Tag Archives: spring

Signs of Spring

22 Feb

We saw more record warm weather today.  It’s really looking like spring.  It’s normal to see kids with their maa out in pasture this time of year.

Bonnie and Herminia

Bonnie and Herminia

It’s not unusual for the chickens to start laying with the longer days.


I can see the sun set more to the west rather than in the southwest corner of the farm.


These are all pretty normal for this time of year.  But the grass is not supposed to be green.


The magnolia tree is not supposed to be getting ready to bloom.


The goats should not be losing their winter coats.



It makes me nervous for what the coming spring and summer will bring for weather.

I hope you’ll consider joining me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items at the top of my side bar.

Friday’s Hunt v1.17

22 Apr

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.  I’m excited for week seventeen!  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 R, Week’s Favorite, and texture.  I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top. Without further ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with Q:  I was frantically wandering the farm trying to find the letter Q when I had an epiphany–the windmill!  Surely that looks like the letter Q.

Windmill Q_5533ews

I also have our wonderful herd queen, Minnie Pearl.  I love this girl so much.

Minnie Pearl Saanen

Minnie Pearl Saanen

It’s really hard for me to believe that she (and Meg) are twelve.  Minnie was the first goat I ever milked.  She was always so easy.  No training. No fuss or muss.  She just let me milk her.

Herd Queen_5600ews

Week’s Favorite:  Of course, I have a strict rule about yard goats, but I just didn’t want to see the young bucks smashed by the big boys, so Sam and Xerxes are in the yard.  There’s just so much I love in that picture: goats, green grass, flowering fruit trees, the heady scent of their blooms mingling with the magnolia, the clothes line for great smelling laundry.  I think it’s perfect for saying “Happy Earth Day!”



At Rest:  For some reason, the boys like this brick thing in front of my deck.  They were at rest when I got home the other day, and I just had to take a picture.

Sam and Xerxes

Sam and Xerxes

Now it’s your turn!

I’m also sharing with Random 5 Friday, Fun Friday Favorites, Willy Nilly Friday, Camera Critters, and Saturday’s Critters.


9 Mar

Our weather is warm.  I got to unplug my heated water tubs.  They are still there (see the cord through the PVC pipe) in case we get cold again, but it warms my heart not to have them plugged in.

Casey Blackboer

Casey Blackboer


The goats have been spending more time out in pasture.  I think it’s even starting to turn green.  That warms my heart.


I love seeing my herd queen out there doing her job!  She might be old, but she still commands the respect of the herd.

herd queen_3222ews

Minnie Pearl

Minnie Pearl

That warms my heart too.

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have the items in the top of my side bar.

Today, I’m sharing with Warm Heart Wednesday.