Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Random pix

A few random pix from the last few days.

Here's Matilda, nursing both Polly and Thor. Like they need it, the greedy things. They're nearly as big as poor Matilda.

Older Daughter walked down the driveway to visit a neighbor. Lydia was focused. "Wait! Come back!"

This is a clean trash can filled with 200 lbs of chicken feed. We will NOT be dipping into this unless we're snowed in. We never know what our winters will be like, and since we're nearly two miles off-road, being snowed in is not uncommon. There have been a couple of times when we're run dangerously low on feed for the chickens. Ain't happening this year!

The girls and I went walking the other day.

We saw a train go by in the canyon below us.

A tiny bit of fall color.

Older Daughter was walking ahead and kept hitting patches of sunlight, which I thought made for cool photos.

Fireweed gone to seed.

Some birds bathing in a puddle. I believe they're house finches. Female...

...and both male and female.

A meadowlark on top a sign.

Some pretty tableaux:

Brit, our horse, comes over for a little attention.

A cartoon drawn by Younger Daughter's fiddle teacher's kid.

Sunrise through fog. Beautiful.


  1. LOL. The cartoon could be a piece of mail art, with the addition of a stamp and an address!

  2. Thank you! I needed some nice, Oregon scenery photos! I don't think they are House Finches. I believe they are a pair of Red Crossbills. Sparrow-sized finch with crossed mandibles. Female is drab olive-gray with dull yellow on rump. Male has head and body dusky brick red, wings and tail dark. Beak is specialized for opening pine cones.
    --K in OK <><

  3. Phyllis (N/W Jersey)October 26, 2011 at 12:40 PM

    Ahhh, there is nothing like a country road in autumn! The crunchy, gravely sound of footsteps, the swirling of colorful leaves and the scent of fresh air makes a perfect day. I just finished my walk collecting pretty leaves for pressing. When they are dried and framed they'll be hung on the dinning room wall for the Thanksgiving holiday.
    Thank you for sharing your great pics! (Wish I had a horse .... sigh.)

  4. Thanks for sharing the photos. They were refreshing, peaceful and encouraging. With all of the crazy stuff on the news and television shows, I will take the beauty of God's creation as my entertainment every day. I can't wait till I am through with college so I can vacation in the northwestern U.S.

  5. Thanks for sharing your life.

  6. Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures. I absolutely love the song of the Meadowlark. Wish we had them here in Virginia.

  7. Yea, Anonymous student, all the crazy stuff going on is why I visit Rural Revoluton every morning. The encouragement from God-fearing country folks is even better than my first cup of coffee.

  8. Love the pictures. Why are those calves still on the cow? BAD IDEA! I would caution you to take them off. They are way too big and could do damage to her udder. She cannot keep both of them off of her if she wanted to. I ruined one of my cows this way.

  9. Love your Autumn pictures, especially the house finches. It's always fun to see a colorful bird.

  10. The photos are gorgeous and I loved the cartoon. I almost shot milk out my nose on that one.

    I do want to give a little word of warning on the plastic garbage can of chicken feed. Rats, mice, squirrels can smell through those and chew right threw them. Learned that the hard way. You my want to consider a galvanized steel can for feed. I haven't had problems with rodents in the feed since I switched. Just a heads up.

    Love the blog.