“A day in the country is worth a month in town”Christina Rossetti

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Trying To Be Thankful!

For three days I've been attempting to clean out my files so that I can somehow make room for more photographs of our splendid Thanksgiving feast and family gathering. Its just not working.
An email to Google and perhaps something will change shortly. 

Just here to say that I apologize for not attending to my blogging duties, but I do have events recorded and someday soon, a whole glut of visuals will appear!

Hope your Thanksgiving was not too stressful, hanging out with all those people who knew you since birth! 

My food consumption was moderate, so I feel pretty good about not sizing up in my jeans!!

The cold and white weather has returned. Its really winter I believe. Stay warm all!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Goats On Pasture

I know that the goats on pasture is nothing new here, but after the ten dismal days of Sandy, it felt new.
Smiling Speckles
This past week, their personalities are starting to show through again with their cozying and curiosity, when I spend time in the field with them.
Post Sandy gloom and rain had them hunkered in the sheds way too much, and hay was becoming a larger staple in the evening meal.
Brianna at six months old
Now with the newest rotation, they would likely burst with more hay.
As a matter of fact, I had one close call on Election Day with a bit of bloat, but a couple hours of attention with baking soda "shots"(oral), and the crisis passed.
I think Vinegar, here in the background of her first daughter Twee, got into something the third day they were in the corral. She came into the barn looking five months pregnant(that's full term for those new here), but luckily was not foaming at the mouth. After that day, the girls ended their corral clean up.
 VIDEO of the goats at breakfast
Today I took a walk in the lower field, partly to inspect the fences, and partly to get the girls to the far end of the field.
When all else fails, I am the leader and they easily follow. They'd still be by the barn, had I not led them today. Its an important job, being the Herd Queen!
And here they have two acres of pasture, but four of them have to try and eat from the same square foot.  Herd mentality.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


 One single, battered, daisy in the field.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Sunshine and Shadow


As you can see, I can't get out of my own shadow's way. And so the shadow pictures started.

No gloves. No hat.
Okay, a hoodie and vest, but the sun is out and the sky is blue, and I can see my shadow.

Absence Of Light/Memory of Color

Its been eight or nine days since the sun shone here, and Sandy left us in a severe, gray gloom for half of it.
I found a gorgeous collection of photos I took while Ligonier was preparing for Fort Ligonier Days last month. 
Here are a few bits of blue sky and Fall color to raise some East Coast spirits.