what a weekend!

16 to 19 hours days since Thursday.. working my usual morning shift and going in in the evening trying to get everyone tagged, photographed and get some paperwork done..  I am taking over management of the dairy herd.. so much to learn! But I am LOVING the challenge.

I am Wore out..

I am taking this evening off.. sitting with my kids, playing with my puppy, making a nice sit down meal and relaxing..

I looked for pics all weekend…  and only yesterday morning did I find anything..

after days of nothing but gray skies.. COLOR!

Black Sheep


Treasured Subject..

Been waiting and trying for weeks to capture good shots of the Eagles I see..

FINALLY!!!  Cooperative and Handsome..

….by far



First shot.. “Pleased”

My only wish would have been for more color in the sky..

Eagles are a subject I Treasure and …sometimes they seem to know it..

Black Sheep


My old tractor shed

Taken in July of this year..

just a few weeks before I moved…

The storm that was passing overhead reminded me that any storms I was facing at that moment.. or storms to come.. would eventually pass.. and mostly be forgotten..

Storm and tractor shed…


Each pic is just a bit different..

And.. so far.. I have weathered the passing storms well..

Black Sheep


a shit scraper cheers me up…

holy wow.. I am starting to feel damn near at the end of my reserves..
Seven weeks now I have been sick.. and yup.. pneumonia is back.
I am going to just try to get through this work day…

Inspection was moved from yesterday.. to tomorrow.. Today is finishing day and the Coup de grace.. I acquired a running lawn tractor to replace the non running one and it is almost sad.. I am excited as hell about being able to scrape the barn every day!!  lol  I am just glad tho.. that I am making.. even in some small ways.. life better for the cows.. my boss.. and eventually myself.

another very nice Ipod pic.. sure is a trusty little thing.

and no… I am not laying or sitting on the ground.. The grass is THAT tall..

off to get kids up and off to school then off for another full day of work for me.

Black Sheep


around the “block”

SO. .worked my rear off for weeks now..

Ceiling in the parlor is painted white.. walls are white.. all the doors and frames are red. Cement floor in the parlor is patched, a new skill for me!  A new cabinet on the wall in the milk house for supplies.. new hoses.. a full first aid kit.. even a freaking sharps container!! and clean EVERYTHING!

I think we are ready for the inspection.

Was driving home from work.. drove by a beautiful Milkweed bending and blowing in the wind and shining in the sun.. but was just too wiped out to stop and take a picture and regretted it as soon as I went by..

Soooo I drove “around the block”  lol

One shot was all I got.. but I am not disappointed in the least..

batteries died after this one shot.. but the drive back was worth it!

then I came home… tried to take a nap.. but failed to hire adequate security.. lol.. kids came home.. neighbors and friends came by.. dogs barking, cars driving by..  phone kept chiming.. I spent a LOT of years living on 60 acres at the end of a 1/2 mile dead end road in the middle of no where.. and napping after work here is  bit challenging..

One more day of “this and that” before inspection.. I want to make a darn good impression for my boss.. her business gets better.. she makes money.. I make money.. simple as that.. and..I like the cows..

Black Sheep

Chasing the Moon

Been busy..

working, taking care of home, farm and family.  Spending time with my friends..

Went into work last night because one of the cows was kicking so bad I could not milk her.. I have been treating her for mastitis with shots of Penicillin.. and My co-worker was going to show me how to tie up her leg and wouldn’t ya know.. she stood like a good little cow for him.. I let HIM give her her shot of Pen.. LOL  Let’s hope she behaves this morning..

As I was leaving I captured a few shots of the rising moon.. and chased it and captured a few more..

The moon was HUGE.. this Pic is nice.. but somehow.. did not quite capture it.. but I’m pleased with the result none the less.. (Kodak Easyshare)

This pic was taken from the road by the farm’s hay field.. again.. nice enough picture.. failed to capture what I saw.. but pleasing anyhow.. (kodak Easyshare)


…so I went chasing the moon for the shot I wanted.. and this was much closer to what I wanted.. funny tho.. took this one with my Ipod.. I love that little thing..

As mentioned.. The first Two pics I took with my Kodak Easyshare.. I played with the limited settings the other day and changed it from 12 mp to 14.. and don’t really see much difference.. but hope it will improve some of the shots I take in the future..

The last pic I took with my trusty little ipod.. I adore that thing.. The quality leaves a little to be desired when I upload to the blog.. but really.. not much..

I was talking to the guy.. lol.. I have a phone guy.. about upgrading my iphone 3 to the iphone 4s as soon as the price comes down a bit more and he assures me the camera will out shine not only my iphone 3.. but my ipod.. I can’t wait.. lol

I have finally made enough money to get my car fixed!  Working on making some extra to get the new part for my spinning wheel.. and then God Willing and the creek don’t rise.. it will be time to start saving for a camera.. In the mean time I am trying to be content with the tools I have… trying to improve my skills to be the best I can be with what I have..

so… off to work for me soon.. more painting to get done today.. taking my son and his friend with me and can get done in 2 hours what would take me 4 or 5.. then I can come home.. make Chicken Noodle Soup and take a nap.. cuz having Pneumonia was not enough.. oh no.. I had to catch my daughters cold..lol  and I am MISERABLE!!!

Black Sheep


and it has been not so good a year for nice pics of the trees changing.. not to mention I moved.. and kinda miss knowing where to go for the pretty stuff..

This.. was ok.. my son likes it..

I was disappointed with the lighting.. but the end result pleased a few people.. worth posting to see if it is just me.. who does not see what I wanted in this.. if that makes sense..

hmmmm.. I feel like I am rejecting all the photos I took today,  and I suspect it is more about me.. than the photo’s..

Black Sheep

just by chance..

as are most of the pictures I take..

I found the cord for my camera and these are two of what I found..

this was the night of the Blue Moon 08/31/12


I took several of this sunset September 6th sunset with my ipod and kodak camera.. all of them were amazing,,

but I have to tell you.. I feel a storm coming.. just a feeling.. could be interesting..

Black Sheep

favorite photo

I took this in August of 2011 with my Kodak Easy Share..
It is easily at the top of my Favorites photos list.. and while eagles are “common” around here.. year round.. but not so easy to capture good pics of..

Hopefully this good pic makes up for the last ones..

Black Sheep

Epic Battle..

I came across an EPIC battle on my way to work this morning..

Two Eagles and 6 or so crows and a large raven…. fighting it out in the trees and sky…. I am seriously bummed that I did not have a quality camera.. or even one that could capture some of it..

There was Diving, Screaming, Mad flights into the trees!!  and my little ipod could not keep up..

seriously sad…

These are the best of what I captured.. I like the 4th one the best..

Black Sheep