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A Beautiful Morning

I Plan on doing a farm update soon but since I have a busy day ahead I’ll just share some photo’s from this morning at the farm.

A Busy Momma

In the field to the east of us I spotted this momma deer with her young – TRIPLETS! It’s quite common for us to see momma’s with twins and we have seen triplets in the past but they are far less common.

The sky was just gorgeous as the sun came up this morning.

I wish you all a beautiful day!

Word of the Week – Week # 28

Hello and Welcome!

Our word for this week is Reminisce.

I was quite disappointed in Merriam Webster’s definition since it only said: the act of reminiscing (to find out more I would have to click on the word reminiscing) so I went to the Cambridge Dictionary where I found this definition for reminisce:

to talk or write about past experiences that you remember with pleasure.

This past week my husband had a box of Good & Plenty candies and offered me some. As he did we began talking about Choo Choo Charlie from the TV commercial that used to advertise Good & Plenty’s. Neither of us remembered the tune but my husband mentioned a girl in the commercial that I did not remember, so he went to his computer and was able to pull up the commercial.

After listening to the jingle a few time my husband sang it the rest of the evening. Since then at random times one of us will sing “Charlie says” to which the other replies melodically “Love my good & plenty’s”. Then we laugh. It’s just a fun little memory that can brighten our day.

Do you like Good & Plenty’s? Are there any TV commercials that bring back fond memories for you?

Thanks for visiting.

Mushrooms, Mushrooms and More Mushrooms

The clouds hung low and the air was thick with moisture when my husband went to open up the chicken coop this morning. It’s yet another day with rain in the forecast. Upon his return my husband announced, “we are all going to turn into mushrooms!” I quickly replied, “at least you will be a fun guy (fungi)”. We both had a good laugh and he had given me a great opening for this post which was already in the works. 🙂

Mushrooms are not something that I am knowledgeable about other than to know that identification can be tricky and many wild mushrooms are poisonous. Thus we never consume wild mushrooms. I do, however, find it fascinating how they suddenly appear in random places, their spores having been carried by the wind, then waiting until conditions are right for them to mature. It’s not unusual to see wild mushrooms pop up in around here but some of the mushrooms we have seen lately are unusual.

Here are some photos I took over the weekend.

Thanks for visiting.

Word of the Week -Week # 27

Hello and Welcome!

Our word of the week is Astute.

Meriam Webster defines astute as:

having or showing shrewdness and an ability to notice and understand things clearly mentally sharp or clever

In my opinion astute is not a pleasant sounding word (sharp, clever or “on the ball” sound much better). However astuteness is an admirable attribute, so if someone referred to me as being astute I would certainly consider it a compliment.

Now the astute reader (of my blog) may have noticed that there is no “Word of the Week – Week # 26”. They may even want to call me out on it, to which I would applaud them for paying attention and thank then for being a loyal reader. I would also apologize though I have no excuse; I didn’t forget, I wasn’t too busy, I have not been ill and I am not on vacation. For some reason I just was not able to coordinate my mind with my body in order to produce that post.

Again I apologize and hopefully this post will get me back on track for the remainder of the year.

Thanks for reading.

Hidden Pictures

Who’s hiding in this picture?

Can you see it?

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How about here?

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There it is. Isn’t it cute?

This baby deer spent 3 days hanging out in the area around our barn. When my husband first encountered it he or she was lying on a stack of lumber that my husband had left on the porch of the barn. We were inclined to think that it was abandoned, or more likely orphaned, because of it’s close proximity to the barn where we spend so much time. Also because it was there for so long. After those three days it was gone, so it now seems as though momma came for it, and more than likely it is now tagging along behind her.