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More Frosty Scenes

24 Jan

I had such a nice time photographing the hoarfrost Saturday morning that you get another whole post of frosty pictures.


blue jay in the plum tree

the front pasture beyond the west side of the barnyard

blue jay in the lilacs

the lane out to the Back Forty

sparrow on the oak tree

Sky by the frosty fence

At least it’s beautiful.

Another Hoarfrost Morning

21 Jan

I woke this morning to another very white day.  There was fog and hoarfrost.

even the icicles have hoarfrost on them

could barely see the windmill up north

Penelope eating a corn leaf

Frodo looking through a spiky gate

Sky–his jolly ball stands out against all the white

old oak leaves that didn’t fall to the ground

blue jay in the plum tree

sparrow in the maple tree

leftovers from the rain/ice/snow storm we had–now covered in hoarfrost

I will say it makes for beautiful scenery.

Planning Ahead

13 Dec

I know I have alluded to replacing the greenhouse, but I’m not sure that I shared that it is a done deal.  I’ve signed a contract with Morton Buildings, and they are going to be putting up a new building next May/June-ish.

It clearly needs to come down.

I have to get the old building torn down.  I think I have that arranged, but the guy doing it has to have it done before he starts planting.

It is partly in the barnyard and partly in the yard.

That means it will be coming down around spring break.

I’ll have to figure out how to get the outside pen down and then put back up.

I still have a lot of junk around it that I need to clean up.

Sparrow enjoying the weeds.

I’ve given up.  I’ll just plan on kidding in the buck room and garage again this time–in March and April.

old and pregnant girls from 2022

It better be the last time.

in 2018 when it was just a year old

I’m really excited about the new building going up because it will be insulated and properly vented for livestock. In addition to kidding, it will be good for my sick and old ones. I really wish I had it done right now for Myson and Margarita.

Myson and Margarita

Myson is picking up weight and looking good. He seems to like the room service.


But Margarita is still thin and she is cold.  I had to put the heat lamp back on for her.


She hardly ever comes out of the Love Shack.  I’m not sure how much longer I can support her.