Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Lots of Pictures and Stories

(Please see my last post for information about our old house.)  

I mentioned I had had a fun weekend taking pictures, 
so I am going to share some with you. 

This picture is worth double-clicking to biggify it.  It's the red-shouldered hawk, I thought he was gone.  Gorgeous!  An absolutely gorgeous bird. 

Saturday morning, another group of young professionals from Cerner Corporation and 
another company came to the Ag Hall to help get ready for the season.  This was 
our second Saturday "work" day.  I can't praise these young folks enough. 

They are not afraid to get their hands dirty. 

They weren't the only work crew.  The dam around the pond had to be re-constructed over the winter, and our main railroad man and his crew are working to try to get the train operational before we open in a week and a half. 

If the train is not running for our first event... Barnyard Babies.... we will be giving 
hayrack rides. 

I can't praise these guys enough, either.  It was cold that day! 

I went by the teal on the little pond on the way to church that night, and on the way home, too. 

We saw the sheep on Sunday, but the lambs were all down in the creek bed behind these two ewes. 

I saw two of the three elk yesterday morning.  

So. hard. to. get. pictures. of. black. birds. 
If I had just lifted the camera up another inch or so! 

This girl was out in a pasture this morning, alone.  She was not sure what I was doing, so after I took a couple of pictures, I moved on so she would go where ever she was off to. 

On our way home from the park, we saw these four turkeys in
  a big field. 

They looked like they were having a kaffee klatch. 

They were back tonight... 

Two of them were calling plaintively. 

They would call, and then stop and listen intently. 

Calling again. 

I hope he was hearing an answer!  

I saw only 4 single hens today, each one by themselves. 

These tulips are just going by, but still so beautiful in the sunlight tonight at the foot of our street. 

More pictures tomorrow! 


  1. Fantastic hawk shot! I'm not having much luck getting photos of them. I think they are still down south.

  2. Nice to see all the pictures that you got, but my favorite is the tulips. Ours have formed buds but have not bloomed yet. I'm hoping they will but am wondering if the heavy snow from the weekend had done any harm. We'll see soon as we are once again warming up.

  3. Looks like a lot of good worker's there! GREAT pictures. Love the hawk shot.

  4. Even if not completely in the frame, the crow shot is fantastic, too!

  5. A day of camera fun for sure!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  6. beautiful photos Mary Ann


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