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April 24, 2012

Can Spring be here?  Three or four dry days in a row.  We’re in high gear now.  I always know spring has really sprung when the salad spinner comes out and takes a permanent place on the wood cookstove.  Hidden meaning, salad spinner on wood stove means no fire, and salad every day = warmth.  I welcome the seasonal changes.  Cows out, less barn chores, more fence chores, mild mustard greens, the smell of tomato and marigold plants when you bump them, freshly turned soil, thick green grass, frogs, fair weather birds… .  Soon babies, kitties, calves, and chicks.  Sick of rutabagas, squash and cabbage and relishing succulent lettuce.

Lawn mowers.

Elgaria coerulea principis – Northwestern Alligator Lizard

Picnic table friend.

Cow naps.


Old homestead daffodils.


Animals slicking out.

Carnivores looking for carrots that survived tillage.

He cannot tell a lie…cherry firewood headed for the woodshed.

Cat naps.

Winter coat blues.

Laughing cows.

14 Comments leave one →
  1. Rita permalink
    April 24, 2012 9:26 am

    Beautiful! We so rarely see the sheep.

    • April 24, 2012 9:59 am

      Rita, us either! Usually they are delegated to mowing around the greenhouses/gardens etc., and I decided to bring them to the house and let (make)them mow thelawn. They did not like all the action at first, preferring the quiet of the flat by the canyon. Now they are used to it. Adding to that, the oldest one (Friendly) died a couple of weeks ago, and she was the boss of her daughter and niece so they were a little out sorts. 😦

  2. April 24, 2012 9:35 am

    Loving your photos – Happy Tuesday! Laughing Cows – ha:)

  3. April 24, 2012 9:36 am

    haha! laughing cow!

  4. Chris permalink
    April 24, 2012 9:55 am

    Aaaahh Spring! Loved these photos! :}

  5. lindercroft permalink
    April 24, 2012 9:59 am

    Great picture post. Love the Laughing cows!

  6. April 24, 2012 11:16 am

    You have a really good eye to spot that hummingbird!

  7. April 24, 2012 12:10 pm

    Loved the photos but boy that picnic table friend doesn’t look very friendly!

  8. Sheila Z permalink
    April 24, 2012 3:38 pm

    Laughing cow…. or caught mid bellow?

    Made me laugh anyway!

  9. Tammy permalink
    April 24, 2012 5:08 pm


  10. April 25, 2012 2:09 am

    I LOVED the spiderweb picture!! I had a cow napping so deeply, out flat, that I thought she was dead. Heart stopping moment. And the laughing cow was just wonderful, made me smile. :))

    I had not thought of the salad spinner in that way, but ours has also been out nearly every day. And our chicks, 50 of them, arrive on April 30, next Monday. I just adore the scent of marigolds…

  11. Sarah S permalink
    May 3, 2012 10:04 am

    great photos, love to see all the spring life.

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