Wednesday, March 9, 2016

New Arrivals in Leavenworth County

Is this a little doll or what? 

The extended family.  The bigger calf you see is the one that 
got loose lo, these many months ago, that I called the sheriff's deputy and tried to get back in... you know... the one the owner was nasty to me and said "It'll get itself back in!"... even though 
it was on the road.  Humpffff. 

The grackles are back, just in the last few days! 

Likewise, the red-winged blackbirds. 
I'm trying to get some pictures of them. 

We saw hawks EVERYWHERE. 

Spring is definitely afoot. 

This is the mess on the patio, but not for long.  Ooops, I just realized Lilly was 
taking care of her toilet. 

I will keep feeding another month, and then stop for the summer. 

I shoveled up most of this and threw it in the yard. 

Is this funny or what?  I not only have sunflowers starting up in the yard, but 
they are trying to grow on the patio, too! 

I'll be cutting down most of them. 

Here is something else new in Leavenworth County... I have been passing this place twice a day, and today, saw movement. 

Not a deer. 


I was at a Premier jewelry party for a rescue about six weeks ago, 
and two ladies there were talking about elk, and one said her husband had 
bought some.  I did not even SEE the ten foot high fence going up. 

I saw three cows. 

My goodness! 

Another grackle.  

I am using the camera and learning to do better lighting, so bear with me for a while. 

I am going to be helping at the Ag Hall tomorrow, and I'll go out for a little 
while afterwards without the dogs, so I can take a few pictures and really fiddle around with the settings.  We have decided we will wait a few months to replace the camera body, and I think I can get the results I want with this one.   It will always be my backup. 


  1. I even your lessons.

    Your pictures are good.

    1. My proof reading leaves much to be desired. Even should have been ENVY.

  2. Wow,, thats a lot of bird food!

  3. We saw some tiny, tiny deer at a place not too long ago. A bunch of them, so the people were raising them. Could not figure out why cause if it was for food, they were too little to end up with very much product.

  4. that is a lot of bird feed, we loved seeing that baby calf, we want in to live in Alcatraz and play wif us. stella rose

  5. We love all the young animals and new signs of spring!

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

  6. Oh look at the cute calf. What fun to have a baby around. I am really wanting to get a pregnant goat but know better. Spring is spring here too. Love your sunflowers growing on the patio. I really like your blog. Have a great week end.

  7. Thanks for stopping by our blog today! Love your photos - Spring is definitely hitting KS!!! (Let's hope it stays!)

  8. Oh what beautiful photos today. Spring is about new birth.
    Hugs madi and mom


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