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Fall Scavenger Hunt

22 Sep

I’m already late joining Ashley’s Scavenger Hunt, so let’s get right to it.  This week’s topics are Something You Wore, Reflection, Inside Your Fridge, Morning, and Daily Routine.

Something You Wore:  My barnyard shoes are really in need of retiring.  But they’re so comfy!

barnyard shoes

Reflection:  I did notice at the bonfire last night, that the comfy barnyard shoes were a bit chilly since the sides are pretty much ripped out.  It didn’t keep me from enjoying the moonlight (aka reflected light from the sun).

bonfire and moon

bonfire collage

Inside Your Fridge:  You don’t want to go there.  These eggs are fresh out of the chicken and will be heading to the fridge soon.

farm fresh eggs

Morning:  Okay, I’m not a morning person, so I’m going to pretend the prompt was evening.  This is my Snickers this evening. He’s getting canned cat food, and his mouth seems to be feeling better.



Daily Routine:  Part of my daily routine is feeding the goats.  There will never be pictures of that because I kind of get swarmed by everyone wanting their food.  Minnie Pearl, as herd queen, was happily eating from the last pan after everyone was done.

Minnie Pearl Saanen

Minnie Pearl Saanen

The boys also swarm me when I feed them.

Prince Charming, Quigley,  Vince

Prince Charming, Quigley, and Vince

This week, the Song-ography song is Pink by Aerosmith.  I don’t have  a lot of pink around here, but the sedum is just beginning to open.

sedum flower

Just because, I also want to wish everyone a…

fall gourd

Even though the bonfire we lit was because it was the first perfect night to have a fire in a long time, and we were trying to burn the pile of brush in the middle of the hayfield, I was very happy that it fell on the eve of Mabon.  It was a wonderful evening of family and fun.

I’m also sharing with Mosaic Monday.


Fiery Fence

8 Mar

We’ve been doing some cleaning up around here, and we lit a fire.

I love the way the fence and weeds look in front of the flames.

I’ve been playing with editing my pictures at photobucket.com and pixlr.com.  I do like both sites.

I also want to show you what great surprise I got in the mail just about the time all goatie chaos broke loose.  Wolfsong was so kind to create the design based on one of my pictures of Cutie and create this fabulous work of art.

It’s never coming down from my walls.  Thank you. 

Tayet, from In Tayet’s Shoes has started a new Farm themed Friday blog hop called Forever Farmgirl Friday.  Tayet is an amazing young lady, and I think you can never have too many farm blog hops. 🙂

Linking to Friday’s Fences.

Linking to Farmgirl Friday.

Unusually Warm Weather

29 Dec

This fall our weather has been very warm.  The grass is still a bit green, and it’s usually completely brown and dormant by now.  The weather has also had an effect upon the animals.  Stella seems to be very lazy.  She sleeps all day and just manages a leisurely stretch before deciding to go back to her napping.


The warm weather has had the opposite effect on the goats.  They have been very bouncy and playful.  Blaze challenges her twin, Bonnie, to “Queen of the Picnic Table.”

Blaze Blackboer

Cinnamon and Victoria play.

Cinnamon Blackboer and Victoria Blackboer

Even the big girls, Maggie and Vinnie, are getting in on the fun.

Maggie Osboer and Vinnie Osboer

Me, well I’m grateful to have decent working weather while I’m on winter break.  I decided it was the perfect time to get rid of corn cobs and the brush from our storm in July.  I dropped the box over the fence and climbed over myself.  Boeris and Osmo thought the box of corncobs was a treat for them.

Osmo and Boeris Van de Yell

Granted, this was supposed to be my Yule fire, but I was still working at that time and cleaning and cooking for my family’s gathering on Christmas Eve.  At least, I’m getting it taken care of now.  I gathered some dried grass and it was easy to light.  It didn’t take long before there was an impressive fire.

There is something truly awe inspiring about fire~the way it consumes everything in its path.  It seems lifelike with its dancing flames, and it creates an incredible amount of energy.

I continued gathering fallen limbs from the pen where I had the fire, and it was burning most of the morning.  Eventually, I quit hauling branches and let it burn down.  I could have continued hauling more wood to the fire, but I have enough respect for it’s dangerous nature that I decided to stop for the day.

The south winds were beginning to pick up and bring us even more warm weather.  Even though Fireman Boeris was keeping careful watch, I figured it was best to wait for another calm day to burn again.

By the afternoon, we had nothing but a pile of ashes.  There was only once tense moment when Osmo decided the ash would be a nice warm place to lay.  I’m not sure if it was me yelling that he was going to catch his fur on fire or actually getting warm that made him move.  I did check, and he hadn’t even singed a hair.  Goofy goat.

Hopefully, I’ll continue to get a lot of work done while the nice weather lasts.  I have to say though, I’m ready for it to turn cold.  It concerns me that our trees are used to a long winter’s nap and might be fooled into coming out of their dormancy.  It’s also hard on the animals when we have such chaotic swings in our weather.  They do much better with consistent temperatures.

Linking to Friday’s Fences.

Linking to Farmgirl Friday.