Thursday, August 15, 2013

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch: Part LIX

Late summer, and everyone is feeling their oats in the barnyard!

I've been remiss the last few weeks in playing with the baby goats, so they decided they were wild baby goats and were afraid of me...

but I wasn't worried...

because I know it takes about 15 minutes and two hands full of sweet feed to win them back over!

yeah, they really have to will power at all when it comes to treats!

Seriously, Peaches? Umm, you are just too dang cute!

but don't stop!
We hit the Elbert County fair last weekend, this is the Grand Champion Boer-very handsome!

and this large swine was getting, and very much enjoying a squirt of water to drink!

Love the tongue sticking out!

And this little boy was so cute with his prize winning hog!

And this was a prize winning bearded, booted, Belgian d'Uccle...very handsome, but not as handsome as my Ozzie!

This tom turkey was literally cock of the walk lol!

We had a great time at the fair, and on our way home, we stopped at a little mud hole that's been by the side of the road for several days...Cuz you know what water holes that have been by the side of the road for a few days in the summer have?


Polliwogs are just generally cool to have, but the real reason I wanted them was because I'd heard they'll clean up water tanks really quickly-I don't know if it's true, but we put 26 of them into the horse water tank...

and 26 more into the back yard 'see-ment' fish pond-it was pure accident that we ended up with the exact same amount in each tank-we just guessed that we'd put about half into the horse tank, and ended up having the exact same amount left over for the fish tank!

The barn kittens are growing fast, they are so decorative and fun to have around...and can I tell you that I haven't seen a mouse in the barn in weeks? Yay barncats!

With all the rain we've been getting, the prairie is still green and beautiful-and we have tons and tons and tons of wild sunflowers growing everywhere, love it! Until next time, hope you're enjoying your summer and happytrails!

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