Friday, March 28, 2014

It's About Time!

I know, I know. I'm a bad blogger, a negligent blogger. But hey -- I've been busy! Today I went to a friend's farm. I was helping another friend collect cow manure for her farmette. We shoveled and carried and enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.
And here's the proof :)
The cow owner has quite a farm. He's got a milk cow named Daisy.
And birds ... he has lots of birds.
And a goat to stand on things. They are so decorative.
Adam came along to see his bees. He has four hives.
And he's got a couple of happy yellow farm doggies.
The turkey was clearly disturbed that we were there, and exhibited himself.
Ducks and chickens all over!

Pamlico County residents occasionally find themselves the owners of a cemetery too. In this low-lying county, little cemeteries end up wherever the land is higher. Our friend has a handful of family stones in his front yard. And that's Christine, my friend for whom we were getting manure.
She brought me boots to slosh around in.
Lots of Midyettes in the cemetery, a popular old county name.
Couldn't help photographing this old building standing alone in the middle of miles of fields. There's a certain scary nobility about such structures.
Alright. So what else have I been doing, while neglecting ye olde blogge? Riding my bike, of course, and looking for vistas for my readers to view.
This morning, at the creek ~

We're exercising around town a lot these days. Here's a cute side-of-a-house, perfect for a fishin' cabin.
Spring feels real when the blooming colors begin to layer themselves!
Here's a white Bradford pear in front of ... I don't know. Red bud? Anybody know?
Its blooms look like this, close up:
I liked this mailbox topper and tried a photo that would almost make you imagine it was sailing along the river behind.
Right now, all the Bradford pears are stunning. This is a good example of an older one.

As usual, I've been busy eating good food. We almost never eat anything fried; we eat lots of green stuff, veggies. But last night Adam breaded and fried some thinly-pounded pork, and he tried his hand at Yorkshire puddings.
They were so light and puffy.
Well, that's enough for now. Life is busying up even more this weekend, so if I'm AWOL, you'll know it's just because I don't have a spare second :) Get outside! Plant something! Gaze into the sky and unwind that little coil inside!


  1. Great post and great times you are having! Good for you. Such lovely sights you are enjoying. Thanks for sharing them with us. :)

  2. What a GREAT post! I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to the farm via your blog.

    Great photos of spring in your area too.

    Have a lovely weekend ~ FlowerLady

  3. Wow! this post has it all --- farm, blooms, food! Daisy the cow is as cute as can be. The shoveling made me smile; Otis and Virgil produce plenty for me to shovel, too. It is, after all, a great upper-body workout! A delightful spring-y post. Y'all have a blessed day --- we're having just that here!

  4. LOL You have been quiet busy haven't you. Good. Amazing photos, thanks for the vicarious trips I enjoyed the ride.

  5. There is no such thing as a "bad blogger". Your blog is your way of expressing yourself, and we your readers, are privileged to have a corner of your life. It is your prerogative what you tell us and when.
    I love the photo of the creek - so peaceful. And it looks like you had fun shovelling dung. :-)

  6. Thanks for the farm tour! Maybe I'll have to get some more animals one day. A nice day of fresh air. Thanks for the beautiful springy views. I'm still waiting for the snow to melt. It will be May before I can plant anything, but I love to watch the rest of you! :)

  7. Hey skinny. :) Your goat comment cracked me up.


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