Ohiofarmgirl's Adventures in The Good Land is largely a fish out of water tale about how I eventually found my footing on a small farm in an Amish town. We are a mostly organic, somewhat self sufficient, sustainable farm in Ohio. There's action and adventure and I'll always tell you the truth about farming.


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Happy snaps from yesterday

Yesterday was beautiful - cold.. but beautiful.  Here's a couple of happy snaps to show you how the day went...

First the hen yard erupted in cackles, quacks, hisses, and honks....


then the big gaggle of geese marched out to scream at everything and honk around...


and Fat Deb took two small steps for goat kind, sniffed the snow.. then went back inside...


..and finally when we went out for chores.. it was snowing in the sunlight of the sun set.. it looked like a magical fairy kingdom.

Happy Thursday everyone!

10 comments:

Mr. H. said...

You do indeed have quite the magical kingdom there. I see that even the chickens are getting out in the snow a bit.

Mrs.Weeb said...

I'm going to sneak over and swap my chocolate drake for yours before spring :o) I love the black splash the most, and out of ten ducklings from two breeders I ended up with only two and they are just white headed.
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=153288424719384&set=a.153287708052789.30515.147076935340533

This is my first experience with ducks and I just love these guys to death. They are so fun. I can't wait to see how they taste....

the Goodwife said...

Beautiful pics Ohio! Winter is here in Illinois as well!

Veggie PAK said...

WOW! You have a beautiful place! I love all the animals checking everything out! Thanks for sharing those great pics!

Ohiofarmgirl said...

My hens are nuts, Mr. H.. they will be out as long as the wind isn't blowing. But not for long, they are good about going inside.

Don't you love the black and whites, Mrs. Weeb! I believe the markings are called "pied"... but I'm a fool for a little white duck. p.s. they are delicious.

Hi GW! Its beautiful at the beginning of winter.. give it a couple weeks and I'll be groaning about The Winter of My Discontent!

Hi VPak! We love our critters...there is always something going on.

Heiko said...

Even we woke up to snow this morning, a truly rare occurence. Eddie, the Beagle was delighted!

Autumn said...

My goats do the same thing. They'll jump out, sniff, and jump back in. My Saanen, Bill, always gives me this face that says "You really expect me to be out today? As if, lady!"

Ohiofarmgirl said...

Heiko! Brother! I was afraid I'd scared you off with all this pig butchering and such. Its ok to look now.. we're done for you. Tell Eddie that Kai LOVES the snow and want him to come and play with her.

hi Autumn! Thats a fine looking buck you have there - that Bill is something else. I loved your 'snow level emergencies' right now we are at a 2.. but I think we will all get pounded again this weekend. Sheesh! Havent seen anything like this for a while.

Naomi Banta said...

Your Deb reminds me of our Birdie! (we raise alpines)

She's bossy and fat and right now is totally blaming me for the snow when I go out I get the eye. Don't know if Mom gets the eye or not but I do.

Of course the chickens blame me too! LOL

Ohiofarmgirl said...

Hi Naomi - I'm always getting the stink eye too... usually because of the snow. Right now I'm calling Deb "Fat Deb" and Nibbles "Fattie" - they are getting huge. This spring oughta be a lulu for sure!

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