We got rain! 7-14-21

I’m afraid we’ll get into a rainy pattern now – we’ve already had another inch today and there’s more coming. We had to postpone our afternoon with the kids because of rain and mud on the wilderness trail.

Here are the barn pictures!

Fred and his Gal pals!
Remember Fatty Fatty Two By Four?
Miss Broken Horn
Hoya in bloom
I saved this photo but made no notes as to what it is. Isn’t it beautiful? Does anyone recognize it?

And that’s the news from the farm on this rainy day!

32 thoughts on “We got rain! 7-14-21

  1. Patty Rhoades

    Enjoyed all of the farm animals and pretty flowers. I grew up on a farm and like all farm things. We are to have rain tomorrow and Fri.

  2. Diane Bauer

    Always love seeing your photos of what’s happening on the farm!! It always seems very serene—well, maybe that’s the wrong word because I get that it’s probably anything but—LOTS of work, the circle of life, plenty of reliance on weather cooperating. I so appreciate the level of commitment to keeping up the farm. It’s a vibe I have always loved—hard, honest work. Thank you for sharing it with us!!

  3. Mary McCarron

    Love seeing your pictures of your barnyard menagerie Beautiful Thank you so much for sharing them

  4. Diana in Des Moines

    I used to love coming to your shop. For the fabric, of course, but mostly to see your critters. Love the goats and I always loved your beautiful chickens. I know the farm is a lot of work, but you are so blessed! Thank you so much for sharing your photos.

  5. the other Angie

    Thanks for the photos of your geese and chickens and goats. That’s a lot to care for. I love them all, but there is something about your goats. Just seeing them makes me smile! I really want to know what is going on in their heads.

  6. Barb

    Always love your pictures–I especially enjoy seeing that cute Hazel–what a sweetie and bet she keeps you busy!! All your “critter” pictures are great!

  7. Betty Klosterman

    We got 1/2″ rain last night and 2/10th’s this afternoon. We really needed it. Hope it doesn’t forget how. Yes, we love the critter pictures, they are all so nice. In the picture of the flock of geese, there are 2 birds flying out of the trees. The bird on the east is very large. Do you know what it is? And where was the tornado in Iowa this evening? The news just said “Iowa.”
    The days see kind of long, but the weeks go fast and the months even faster. I just hope that I know what day it is. My quilting friends feel the same way. The year is half over already.
    Take care. Betty in Rapid City.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Betty K – the tornado was around the Jewel/Story City area, 90 minutes south of us. We were under a tornado watch but thankfully nothing. I’ll go back and look at the birds because I don’t know.

  8. Diane and Squeak in Central Ohio

    I love seeing all of the animals, but especially the goats. They are neat. At first I thought you had gotten a horse, but then realized it was a goat on a table. Aren’t they funny? As always thanks for sharing your hard work!!
    Nice here today. 75 and sunny at noon. We had rain and they keep saying more is coming, but so far, not yet!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Diane and Squeak – glad you’re back home but how was your trip?

  9. Debbie G

    Hi Mary! Sure do enjoy the barn pictures, especially those of the goats! I would love to give Rosie a scratch on the chin. I’m in WI and we just got the first round of rain with more to come over night as well as tomorrow all day.

  10. Launa

    The unidentified flower picture didn’t come through. Always good to see your animal friends, tho. As for rain…wish we’d get a downpour as
    Idaho Forest Service worked here in our area cutting back more trees and picking up all branches that were cleared yesterday. No word on when the fire may be in our vicinity and we’d have to evacuate. Have some clothes packed and just needed to get Bernina’s walking foot, some cut projects, thread, etc. so I can sew once we get to our friends’ mobile vacation home. It has a ramp so I can use it with my walker. Appreciate your prayers, Mary.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Launa – be very prepared to GO when you need to – and don’t forget any sewing supplies. Will you be sure to keep in touch with us? I think the picture you didn’t get was the Hoya bloom.


    Beautiful Hoya blossom. I have three Hoya plants and they haven’t bloomed for thirteen years. They have gotten quite large. What do I do to encourage them to bloom?

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Edora Hansen – mine bloom constantly, maybe because they’re potbound? They don’t like to have too much extra room. I’ve never fertilized but maybe you could try that.

  12. Jo in Wyoming

    What fun pictures today. Thanks for the tour around the farm. I just love it.
    We got some rain today, yeah! Not a lot, but we will take every drop.
    Not much to report from here, Sunday they will move the cattle for Frontier Days. That is a spectacle, fifteen hundred cows coming down the highway. Lots of cowboys guiding them.
    I generally stay out of their way. Ha.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Jo in Wyoming – is it possible to take a picture of all those cows and the cowboys? A partial picture? We’d all love to see the spectacle.

  13. Sandy

    Hi Mary, great to see the goats all seem to have their own table! Roosters are looking beautiful too, did l tell you l am having roast chicken for dinner tonight? Take care everyone, best wishes from sandy

  14. Bea knight

    Hi Mary
    I love love love your goats!!!!!
    Have a blessed week!❤️
    Bea knight

  15. Paula Philpot

    Love the farm pics….have you worn your dog rescue shirt? Paula in KY

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Paula – yes! I have several – I’ll have to post my picture in them one by one. Today I have on my gifted “Be Still” shirt! I love them all!!!

  16. Sherrill

    Every time I see your goat pix, it makes me think of the goaties I feed on occasion up the road. Got started doing it last fall when a friend of the goat owner asked anyone that wanted to drop off their used pumpkins. I had a couple and took them up and started going back from time to time to feed them a little bread (I buy day old loaves for 70 cents). There are 4 or 5 large dogs there and take them dog treats when I go so they don’t feel left out..HA! I love seeing the goats.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Sherrill – so you know how much goats love bread and pumpkins! Goats are such wonderful animals that most people never have any interaction with! Aren’t you glad YOU do?

      1. Sherrill

        I AM!! Very happy the gal originally posted about the pumpkins or I never would thought I could stop and feed them (I mean, they’re some one else’s property so I wouldn’t have done that). But they were absolutely inundated with pumpkins, their field was COVERED!! I joked that I bet the goats were sick of pumpkin. HA!! I love them all but especially the babies.

  17. Lorraine

    Love your farm pictures. It makes me lonely for the farm I grew up on. Now I am a city gal.
    Love your Hoya blooming plant. My grandma used to have one of those plants and she called it African wax flower. I loved watching it grow and bloom.
    Thanks for sharing all of your animals.

  18. Linda H. In Florida

    I always look forward to your animal/farm pictures. Today’s picture of Rosie is awesome. She’s a beauty!
    I so wish I could have some chickens but unfortunately we live in a “No Chicken Zone”. Who makes these rules?

  19. Linda Schluchter

    The farm looks beautiful. Mine is nice and green too but the mosquitos are so thick I can’t enjoy the outdoors. Just going to the barn is a challenge to see how many bites I get after I spray myself with three different products. I feel like a walking haz-mat zombie! And they especially love my black lab, much more than the golden and white lab, Miles face is always covered to the point his black face looks gray. Somehow he has figured out when I slap him its for a good reason and not that he is being punished.

    Your chicks look healthy. Mine are laying off and on, the super hot and humid weather keeps them deciding if they want to work that hard. And your goats look happy, I love goats but with their desire to climb on absolutely everything, including cars, my husband has never said we could have goats.

    We might get rain again too, which brings two of the most horrible things, more mosquitos and more weeds!! Give Hazel a hug from me!

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