Puddle in the Pasture

A view of the Pacific Northwest from the back yard.



Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Little Snipe!

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This morning while I was doing my chores, I happened upon this little one, near the duck pond. 

Common Snipe is it’s name, it hangs out in freshwater marshes and ponds. It seemed to be fairly brave, staying near the pond while I was working. 

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Saturday, November 5, 2011

I Did it Again!

Another Farm tragedy, due to my forgetful/sidetracked brain. 

A few night ago I went out to feed and put away my turkeys as I do every night…..but I missed that last step, I fed them but I forgot to go around and shut all their doors.

As I stepped off the porch the next morning I knew there was something wrong with the picture I was seeing. It wasn’t the free ranging turkeys that I noticed first, no, it was the small clump of white feathers on the ground, immediately I realized, “ Oh I left the turkeys out!!!!!!” As I got closer I saw more and more feathers here, there and every where.

The coyotes must have been waiting for this very opportunity, they killed and carried away two big toms.  One I didn’t really care about, but the other was my favorite.  I do have a replacement……but the fellow I lost was in his prime.  He had all his big boy feathers and he was so pretty and…...Oh well, that’s enough whining! 

The fact of the matter is I have a definite problem on my hands ~forgetfulness~ I try and have a routine so I don’t forget anybody.  Sometimes my brain runs on auto pilot and that’s where the routine helps it makes me think about what I’m doing, what comes next, it also makes me more efficient.  It doesn’t always work though, sometimes I think too far ahead and skip a step, or blend two chores into one.  Like when I pick up the bunnies from their bunny-tractor and go to put them in their hutch in the barn for the night, I try to put the bunny in the the dove pen cuz’ I was thinking about doing game bird chores at the moment! I’ve done that twice now.

I think the answer might be a sidekick, someone to follow me around and question my every move!  

I’m taking applications.  

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Mink!

Recently I lost all of four my Dutch hook bill ducks.  (the smaller breed)

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The Dutch hook bill are in front~And that’s a cat on my shoulder

The first night three were taken, then it came back for the last one the next night, carrying them up the wall of their shed and out through the gap between the wall and the roof….I have patched the gap!  I had been thinking it was a small raccoon that did the deed, but this morning I saw it! a little mink running along the edge of the pond, forgetting we had the little critter I never suspected it.  Its all so clear now! 

Monday, October 31, 2011

Take My Word for it

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It’s a Red-tailed Hawk!

Habitat: Deciduous forests and open country of various kinds, including tundra, plains, and farmlands.

The Red-tail is the most common and widespread American member of the genus Buteo.

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These are not leaves!  They are little birds, a very large flock of little birds, too far away to identify.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

This Isn’t Good!

Today is not going so well so far!


I realized I haven't seen Forest Pig (a special cat) in a long time, I think the thing that makes me most sad is that I didn’t realize ‘till now.


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I found one of my mom-hatched baby turkeys in the pond, the mama was doing so good keeping the three alive!


If that's not bad enough I also left my goat on the stand all night last night and that morning I had left her feet tied to it. I have to tie her feet to the stand to milk her, except this morning she was very well behaved!


I think need a side kick to follow me around and question every thing I do!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Goats & a Hidden Kitty

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I know it’s not a very good photo but I just had to post it, ‘cuz Rory and Cricket are just so cute……….Cricket is is getting so big!

Can you see the kitty under the bench……?

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Slacking Off Again

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I took this pic in early spring, can you see the hazy rainbow above the barn!

I’m sorry I haven’t been blogging again…..time just keeps getting away from me and before I knew what happened it had been three months since my last blog post!  I’ll try not to let that happen again, because all sorts of fun stuff happens around here and I’m sure you would love to hear about it! I know I do.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Wind Storm on Wednesday

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You can’t tell, but these clouds are racing by~~~~~~~~

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

I Have a Kid!

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This is Cricket, my brand new baby girl! I’m so glad she’s finely here………I’ll post more pics and tell you all about her later, right now I’m going to rest from my long day of taking care of babies.   EBet the  Goatkeeper

Sunday, February 13, 2011

sleeping habits

According to the last two mornings I have lost the ability to sleep in!  Yesterday morning I woke up around the usual time 5:30, wondering were I was, surely I’m not in my bed, why is my alarm not going off!  Oh wait, it’s the weekend, I don’t have to get up I can sleep in….. Sleep I did not, not completely any way, I tossed and turned, in and out of sleep.  This morning was the same except for the part about wondering were I was.  I like to sleep but obviously my brain prefers to stick to a schedule, I suppose it’s not all that bad!         

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This is some one who can sleep any ol’ time!

Monday, February 7, 2011

My Post for The Day

I was going to tell you about my walk in the woods with the goat and the rat terriers, but my day got a little crazy toward the end……..with turkeys running away from home, an unexpected poo delivery and other little things that aren’t a big deal but make things take longer than they should!  so I’ll just leave you with one pic

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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Getting Back on Track!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I haven't been blogging,  and there’s no good explanation I’ve just been plain lazy! There are a lot of things I haven’t been doing…. Not that I have been doing nothing, just not as much as I should.  So from now on I’m going to post every day, maybe not here every day….. But on each of the blogs I’m suppose to contribute to!  And now I need to make up a punishment if I don’t get it done, maybe mom can handle that part!