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Bird Watching

29 Apr

I have a big, sweet Tiger.  I don’t know how he always looks so comfortable.


Anyhow, Tiger enjoys watching the birds out the windows.

And I enjoy trying to photograph the birds.

red-winged blackbird

Eurasian collared dove


cardinal in the crabapple tree

He doesn’t get to see the birds in the chicken pen, but I can’t help but share my beautiful birds.


goose settled in for the night

And I keep seeing more meadowlarks in pasture. That makes me happy!

Here’s a robin in pasture as a bonus.

Have a happy week.

Signs of Spring

27 Mar

We are cold this weekend.  And we have more crazy cold, warm, cold, rain-and-snow mix weather coming all week, so I am looking for spring wherever I can find it. Probably the most obvious proof that spring is here is eggs–my goose has started laying.

little too big for the carton

Bob is with me.  He wants to be outside.


He looks happy out there rolling in the sun, shielded from the wind by the house.

“If you’d quit bringing kittens home, I’d still be napping in the house.” -Bob

There are robins everywhere!  This one obviously did not want to be a model, but you can see there’s green in the grass as he/she was fluttering around.


Speaking of green, I can see green in the pasture!  Granted, I didn’t make it any closer because the wind was horrible and my face was freezing, so I went back to the house.

And Lemuel is eating every bit of green grass he can as soon as it is comes up in the pen. Hopefully, I can move them back to the front pasture soon.

Lemuel (keeping his eyes on me so that I don’t try to come any closer)

A cardinal!


Okay, the cardinal is not a sign of spring. They are here year-round, but he was way more cooperative than the robin, so I’m sharing him too.

Babies! Kids in pasture are a sure sign of spring.

Hera with her kids, Lady and Tramp

There’s also blue skies.  Although, again, the squirrel looks as cold as I felt.

squirrel eating last summer’s walnuts

But the sun is moving north, and the days are longer. I got out there too close to the real sunset to be able to get a good shot.  Dang.


I am so ready for real warmth and spring days.

Some Goings On Around the Farm

11 Mar

The geese might be wandering out to pasture sometimes, but they are also enjoying the pool I set up for them.

Bob hibernated most of the winter.  He’s hanging outside a bit more.  He’s really waiting for long summer days when he can sleep on the patio all day.  Right now he can’t decide if he wants to be in or out.

Bob Cat

I saw my first robins of the season last weekend.  They were suddenly everywhere!

robins in the crabapple tree

I’m still feeding hay to the goats, but I’ve cut down quite a bit.  Soon, I won’t have to feed them any.

Ava with a full mouth

Aurora quickly got spoiled.  I enjoy spoiling her, and I wish it were easier to do.  She’s waiting for some calf starter, but I can’t feed her with goats around because they are pushy jerks.

Aurora waiting for calf starter

Speaking of pushy.  Zinnia seems to think her girl should go find her own pile of hay.  She’s tired of being the mom to her grown daughter, Joy.

Joy and Zinnia

Purl is a mini version of her maa, Hilda.  By the way, Hilda is a carbon copy of her maa, Helen.

Purl and Hilda

Sky is also enjoying the nice weather.


We are all enjoying this nice weather.

Aurora coming up from pasture


We hope it lasts because we don’t want to go back to winter.