Tag Archives: kids

A Short Walk in the Buffer Strip

17 Jul

I was going to go for a walk in the pasture, but the sight of a kid in the buffer strip snacking on alfalfa changed that plan.  I hopped the fence, hung my camera on a post and walked back and forth several times before quickly grabbing a back leg and landing on my knees.  But I caught the little stinker.  In case you can’t tell, my little boys that look just like their daddy, Sam, are wild.  I am not even sure which one this was.

Colt (I think)

But I tossed him over the fence to go play with the rest of the kids.

While I was in the buffer strip, I thought I’d walk around (and take the easy way back instead of climbing the fence again).  Obviously, the alfalfa is blooming.  It’s once again past ready to cut and bale.

The bees are happy though.

So are the butterflies.

I know, the monarch is on clover (along with the honeybee), but they were flitting from clover to alfalfa to clover again.  It was positively buzzing out there.

I do hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items listed at the top of my side bar.

Kids Will Be Kids

15 Jul

The barnyard seems awfully empty and quiet with the February/March kids leaving the farm.

That’s a good thing.  The June kids are enjoying having the whole barnyard as their playground.

Twyla

I’m not so sure Farina is pleased to be a part of the playground.

Jumbo and Biscuit on Farina

Jumbo and Cookie’s boys were certainly having fun though.

Reva watching Jumbo, Biscuit and Butter on Farina

Even with all that space, Biscuit still manages to find a way to need rescued.  He got in with the bucks and Ollie and couldn’t figure out how to get back on the right side.  His brother, Butter, didn’t seem to care to much.  I was nice and helped him figure out how to get back with the kids.

Silly boy!

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items listed at the top of my side bar.

Bad Boys, Bad Boys,

9 Jul

Whatcha gonna do?  I’m selling them!  It’s time for my February and March boys to leave the farm.

Andy and Ghost

They are big and bad.  They are fighting.  I was a bit worried when I saw Spot with blood on his face, until I realized it not his.

Spot

Then I found whose blood it was.  Rudy…

Rudy

Norm injured his stifle; although not near as badly as Caroline.  Like we needed another injury.

Norm and Cinnamon

Even worse, we had a cold snap a couple weeks ago that seems to have brought my girls into heat.

Andy and Zinnia

That means I’m going to have to give a lot of girls shots to make sure I don’t have really young girls and really old girls and any other girl having kids in November.

Hercules and Kizzy

I had to lock Kizzy in with Minnie and Helen because she had four boys chasing her relentlessly.

Kizzy

Stinking bucks!

Hercules and Andy

Luckily, my neighbor came and hauled them to the sale barn for me.

Nineteen Feb./Mar. kids

While they were going, I sent all my Feb. and March babies that I’m not keeping (or have potential homes for).

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items at the top of my side bar.