Wednesday, November 16, 2011

This or That Thursday: eDition Henry the 8~th


We've had many warm and sunny days lately, an unexpected surprise for November. 
And maybe it's just me but we've also been experiencing some
of the most beautiful sunsets this last little while.

With days growing shorter and shorter my photography time outdoors is becoming,
shall we say, rather limited and last night I spent my entire trip home
completely engrossed in the sky and slightly wishing I had a chauffeur.
Just think of all the photos I would be able to snap and yep, probably safer too. 


Note to lady who birthed me: 
No photography at the wheel was committed in the attainment of these photos.





Those warmer days I mentioned also means we've had more time 
to allow Ember out to roam amongst the giants in her backyard.
Fortunately, she's learned the skill of camouflage. 
Orange cat. Green wheelbarrow. 
"Nothing will find me here."
These mild days of sunshine and happiness have also given our heirloom carrots a chance to stay, just a little bit longer, in the ground. After a July that saw no rain and the hottest day on record in over fifty years, I had my doubts that there would be much of a carrot harvest this year but we've made out like bandits. There was a entire wheelbarrow full, less one cat, of course. 

And after a summer spent building a coop and having some meet and greets with a few thousand bees, 
next year will be focused solely on gardening.
And planning.
And we figured if goats are moving in,
we best see if we like goat milk.
Source

Yes, we do!


~Be well friends!~




and then, she {snapped}

Thursday Favorite Things

24 comments:

Buttons said...

Andrea I love your photos. I think the skies are beautiful this time of year. I am OK without the snow for now.
Ember is really growing. Take care and watch the road:). B

Stacia said...

I love your wheelbarrow bounty ... and your sweet wheelbarrow hunter. =>

Lynne said...

Your photos are fabulous Andrea . . .
I liked "the boy twin" and glass, organic milk bottle, a "peaking Amber" and the "sheep twins".

The " drive home sky" photo was lovely . . . I am sure you made a stop to snap it . . .

It is wonderful to feel thanksgiving for vistas and more, through you!

Gone Country said...

Beautiful photos!

The kitty is so adorable 'hiding out' in her wheelbarrow!

We've had some beautiful clouds and skies here too lately and it's very warm here for mid-November.

Nice crop of carrots. We've had no luck with any sort of root vegetable. I'll have to find out what we're doing wrong.

Katherines Corner said...

Wonderful images from around your farm my bloggy friend!Thank you for linking your post to The Thursday Favorite Things Hop today. Hugs!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Lovely shots. Love the 2nd sky shot and the cat shot.

Kathy said...

Wow, some seriously awesome clouds! Looks like a painting.

Kathy

em said...

These non-freezing November days have been wonderful for us as well! ...I'm sure your mother appreciated that comment :)

TexWisGirl said...

just loved the note to your mom. be safe, dear girl! dreamy skies or not!

V.L. Locey said...

Love your photos! And I`m so glad to hear you like goat milk. We drink it by the gallons here and its SO much better than store milk.

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀@ A Lapin Life said...

Beautiful pictures! I've never tried goats milk.

Dee

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Beautiful sunset & love the kitty shot =)

Joan said...

It's so funny when they think they can't be seen. :) Just like little kids!
Goat cheese is good too. My brother made some. Delicious.

Red Gate Farm said...

There are so many times I want to stop and take a pic on my way home... I usually hold off cuz I don't want to cause a spectacle (as my grandma would say)!

Goats are coming too? I hear goat cheese is super easy to make!

~Chris

PS my carrots, beets and radishes are still in the ground too :)

Seeing Each Day said...

such lovely colours in your first photo -really like the composition too. i'm still smiling about your clever cat managing her surroundings. glad the goat's milk passed the test, can't say i've ever had any although i did milk a goat once, unsuccessfully i should add.

Mommyof2girlz/StephD said...

Lovely captures and the cat shot is priceless..lol They are such funny creatures. :)

deb duty said...

I always enjoy my visits to your farm! You are blessed to live in such a lovely place. Those goats are so cute! And congrats on your carrot harvest!

Anna said...

Andrea, you been awarded 'One Lovely Blog Award'. Please stop by and pick it up :)

http://othersideofanna5.blogspot.com/2011/11/one-lovely-blog-award.html#more

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

Can I please name one of the goats when they come home? I have always wanted one..I am quite sad that we didn't get one for Annie when she was a wee thing!
Lovely pics! Ember is a doll! So is that little one hiding behind yummy goats milk. We do too :)
xo, misha

Hey, when is your stalker going to start a blog?

Judy Haughton-James said...

Awesome pictures! I have also been taking some pictures of the sky over here in Jamaica. Take care and enjoy the rest of your Thursday.

Chris said...

Hello again, love your blog and the pics are fantastic, especially orange cat. so cute. Would love you to pop over to my blog sometime to have a look at my storm cloud and sunset photos. Cheers.
I'm blog hopping from Katherine's Corner, already a follower.

Luana said...

Hey there!!!
loved the idea... don't know if I could, though...
city girl turning rural...
I guess it's not for me... at least not for now...
I would love to follow this adventure of yours... :o)

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Ember is just so beautiful! I love the disclaimer....made me laugh right out loud. :) Our weather, with the exception of 2 days of snow, has been on the warmer side as well. Such a strange year. Sigh....I wish I liked goats milk. I just can't drink it but I'm still determined to have a small array of those beautiful little animals. Guess I will be making a whole lot of goats milk soap! :)
Have a great weekend.
Staci

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

Great update. Silly cat. Yay goats! You'll adore them. We're hoping to have some kids this spring, God willing... Come get one? ;-)
hugs,
Leslie