Saturday, April 17, 2010

How to Lose a Grammy in 10 Ways

You take her to a farm and let her pet and feed all the animals and take a ton of pictures while her grandkids run around and pet and feed all the animals with her.  My daughter came to visit and brought my three handsome grandsons.  We spent the afternoon last Saturday at a farm and had a ball.  We saw llamas and geese and cows and chickens and bunnies and turkeys and donkeys and tons of babies.  I was in heaven, suffering from a bad case of spring fever and barnheart.  This was the perfect cure.

Isn't she beautiful?  She had gorgeous eyelashes.  And she was just as sweet as she was beautiful.  We fed her food pellets from our hands.

Here is her stall mate.  

Oh and the babies, we saw so many babies.  I wanted to pick them all up and take them home with me.  They were soft and cuddly and so adorable.

The baby goats were some of my favorites.  They scampered and gamboled (I love that word), jumping in the air with all four feet off the ground at the same time.  The little black and white spotted one kept jumping on its mother's back trying to reach the food being held out by tiny hands.  They were Nigerian Dwarf goats, so beautiful and so sweet.

We saw mothers at the farm too.  

The baby llamas were the best.  Their fur was so incredibly thick and soft, and they were so tame and friendly.  They would come right up to you and let you love and rub all over them.  I can see why they are used for fiber.  Their fur is incredible.

This little guy walked up behind my daughter and stood there with his head looking right over her shoulder.  She didn't know he was there.  I tried to grab the shot because it was precious, but this is what I got instead.  She got startled and the little guy got startled too.  More to come in the next post. 

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to all my blog friends and family!  I hope you have a wonderful day of celebration.  Here are some pictures that I took on my walk around the pond on Friday.  The ducks and geese are all paired off, courting and looking for nesting sites.  The trees are leafing out.  The beautiful cherry trees are in bloom.  I think spring is officially well into her own season. May the renewal of life and love evident in the changing season mirror your own joys and hopes for renewal and peace.

A few weeks ago these trees were completely bare, and now they're bursting forth with gorgeous blossoms and renewed vigor.

These two ducks are a bonded pair, the little female mallard and the white male.  Notice his little drake feather curl?

Bonded geese.  They're always together, feeding, swimming, preening.  They're beautiful.  We should have baby ducks and geese in the few short coming weeks.  They're looking for nesting sites in the rushes that line the shore.