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Random 5 Friday

19 May

I’m counting the days until summer break because I’m way too busy. It won’t be long until we have kids again!  I has a woman who works for Iowa State University Extension with agritourism coming to tour the farm my second day of summer break.  I warned her a got might go into labor, but she didn’t seem to think that sounded like a bad thing.

Sallie Blackboer

Sallie Blackboer

That and it’s getting warm.  I teach on the second floor of a non-air conditioned building.  In the soap room, this bad boy is getting installed tomorrow.  My dad is coming to help me because I was too non-mechanical/handy to even figure out how to get the screen out of the window.  Thank goodness for my dad!  I’m going to be open this Saturday, and the temperatures are supposed to be near 80*F (26.6*C).

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I decided to go for a walk out in the pasture when I got home.  Unfortunately, the goats saw me and came on the run.

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I told Lily that old goats should not run when they are not used to it and the warmer weather.

Lily Osboer

Lily Osboer

Kizzy was towards the end of the herd, so she didn’t make it all the way back in.  She did seem to be resting beneath a tree.

Kizzy Kay Street

Kizzy Kay Street

I don’t think it’s going to give her much shade.

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Finally, I found Llenny.  That’s who I was coming out to take a picture of.  See how much his wool has grown.  I still haven’t heard back from the guy who sheared him last year, so I’m trying to find someone else to do it.

Llenny

Llenny

Poor guy is going to be getting hot.

I do hope you’ll come back and join me for Friday’s Hunt tomorrow.  I have the items for this week posted at the top of my sidebar.

Today, I’m sharing with Skywatch Friday and Random 5 Friday.

I Am A Rock

17 May

My farm is my island.  I love it and my animal family.  How dearly I would love to retreat from society and stay safe within it’s walls.

Llenny

Llenny

I have my books
and my poetry to protect me;I am shielded in my armor,
Hiding in my room, safe within my womb.
I touch no one and no one touches me.
I am a rock,
I am an island.

And a rock feels no pain;
And an island never cries.

This post is brought to you by my amazing pasture rocks (with special guest appearance by Llenny), Song-ography, and Simon and Garfunkel’s I Am A Rock.  I’m also sharing with Black and White Wednesday.

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

Happy Goats and Green

5 May

The rain followed by our current sunny skies mean happy goats and lots of green!

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Pasture_6075ewsI am ready for summer!

I do hope you’ll come back and join me for Friday’s Hunt.  This week’s items are at the top of my side bar.

Today I’m joining Good Fences and Skywatch Friday.