Wednesday, December 30, 2009
When his world turned white Today marks Barnyards and Barnacles 200th post and 605th photograph.
and snow covered the hay
The farmer decided...
to call it a day.
Thank you to all my followers, I truly appreciate your loyalty and kind comments.
Today marks Barnyards and Barnacles 200th post and 605th photograph.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Ashfield, Massachusetts Their icy fingers grasped the trees
Making all the branches freeze,
Then dancing lightly on the snow
They caused the winter winds to blow,
Their frigid ways, I begged be done
And bless us with a little sun!
This picture is straight from the camera, it is not a black and white photo.
In the higher elevations, the clouds clung to the mountain,
giving the appearance of snow.
Please click picture to enlarge.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
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Saturday, December 19, 2009
Dusk was setting in, it was bitterly cold, and suddenly the woods took on a very eerie feeling. It was time to go home!
Friday, December 18, 2009
and I'm sure she understands.
When she looks at me so attentively,
and gently licks my hands;
then she rubs her nose on my tailored clothes,
but I never say naught thereat.
For the good Lord knows I can buy more clothes,
but never a friend like that.
~W. Dayton Wedgefarth
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Christtindl - Kris Kringle
"Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as Editorial in the New York Sun, 1897, responding to a letter Pictures taken at Yankee Candle Village, Deerfield, Massachusetts.
love and generosity and devotion exists, and you know that they
abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy."
from 8-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon.
Editorial in the New York Sun, 1897, responding to a letter
Pictures taken at Yankee Candle Village, Deerfield, Massachusetts.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Wealthy farmers added blood from a recent slaughter, others added ferrous oxide (rust) to the mixture, and as it dried it would turn red.
Regardless of the method, red became fashionable because of the sharp contrast with the traditional white farmhouse.
My favorite theory is that during a snow storm, a red barn was easy to find.
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
When I was just a youngster And when my wish was granted Where Grandpa piled the snow up We called ourselves 'Snow Troopers' As the sun was setting Fond memories of childhood When I took this barn picture it reminded me of a poem that I wrote
Many years ago
I eagerly awaited
Winter's gift of snow
Friends and I would race
Through knee high drifts and giggles
To a special sledding place
Beside the old hay barn
We had our own 'Mount Everest'
Down on Grandma's farm
And for hours we had fun
Ignoring frozen noses
And toes that had gone numb
We trudged home through the snow
For Mother to defrost us
With hugs and hot cocoa
And the good times shared back then
The world was such a perfect place
When I was only ten
several years ago and I'd like to share it with you.
This is not my Grandma's barn.
And when my wish was granted
Where Grandpa piled the snow up
We called ourselves 'Snow Troopers'
As the sun was setting
Fond memories of childhood
When I took this barn picture it reminded me of a poem that I wrote
Sunday, December 13, 2009
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Thursday, December 3, 2009
Recruiting experienced cutlery workers from both Sheffield, England
and Solingen, Germany the company experienced steady growth
during its early years. Descendants of those workers are still
employed today. In 1869, the workmen of Lambson & Goodnow
produced a 62 piece dinner set for President Ulysses S. Grant.
Lamson & Goodnow cutlery is still being proudly produced.
These pictures are a few glimpses of their many old buildings.
You can read more about the history of L & G by clicking here.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
sheep farmers have been using Llamas
as a nonlethal alternative for reducing predation.
It seems if you put a couple of Llamas together,
they tend to hang out together and forget the sheep!