Sunday, February 8, 2009

~Sunday Stills ~ Reflections

It is that time of the week again for Sunday Stills photo challenge. It always creeps up on me and here I sit trying to get my post in before I head off to bed. This was a hard one for me. I took a bunch of shots in the mirror, none that I liked. This would be have been perfect one for Spring when the ponds begin to open up. I took a quick peak at some of the other submissions and there are some real cool ones like this horse eye. I am amazed by the creativeness (not in me) that this challenge sparked in others. This is by far my favorite one and as the warm weather comes I will be looking for more opportunities to take pictures of reflections. Next week theme is the moon.


Did you see my Harvest 2009 update on my side bar? Egg count thus far is up to a whopping 500. That is because MM put a timer and a light out in the barn for them. We were averaging 8 eggs a day for quite sometime and now we are up to 2 dozen a day....back to what we were getting over the summer and fall.
I was fooling with some angle shots as that was last weeks photo challenge but I goofed. This is one of our 2 maple trees that we plan to tap for a first time real soon.


Answering a few questions from my last post:

Kyfarmlife, I did not make the bird feeder my dad did. It is just a can painted with wood sides hanging by a chain. That would be a good project to do with the kids this summer.

Farmgirl DK, my brother and I were raised separately because our parents divorced and my brother decided to live with my dad and I stayed with my mother. Not too much of a story, seems like an everyday occurrence in this day and age.

20 comments:

coastrat said...

Interesting self-portrait. Could we see the lady behind the camera sometime?

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

I'm looking forward to the moon photo's, sounds like a hard one.

Shiloh Prairie Farm said...

Great pictures. Congrats on all the eggs, that is great! How many laying hens do you have?

Erica said...

That's a lot of eggs in one day! How many chickens do you guys have then?

Country Girl said...

We have right around 30 hens.

PIE said...

I want chickens....I want chickens...I want chickens...now I am supposed to click my heels three times right?

Love the bird feeder, going to definately make that this summer with the kids...thanks for the idea...or rather thank your dad!
:-)

warren said...

I sort of dig the pic of you in the mirror...it has a resemblance to Mike on Monsters, Inc (no offense intended)!

Amy said...

How fun!

Farmgirl_dk: said...

*Love* the self-portrait one. I think it's VERY creative! :-)
And, that wouldn't by chance be MY HRM watch on your wrist, would it? I've misplaced mine and haven't seen it in weeks. If it is, give it back.
lol

citygirl said...

That is awesome about the egg count! I have been saving egg cartons for you...I will be sure to deliver them very soon! It sounds like you could use them!

Cool photos...you do not give yourself enough credit!

Janine said...

The moon photos! I am looking forward to those too! I love taking pictures of things that sit still! I see the moon coming up over the hill behind our house right now... I may go try to capture that! Talk soon!

Ed said...

Hmmm Maybe a challenge in the works, self portraits? I may redo the reflections challenge this spring.
Hava great day...Ed

Caffienated Cowgirl said...

No worries...I had to dig in the archives for my reflection photo :)

sugarcreekstuff said...

I love the nest in the dollhouse.

Do you have regular customers for that amount of eggs? I am waiting for the snow to melt so I can start our roadside stand.

Patrice Farmer said...

Wow, 2 dozen a day. Wow. Nice pictures.

San Diego Farmgirl said...

Wow, big boost in egg production! Is the light and timer tricking the hens into thinking the days are longer, is that it?

Mrs. Mordecai said...

Wow, that's a lot of eggs! I love you picture of the trees.

Farm Chick Paula said...

Those are some neat pictures, Kim- I especially like the self-portrait!

Country Girl said...

I ENJOYED READING ALL THE COMMENTS. IT IS ALWAYS EXCITING TO SEE WHAT YOU ALL HAVE TO SAY.

CR, IT SOUNDS LIKE ONE OF OUR UPCOMING CHALLENGES WILL BE SELF-PORTRAITS.

J, IT IS A HARD ONE. I HAVE ALREADY HAD A COUPLE UNSUCCESSFUL SHOTS.

PIE, YOU SHOULD GET SOME? MAKE A PORTABLE CHICKEN TRACTOR AND FILL IT WITH A HALF DOZEN CHICKENS.

THANKS FG, WHAT DOES HRM STAND FOR?

THANKS WARREN.

CG, THANKS. I CAN ALWAYS RELY ON YOU LEAVE ME SOME GOOD WORDS. THANKS FOR THE CARTONS. I AM AMAZED AT ALL THE PEOPLE THAT COLLECT CARTONS FOR ME. I HAVE SOME BOOKS FOR YOUR MUFFIN NEXT TIME YOUR OUT THIS WAY AND I CAN SPARE A FEW EGGS, I THINK I HAVE 12+ DOZEN IN MY FRIDGE.

SC, I THINK I GOT THE IDEA FROM YOU FOR THE DOLL HOUSE. I REMEMBER YOUR UNIQUE DRESSER LAYING BOXES. WE GOT HAVE A REGULAR EGG CUSTOMERS AND IN THE SUMMER I PUT A COOLER BY THE ROAD. THEY GO FAST!

SD FG, YES YOU ARE RIGHT ABOUT THE LONGER DAYS.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Hmmm...must not be my watch then. HRM stands for heart rate monitor. I used to run regularly and thought I really needed one of those chest strap thingys that talked to my watch. Now I can't find the watch. Still have the chest strap, though. :-)