Sunday, December 4, 2011

Farm Morning

This was around 11 yesterday morning. At this time of year the sun just skims along the top of the ridge to the south.
Xena and Clover are weaned now and enjoying lots of hay. Dexter (below) is still bottle-fed but he's eating hay too.
Looking down the driveway. . . 
Tractors are amazingly useful.
My friend who took home a truckload of composted manure after Thanksgiving came back for more.
Kate the donkey seems to find her new thick winter coat a little itchy.
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15 comments:

Ms. A said...

Putting Dexter, with Zena and Clover, sure allows us to see how much they've grown! Big girls now.

Julienne said...

How peaceful it looks and I need a scratching post just like that!
Vicki onepinkchair.blogspot.com is up and running at last! Hope you will continue to visit, though in my new venue! xx

Martin said...

I can smell the hay, all the way over here.

Jean Baardsen said...

There will never be a time when there isn't something beautiful to photograph!

Tracy Golightly-Garcia said...

Hello Vicki

What a wonderful way to start a morning~on a farm!

Best
Tracy :)

NCmountainwoman said...

When I see your beautiful farm, I think I would love to live on such a farm. But then...I look at the real work you do and I'm not so sure. I think I will simply enjoy your farm.

Mel said...

Your morning sun shot is beautiful, and I'm trying to imagine a sun that barely rises above the ridge this time of year. Only a few more weeks until the solstice though! Your farm is so lovely, and your creatures are adorable. I would love to have Kate in my yard, as I'm partial to donkeys. Thanks for sharing your world with us. I'm with NCmountainwoman, I love to imagine such a life, but the hard work...not so much! I will live viacariously through yours,

Kathryn Stripling Byer said...

Hi Vicki, after several weeks away from your blog, I'm ready for a visit, and this one's as always no diappointment. It makes me remember my father's early risings, usually 6 o'clock, and the way the farm looked in early light. The dogs barking. The tractors starting up. The chickens. My grandfather's farm was even livelier in the morning since they let their animals roam. And they had mules. Enough said.
I've started your new book, which I picked up at City Lights last week and I'm hooked. Thank you for your inscriptions, esp. for Isabel. This will be one of her Christmas presents. I have had to put the sisters aside this weekend, as I'm proofing the ms. my copy editor emailed. Nearly finished. Then I can return to Elizabeth's kitchen!

Vicki Lane said...

As I keep saying, I'm not that involved in all the really hard work -- I'm the one behind the camera. I did help with digging the potatoes this afternoon -- some picking up but mainly sitting and sorting. John and Justin are the ones who do all the heavy lifting.

But I know what you mean -- I enjoy sheep farming vicariously by following Tammy's Musings from Fairlight Farm.

Marilyn said...

Love your farm morning, wish i could share one with you ;-)

Star said...

Love that donkey. I've always loved donkeys. Why is that? Anyway I think we all want to come and stay on your farm with you Vicki. It all looks so idyllic. The animals look well set for the winter and just so long as you aren't snowed in! it will be a wonderful Christmas. Pretty soon you will be showing us those wonderful Christmas quilts again, won't you.

Kath said...

New favorite, Kate!! I love donkeys!
Kath, who wishes she were as beautiful as itchy Kate.

Darla said...

Love the capture of the sun through the trees...

jennyfreckles said...

Your area couldn't be more different from here. I love to see it, it looks beautiful but it must be hard work to look after, I can see.

Desiree said...

Oh, what a wonderful, glorious life! Well, certainly from where I'm sitting, enjoying the beauty and observing all of the activity, hustle and bustle, but not needing to lift a finger :)