Tag Archives: Norma Jean

Visiting the Cow Girls

25 Mar

Just before Sallie had her kids, I visited my cow girls, Maxine and Norma Jean.  Although, they are no longer mine.

Norma Jean (back) and Maxine (front)

Norma Jean (back) and Maxine (front)

I sold Norma Jean to my ex-brother-in-law.  Maxine is a bit different.  He gets her, but he can’t sell her.  That way, if she can ever retire without busting through a fence looking for a bull, she can come home.

Red Gelbvieh cow

They are both bred and should have calves next month.

Gelbvieh cow

Of course, I visited right before they were cleaning out the barn and putting down new bedding, so it looks dirty, but it’s hard to keep clean in the spring.  The cows are all looking forward to going out on pasture for the summer.

Sharing with Good Fences even though there’s not much of the fence visible.

Scavenger Hunt Giveaway

21 Sep

I’ve decided to have a giveaway for an 8×10 photo print.  The prints that you can choose from are below, featured in my very loose interpretations of Ashley’s Scavenger Hunt Sunday items.

Window:  I had just a small window in the grass to take this shot of the thrasher on her nest.

Nesting Thrasher

Square:  There are many squares in the woven wire fence.

wintery sunset

Picture in picture:  Dare I say there’s a rose in the picture of the sheet music?

Musical Rosebud

Curve:  The forks have curved tines.

Strawberry Love

Pattern:  I love the pattern in the coyote’s fur.

Coyote

Llama:  I love the sky in this shot.

The Djali Llama

Norma Jean:  Nothing like a cow in silhouette.

Heifer Silhouette

Yes, I know I have a couple of extra shots, but these are the seven prints to choose from. If you want to enter to win, just leave a comment and tell me which one you would like.  You can earn extra entries by liking my Eden Hills Photography facebook page.  Just like it and come tell me you did.  You can also earn an entry by liking my market.  Again, just come back and let me know you did.  Make sure that I have a way to contact you (if you leave an e-mail with your comment, I can see it, but it is not published).

I will do a random drawing on September 30th and announce the winner on October 1.

Sharing with Scavenger Hunt Sunday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Bird D’Pot, I Heart Macro, Macro Monday, Camera Critters, Saturday’s Critters, and Shadow Shot Sunday.

She Got What She Wanted

18 Jul

Well, every time I go up the road, I have to look in the neighbor’s pasture and wonder where, oh where, my bovine are.

Cows 125ew

I miss seeing Maxine and Norma Jean and George.  I wonder which ones might be them.

Cows 91ew

I’m guessing they don’t give a passing thought to me.

Cow 92ew

Hey!  That red one looks like it might be Maxine…

Cows 93ew

You see, they got what they wanted.

Bull 98ew

It will probably be late fall before they come home.

Sharing with  Camera Critters and Saturday’s Critters.