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Photo Friday a day late

Yes… I’m a day late with my Photo Friday. But hey, as long as it’s posted and close to Friday, that’s ok, right? ;)

Just a few photos this week…

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Photo Friday (and a video)

This possessive little hummer sat there for ages, watching the feeder.

The rutabagas are up!

It’s a beet! (I think…)

 

Potatoes are lookin’ good!

 

This is one of the tomatoes we started from seed. It’s rather pitiful.

 

By comparison, here’s one we bought at the flower shop…

 

A ripening strawberry…

 

Petunias in the hydrant bed…

 

Icarus, my one and only male guinea…

 

Daisy Mae…

 

Relaxing…

 

Happy First Birthday to Hamilton, the steer!

 

Valentine, Jersey/Holstein heifer

 

Clover

 

Clover again…

 

Echo

 

Nutty

 

Clotilde

 

Juliette

 

Violet

 

Iris… “Whatchya got therrr??”

 

And again…

 

Raindrop… She’s decided to join the army and her first step was to take on camo. Lookin’ good…

 

I’m bunny sitting!

Penelope…

 

Lovitchka (Lova for short)…

 

“Hey… Don’t look now, but she’s got the camera pointed right at you…”

 

She’s just so darn cute….. <3

 

Wishing there was no wire… See that sad little frown?

 

I adore rabbits’ eyes. <3

 

This is what my guineas thought of them:

 

I found a perfect daisy.

 

Sunshine! (And jet streams.)

 

And then the chickens were very sad that I was leaving, so they tried coming with me.

 

And here’s a short video of my guinea Aspen buckwheating. Only female guineas can make this noise.

http://youtu.be/KP9gh4G784s

Photo Friday

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Broccoli Vinaigrette Medley

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My dear friend Ann concocted this delish sounding vinaigrette so I had to share. She uses as much organic as possible.

 

  • 1 head broccoli
  • 2-3 rainbow peppers
  • 6-8 mushrooms
  • Tomatoes (optional)

Chop the veggies up into very small, even pieces.

Pour about 1/4 – 1/3 c. olive oil over veggies. Add:

  • 2 TB. balsamic vinegar
  • a couple tsp. onion powder
  • 2 tsp. sea salt
  • Basil
  • 3 TB. garlic with sun-dried tomato

Mix thoroughly. Enjoy!

 

Adorable Guineas

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I’ve had my 7 guineas for 8 weeks now. They are amazing. At first I was worried they’d be crazy and wild and never come near me, etc. But careful training on my part has given me some sweet and friendly little critters. They’re not as friendly as my chicks, and I never expected them to be. But they will eat out of my hand, run around my feet when I go into their pen, and let me pet them while they eat.

 

They are definitely not as loud as I was expecting, either. In fact, my hens (chickens) are louder than them! IĀ  find their sounds very sweet and entertaining. Their antics are adorable as well.

 

I’ve wanted guineas since I first got chickens (almost 8 years ago), and am thrilled to have them. I can hardly wait for them to be old enough to get out and free range! (Though I currently do have that one worry that they won’t come back when I let them out… They probably will since they love their millet and I have it…. but that little nagging voice still is there.)

 

Here’s my Buff Dundotte, Helen…

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