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Scenes From Around the Farm

27 May

We’ve had much better weather the last part of this week, and it’s made me want to go walking in pasture.

I was rewarded with seeing the bobolinks again.

bobolink

I also got to see a squirrel.  I know.  They’re not exactly exotic, but I always enjoy their chattering.

I was surprised that the swallows let me get this close.  They are usually flying all over.

barn swallows

There’s cottonwood fluff floating around everywhere in the Back Forty right now.

Cinnamon and her boy were enjoying the grass yesterday evening.

Cinnamon and Norm

Snickers was happily lounging on the deck.  His nose is really starting to look better.  Thankfully.

Snickers

Of course, we had today’s beautiful weather interrupted by another series of storms coming through.

That means I still need to mow my yard, and I still don’t have my garden in.

Sunshine!

24 May

We’ve had so much rain and so many clouds the last few days, that I’ve not had the opportunity to go walking in pasture.

Today, when I got home from work, however, there was actual sunshine!

I decided to go for a walk and see the goats.

I spotted a bluebird!

I also got to listen to the birds.  There are so many meadowlarks out there.  I swear they’re everywhere.

I also have a lot of bobolinks.  I usually only get to see the males.  Of course, they are still all dressed in their breeding finery and singing their song.  You can check out their song here.

male bobolink

When I do see the females, I always question if I’m right because they look a lot like the female red-winged blackbird.  They are ground nesting birds, so I think it’s good we aren’t making hay off my back hills until later in the summer.  I hope they will keep coming back.

female bobolink

Hopefully the nice weather will continue and give the pasture and yard and fields a chance to dry out a bit.

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.

Friday’s Hunt v3.19

12 May

Welcome back to Friday’s Hunt.  I want to thank everyone who joined in last week.  I had a lot of fun visiting everyone who linked up.  It’s very simple.  Anyone can participate.  The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter.  Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to visit some of the other entries.

If you didn’t participate this week but would like to next week the topics will be:  Starts with T, Week’s Favorite, and food.   I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top.  I am crazy busy with teaching and working on the farm right now, but I will make sure to visit all participants.  Without further ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with S:  All the goats ever on the farm that start with S: Sage, Sage, Sal, Sallie, Sam, Sam, Sampson, Sandy, Sara, Sarah, Sasha, Scarlet, Scooby, Scott, Scout, Scout, Shaggy, Sherlock, Sherman, Shirley, Sidney, Silas, Silas, Silas, Simon, Simon, Sis, Skip, Skipper, Snap, Snape, Sofie, Sparkle, Sparrow, Special Ed, Spice, Spike, Spot, Squiggy, Squirt, Squishy, Stan, Stan, Star, Stormy, Strawberry, Sue, Sugar.

Stormy is one of my milking girls.  I found out from the vets that the withdrawal on Cydectin (what I used to worm them) has a fourteen day withdrawal on milk (17 for meat).  That’s good.  I will still probably work on freezing milk for kids to drink before I use it for lotion, but it’s good information to have.

Stormy

Week’s Favorite:  Our weather has been beautiful this week.  The goats are happy to get back to their lush pasture.  That makes me happy.

Coral

Family:  I usually have goats all hanging with their family, but the kids are getting old enough that they are all off playing while their moms are eating.  So you get nine-year-old twin sisters, Stormy and Litha.  I already mentioned that Stormy is one of the girls I milk, and Litha is the only goat on the farm to have quadruplets.

Stormy and Litha

Now it’s your turn!