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Of course it’s a new year but, my “new” is being newly adopted by a stray cat.

“Lefty” has been hanging around since last spring.

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Sharing the barn and food with Monkey and Bobo…

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…always dashing away when I approached.

One night, though…

Christmas Eve…

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this happened!

Who comes running out from a corner to greet me?

It was a Christmas miracle, I tell ya!

So we have a frost bitten ear but that’s all I knew about this cat. We didn’t have that male cat “stink” in the barn so are we a female or a neutered male?

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One trip to the vet later…

it’s a boy! A not stinky intact boy!

Like I said…one trip to the vet later, we have a newly neutered, newly vaccinated and dewormed, newly examined 2-3 yr old boy!

Kind of rough around the edges but, aren’t we all?

Happy New Year, Lefty! Welcome to the family.

 

Until next time…Appy Trails. Smile

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Container def

Well that’s a good definition but containers can be much more than this.

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Containers to protect precious goods.

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Newly hatched precious good.

Well, there are 3 but the other 2 were dried off and running…

…amazing.

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I found them though.

Of course mama and papa were hard at work…

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…trying to confuse me with their broken wing fabrications.

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Amazing camouflage!

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Ok enough pictures.

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I didn’t want to stress them out too much.

I thought I’d give the parents a break.

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Yeah, yeah…

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I get it…

…your injured…

…broken wing. Blah, blah, blah.

I see ya and I’m leaving.

Amazing.

 

Until next time…Appy Trails Smile

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It’s July in Wisconsin and it’s 56° outside.

I’m feeling grumbly this morning.

I start my coffee and put my jacket on before I head out to do my chores.

As I exit my door, I’m greeted with soft nickers and a bray.

I close the main gate behind me and, I stop…

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…and in the morning sun, I see a glitter.

I glance out at the pasture and in between the patches of shade, I’m overwhelmed.

So…I return through the gate (followed by soft nickers and a bray) and run for the camera.

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The morning dew is shining like diamonds.

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A soft breeze is gently moving the glitter.

I am in awe.

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I am in awe…

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I’m having my coffee on the deck this morning.

After I finished my morning feedings, that is.

Until next time…Appy Trails Smile

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Each summer I look forward to the birds.

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Killdeer

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Hummingbirds

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Starlings

But I love my barn swallows.

I don’t care about the little piles of poo.

There’s just something about their little beauty, twittering and chirping that warms my heart.

When I see those little baby heads peering over the edge of the nest, I run for the camera!

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We have about 5 nests throughout the horse shed and big barn.

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I spy between 2 and 5 chicks squeezed into the various nests.

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Of course the watchful eyes of the parents, too.

http://birds.audubon.org/birds/barn-swallow

Until next time…Appy Trails Smile

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I gotta tell ya…

One of my favorite things, is to watch the horses run and play in the pastures.

I open the gates everyday for their grazing enjoyment.

Yesterday I decided to grab my camera, for some action shots.

You know, you can never have enough of those stored on your computer.

So here we go!

 

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Even fat, little Tater Tot got into the race.

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Everyone seemed to be doing their own figure 8 patterns, almost playing chicken with each other.

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Farting and squealing…

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Squealing and farting…

Ahhh,

Just such a feeling of beauty,

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grace…

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…and comic relief.

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Don’t sell him short (yes pun intended) those little legs were a blur.

Atta boy Tater!

I see Kentucky Derby in his future.

Don’t you?

Until next time…Appy Trails Smile

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