Tuesday, February 22, 2011

So much to say!

Past couple of days have been kind of fun and interesting. Wait. Did I actually say fun? Hmmmm.

On Saturday we went up on one of the hills behind the house to cut firewood. And wouldn't you know it, it started snowing! Already wearing rain gear and warm clothing, the cutting, throwing and stacking of the firewood continued.
As I was throwing logs down the hill a beautiful fuchsia kind of color caught my eye. Thankfully my camera was with so snapped a pic of it. I don't have a clue what kind of plant this is, but the color is so vivid against all the brown and grey of winter.

On Sunday as I was headed out to feed, movement across the road caught my attention.  Again, thankfully my camera was with. Some kind of crane I am guessing. This guy stayed in that pasture for quite awhile just walking around, then he was gone.

See that reddish thing in the center of the pic? It is a hang glider over the property!  He or she, stayed up there for a long time just, hanging out! Ha Ha

Monday was a fabulously beautiful day. So fabulous that yard work was attended to.  There is a tree with red berries on it and it was filled with robins. And I do mean filled. The noise alone was fascinating as well as watching them grab those berries.

This evening the neighbor who lives on the property next to us stopped by. Turns out three of my goats had crawled under the front yard fence and were grazing by the road! She was shooing then back into the yard when I walked out. We got the goats back in, she introduced herself and said she works for the transportation department. Which is a good thing because the road, well, actually scenic highway, is one of the top roads taken care of during winter storms. And she has a horse...and she leases over 400 acres.....and she invited me to go on a trail ride with her!!! We exchanged phone numbers and she said that if a road emergency comes up, she'll call and let me know.

I have been reading about the local history around here. Found out that the author of Jonathon Livingston Seagull, Richard Bach, bought property some time ago and he with some other people  banded together to preserve the area from logging and mining. Half of the local residents were for the preservation while the other half didn't like it at all.

And speaking of 'famous' people. Remember Patrick Duffy who played on the show Dallas? Well, he owns a huge ranch a couple of towns over. And Kirsty Ally owns a ranch about ten miles from this house.

A big winter storm is forecasted for tomorrow night. Its being said we could get a significant amount of snow. Hmmmmm, guess I'll believe it when I see it.

I am hoping to catch up with you all tomorrow. Hope everyone has been happy and healthy.

Until next time........................


  1. WOW talk about rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous.
    You wont want to talk to us anymore after you make friends with them
    I hope your goats stay inside your fences when the snow hits. Stay warm and dry

  2. Pretty little plant, whatever it is! Don't know the bird either, but is interesting. The robins are really out and about, aren't they? Seems they pull a magic act - now you see us, now you don't! :-)

    Did you think to ask the neighbor about crazy guy?

    Stay warm!

  3. We never believe the weather forcasters around here either. We'll believe it when we see it. This past weekend they told us there would be a light dusting, up to an inch. Well, make that 14 inches. Hope yours isn't that bad.
    We have cranes like that in Michigan but we don't see much of them this time of year.

  4. Sounds like you're finally getting to enjoy your new location. That is great with all the change and stress you've had recently. Very beautiful area.

  5. Wow, living by celebrities! How cool is that?! Sounds like you are in better spirits. I know the snow will brighten your day since you love it so much. Don't you hate it that animals get out of your fence? I've had that same scenario recently if you recall. I am glad you found out your neighbor has so much land to ride on. That's going to be fun!

  6. You have had a couple of great days! And, how fantastic that you have found someone to go trail riding with!

  7. Your post sounds so upbeat and positive! It helps to connect with neighbors, and find out they are 'OK' people!
    When the weatherman predicts a significant snowfall around here, we get a few inches. We have to watch out for the times that the weather guys are blindsided. They don't say anything and we get a foot, with drifts up to 4 feet!
    Have a great week!

  8. Well if you get that snow it probably won't last as it looks pretty mild around there.
    Those flowers are nice.....don't know either what they are.
    Really sounds like you and family are settling in....nice!

  9. I don't know what your plant is (other than pretty!) but I'm wondering if your bird is a great blue heron.

  10. Good Morning. I've wandered over from the Morning Bray farm blog and I think your flower is what we in North Carolina call a cockscomb. Google it and you'll see. Have a good day.


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