Country Living Series

Friday, June 22, 2012

Random pix

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.


"What?"


Peaceable kingdom.


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.


Here's proof.


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.


Shoo!


I chased them out with a sprinkler.


Let's play!


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.


Pretty sunset.

14 comments:

  1. You know, you have such a great eye. Have you thought about doing a calendar? I don't know how many readers you have, but maybe enough of us would be willing to pay $5 or$10 to make it worthwhile for you...

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    1. It's an interesting idea, but I just checked the prices on VistaPrint.com (one of the cheapest sources for printing) and learned calendars would be about $15, which is frankly a lot more than most people want to pay. But thank you, I'm flattered!

      - Patrice

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  2. Your place is so gorgeous!
    I am going to look for a place to get some free tires when we get to Louisiana. I think I want to try tire gardens, just because, haha.

    Need to bookmark your instruction page again, too. Have a blessed weekend!

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  3. Beautiful pictures and scenery. The garden and "critters' are looking good. And thanks giving me a new word, "virga." I had to look that up and now I know.

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  4. Looking good, everybody!

    That tire garden is da bomb, Patrice. I know I'm preachin' to the choir.

    Do y'all put goldfish in your stock tanks? I like doing that. We also tossed a dozen of them into our little pretenda-pond a couple of years back. They've flourished and it's really helped cut down on mosquitoes.

    A.McSp

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    1. We don't get mosquitoes in the stock tanks because the critters drink it down too fast. And we'd have to remove the goldfish over the winter anyway.

      - Patrice

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    2. My goldfish have wintered over hard freezes for 3 years now!

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  5. Hubby and I just had a good laugh at Brit and the Human Barn....And OOOH, I'm so jealous of your wheat field! It looks awesome! Good work!

    Just Me

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  6. Just a heads up in case you haven't seen it.

    GMO grass emits cyanide and kills cattle in TX

    http://www.foodrenegade.com/mutated-gmo-grass-makes-cyanide-kills-cattle-2/

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  7. Love the tire garden! Hmmm, I might have a few tires around here that I could put to good use now.

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  8. Your tire gardens look great, hope all your hard work nets you a bounty of produce.
    When I clicked on my favorites to get to your blog today my Nortan antivirus tried to block it saying it was a fraudulent website. Just wondering if that has happened to anyone else. It also happened when I went to Paratus Familia and last week when I clicked on your link to your WND article.

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    1. It has happened to me occasionally. Can't say it was this site exactly, but sometimes AVG will block a blog or site. Usually it's due to an ad, or as you say a link, that goes to a site that has hosted (sometimes unknowingly) malware.

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  9. So happy to see Major looking healthy. Beautiful dog.

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  10. Allergic to oaks, especially my son. Was so glad there weren't any here in Idaho. Really, please, no oaks, one of the reasons (among many) for leaving Cali.

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