Saturday, January 19, 2013

Today's deer pics...

Saturday, January 19, Happy Birthday Emmy girl...

Hope you have a wonderful day.

And, Betty, look what I found.  It was in the computer hutch under a bunch of papers.  It is funny because the last place I remember seeing it was on top of the computer hutch.  Now, when I get Roberts book I am going to put them both here.

I am trying to make cracked wheat, honey oat bread but it is not rising very fast.  Usually, I dissolve the yeast in warm water even though must bread recipes now say put it in dry with the flour.  I put it in the flour and think I may regret it.  If it turns out I will post the recipe.  I found it on the net, but had to change a few things.  I think I should have changed the part about not proofing the yeast.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Friday, January 18

George has been taking pictures again.  The battery on the little camera went dead, so he had to use the big camera for the last pictures, but he took a bunch.  The most he got in any one pictures was 14, but he said he counted 17 in the field at one time. At least 5 or 6 were bucks and the rest were mamas and babies.  Most of the bucks looked like yearling bucks or at the  most 2 year old bucks.

Today was a beautiful day, and tomorrow is supposed to be even better.  I bought steaks to grill tomorrow.

This one looks like he is scared up, but it may just be the way the light was on him.

And away we go.  Or at least the bucks.  Some of the does and babies stayed on and ate some more.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Wednesday, January 16, 6 more weeks of winter

At least that is my story.  It was a little warmer today, up in the low 40's.  I even went out and sat in the truck at lunch today.  With the sun coming in the windshield, it was pretty nice.  Two more days and then a couple of days off.

I got a nice tripod for my new camera because I could not hold it steady enough at full zoom.  George has been learning to use it.  Here is some of his pics today.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Tuesday, January 15, cold and snow

Down to 16 degrees here this morning and got snow around 11 am but it all went away within an hour or so. I think Friday or Saturday it is supposed to be up to 50.  I am already tired of winter.  Want warm weather.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Monday, January 14, 2013, cold and colder

Was really cold this morning, did not break freezing today and supposed to be even colder tonight.  I am ready for summer...

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sunday, January 13, blowing COLD...

It was 26 degrees this am, but we did not get much falling stuff overnight.  It was raining early on yesterday evening, but stopped around 9 or 10.  This morning is really cold, and we have had a little falling ice pellets, but nothing accumulating. I went for a walk this morning, all bundled up.

I walked out to Dan's gate and back, about 1.2 miles.

These birds were all in the trees, eating the berries and buds.  They have a yellow cast to their underbelly and at the tip of their tails, and have a top knot on their heads.  I am  not sure what kind of birds they are.  They would not fly off when I approached them.

The goats were in the barn when I went out, but were out grazing when I came back.

Birds over brother's house.

In the hackberry tree across the road from my mail box, the tree in the center of the photo below.

The babies are still here.  If the roads are bad this afternoon, we will just keep them another day.  ES will not have school if there is anything on the roads.  The girl is down with the neighbor girl, because she has a birthday this week, the neighbor, not my girl.  The boy stayed here last night and felt slighted, so Grandma took him to town and bought a toy.  Guess what he bought?

Yesterday, I took a drive over by Peden's and around the Y, thinking we might see some Eagles either on Newberry's turkey houses or Peden's chicken houses, but all we saw was a bunch, maybe 2 dozen, of the birds below resting in the trees down on Callen's Branch.