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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Dog Days of Summer




The Old Farmer's Almanac lists the traditional period of the Dog Days as the 40 days beginning July 3rd and ending August 11th, coinciding with the ancient heliacal (at sunrise) rising of the Dog Star, Sirius. These are the days of the year with the least rainfall in the Northern Hemisphere

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

When Life Gives You Lemons....

....make doughnuts?



Is that how that saying goes?

I don't think so.

although.....


I bet there is a lemon filled doughnut in here somewhere....yeah, that its, that one. You found it.




If you are not in a good position to go make some lemonade at this particular moment in time,

have a doughnut~

on me!

I will even let you have the lemon one.

Or would you prefer the chocolate with sprinkles?



Saturday, May 24, 2014

Fear Nothing

and the road opens up for you


Monday, May 12, 2014

HiHho, the Derry-O

Hi-ho, the derry-o
The farmer in the dell





um...thats not a dell....



nope...thats not a dell either.



Where oh where is the dell?


Have you seen the dell?


no one seems to know....

Oh well!

The cheese stands alone...



The cheese stands alone
Hi-Ho, the derry-o
The cheese stands alone

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Zen Sunday

Zen is a form of meditation with a focus on the mindful awareness of the present moment.




Animals are so cool however, they didnt even have to invent a word to know all about this process


and then someone comes along with a camera...

and ruins the moment.


Thursday, April 24, 2014

April Showers...

bring April flowers!

(sorry for plagiarizing AND misquoting the famous homily)

just so you will forgive me,

here, have a flower!








Wednesday, April 16, 2014

"Whatever A Blue Jay Feels"

Guess  what I found sitting on my deck....


a young blue jay!

He flew in to the glass door and sat there on the ground too stunned to move.

after being picked up and checked for injuries he was carefully placed on the ground and managed to rouse himself to fly in to a tree





Blue jays are known for being VERY outgoing birds. This one is trying to take over the tree the mockingbirds have claimed, so he must be very confident and brave. 

He finally came to his senses and seems fine. He will live to fight another day!

  
There is more to a blue jay than any other creature. He has got more moods, and more different kinds of feelings than any other creature; and mind you, whatever a blue jay feels he can put in to language.
 Mark Twain's "A Tramp Abroad", Chapter 3 "Baker,s Blue-Jay Yarn".



Friday, March 28, 2014

This Little Light of Mine



I have had this little Dutch girl lamp for half my lifetime. She is a sturdy cast iron (heavy!) standing stoically in her clogs and coat and scarf watching the world go by.



Days like this one is when she gets her moment to shine. Cold, rainy, as though nature has relapsed back in to winter.



This is her moment! She shines and makes her little corner of the world glow



“Is the spring coming?" he said. "What is it like?"...
"It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine...” 

― Frances Hodgson BurnettThe Secret Garden

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Long Haired Winter


Horses grow a protective shaggy topcoat in the winter. They shed it naturally once the weather is warmer.

Before that happens they look like Lady (above) does.


Pretty shabby chic huh? 

This is her normal look. all shiny and sleek



What a difference from now!



Indigo has wild hair matted and blowing in the wind


If you look up between her ears you can see a wild weed caught in her mane

here is a closer look.....pose for your close up Indie!



Yes its time for a spring spruce up...

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Goin Green!

Watching paint dry?

Watching grass grow?

Tough job but somebodys got to do it!

Just checking....
































Hey look everybody! Its turning green!




Everybody?

Where did everybody go?

Dontcha wanna come watch the grass grow?

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Strawberry Fields Forever....

Its the first day of spring...

around here guess what that means?


Saturday, March 15, 2014

Beware the Ides of March































March
{ides - middle}


The beginning of the new year on the ancient Roman calender. Perhaps best known today in association with  the death of Caesar....


here on the farm. we have no "caesar" with political enemies but we have had a fox wreaking havoc among our hens. Only 3 have managed to survive the fox coming to hunt at night.

Two days ago there were buzzards circling over the horse pasture. The fox lay dead below. 

Sometime during the night under the filling moon, the dogs have done their job of protecting their territory.....


but the fox had a den, cubs were spotted playing by the opening of it. 

They will grow up...

meanwhile. the remaining hens are busily building nests to fill with eggs, their response to  the spring light of the sun.

The circle completes itself and begins again.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Nature is hinting at a new season


Saturday, February 15, 2014

Gurhls In The Mist



Monday, January 13, 2014

Rainy Days and Mondays

Sometimes you just have to turn your back to the wind and wait.


 

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Good Bye 2013

Seems like the year just started.

A brief look back at 2013


It was a cold new year



everybody tried to keep warm


spring brought  new babies


and first haircuts!




 Mia was the new "tiny" one


 while Aurora grew up,  became a star




and met her prince charming!

  
Lazzie Pi Zazzy became our new definition of being so ugly you're cute



 Baxter wants to be a house dog and Minnie wants for nothing...


 

and so it goes...

another year gone and one coming on strong!




Good bye 2013 ~