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Weekly Photo Challenge: Enveloped

The prairie sky leans in closer at night, weaving a soft cocoon around our farm. We are enveloped with a dark stillness as sweet as blueberries and chocolate. Anna Blake, Infinity Farm. WordPress Photo Challenge is a weekly prompt to share a photo- I...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on May 16, 2015

Looking Back: A Tiny Tail for Mother's Day

Baby Cary in the greenhouse on May 19, 2006, age two weeks.Once upon a time I had a little lamb. Her name was Cary, and she followed me wherever I went.This is my twenty-first year living with sheep, and those few months back in the spring and summer...
by Farmgirl Fare on May 10, 2015

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forces of Nature.

Gravity–it’s a dependable force of nature. Look how well it works. (Gravity Hiccup) Anna Blake, Infinity Farm. WordPress Photo Challenge is a weekly prompt to share a photo- I enjoy twisting these macro prompts to share our micro life her...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on May 10, 2015

To Rest in Peace.

They aren't getting any younger. Neither are you.
by AnnaBlakeBlog on May 8, 2015

Tuesday Dose of Cute: Marta Beast

Living up to her name.It's hard to believe it's already been over six months since the last time we spent several hours shearing our beloved guard dog Marta—until you look at her. It's time to get some more doggy downers from the vet an...
by Farmgirl Fare on May 5, 2015

Weekly Photo Challenge: Intricate

This beautiful world is an intricate balance of fine detail and huge brush strokes, of yearning and satisfaction, of unthinkable beauty and profound loss. Seeing tiny weeds of perfection up close gives me faith that the big picture, the one larger th...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on May 3, 2015

Weekly Photo Challenge: Motion.

It’s all fun and games until… …somebody takes a dive. (He’s fine. He meant to do that.) Anna Blake, Infinity Farm. WordPress Photo Challenge is a weekly prompt to share a photo- I enjoy twisting these macro prompts to share ou...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Apr 26, 2015

Friday Farm Photo: Have A Sweet Smelling Weekend.

Lilacs blooming in the kitchen garden.Any plans this weekend? Mine are simple: spend as much time near the lilacs as possible.Because of late spring frosts and early budding during winter heat waves, we don't often get many blooms on the lilac bushes...
by Farmgirl Fare on Apr 24, 2015

A Girl and Her Pony

Owning a horse can teach your child invaluable lessons, including responsibility.
by Hunter Happenings on Apr 24, 2015

Weekly Photo Challenge: Early Bird.

Before I came to live on the prairie, I always thought bird-watching was for eggheads; something for people with no dogs or horses. I was wrong. More than wrong: I was blind. I was being small-minded about feathers. I do my writing long before dawn,...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Apr 20, 2015

Friday Dose of Cute: Have a Fun Weekend.

Visiting young friends (and donkeys) enjoying treat time in Donkeyland. (Love longears? Lots more donkey pics here.)Any plans this weekend? We're staying around the farm as usual (by choice). Joe will be busy with lawn care and yet more vehicle m...
by Farmgirl Fare on Apr 17, 2015

Weekly Photo Challenge: Afloat.

Afloat: Llamas are animals from another planet; everything about them is sideways of the usual. They look like badly put-together horses but behave more like cats. They love family and protect their home. They have a springing float in their gaitR...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Apr 13, 2015

Weekly Photo Challenge: Blur.

A wild thunderstorm rolled through during the afternoon of a sweltering blur of a day. Sweat and rain mixed, leaving a perfect mud for running, then rolling, then running again. These two are siblings–more like Yin/Yang twins. At times they blu...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Apr 6, 2015

Horses and Tulips.

At some distant moment in the past, probably after seeing The Miracle of the White Stallions when I was a kid, I found out that Spanish horses were started at 4 years old. Back then, I thought it was a terrible waste. Then a few years ago, I was at a...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Apr 3, 2015

Easter lambs on the farm

We have been on half term all week and today we went to a local farm to have a look at the little baby Easter lambs. They were so cute and the girls adored their time with them. So sweet, fluffy and cuddly. The farm also had cows, horses, cats, dogs...
by Anya Adores on Apr 1, 2015

Sunday Farm Photos: Oops.

Looking out the bedroom window yesterday morning. More photos below. . .Click here for the rest of this post »...
by Farmgirl Fare on Mar 29, 2015

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral.

Like a northern breeze across the prairie: just an instant of a moment in an hour of her life. Forever in my mind. Anna Blake, Infinity Farm. WordPress Photo Challenge is a weekly prompt to share a photo- I enjoy twisting these macro prompts to share...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Mar 29, 2015

Wednesday Farm Photos: It's Spring!

Jasper is so much help in the kitchen garden. Not.Spring: The time of year on a farm when it feels like you're already behind before it even begins.Whew! The weeks of snow and ice finally ended and we went straight up into the 70's. My hunky...
by Farmgirl Fare on Mar 25, 2015

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh

Fresh… …bug season is here. Something to quack about after an icy winter. Anna Blake, Infinity Farm. WordPress Photo Challenge is a weekly prompt to share a photo- I enjoy twisting these macro prompts to share our micro life here on the C...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Mar 23, 2015

Weekly Photo Challenge: Wall

My muck cart is blue, with perfect balance and foam-filled wheels, and I prefer wooden handles on my muck forks. I wrote about my love of mucking in my blog last friday, but I didn’t mention that my favorite part is the wall around my muck cart...
by AnnaBlakeBlog on Mar 16, 2015


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