Barnyard Walk

Finally!  A day without rushing, clouds and rain.  A day to walk around the barnyards with you.  My in-laws bought two feeder calves to put in with our little George. Taking pics of black calves in the dark results in their eyes reflecting the flash like little extraterrestrial orbs.Black calves

A little like trying to photograph sheep in a blizzard, I suppose.

Yesterday, I caught them posing for you, while the sun was shining.SteaksnRoasts

Cute, but not cute-as-George.  George even photographs well in the dark:George

Jethro is also visiting.  Let’s hope for mid-to-late-May kids!Jethro1

He took a bow so you could admire his horns, too:Jethro2

Of course, Happy is never far from the action.  Notice the old barn in the background? It has really taken a beating this winter. Watching it fall, board by board, is so sad. I would love to see a picture of it in its glory days!Jan2 Happy

Thought for the day: the barn isn’t falling apart all at once. The de-construction is a result of neglect and absence of maintenance.  Lots to learn from that observation.




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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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17 Responses to Barnyard Walk

  1. Dianna says:

    Happy New Year to you and yours! Always love seeing pics of your barnyard critters.
    It IS sad to see any structure go to ruin. Although they make for interesting photos, it’s still a sad thing to see.

  2. Dalo 2013 says:

    Great photo of “Steaks & Roast” ~ brought a smile to my face this morning…

  3. Wendy says:

    Jethro is a handsome fellow! I agree with the barn observation, everything requires maintenance…..and in my case “support”.😝

  4. says:

    I’m glad I don’t have horns on my head. Would make it hard to comb my hair.

  5. Yes – many of these old barns could have been saved – so sad. And your calves! Well done. Are they Angus, I would love to have a couple too but they are so hard to find now! And my last calf episode means that i will only ever buy from someone I know. Today was my first quiet day to and I loved it! Have a great week. c

  6. Great pics, that Jethro sure is a handsome lad!

  7. Cindy H says:

    Great pics! Love the “Steaks and Roast” names. We had to name ours to help us remember their destiny. They were appropriately names “Chuck Roast” and Sir Loin”! Jethro is quite handsome. Should make for an exciting Spring!

  8. pattisj says:

    Jethro is a handsome fellow. Hope to see some adorable little ones.

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