Saturday, May 18, 2013

All Creatures Great and Small

 
Many of my blog posts center around food and design, but
I seldom talk about the work and worry goes into our farm. 
Today I'd like to show you the happy side of farming.
The pure delight of fresh, grass-scented air, a wind-rumpled pond, the nicker of a horse, a donkey's warm breath as he searches for apples, or seeing two ducks become best friends.
 
 
I'll just let the pictures do the talking.
 





















Hope you enjoyed the mini-tour. Thank for visiting.

23 comments:

  1. Delight, Michael Lee! Your images are crystal clear, and your farm is magical. What a special spot! Thanks for sharing. ~ Sarah

    ReplyDelete
  2. oh you have no idea how big my smile is! just wonderful, me, i would never come inside... you truly live the blessed life of a kept woman... i didn't know you had horses too, dang girl, i know you are city at heart, but how fun to have so MUCH... and that pond, that is my dream, cliffs don't come with them...

    well i am feeling very green eyed right now, i know how much time it takes to tend to them all, but from afar, it looks serene and peaceful...

    is that your land baron eying his holdings? i can see why he is happy~

    thanks for the simple pleasures, i just came in from a garden walk, now i am even more miserable!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You would have so much fun with a goat. Yes, that's the baron Himself. We were outside today, looking for fox tracks. Our pond is man-made, carved between two steep hills. We stocked it with bass. Don't like the turtles so much, as they are predatory with the ducks/geese.

      Delete
  3. You've added to the menagerie since I was there! Love the horses. I'm insanely jealous!! Do the donkeys still like Nilla Wafers?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They do! The ducks and geese are hilarious. They don't stay at the pond and go all over the property. No chigger or ticks bites for the humans. Guess the insect population is taking a hit, and I'm glad. A guinea hen lives in our yard, and I haven't seen a snake, so far.

      Delete
  4. Loved the tour ! Thanks for sharing your beautiful farm with us - the land/view is wonderful! Great looking variety of live stock. Running a farm is hard work - serious work. I visited them growing up enough to know it was something I was NOT put out to do. :D
    Hope you are enjoying the weekend.
    Glenda

    ReplyDelete
  5. So tranquil. When can I stop by :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hi Michale Lee! Oh, how beautiful and peaceful looking your farm is. Glad all of your sweet little animals were having a great day and posed so nicely for you! My grandparents had a small farm and I used to love going there but I was so afraid of the cows! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I had no idea that you had animals, I must have missed that post. Beautiful horses, love the goats, and the donkey!

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful farm and photos.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Beautiful farm and I adore all the animals. God is so good!!!

    Mary L

    ReplyDelete
  9. Beautiful farm and I adore all the animals. God is so good!!!

    Mary L

    ReplyDelete
  10. Wow- what a beautiful land you have, what a blessing!

    I think the one of the donkey's face up close is my fav, how cute is that??

    ReplyDelete
  11. My heart is melting for those beautiful donkeys!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Delightful tour. Your images are wonderful. What a happy place. I really admire how much you are able to accomplish.
    Sam

    ReplyDelete
  13. Michael, how wonderful to have these precious "friends" on your farm. That shot of the duck best friends made me tear up. Aren't they sweet! And all of the others, too. I love, love, love donkeys.

    There is a petting farm I pass on my way around Florida, and I have stopped to take pictures of these cute little miniature donkeys and animals. The minis are just the cutest things, and they co-exist, (sometimes not so peacefully) in a little yard/pasture where cute pigs get butted by naughty goats and where tiny donkeys vie for your attention and usually get it. There's even a mini Brahma bull.

    XO,

    Sheila

    ReplyDelete
  14. Michael,

    These are truly inspirational photos! I just love the appeal of the land and, more importantly, God's creatures. I think you should open a cooking school in your home! I think many people would come and spend time on the farm learning new culinary delights. Think of all the wonderful stories you would gather to incorporate into a novel!

    Karen

    ReplyDelete
  15. What a treat ~ thank you for the beautiful pictures! A mini vaction; I needed that. :0) xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  16. SO pastoral and peaceful.. Loved it!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Beautiful! A nice respite from a very rainy w/end in Atlanta.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Your farm is a beautiful place and I love all of your animals. We live on a farm, too, and I wouldn't trade places with anyone.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Such a breath of fresh air when living in one of Canada's large metropolitan cities. Thanks for sharing Michael. I do love your critters. -Brenda-

    ReplyDelete