I've been super dooper busy in the last few days, so rather than writing something intelligent and insightful, I'll just post a few random pix.
Brit, our horse, taking advantage of some sunshine.
Thor is curious about human barns.
So is Brit.
A shaft of evening sun lights up virga over the butte.
I just happened to notice this little tableau and thought it was a revealing snapshot of what we read around here.
Major looking casual.
A raven in the wheat field.
This hummingbird (I think it was a black-chinned, but not sure) perched on a wire and stayed and stayed, grooming itself. I took these photos through a window so as not to disturb it, so I enhanced the colors.
Chickens pecking at a cantaloupe rind.
Matilda grooms Raven.
Lily and her bull calf, Atlas.
Quiet afternoon in the barn.
I've been doing a lot of hard work in the tire garden.
Older Daughter scrubbing out the stock tank.
My little oak trees are doing beautifully.
I just transferred all the containers of baby oaks out to the garden.
My garlic is looking beautiful.
And the blueberries are SO much happier since I transplanted them into the raised bed. Look at all those little growing berries!
Okay, we've got a problem. All these ladies are taking dust baths in the corral, where I just planted the corn last week.
I chased them out with a sprinkler.
Look how good the wheat field looks!
Younger Daughter's fish tank, her prize for memorizing the Declaration of Independence last year.
We had an absolute gully-washer of a thunderstorm roll through this evening. It poured and pounded and drenched and drowned us for about forty-five minutes.