We are warmer toay.  That’s nice, but the skies are still grey and gloomy.

SOOC

SOOC

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Light:  Yeah.  It’s light out, but there’s no sunshine.

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SOOC

Space:  This space will soon be growing with crops again.  I might be looking forward to spring.

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SOOC Cattle Shed (hope this qualifies as a barn)

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SOOC Cattle Shed

Artificial Light:  Helen was still hanging out inside the greenhouse (which I use as a barn).  I had to use artificial light for this image (and the next one).

Helen Osboer

Helen Osboer

Under:  The three kids were all happily napping under the workbench.

Hazel, Hilda and Xerxes (in front)

Hazel, Hilda and Xerxes (in front)

I do hope you’ll come back and join me for Friday’s Hunt.  If you are interested, the items for this coming week are in the top of my sidebar.

I’m also sharing with Barn Collective, SOOC Sunday.

Three Seasons of Sky

5 Mar

When I went for my walk Sunday I got to see signs of three seasons.  There was a lone leaf still clinging to one of my oak trees.  That clearly says fall.

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Looking across the fields though, there’s still snow on the ground.  It looks like winter

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Obviously, the deer appreciate me leaving the gate open for them.

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Later in the afternoon, the woodpecker boys were having a territorial spat.

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Woodpeckers_0258ew

How I hope those two birds are true heralds of spring.  Our forecast is looking much more like we’re going to get back to average and warmer temperatures.

Sharing with Skywatch Friday.