Tuesday Newsday, July 8

Good morning!


We’ve been getting some rain.  Showers, not storms.  Great news for July in Illinois.

Coneflower Rain_clouds

Baby pumpkin at the base of the blossom.  🙂  I love watching the pumpkins develop.


“Good morning!” say the goats:


Today, it was Pumpkin Pie that provided my morning entertainment.

Here she is, early this a.m., in the east barn, where she gets her special feed twice a day.  She and Happy have side-by-side pens.  Happy is an un-gelded donkey (he isn’t neutered) … which means he has more of a propensity to be, well, an ass, so he isn’t allowed to run with the other animals.  But he keeps very close eye on what everyone is doing.


Plus, he knows I give him any leftover crumbles Pumpkin Pie may leave.  He stands by with hope in his eye.

Shortly after her breakfast and while I was eating mine, Pumpkin Pie got adventurous.  She decided to explore a small paddock that she hadn’t bothered with before.  It is on the west side of the house, straight away from my back deck.  The view from my office this morning:


Pie was in a jolly good mood and I clicked several pics of her enjoying her new discovery.  (I will post those soon, in another post.)

It wasn’t long before I heard Happy braying.  He couldn’t see what was going on from his guard on the east side of the house.  He was at full attention:


For today, be on guard for delightful moments!

About Marla Rose

This blog documents our farm life in central Illinois with photographs, experiences, and a dash of cooking. Pour a cup of coffee and enjoy sharing part of our lives!
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14 Responses to Tuesday Newsday, July 8

  1. Beth Ann says:

    Those pictures are my delightful moments! Love Happy!!! Thanks for making my morning!

  2. Southernruralroute.wordpress.com says:

    I like your new banner photo of Pumpkin Pie in front of the corn.

  3. Dianna says:

    Love all your pictures; glad I don’t have to choose my favorite! I’m happy you’re getting showers. Things are really dry where we are; there’s a chance for some rain later in the week, so we’re hoping that happens.

  4. dayphoto says:

    I loved seeing the photos of Happy! He was taking his loss seriously!


  5. Had a heck of a storm here last night! Happy is adorable! lol

  6. pattisj says:

    The corn behind Pumpkin Pie looks good. I can’t wait to see what she was up to. It’s always good to find those little delights each day.

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