Already the first week of June is done! And the longest day of the year is coming.
I hope you had a great week.
The Friday Favored: 14th Edition
1.) One more serpent:
My brother bombed my text message inbox with a corn snake a couple of weeks ago, and then this booger showed up in my yard last Friday.
I refuse to take questions on the volume of weeds present in this photo. Suffice to say, it was a weedy patch. 🙂
Jeeeeennnnnnnaaaa! Sweet merciful Resident Go-To Naturey Chick of mine – was ist das?
And she calmly responds…
That’s a beautiful black rat snake (the corn snake’s cousin). They can get over six feet and get blacker as they age. This one’s still a baby. 😉Also, a random snake fact for you. In the U.S., if a snake has round eyes like your guy, it’s nonvenomous. If it has cat shaped, elliptical eyes, it’s a bad-y.There is one exception: the venomous coral snake has round eyes, but it’s only on the coast.
She makes it sound so simple, but it’s just so much to keep up with.
And that’s okay – farmers are known for having numbers programmed in their phones that reach people that know things about bugs, weeds, scourges, dystocia, etc. I reckon she’s my own creepy-crawly lifeline!
2.) Snap peas and celery:
…are both doing great in my garden…despite the volume of weeds uneaten by a goat.
What’s growing for you?
3.) Moooving cattle:
We needed all the cattle to go to the barn recently. My Farmer and I asked politely, but they preferred the horses do the asking, so we called in the neighbors…
my Farmer, the Samurai, Buddy and me directed the cattle away from one spot – `twas a little much for one spot, but I was told I was just there to take pictures. ha ha I kill me! ~Alf
Buddy Bear, how is it that you know no fear of storms when riding in a vehicle?
Personally, I find the bird poop quite symbolic for the predicament looming if these cows don’t get a moooove on…
Like any self-respecting Farmer when he’s spread a little thin labor-wise and watching a storm roll in, mine handed the wheel over to his wife…hehehe
…and his wife drove a stick-shift, took pictures, herded cattle, arm-barred Buddy because the doors are off the Samarai for the summer, wore a long maxi skirt with pink mud boots because “she was just along to take pictures” – and she even smiled while doing it.
Not tooting my own horn people – just sayin’ if you like eating, now you know where an important portion of agriculture success comes from in this world – women go FarrrTHUR in ag.
Thank you, Bella.
Thank you, Mr. Gray.
Donkey loves, y’all are awfully funny…always bringing up the rear. 😉
Happy Weekend Friends,
What went on in your world this week?
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