Tag Archives: winter

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.

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

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

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

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The goats should not be losing their winter coats.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon

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.

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.

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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.

When It’s Cold Outside

5 Jan

We’ve had the bottom fall out from the thermometer again.  I do chores, but otherwise, I don’t want to be outside.  I’ve found a new way to entertain  myself on these cold days.  It partly involves cleaning out my closet.  It is filled with books.  It is filled with old vintage books.

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Some are in not very good shape.  What are you supposed to do with a 1950s dimestore paperback that starts on page 37?

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Turn it into art.  That’s my first option.

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The next option would have been feeding it to a Minnie goat.  She likes paper, but I think I’ll stick with art.  It looks like I need to do a goat silhouette.

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I had a lot of fun with these, so I decided to try something else.

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I had fun with this heart too!

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