Monthly Archives: January 2007

Winter toys

Rafe’s toys in the snowed-over garden, waiting for the spring thaw when the digging can begin again. Bitter cold again today, with wind chills from 20 to 30 below. The kind of cold that can literally take your breath away.

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Winter creek

From this on Friday… to this on Sunday…

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Duck defrost

Patti had warned me that Muscovy ducks might not be the brightest of the animal kingdom. The temperatures plunged this weekend, with highs in the low single digits and windchills at 20 below. When I went out to feed and … Continue reading

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Winter kids

A short but exhilarating ride Matt is sure to make a pile of snow for the kids to sled down and tunnel through. The trickiest part of Olivia & Rafe’s adventure was keeping the sled from sliding down before they … Continue reading

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Winter dog

Ava stops eating snow long enough to pose for me. Not feeling very verbose tonight, just tired. I have to be up extra early tomorrow, to go to the middle school and accompany band students as they practice for their … Continue reading

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Winter ducks

11 ducks have finally smartened up and spend their time in the vacant broiler shed, though they were all on the creek today (but 5 came when I called them!) 2 still camp on the creek. I found my favorite … Continue reading

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Winter cows

The snow has ended for today. Haven’t heard what our total accumulation was, but it looks to be about 4 to 6 inches. Best of all, the wind hasn’t picked up so it’s really pleasant to be out and about. … Continue reading

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Salmon Faverolle

Canon Rebel XT, 50mm lens This is “Salmon”, our Salmon Faverolle roo. (Original namers, aren’t we?) He’s the lowest roo in the pecking order, and yet he’s most likely the highest maintenance bird we have. Sunday I was headed back … Continue reading

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Mist rising at sunset

This was the sight that greeted me after work today when I headed out to feed the chickens and ducks. Immediately I set down my pail of hot water and trotted back to the house for the camera. That’s what … Continue reading

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Whatch you lookin' at?

All of the cattle staring at the crazy girl with the camera. It’s finally winter. Brrrr! My ducks refuse to come back to the house. They’re hanging out on the neighbors’ side of the creek along the bank. So I … Continue reading

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