Puddle in the Pasture

A view of the Pacific Northwest from the back yard.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

A Gift For Me From Afar

From a Far_Side_of_Fifty to be exact!

This morning while I was……well hmm I don’t remember what I was doing. ????? Anyhow while I was doing what ever it is I was doing, the mail lady came and dropped off some packages.  They both where from one of my cousins, one for us, and one for one of the married sisters that she must not have the address for. Inside the priority mail box were some cookies and other goodies, I took a cookie and headed out to do my laundry. (Yes, I said out to do laundry, it’s in a separate house. This little farm house has no place for a washer or a dryer).      


As I was finishing up in the laundry house I saw the mail lady drive by again, when I got back in side I asked was there another package? Dad said “from Minnesota” I new instantly what it was, Mom was getting a wood carving from Connie at Far Side of Fifty!

Mom was opening her package when she said, “oh Bet, there’s something for you.”

I said, “for me?” I opened my package and there was my very own little wood carving!  That is it in the pic above…..I am so very very happy, thank you Connie it is so cute!    

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Random ? Answer


 Our internet was having trouble again last night & this morning, that’s why I haven’t posted the answer ‘til now! anywho.

How many types of otter are there?

The answer you all have been waiting for!

You are correct if you guessed 13!


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Random ? Tuesday


How many types of otter are there?

Is it…

  • 7
  • 13
  • 25


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Watery Wednesday

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With the temperatures in the low teens at night, and rarely above freezing during the day, the majority of the water around here is frozen. It makes for a lot of work, keeping every body fed & watered. Not so little, little miss La Nina sure is showing her stuff, call me crazy but I love it!

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Watery Wednesday


This pic was taken by Anna (sister) last fall.

last week there were two otters hanging out in the pond, it must be mating season because otters are very territorial and tend to fish alone.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Random ? Answer



A horse’s gestation is about 11 months, but she can hold off if she is not happy with the weather or other conditions.

Random ? Tuesday



What is the gestation period of a horse? 

I will post the answer @ the end of the day.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Random ? Tuesday Answer

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What is a group of turkeys called?

You are correct if you said rafter.

Random ? Tuesday

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What is a group of turkeys called?

There is no prize, just the satisfaction of knowing the answer.  I will post the answer this evening.  

Friday, November 5, 2010

Little Happenings

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Don’t you just want to cuddle these critters! 

This morning when I went to feed the quail their feed pan was tipped up side down, and when I picked it up, out ran a quail. It startled me pretty good.  A similar incident happened a few months ago, I went to let the ducks out of their barn I opened the door and they all ran out, and their over turned feed pan was following them out!      

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sky Watch

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The last  few days  have been beautiful, in our neck of the woods!  The rain is forecasted to return tomorrow.      

Thursday, October 21, 2010

New Addition To The Farm

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This is Aurora, or Rory, or more often called Goaty Goat!  Rory is here to give us milk, she is not in milk right now but she is due to kid in January.  About two months after that we will be getting her full supply of milk. 

Rory is so sweet and friendly, when we went to pick her up she was the first goat to come over to us, and boy was she stinky!  The buck was out with the herd and he was sharing his smell with all the does.  When Rory got home she had to have a bath!


I got the stand out and all the cats decided it would be the perfect hang out spot, I shooed all the cats away and began.

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She was a little reluctant to get on the stand at first, but a little coaxing  with some grain she went right on.  She was so well behaved while I washed her, the fact that I used warm water may have helped.  After she was washed and still a little stinky, I took her over to eat some blackberry bushes in the sun to dry.



Monday, October 4, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

Sky Watch


I don’t remember when this pic was taken, but I’m fairly certain that I took it….  HAPPY SKY WATCH!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Dear Old Daphne


This is Daphne, Daphne was a sweet old sheep that I got from a friend a few years ago, Daphne died on Sunday night I will miss her very much.


Daphne eating in the snowy winter weather.

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Daphne & her lamb, Daffodil, in the barn, winter of 2009.


Daphne & Daffodil, summer of 2009