Tag Archives: water

A Pasture Walk

11 Apr

I needed a nice walk in pasture tonight.  Luckily, we had perfect weather, and I got to enjoy it the beauty of spring.

Maybeline and Odie

I even stopped to play with the camera.  I think I can do one of those dreamy water flowing shots now.  I just need a bit bigger  stream and my tripod.

I love this tree.  I think it looks like a dragon undulating across the ground.  Amazingly, it’s still alive.  All those spikes straight up will soon have leaves.

All the trees are getting ready to burst into leaves.  The shade will be nice.

I’m not sure what kind of tree it is that makes these little things.  Maybe a cottonwood?

I think Zinnia is the perfect little Easter goat.  I’m pretty sure she wouldn’t let me put a bonnet on her though.  She has a bit too much of her daddy’s stand offishness.

Zinnia

As a bonus, I might have found my tail count image for next year…

Pearl and Rudy

What do you think?

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

A Better Day

20 Dec

Well, after Sunday’s stress, today has been better.  The electrician came this morning and “put a band-aid” on the issue.  I have to call them back in the spring to do more work so that there isn’t some “catastrophic” failure.  I have a new washing machine coming to be delivered on Monday, so I have to do way more cleaning than I care to admit before then.

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My nephew came and capped off the pipe that froze and broke.  That’s good.  It’s not one that I use often, but it has always had a habit of freezing up because it’s on the east side of the well house.

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The chicken I took to the milk room to try to warm up and revive is lively and I took her back to the chicken coop today.  When I checked her tonight, she was roosting up with everyone else.

Strawberry

Strawberry

Our temperatures are back to being pretty nice.  In fact, we’ve gone completely past normal to above average.  I do wish we would not have the wild swinging temperatures.  That’s what makes birds and goats sick.  By the way, my pictures don’t match because I have no time to take pictures when the days are this short.

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

Not Liking Today

18 Dec

My morning started with a very cold temperature outside. (-27.7*C)

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But we’re troopers in Iowa, so I just started my day.  Of course, the motor on the washing machine burnt up, and I’m having crazy fluctuating power surges and drops.  I have called the power company, and I hope that they can fix it before I lose more major appliance.

When I went out to check my goats in the green house, I noticed that I also had a water pipe break.  It’s a lovely little ice sculpture.  My nephew is going to take care of that tomorrow.

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Goats are horribly helpful.  When I was trying to fill their water tub, I ended up dumping water on Ava’s head, so I rushed her to the milk room to dry her off before I froze her ears.  She is luckily doing fine now.

Ava

Ava

I also noticed I have ice starting to form on my big fifty-gallon water tub.  It seems the heater has quit working. Luckily, I have another that I can use.

Then I had a hen just sitting outside.  I took her to the milk room where it’s warm, and I hope she can recover.

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I really am ready for today to be done.