Monday, May 21, 2012

Oh I Love a Rainy Sunday!

Yesterday was a rainy Sunday afternoon. That really good kind of rainy afternoon where the internet is unplugged (for safety reasons) family casually spends the day on the porch watching the rain with the younger kids jumping and screaming at that loudest booms of thunder.  :-)




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 Sunday actually started out with pretty nice weather. As I potted my flowers, however, I starting noticing the darkening skies and flickers of lightening in the distance. I shoved the rest of my flowers into their new soil and put them out in the yard for watering just as the heavens opened. And to my surprise, the opened with hail first!

Those of you with faster internet, check out this video Stephen took during the storm! Note my flower pots, the cows heading for shelter and the hail turned rain by the end.

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After it settled down some, the kids went exploring out in the back pasture. Some thought they saw lightening strike the field and wanted to see if they could detect any evidence of that. (There was none.)
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But, their curiosity did earn them some wet clothes as the 'on and off' rain struck up again!
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The rest of these pictures are 'just because' kind of pictures.
 
I thought this was a really handsome picture of this boy...
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And his daughter looks just like him!
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Baby Kynna has a lightening bolt blaze fitting in perfectly with this stormy weather.
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And as long as we're into sharing cuteness, here's a few pics of our new kitten.
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Annie's cat, Cindy, had a miscarriage so Annie bought a kitten to help console her. It seems to have worked well--both for Cindy and the younger kids. ;) Everybody is happy now and getting along well.
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She has the neatest coloring!
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And, true to her kitten-curious nature, she found her way into my flower bed straight away (sigh--don't know what to do about that!).
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Kittens are very destructive when it comes to flower beds, but perhaps not as much as baby goats...
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Oh yes, our free style, go lucky crew of baby goats have finally been captured and penned in in a (dare I jinx myself by actually saying it aloud??) baby goat proof pen!
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(For the moment anyway. I'm pretty sure they're scheming something of an escape plan, involving buckets, the baby cow's help, a hay bale, some rope, milking time, a rooster and their cute faces. Heh, hope it doesn't work!)
 
Lastly, and just because, here are some robin eggs spotted in a nest out in an old piece of farming equipment left in the field...
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Not as cool as the hatched ones we have under the eve of our porch roof, but alas, that Momma won't let us get to close and we're trying to respect her privacy.

Sorry about the random and odd assortment of pictures lately... I think I've been burning out my photographer with getting pictures for our shop items so he hasn't been as diligent about capturing our projects and process of late. Hopefully more on those in the nearby future!
 
BTW--some of you long time blog readers may remember a very similar post end of May 2011. It's interesting (for me at least!) to look back in the blog and catch so many similarities years apart.

Anyhoo--thanks for dropping by and visiting with us!!
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3 comments:

  1. What a beautiful post, Mary! I love thunderstorms, too - did your flowers make it through that hail okay??

    I actually popped over here to let you know that I've awarded you over at my blog - come on over and check it out if you'd like! :-)

    Love in Christ,
    Vicki

    P.S. Your kitten is a-DOR-a-ble!!!

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  2. What a lovely country side. Beautiful skies, farm not to mention the horse and your kitten...;-)
    Do keep us posted/updated on your latest pictures..really enjoyed it.

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  3. The cows you have are super cute. Do your animals get scared of thunder? My dog is really scared of it.

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