Farm Photos On Friday

Remember those two golden girls I talked about this week?  Well, here are the old golden girls, 7 years old and still looking pretty spiffy.

As I was walking around outside looking for interesting photos, this is where I found Emma.  She is laying among tools, etc. when there is all kinds of empty space that would be more comfortable.

Here is the goat herd that lives on the west side of the barn – the really active group.  If I put the fainters in with these guys, the fainters would be on the ground all the time.  When the fainting goat is startled, they get stiff and fall over.  I should look up the scientific explanation for you some time.  I will.

Here they are in the barn yesterday at chore time – they chase and butt each other all the time.  There’s a real pecking order on the west side.

And right outside the door is one big goose egg nest that two goose mamas claim.

This WAS a beautiful pot of autumn joy sedum until I looked at it this morning and evidently the 3 amigos had breakfast on it.  I will have to decide.  Maybe group all the pots together and fence the pots in and the goats out?

Here is Gloria’s tablemat.

We were quoted in the current issue of Quilters Newsletter Magazine.  A friend sent this to me.

More pictures from Connie’s garden.  Her black dirt is coming the first of next week so I’ll send pictures then.  Today she’s planting the vegetable garden at Roy’s office.

One  last goat picture of Betsy taken from behind — now that’s a wide load!


19 thoughts on “Farm Photos On Friday

  1. Cindie

    Your yards aren’t beautiful. Too bad I live so far away. I could nest in the barn with the goats!!!

    I was once visiting relatives in WY and unfortunately fell out one of their doors. No one told me the steps weren’t nailed down. Thank God I was not seriously hurt, but need need the assistance of paramedics. While I was laying on the ground, I was wondering why my hip was hurting me. It was not the hip that hit the ground. I dpi.dn’t believe when on looked over and had a goat standing on my hip.
    What the heck was going on with that?!?!? Once a I got back from the hospital, that goat was following me everywhere for the rest of our vacation. Brought back is memory when I was your goats standing on tables in the barn.

    Love Gloria’s table mat.

  2. Rose Mikulski

    Great post today, it had everything, chicks, goats, quilts, dirt (I’m talking about Connie’s garden),etc. It’s funny that all the photos were sized right except for Betsy’s backside, it was big! That wasn’t very nice but funny. Hey, those Westside goats, were they the ones who wouldn’t let Emma in the barn and you were spying on them during the wee hours of the night?

  3. Launa

    Morning Mary, I wondered if Emma was keeping an eye on the dandelion that is starting to bloom? So good to see Gloria’s finished sew a long…am wondering if she used the curvy Bernina stitch on her beautiful Snowball topper; love her tan border. I used the longer version curvy stitch in my red snowball border; it seems to be my ‘go to’ favorite stitch. Got my Patriotic runners and toppers set out yesterday; a little early for Memorial Day. Have a good weekend.

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  5. Linette Stewart

    I love getting your emails with all the photos!! Love the animals and especially the goats. Two years ago I purchased the goat quilt pattern and am excited to start it after seeing your photos. Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. bernadette

    You covered it all today, Mary! I looked up “fainting” goats and learned they have a genetic defect which causes their legs to go stiff when they get excited, like very being fed. Adults keep their balance better than younger ones. They are also called myatonic goats since their defect is called myatonia congenita. PS: Goats were first farm animals to be donesticated, and today, there are 400 million of them worldwide. They are so engaging — love to see them in action.

  7. Paula

    Love the quilting on Glorias tablemat. Love all the animal pics. Love the blog and look forward to it everyday. Paula in KY

  8. Janice

    What a joy to read you posts. I thoroughly enjoy all that you cover . . . quilting, rug making, animals and the farm life. Thank you for sharing. Need to mention: I noticed all the photos with this latest posting were normal size (viewing at site) except the last one of Betsy.

  9. Pam

    Nice to see your quote in print! So many of us use your patterns and books over and over!

  10. Carol

    Mary, I lost your email so I hope you get this. I pulled out the cat nap quilt to make and I do not have the directions. I know they were in the package originally somI must have lost them. Is there any way you can tell me the cutting measurements for the cats fabric and the strips? I can figure it out from there…I thinkšŸ˜Š. Please keep posting the critter photos. They are my stress relievers!

    Thank you!

      1. Carol

        I will try to post a photo. It is orange and purple, dancing-type cats all over the main fabric which is fancy cut, then each rectangle is sashed with different color strips. It is from 2-3 years ago. I made one quickly for my sister in law who was going in for breast cancer surgery – she lives in rural Idaho and is always rescuing animals no one wants – and I found another kit in my stash but no directionsšŸ™ I can’t upload a photo to a blog but I can’t find your email!

  11. Diane

    Hi Mary, Since I never made it to Country Threads, I still feel as if I’ve seen it when I see all of your pictures:) Thank you for letting us into your life!! My hubby likes to see your chickens, too, and I love the kitties, dogs, goats, and anyone else who lives there!!

  12. Ann Barlament

    Love all the farm pictures….but am smiling with Emma finding comfort amongst the equipment!! You have quite the menagerie of goats and chickens…enjoy reading about them all.

  13. Kate

    Lots going on in your peaceable kingdom. I have buff orpingtons too and they are the sweetest chickens although a little bossy with the others. I met you many years ago when I came to your quilt shop. You had hurt your shoulder or arm and I hugged you and think I hurt you, but you didn’t say anything. In fact, you gave me a tour around your farm. I will always remember that.

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