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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Ten More






Random horse shot as they randomly decided to gallop back to the barn.  Hank loves when they do this ;-).



Early this spring I caught a tiny flash of brown dart out of one of the bigger lavender plants.  I quietly walked over to see and sure enough, a tiny baby bird in a teeny tiny nest.  I quietly told the little bird to always be very quiet, especially when there might be a stupid cat around.  


I'd stroll through every day, never doing anything that might attract a cat's attention and watched.  And worried.  And one day I saw a tiny fledgling in the nearby dye garden and the nest was empty.  A tiny success story!


Well, part of a tiny success story.  There remained an unhatched egg.  It's still there, tiny blue in a tiny horse hair lined nest.  So pretty.



There are actually three new puzzles - two with lavender and one with the horses.  I worked the horse puzzle last night and it was a fun one with lots going on.  Click the puzzle to get to my folder of puzzles.  There may be others you haven't worked yet.

Enjoy!


Monday, June 26, 2017

Take Your Dog To Work Day

Also known as Every Day, so even though it was technically last Friday...

The lavender garden is in almost full bloom.  Once again I am unable to bring myself to cut even a small bouquet, so the "let's plant a huge lavender garden and harvest it for wool sachets" plan is a complete bust.  Luckily Saint Tim is a good sport.

I can't take a picture that really shows what the real garden looks or feels like.  I thought maybe putting something in for perspective would help.  I called in the trusty border collie sitting right outside the garden gate.


Kate took one look and was overwhelmed by the beauty of the garden the piles of little sticks (mulch) that were everywhere, just waiting for her to come play with them!


"This is the best playground ever!"


So I called in the trusty corgi ;-).

I took a bunch of pictures and picked out a bunch of that bunch that I liked...and then couldn't narrow them down and I need to go feed Biscuit and Muffin so I decided to just post the first 10 favorites and tomorrow post 10 more.


You really can't have too many pictures of lavender.  



And bees.



And another surprise.


Tomorrow!


In the meantime...


Enjoy!


Friday, June 23, 2017

Green Pastures

Another shot of a few Final Frontier Farms ewes and lambs at the nursery farm.


And a new puzzle :-).


Enjoy!


Thursday, June 22, 2017

You Again?

In all the excitement of picking up Muffin and her mom, now known as Mrs. Pepperpot (thank you Saint Tim!), I almost forgot I took some pictures of a few of the Lamb Camp lambs!


"You again?"


Prime real estate, here!


A lamb after my own heart...in the shade.


I wouldn't be surprised if this ewe wasn't one of Pepperpot's daughters or granddaughters or at very least a niece.  Between the fleece and her dark face with not much hair, she looks like she has some Wensleydale in her background.  Might have to have Kathy check the flock books.


This cute momma has run out of shade but she's so comfy on her lamb pillow it's a little hard to get motivated.


And what are those crazy kids up to?


Playing king of the mountain on the compost pile :-).


And look who's in the background!


It's the Krista Ewe and her two cute babies :-D.


Looks like it's time to find some new shade.


Here is a new puzzle.  As always, click the picture or this text to get to the actual puzzle.  

Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Because Some Things Once Seen Cannot Be Unseen...

As I didn't catch this on camera, I thought I might create a yet another Maisie cartoon for creative documentation.  This is a family friendly blog though and rather than post an embarrassing picture of Saint Tim, I'm reposting one of my very favorite pictures of Maisie from the early days.


If you remember back a few posts to my story about "edumacating" Maisie (and are a long time follower of this blog), you probably won't be at all surprised to see...an update.  What follows might be Maisie's Finest Funniest Moment.  

Saint Tim was in the barn with me last night because we needed to catch Burrnie and trim his feet.  I had my back turned and missed what happened, but heard Tim squalling, using some, um, grown up words and turned to see Maisie hightailing it out of there.

Honestly, I was surprised.  She's been good lately.  Really, really good.  She hasn't butted me, pawed me, even gotten in the least bit snarky.  We've had many good evening chats, lots of tummy rubs and even ear scratches!  What on earth had happened?!?

"She pulled my pants down!"

Maisie drops mic and [runs] away :-D

Almost Late For Dinner

Biscuit's favorite place to graze is still on the driveway although he's doing great out in the paddock eating "big boy food".  I no longer have to worry about putting a lead on him to get him to come back.  I just "call him for dinner" :-).







Looks like he's brought a little dinner back with him :-D.


Have a funny Maisie story to share, but I think it needs a graphic.  I'm working on it ;-).


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Young Eagles

Somehow, a couple years ago when we put up the purple martin house, I got to talking to the lady at the water company and the subject of birds came up.  She's had martins at her farm for years and she was happy to share information and tips and we've compared notes since.

This spring when I stopped in, we talked martins for a couple minutes and then she excitedly told me they had a nesting pair of eagles on the river bordering their farm.  What?!?  She had some pictures to show and told me where we could find the nest.  

Of course during lambing and baby Biscuit time I couldn't get away to go look.  When I stopped in the other day, I'd assumed the babies would have already fledged.  No, but they were close.  Tim and I headed to the river that afternoon.

The nest was easy to spot.  It's huge!  Probably three feet deep?  Maybe five feet across?


And yep, there's a young eagle.


Two eagles!


You should be able to click to biggify these pictures.




Poor Saint Tim is not out fishing today, rather working his butt off getting stuff caught up around the farm.  We've both had a busy spring.  Maybe the predicted storms will hold off this afternoon and he can make a Father's Day dash to the river.