Tag Archives: pasture

Butterfly Wings

18 Aug

I’ve seen lots of butterflies this summer!  It’s nice having a variety as well.

Buckeye

Sadly, this one’s wings are messed up, and it can’t fly.  It seemed to be doing okay for now though.

Fritillary

Orange Sulfur

Common Sootywing

The monarch would not sit still, so I finally decided to try for a flight shot.

Monarch

Thanks to Patti, Claire and Tammy for help with identifications.

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In Pasture

8 Aug

We’ve been horribly dry for quite a while again.  Once the rain stopped drowning us, it just quit.  I’ve had to water my “garden” and the ground is cracked.  We’ve had only had a few sprinkles since the hay was made.

Myson on the rock watching his herd

The grass was turning brown.

I’m glad we got the hay made.  After my bales were put in the barn, my nephew made the rest into round bales.  They work well for scratching against.

Gidget

(Blaze in the back)

Orpheus wasn’t too sure about that huge thing at first.

Orpheus

The bales have since been moved from the pasture, but we still hadn’t had rain.

Finally, we managed to get about two tenths of an inch Sunday morning, and then we had more overnight into Monday.

Lily

It’s was still dry, but that was certainly a big help.  Then we had more rain.  Last night, we even had rain and sun at the same time when a tiny cell went over us.

Osiris and Zinnia in the door

Hopefully, it will really let the pastures grow again.

Setting an Example

5 Aug

Blaze was not helping my erosion problem along the ditch.

Blaze (with Jimmy P watching)

She doesn’t seem to care that she’s knocking loose soil away from the roots.

Jimmy P and Freya checking Blaze out

She had quite the interested audience.

Then her grandbuck, Zeus, thought he’d see if it felt as good as it looked.

Blaze and Zeus

He seems pleased with the results, and he gets a head bump of approval from grandmaa.

Silly goats.