Tag Archives: Animals

Farm Life: Getting Layed

In case you thought that my Valentine’s blog was too racy, those ducks have been up to preparing for Spring.  As winter approached, we arranged for our neighbor to help cull our flock.  We did not need to feed all … Continue reading

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Farm Life: Goat Breeding Season

Welcome Mr. Goatee, our breeding goat.  We might say that we scented his arrival from our neighbor’s farm before we saw him.  Yes, goats in do not have a strong aroma, other than the usual hay and barn yard manure, … Continue reading

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Farm Life: Rodeo, Color

Continuing on my theme of color, when we attended the annual rodeo Saturday, I had in mind to take images that captured the subtle colors of the riders, bulls, and horses: boots, designs on chaps, tassels on vests and gloves, … Continue reading

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Farm Life: Color, Ducklings

Farms are places where seasons and cycles dominate life.  We raise animals and vegetables for food, protection, and companionship.  When populations grow too large, it’s time for some to go to “freezer camp”.  Recently, we decided that having seven drakes … Continue reading

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Farm Life: Goldielocks Does Not Live Here, or Don’t Feed the Bears

The X-Urbs.  This is a term that I have heard in regard to the interface between urban life and the wilderness.  It connotes that people are encroaching on the wilderness, often without realization of how they are effecting the flora … Continue reading

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Farm Life: Spring-Loaded

This past week has been busy in the barnyard.  Our three goats dropped their kids.  We now have four bouncy goats running under our feet (not to mention the three barn cats that are about the same size, and all … Continue reading

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The Ride: Fifteen Seconds, Three Barrels

At the rodeo, the women compete in the Barrel Race.  They guide their horses through a clover leaf pattern around three barrels.  Sprinting and tight turn make the difference between 14, 15, and 16 second runs.  Toppling a barrel gives … Continue reading

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