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Ice Storm

16 Jan

We had an ice storm warning starting last night and going through midnight tonight.  I had a snow day from work, and I hoped to have lots of lovely ice images to share with you, but it has rained all day.  We’ve had a lot of rain.

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I did not want to try walking on the ice with an umbrella in one hand and a camera in the other, so by the time I went out to take pictures, it wasn’t very pretty.

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I did still find some ice clinging to leaves and summer’s thistles.

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Beneath the rain, there is still a solid layer of ice making it quite dangerous to walk.

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I have to admit, I laughed at a goose trying to walk across the ice.  Poor baby was slipping and sliding and plopping down on its belly before it finally made it back to a safe area to walk.  You know it’s slippery when the geese can’t walk because they have those little claws to help them grip (see on the lifted foot).

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Red thought he’d be brave and try walking on the ice.  I expected him to look like Disney’s Bambi.

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Red

He got smart and decided he was not about to go any further.  He hurried back to maa, Harley, and had a quick nursing to make him feel better about almost getting out on the ice (we’re discussing the need to wean him).

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Some of the goats got brave and tried to go out to pasture to eat.  I guess they didn’t trust me to feed them or something.  Vixen didn’t look too happy with walking back up the lane.

Vixen and Cutie

Vixen and Cutie

Cutie did pretty good on it though.  I was impressed.

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

When it Rains…

19 Jul

Well, I am declaring our horrible dry summer to be over.  We had rain again all day today.  My barnyard is actually muddy!  The only ones who like that though are the geese (notice some little gosling is getting feathers!).

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The goats hibernated all day.  They just finally got to go out to pasture to eat this afternoon.

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Haley

The kids are still in the barn.

Vanilla, George,

Vanilla, George, Martha, Gomez, Chocolate, and Daisy

One bad thing about the rain we’ve had in the last couple of weeks is that the worm eggs rise to the top of the barnyard.  Add to that the kids are still not all going out to pasture, and that’s a recipe for worms.  Can you see in Pixie’s eyes that she looks tired.  Poor baby isn’t feeling well.  Everyone got wormed today.

Pixie

Pixie

Aside from worming kids, I spent my day in the soap room.  I got three batches of soap made.

Plumeria, Lightly Lavender, Moonlight Pomegranate

Plumeria, Lightly Lavender, Moonlight Pomegranate

Can’t wait to see how the design turns out on this one.

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I guess I’ll have to finish weeding the pumpkins when we have our 110 – 115*F (43.3 – 46.1*C) heat indexes for the next three days.

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Hope everyone else that is flooding and baking stays safe!

If you want to join me for Friday’s Hunt, I have this week’s items listed at the top of my sidebar.

Bonfire and Rain Showers

10 Jul

With the recent rains and still winds yesterday, we decided it was the best day we were probably going to have to light a bonfire. Shortly after we fed the bottle kids, my mom and I headed north to meet my son and nephew and his wife.  I think the deer was not expecting company.

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We lit the pile of old tree stumps and branches and lumber from my garage project.  It was behind the pumpkin patch building where we have kids’ activities, so it has to be cleaned up.

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We weren’t sure how well it would burn because of all the dirt, but we had a good fire going!

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It didn’t completely burn up, but we’ll use the backhoe and push it together into a pile again, and hopefully we’ll get another nice day to burn.

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This morning, we had a surprise rain shower.  It was supposed to stay farther north, but my farm managed to actually get about a half an inch of rain.

Kizzy

Kizzy

The geese enjoyed it.

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Daisy seemed to find a way to entertain herself.

Helen and Hilda in front; Daisy on Llenny in the back

Helen and Hilda in front; Daisy on Llenny in the back

I’m not sure Llenny liked it though.  Good thing he’s tolerant of the kids.

If you want to participate in Friday’s Hunt next week, I have the items listed at the top of my side bar.