Tag Archives: Animals

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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Farm Life: Murder in the Barnyard

Have you ever heard a goat bleat? You might think that something awful were going on in the barn. The other morning, Linda asked if I were going out to feed the goats because they were making this horrid sound, … Continue reading

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Farm Life: Barn Cats

  In-door domesticated cats are a phenomenon of post-WWII.  Prior to this, other than a few luxury cat owners, cats roamed allies in the city and barns in the country.  Cat-ladies existed, putting out plates of food for the neighborhood … Continue reading

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Farm Life: Dog Run

I have recently been corresponding with Maria Matthews about dogs.  She has a Norwegian Elkhound, Bob, which looks much like our Akita-mix, Bella, other than the coloring.  I have not featured our dogs in a post, though they show up in … Continue reading

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Farm Life, Poem: Living Here

I actually wrote this back in the summer, but other ideas continued to roll in, pushing this poem back on the queue.  Thanksgiving appeared to be an appropriate time to finally post it.  Paul wrote a poem about Squam Lake. … Continue reading

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Farm Life: Tangible Assets

In farming, wealth has less to do with cash flow than one’s accumulated assets:  Property, buildings, machinery, storage bins, livestock.  In farming, cash does not flow consistently, as well bi-weekly pay cheques.  

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Brown Sign: Three Hours in Monterey, CA

We have started our California Coast trip, based in Carmel Valley for the weekend.  We found a house over looking the valley on Airbnb.com, Carmel Valley Retreat, Views and Pool.  It is a great location for activities around the Monterey/Carmel … Continue reading

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