Sunday, May 31, 2009

This is How Ringo Rolls... Really.

This is how he likes to sleep. I kid you not. At first I just thought he mis-gauged the distance whenever he would lie down. But he does this all the time, so I guess his idea of a pillow is way different than mine!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

SkyWatch Friday

Original photo, straight from camera
Unique cloud formation in Kansas sky on Wednesday

Final photo after some digital tweaking

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Color Carnival Photo Meme

Here's my entry for this week's Color Carnival photo meme.

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Sit for a spell, relax with a pina colada, or maybe a crown and sprite...

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

The Big. The Fat. The Ugly.

Whether it's big, fat and ugly depends on your perspective, I guess. I had just taken the girls out for the last time one evening and almost stepped right on this big fellow ... and what do I have on my feet? Flip flops! Sometimes I am just too lazy to put on proper foot gear before I venture out into the dark unknown of the wide open prairie.

Lately, there have been lots of dead mice, rats and rabbits, brought to the house courtesy of our cats and Ringo, our lab. He has become the most supreme of rodent catchers, although I don't consider rabbits to be "rodents". Someone needs to point out the distinction to Ringo.

We have seen a ton of snakes the last few weeks. And last night as I ventured out, there curled next to the garage was a opossum. "Dead", of course. Who knows if it was really dead or playing dead? Ringo was dancing around, wanting to come in the house. A resounding NO when he's been playing with rodents. GROSS.

I guess it's in my best interests to lace up my boots before I head into the great outdoors, so that I don't get dead animal goo on my feet...

Thursday, May 7, 2009

SkyWatch Friday

Moonrise over Kansas prairie

We have a full moon tonight, but my efforts to get a good photograph were just slightly unsuccessful. So I resurrected an older photo of the moon for SkyWatch Friday; I snapped this photo on January 10. It's one of my favorites.

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Monday, May 4, 2009

The Big Pasture

First day out in the big pasture, and boy, were the horses lovin' it! This was also the first time we've integrated the mare with the two geldings. There was no big fight scene; everyone seemed to get along just fine. They've been in adjoining pens since we got the mare in January, so it's not like they don't "know" each other.

Stormy (the mare), Bang (paint horse), and Murphy (the old boy)

Stormy and paint horse kickin' up their heels

Saturday, May 2, 2009

The Neighborhood Cows

Through our pasture to the adjoining pasture, our neighbor's cows.
I use the word "neighbor" rather loosely here,
as he probably lives at least 2 miles away from us.

The top photo is recent, while the bottom one is from last summer.