CFFC: Farm Animals A lot of the farms along the river have been sold during the past few years. Part of it was probably lockdown and the problems of maintaining the farm without much help. There were other problems among… Read More ›
WHAT WILL BECOME OF OUR VALLEY?
Growing up in what was probably the very last unsullied woodlands in Queens, NY, we used to find arrowheads in the woods. My mother had insisted we buy the wooded property adjacent to our house. It wasn’t connected to the… Read More ›
HORNS: COWS, GOATS, AND SHEEP
Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Horns I live in a valley where horned animals also live. Cows and goats, mainly. I found one other kind of horn — in our jeep.That’s all the horns I could find.
SUNFLOWERS BY FARM, ROAD, AND RIVER – Marilyn Armstrong
Sunflowers by the Farm-September 29, 2019 Apparently, the original owners of our favorite farm have sold to a new owner. He’s not a new owner in the sense of being young and looking to make a splash in the local… Read More ›
MARILYN’S FARM – Marilyn Armstrong
I was surprised at how little foliage had “popped.” The Blackstone runs along that road and that usually brings out early foliage. Not this year. I also noticed that the meteorologists have stopped predicting “leafing” areas. Usually they are busy… Read More ›
DOWN ON THE FARM – Marilyn Armstrong
RDP Thursday – Farm Although most of the land around here is pretty poor for farming, there are some good areas, especially alongside the Blackstone and a few other areas. Also, this is THE area for apple orchards and we don’t… Read More ›
BEWARE THE HORNS! CEE’S BLACK & WHITE CHALLENGE – Marilyn Armstrong
Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Horns I didn’t have much in the way of horned critters in my heap of pictures. Just a few goats and the local cows who sometimes have horns, and sometimes, have them shaved down. I… Read More ›
THE DAIRY FARM AROUND THE BLOCK – Marilyn Armstrong
As 2019’s first major winter storm closes in, memories of summer seemed in order, not to mention a recipe for one great and classic cake. Garry wanted pound cake for which I needed eggs. Our half-and-half was going “off.” With pound cake, we obviously… Read More ›
MOSTLY TAILS AND A TONGUE, IN BLACK & WHITE – Garry & Marilyn Armstrong
Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Tongues and Tails Garry got the best horse’s tails, but I got Duke’s tail and tongue. He has an amazing tail. Not a half bad tongue either. I also had some great cow tails too,… Read More ›
COWS ON A DAIRY FARM – Marilyn Armstrong
A Photo a Week Challenge: Livestock Nancy only photographs livestock on vacation. I only photograph them in the neighborhood, probably because this area is full of farms. Dairy farms and horse farms. A few llamas here and there and lots… Read More ›
ODDBALL PHOTOGRAPHY – AND IT’S FEBRUARY!
Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: February 4, 2018
PICTURE-IN-PICTURE – A PHOTO A WEEK
A Photo a Week Challenge: Picture in Picture Two pictures — one mine, one Garry’s. We don’t shoot with our telephone, possibly because our phone is not much of a camera. However, we do have very good cameras. I try… Read More ›
OCTOBER BY THE RESERVOIR
Turns out that big piece of water near the farm is the Ironstone Reservoir. Thank you, Bob, for discovering what’s in my back yard by looking at Google maps … in Australia. What a small world we are living in… Read More ›
BRIGHTER TREES DOWN BY THE FARM
We’ve finally got some color in the trees, but … well … so far, no great shakes. Maybe this weekend? That’s what the weather people are saying. But really, we are guessing. The problem is that it is hot again… Read More ›
ON THE FARM
It was a beautiful day and the first time the calves had been let our of their cribs into the corral. Everyone was busy on the farm. Spring through autumn, there’s plenty of work for everyone. I petted the calves… Read More ›
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Farm Animals I live in the country, so guess what we have? You got it. Farms. Horses. Cows. Goats. Chickens. Geese. Ducks. I guess tractors don’t count as farm animals, do they?
A PHOTO A WEEK CHALLENGE: LIVESTOCK
A Photo a Week Challenge: Livestock I fear our local livestock is not the least bit exotic. This is dairy country. Horse breeding country. Chicken raising country. If there’s anything less exotic, I can’t think of it off-hand.
THE FARM AND THE HOUSE
The cows are happy. The chickens are happy. The corn is growing, joyously absorbing sunshine and rain. Three generations live on the farm … and the land has been in the family as long as anyone can remember. The work… Read More ›
LAZY DAY ON THE FARM – GARRY ARMSTRONG
Garry doesn’t merely take pictures of animals. He chats them up. Amazingly, they chat back. Maybe it’s all those years as a reporter and they all want their 15 minutes — more like 30 seconds — of fame, but animals like… Read More ›
WEEK 25 – ODDBALL PHOTOS ARE BACK!
CEE’S ODDBALL PHOTO CHALLENGE WEEK 25 This was a good week for oddball photographs. Lots of pictures that have no reason to exist except I just saw something and tried to capture it. My pound cakes came out well. Baking… Read More ›