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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!


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

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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.