Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sweet Dreams

Last weeks theme for Sunday Stills was water. I took a few pictures of the water holes on the farm and here you have it, 2 frozen ponds. I never posted the pictures because I thought they were lame compared to the other excitement we had last weekend. We can not wait until they thaw! This weeks photo challenge theme is lines and I took several different photos keeping that in mind. However, my battery is dead or I broke my camera when I dropped it on the stairs tonight. So I had to dig into my archives because my OCD will not allow me to post without a picture . I am unable to download my pictures from the weekend and my camera is making one funny sound. Maine Man is going to KILL me! He's going to think it was an intentional act because he knows I'm itching for a new camera. Can you imagine that me, Country Girl would do such a thing? Hee, hee....here I come e-bay! No really, I am a little sad because I had pictures to share for the challenge and pictures of our weekend including the makings of the BEST maple syrup you've ever tasted and I cannot tell the story without pictures.
The top picture is the pond right beside the house. This is where our 10 little duckies will reside. MM plans to make them a floating house so that they can stay clear of predators.
The bottom picture is of the pond behind the barn. This is where the kids spend most of their time frogging and trapping crayfish.
I am off to read one of the 3 books I have going (told you I have ADD)
I am currently reading :
A Small Farm in Maine by Terry Silber which is at the moment is my favorite because I am able to relate to the story in many ways.
In defense of Food by Michael Pollan. It is a good book but it has not kept my attention compared to the last book I read by him, Omnivore's Dilemma
The Power of Play by David Elkind is about how spontaneous, imaginative activities lead to happier, healthier children.
What are you reading? I'd LOVE to HEAR!!! C' mon ladies and Gents! Plus when I ever finish these books....June (I'm a slow read for lack of time and pure exhaustion most days) I will be looking for a good read.
Posts to come (as soon as my camera dilemma has resolved): Maple Syrup Sunday, Black Sheep (ha, not what your thinking), and a belated photo challenge.
HAVE A NICE WEEK! :)

16 comments:

Amy ~ 12 Acres said...

I bet you can't wait to see ducks swimming around in the pond. I absolutely love being able to watch the ducks from wherever I am in the house. I wanted a floating duck house too, but it never happened. The ducks have never been harrassed by predators and we are very lucky. They usually sleep in the water at night, safe from hunting coons and coyotes.

GreyWolf said...

Love the photos of the ponds. Are there fish in them?
Sounds like the ducks are going to have a great place to live.
I am sure you wouldn't drop the camera on purpose.

Jennifer said...

Pretty cool pictures!

Ed said...

Nice pics, I hope ya get a new camera, you deserve it..:-)

YD said...

Sorry to hear about your camera.
The pond photos are very nice.
Can't wait to hear and see all about maple syrup making.

Just Me said...

Love the pictures!! And you and I will have to talk canning when the time comes.

As far as books, I am currently reading "the Dark Horse" it is about how James Garfield became nominated for president out of the blue in 1880 and his subsequent downfall. I had a hard time getting into it at first but now it is getting interesting. On my FB I have listed some books Non Fiction and Fiction that I have read and truly enjoyed.

Looking forward to your post on the syrup making! It sounded awesome!

jenn said...

I've been loving Sarah Vowell's books lately, esp. "The Wordy Shipmates" about the Puritans. She's a historian/NPR commentator, but with the most killer sense of humor. Seriously. Her books are hilarious and have kept me from slitting my throat while waiting for spring.

Also - "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle" was riveting and I don't even like dogs.

jenn said...

If it were me, the camera would suffer a tragic "accident." But I'm devious that way.

:)

Wilmoth Farms Rachel & Her Farmer said...

Great pics....geee I'm secretly hoping you'll get that new camera! *crossing fingers*!

citygirl said...

Sorry to hear about your camera...what luck you have had with your electronics of late, huh? But, according to another recent post by yourself, it now meets the replacement criteria...it's broken!

Recent Reads:
The Kite Runner
AnnieJohn

Both very good. Though not of the "garden" variety!

Patrice Farmer said...

They look pretty and very very cold. Sorry about your camera. I'm surprised I haven't killed my yet with as many times I have dropped it, put it next to a hot pot or nearly washed it. Hope you get another one soon.

Jennifer said...

The pond pictures are great. I hope your camera is not broken just yet, I was looking forward to the maple syrup experience and I knew you'd have pics.

warren said...

I have uh...accidentally dropped...a cell phone (took several drops and a throw actually) and a camera. Doggone my clumsy hands!

Country Girl said...

THANKS FOR ALL YOUR COMMENTS! THE CAMERA IS NOT BROKEN :(IT WAS JUST THE BATTERY AND THE LENS WAS JAMMING. I AM HOPING TO GET A CAMERA FOR MY B-DAY.

AMY, I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THEM OUT THERE.

GW, NOT REALLY. WE TRIED PUTTING SHINERS IN THE BIGGEST POND BUT THEY DIED. WE HAVE LOTS OF FROGS AND CRAYFISH. WE'D LOVE TO DIG ANOTHER FOR FISH....SOMEDAY!

JM, I'LL HAVE TO CHECK OUT YOUR FB PAGE.

JENN, I LIKE FUNNY I WILL REFER BACK TO YOUR COMMENT AFTER I READ MY BOOKS AND SEE IF I CAN FIND HER AT THE LIBRARY.

AMY, I READ THE KITE RUNNER. GOOD BOOK! ALSO A THOUSOUAND SPLENDID SUNS WAS A GOOD READ.

Farmchick said...

Just stopping in to say hi! Love the pond photo--very nice. Happy Spring to you!!

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