Tag Archives: weather

Checking Pasture

13 Jul

I mentioned that we are really dry.  The weatherman has actually started using the d word–drought.  I don’t think we’re quite to that point here, but it’s really dry.  The rain we got last night will help, but there’s not another chance of rain in the next seven days.

Betty Lou in the marsh grass.

My nephew is planning on mowing part of the bottom to get me my hay for winter.  Luckily, I don’t need a lot.

I’ve barely started on what we baled last year; although, I’ve had to start feeding some to my old ladies because their little paddock is running out of green stuff other than creeping Charlie.

Helen

Luckily, I have way more pasture than I need for my goats and llamas.

You could lose a little kid out there.  Actually, they are noisy enough that they will yell for the herd and not get lost now.

Janelle

There’s still a lot of grass out there.

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.

Ice Storm

16 Jan

We had an ice storm warning starting last night and going through midnight tonight.  I had a snow day from work, and I hoped to have lots of lovely ice images to share with you, but it has rained all day.  We’ve had a lot of rain.

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I did not want to try walking on the ice with an umbrella in one hand and a camera in the other, so by the time I went out to take pictures, it wasn’t very pretty.

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I did still find some ice clinging to leaves and summer’s thistles.

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Beneath the rain, there is still a solid layer of ice making it quite dangerous to walk.

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I have to admit, I laughed at a goose trying to walk across the ice.  Poor baby was slipping and sliding and plopping down on its belly before it finally made it back to a safe area to walk.  You know it’s slippery when the geese can’t walk because they have those little claws to help them grip (see on the lifted foot).

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Red thought he’d be brave and try walking on the ice.  I expected him to look like Disney’s Bambi.

Red

Red

He got smart and decided he was not about to go any further.  He hurried back to maa, Harley, and had a quick nursing to make him feel better about almost getting out on the ice (we’re discussing the need to wean him).

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Some of the goats got brave and tried to go out to pasture to eat.  I guess they didn’t trust me to feed them or something.  Vixen didn’t look too happy with walking back up the lane.

Vixen and Cutie

Vixen and Cutie

Cutie did pretty good on it though.  I was impressed.

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

Friday’s Hunt v2.19

4 Nov

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.  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 T, Week’s Favorite, and rule of thirds.  I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top. I am crazy busy with teaching and working on the farm right now, but I will make sure to visit all participants.  Without further ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with S:  I think I’m pretty sure that I’ve decided Ava and Strawberry will be staying here on the farm.  After all, they did work really hard at the pumpkin patch petting zoo. I think that work needs to be rewarded with a forever farm.

Ava

Ava

Strawberry

Strawberry

Week’s Favorite:  My harvest being completed is certainly my favorite of the week.  It’s definitely a relief to have to crops in.

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Amazing:  We’ve had amazing, warm weather lately.  I mean that in a record-breaking global warming kind of amazing.  The goats are enjoying all the lush pasture, but I’m a bit worried about them getting a good winter coat before it turns cold.

Victoria, Cookie and Coral (Vinnie in back)

Victoria, Cookie and Coral (Vinnie in back)

Now it’s your turn!