Saturday, December 19, 2015

My Humble Thanks

Here are some of my favorite subjects from the summer.  I don't get to see them so often now, 
but I will tell you something.  

The big horses are all gone. 

They are not in the pasture, they are not in the lot. 

There were four, and then one roan was sold in August or so.
The other roan and the two brown horses were still there. 

I am wondering what has happened to the happy little farm. 

The funny thing on the goat's head is a tube to prevent it from 
getting through the fence.  The first one he put on were metal, 
and the goats became very depressed.  He changed them to 
what looks like hose.  I'm so glad. 

I ran to recycle today, and then stopped to take some pictures of the geese on the 
strip pit.  Note the white goose in the middle, either a snow or Rosses.  I am seeing 
them everywhere, now. 

I am finished cleaning, but did not get any cookies 
made.  This is going to have to be the Christmas with NO CHRISTMAS cookies! 

Just. Too. Pooped. 

And now the thanks... for all of you who read this blog, thank you. 
For those of you who have stopped following in the last few weeks, 
I'm sorry the content is no longer interesting.  Yes, it's hard to come 
up with things to write about now that we are no longer in the country, 
so those who are still reading, THANK YOU! 


  1. I love seeing the things that brighten your day and give you joy through all the hard times. Thanks for writing. I will keep reading.

  2. i love your blog and i am sorry i haven't been commenting much recently! i have been soooo busy but i've been here every day!

  3. Thanks for sharing your life. We enjoy it. I hope you folks have a great Christmas. P.S. - Buy some cookies! lol

  4. Merry Christmas! I love your pictures of the birds and the local doings.

  5. I've had a few stop following me just when I was getting excited the numbers were large. Maybe every one's cleaning "house" this time of year.

    I enjoy everything you talk about. I'm sad the horses are gone but people are having to cut back on expenses everywhere.

    Your pictures are great.

    Merry Christmas!

  6. I wonder if it is something Google did as it seems like lots of bloggers noticed the same thing. Maybe they ditched anyone who isn't active anymore, I wouldn't take it personally. We all still like visiting your blog:)

    I am just catching up and the decoy goose made me laugh.

  7. Isnt it amazing that those geese never get cold........... in that cold, cold water?
    We just want all the animals to be safe.

    Were here visiting you when we can..looking at your photos.
    Know what???? I feel bad for not blogging.... gosh,,, I dont think we have done any in December. Someone needs to kick us in the rear!!!
    Blog for yourself Mary Ann... keep it up-- if you feel it.
    You know how to take photos,, and share beauty... an we all love to read it.
    I think life and living is getting to people... it seems less time.. but its not less time. Guilt creeps in,,, guilt for not blogging,,
    Dont worry,, be happy

  8. I've lost a handful of followers as well. I think many people are following through other venues now -- Google, etc. Also, I know some of the people I used to follow no longer blog and I suspect that they may have stopped reading posts as well. The people who regularly read and sometimes comment are still there -- and that is the dialogue I care most about. All of us longtime faithful followers are still here. Merry Christmas to you and Keith.

  9. Keep the blogs coming. We moved to town 2 years ago, and I know how hard it is! I enjoyed the horses when I had them, but now I get to enjoy other folks critters. Hang in there and Merry Christmas!

  10. I'm sorry you've lost followers, Mary Ann. Those people must not realize all the wonderful photographs they'll miss, and glimpses into your warm family life. Their loss!

  11. Blog Land is a hard thing nowadays! Less and less readers comment anymore. Also, though, it *is the holiday season and everyone is scrambling! I've been less active on my own blog as well as commenting on others because there's just too many other things to do. Wait and see what happens with the New guess is it will shift back (or close to) what you're used to :-)

    Another thing...I followed you years ago...then I disappeared...and now I am back! So, my apologies and thank *you for still being here to come back to <3

  12. I've been reading for a long time, don't comment often, but enjoy your pictures. So sorry to hear of your brother's passing, but he is in heaven and he knows who you are again (my father had Altzheimers also). Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  13. Your pictures are always nice and no matter where you live, life is worth sharing. I haven't baked yet either, but still have hopes. No cleaning done either. Wrapping presents today. Hope you have a wonderful Sunday.

  14. I keep thinking about making Christmas cookies but that's as far as I get. Blog followers are a thing in flex I think. I am sure it has nothing to do with your content, rather that things just change. I always enjoy whatever you have to post whenever I stop by. Merry Christmas to you and Keith.

  15. Remember to bloom wherever you are planted! Merry Christmas!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  16. I thought of something....... You also post on facebook.. We have tried to leave a comment on facebook - thinking it will cross over to blog,,, so we do not have to do blog too..
    but no,,,it does not work for us ,,,make sense?

  17. I live in the country and have a hard time coming up with things too. Taking pictures and keeping a blog requires a lot of time.

    It will be a good XMAS with or without cookies Mary Ann.

  18. We love your blog and will always follow it!
    stella rose


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