I could never be a bee. Look at this hard working girl here. Covered in pollen and figuring out ways to hold more. It is definitely allergy season here. The oak trees are working over time this year! Laden with their little catkins and sending pollen out on the winds. Also, the apple trees, the apricot trees, the flowers, the grasses, and on and on.Continue reading
Since tomorrow is EASTER I thought we’d just take a moment to wish you many Blessings and hope you are able to spend some time with family and friends – even if it is remotely. We are enjoying a visit from my folks for a long weekend and it has been nice just relaxing with them.Continue reading
…of execution. That’s what has happened today. To the left you see the sun dawning on a good day for the roosters that were scheduled for the pot today. That white stuff on the ground is our third snow of the year. I guess it made it over the mountains from California. The wind sure blew enough to get it here!Continue reading
If you are invited to a chicken farm, my recommendation is that you should expect to see chickens. Believe it or not, most chicken farms do have chickens, so on arrival, I am not surprised to see chickens bobbing around in at least four separate enclosures. The wind kicks up as I step out of the car and make my way inside, waving to Sue, who is in the middle of corralling the birds into one of their several chicken houses.Continue reading
As I mentioned, we have had some interesting sightings over the past week. The one on the left here, (not my photo, but taken here in Hereford) was from yesterday evening. Lenticular clouds are always so cool looking. What’s a Lenticular cloud? “(Latin: Lenticularis lentil-shaped, from lenticula lentil) are stationary clouds that form mostly in the troposphere, typically in perpendicular alignment to the wind direction. They are often comparable in appearance to a lens or saucer.” Our other sightings were fauna.Continue reading
I thought I’d update you on our coyote problem. A hint: it’s been solved! To explain that, I’d like to introduce you to our friend Al. No, not my Dad, Al; although he is definitely a friend of the farm, but Al T. – sharp shooter extraordinaire. (WARNING: This post contains content that may be considered objectionable by some. If you are sensitive to talk about guns or hunting, or if you don’t want a kid to read about guns or the issues of predation and its control, just stop reading right now.)Continue reading
Tomorrow is the 2nd Sunday in the season of Advent. I suppose the Christmas season is going to go as quickly as the rest of this year seemed to. We blinked and it was December. How is such a thing possible? It may be better than dragging along slowly during a pandemic. Perhaps others’ year has poked along, not ours though.
Today we have a game for you. As we all recover from our Thanksgiving day activities (yes, we’re still recovering), I thought that a fun little seek and find game would be an easy activity for everyone.
Thumper wants to know “where da party at?” and more importantly, is he invited? He was sad to find out that Sue and Kay were only visiting to say hello, not to have him join them for dinner. (Photo Credit: Kay)
We had some great friends come for a weekend visit. We did some touring around the county, drank some local beer, met and picnicked with the men and women of the historic “B Troop” from Fort Huachuca, enjoyed a meal at the German Cafe and a farm dinner on the veranda. I think it was so great, we should relive it right now! Don’t you????Continue reading
“Reptiles have silly grins
Dark eyes–shiny teeth–some have fins
Samurai they smile never
Serious–pretty swords–very clever”
Any Oingo Boingo fans out there? They were one of my first concerts as a teenager — loved them! However, now whenever I hear the word “reptile” these lyrics go through my head. (I’ll put a link to the song at the end.) Sue doesn’t get these references when I make them, she just looks at me and shakes her head, who can blame her? Where am I going with this? Not sure, but I have been going through photos and discovered we see lots of of reptiles.