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I Love Fall

21 Oct

Fall really would be perfect if it weren’t for the higher worm risk in the goats.  Honestly, I love it.

Myson and Moose in pasture at sunset

Aurora and Odie

There are lots of walnuts for the squirrels.

I have very few trees that get brilliant colors.

I love harvest, even when it’s not my crops being harvested.

And we’ve gotten into real fall, even though we’re still warmer than usual. I have to say, I’m also excited about the fall photo shoots I have scheduled.  I’ve been scouting locations.

at my mom’s place

And I’ve been preparing for the newborn shoot.  Honestly, I’m not used to pink and lace.

I also am going to take full advantage of a late October baby.

My mom made me a newborn candy corn hat (being modeled by a doll)!

I’m so excited for this shoot!  I swear, if I could fill my schedule with newborn shoots, I would totally do it.

Wild Ones

21 Apr

It’s not just my animals who live here.  I also enjoy seeing the wild ones we share the farm with.

Venus in back; killdeer in front

Although the killdeer wasn’t too happy when the goats got this close.

But s/he didn’t hop too far away from them.

This looks like a  young one.

a squirrel

The nuthatch was scurrying all around the tree.

I often see geese in the pasture in the spring.

Since they return to where they were raised, it makes me wonder if these are the ones who stayed with us for a while until they found their wings.

I hope so.

Through My Window

17 Feb

I’ve been reduced to taking picture through the window just to have something for you.  It has made me realize how much I miss my bird feeders.


I set some dog food on the deck (because they seemed to have found it when I was putting it out for Sky while it was so cold.


Don’t worry, he always has dog food on the back porch that he can get too, but it’s never eaten.  He’s got weird eating preferences.

red-bellied wood pecker

Of course, my dog is not friendly to wild critters in the yard.  He has been trying to catch the rabbit in the evenings (no pictures because it’s too dark).  I have to watch before I let him out.  He also stole the mouse Rocky caught when the cat set it down.  Now it’s on my deck along with the ear of field corn he stole from the back porch.  He does make life interesting.

Anyhow, it didn’t take long for the birds to show up and snack on the food I put out there.

I have also decided that when the weather warms up, I really need to wash my windows if I’m going to take pictures through them.

Blue jay coming in for the dog food

There were a couple of tense moments between the blue jay and starlings.

If there weren’t a window between them, Rocky says that bird would be his toy snack.

Rocky bird wishing

Sky also thought it was unfair that I put his food out for the birds.

I also saw a squirrel out the window on the other side of the house.

I kid you not (when I didn’t have the camera in my hand), that silly squirrel jumped out of the tree and did a belly flop in the snow before taking off across the yard.

Why do I have such weird animals around here?


We have had a few peeks of sun between the numerous snows.

Hilda and Purl

Obviously. That’s the only way to get icicles.

It was enough to let the goats bask on the south side of the barn.