Wordless Wednesday

❤ Nancy ❤

Caught his attention with a shiny object and bounced sun rays around the bathroom…the streaky window makes him look like he’s in space.
😂😂😂

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and
Word of the Day Challenge for Frequency…because I’m in awe of my own posting frequency lately…today makes a 43 day streak.
I get cake for that, right?
😉

Capture52 Week 5 ~ Portrait

“All photos to be taken/converted to monochrome. Focus on the tone of your capture.”
With that I give you…
Ruby, napping in the remnants of an exploded (“I don’t know how it happened, but I know it’s Sable’s fault”) oat straw bale.


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Word of the Day Challenge for Collaborate…it counts because the image is a collaboration between Ruby and I, right? 😉

Hello CinderBella

I don’t really have any quality content for y’all today.
I’m puttering today.
Thinking about going outside with the camera and taking pictures of The Merry Mares.
Weather is amazing for this time of year, and I want to take advantage of it as much as I can.

So I’m going to leave you with one of Sable from early January…while I go sit outside on the fence, like a vulture, waiting for the horses to entertain me.
She was coming over to the fence from the far end of the pasture, hoping as always for The Food Lady to have treats in her pocket.
All I had was a camera…much to her chagrin.

Hello Bella! ❤

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Word of the Day Challenge for Vulture

53 Days…

53 days until Spring.
Another month before we fire up the incubator. Still just the one…haven’t managed to get the $$$ together to order the 2nd yet.
I keep spending the egg money on things that come up…
Like new blankets for all before Yule.
Groceries when Hubby found a spanky deal on some veggies/fruits.
Feed, now that the layers are gearing up and laying more…they need more than just the barley chop and wheat so we’re mixing in layer feed now too…

But, I can still run batches of 24 eggs at a time.
And I’m waiting for some money to come in at the end of the month, so the next incubator should be ordered and arrive in time for hatching season’s start.

I’m looking out the window at our unseasonably, but oh so appreciated, -8*c.
Normally we’d be at least 10 degrees colder.
Of course, I’m also dreaming wistfully of the garden.
Unseasonably warm weather will do that to a Farm gal. 😉
We’ll start seeds soon though…right around the time we fire up the incubator.
So much life to start in just a few months!!

One of the best parts of this weather is how much less The Merry Mares are eating.
Hay consumption has slowed down, and for that I’m grateful.
They did decide to dig out the last bit of the first oat straw bale and have a bit more fun with it…


Astrid buried her head way down in there, looking for left over grain bits.

She was awful peeved that I called her ’til she lifted her head out…Sable dove into the spot she had been and probably found the tasty bits she was digging around for.
😂😂😂

And Ruby wore her straw beard whilst trying to have a nap…apparently I was annoying her again by taking pictures.
lol
Too bad for her.
😂😂😂

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Oak Hill Homestead for the Simple Homestead blog hop.

Green

Capture52 week4 ~ Green

Test pot of green beans growing in the kitchen window.

Weekly themes guide photographers to create new images.
I’m finding it a fantastic way to force myself to keep shooting, even when the urge to hibernate is strong.

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Create with Joy for Inspire Me Monday.

Sable is a Little Grumpy

I’m getting a whole lot of attitude from Sable lately.
Nothing that makes me think she needs a training tune up.
More that she needs some hands on time with her Girl.
Since The Kid spent time in the hospital and has been recovering from that, Sable has not gotten as much attention as she likes from her.
As much as that horse likes me, I’m just Mom.
I’m not Her Person.
Plus, I keep taking her picture…

She’s definitely suffering from Photographer’s Child Syndrome.
Which is not normal for her, but she’s out of sorts waiting for her Girl to come back to her.
💛💛💛

Oh the side eye for daring to turn the camera towards her!

I even tried calling her and offering her a cookie…

“Not even going to look at you…”
~ Sable

Not even then.
😂😂😂

Ah well, we have nicer weather coming this week and next…maybe we can get The Kid out there to groom her and pamper her a bit…so she can go back to being my happy to pose equine model again.
😉

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