After being confined to barracks Tuesday due to inclement weather Pheebs & I were not long in getting ourselves out the door first thing this morning to shake off that one day bout of cabin fever. This mornings drive was another barn tour & we got ourselves another 35 barns. I have made a bit of progress with Flickr & I do have a couple hundred barns into an album so shortly I'm hoping to post a link for anyone interested in 'Old Barns, a Few Newer Ones & Some Sheds’. I know my barn photos will only appeal to a very small number of people but the enjoyment for me has been just getting out & hunting down old barns, photographing them from the road & editing the pictures. The album, like all my albums will be public & who knows maybe some youngster out there working on a school project & needing a barn photo or two can click on my site & find themselves one. Kids still work on school projects don’t they??
IT JUST SMELLED SOOOOOO NICE STANDING HERE IN THIS FIELD OF BALED HAY
NOT TOO MANY OF THESE OLD STAVE SILOS LEFT ANYMORE
HEY IS THAT MONTANA’S ‘MIKE CLARK’ IN THAT TRACTOR:))
BOTH THESE FELLAS ARE CUTTING HAY
LOOKS LIKE A JERSEY DAIRY HERD TO ME
Home before noon & out came the garden hose & bucket of sudsy water. Half an hour later Libby was all shiny again & vacuumed out as well. Due to a fair amount of rain this year country roads have not been as dusty as usual so that has been nice for our back roads wandering. However the carrot muffin eating hasn't eased up any so Libby's interior was again needing more attention than the exterior.
Again, thanks to everyone for your kind words regarding my blog. The comments, shouts, emails, & Facebook likes are all very much appreciated. I know I have said it many times before but if it wasn't for you folks reading these blogs many of us out here would not be writing these blogs. So not just a thank-you from me but from all my fellow Bloggers as well:))
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ERECTED A.D. 1872
THINK THESE MAY HAVE BEEN SOME MENNONITE/AMISH FELLAS WORKING ON RE-SHINGLING A HOUSE ROOF TODAY
Our morning travels again took us up around the Dungannon area so Pheebs was able to see here Llama & Alpaca Pals again. Did notice 'For Sale' signs on this large piece of property so anyone interested in owning a beautifully landscaped exotic pet hobby farm here in south-western Ontario's Huron County this is your opportunity. Deer, Geese, Llamas, Elk, Peacocks, Alpacas, Ducks, & probably another half dozen breeds of Critters I have not seen or am forgetting about. A totally picturesque sweeping piece of 20 acre property bordering both sides of Hawkins Road. A unique Alpine Chalet looking log type house with farm buildings, sheds, huts, & much more. For a virtual tour of this house & property click HERE. If that doesn’t work click the Real Estate site & click on the house at 36726 HAWKINS ROAD. All for a mere $684,000. No, I do not have a best friend in the Real Estate business:))
THIS HOBBY FARM IS FOR SALE AT $684,000
AND JUST THINK, ALL THESE ANIMALS COULD MAYBE BE YOURS
At one point this morning I saw a wild turkey walk across the road ahead of me from left to right so instinctively began slowing down knowing there were likely more coming behind. Sure enough as I approached I saw number of youngsters coming up out of the grass beside the road with the intent of following Mom. Saw a pick-up truck coming fast from the other direction so put on my 4 way flashers in hopes of slowing him down. No traffic behind me so I had stopped to allow the little Turkey fellers to get across. Three of them were already on the road & the pick-up driver never slowed one bit as he barrelled right into the young birds. I saw 4 or 5 of the birds fly up out of the grass in the direction of a cornfield behind them. They were safe & I don’t know how that truck missed all three of the young turkeys on the road but it did. At the last split second two of the birds flew up in front of my stopped Jeep as the truck tore by missing them by inches. The third little feller stayed on the road & the trucks wheels straddled it but he was safe as well. I won’t even bother to tell you my thoughts about that other driver……………..
SECONDS AFTER I TOOK THIS PHOTO THE PICK-UP TRUCK BARRELLED PAST WITHOUT SLOWING
Bayfield’s WIND & WATER FESTIVAL happens this week-end with a slate of events scheduled. An illuminated sunset boat parade from Bayfield’s harbor, kite flying on the beach as well as kite painting at KRYART STUDIOS, Paddleboard races & a Skydiving Demonstration at WINDMILL LAKE WAKE & ECO PARK. That skydiving event will take place on the property adjacent to our Park’s property less than a mile east of us. I’m hoping to get myself out for a few photos here & there:))
OUR HOUSE IS ABOUT WHERE THE YELLOW ARROW POINTS & THAT IS A BLUE LAKE HURON AT THE TOP WITH THE VILLAGE OF BAYFIELD BEING TOP LEFT BESIDE THE LAKE….LOOK JUST TO RIGHT OF CENTER & YOU CAN SEE THE WINDMILL THIS ECO PARK IS NAMED AFTER
For some strange reason Live Writer’s Album feature does not seem to like old barns. I tried to upload an album of 20 barn photos tonight & had an error message come up. The only other time that has happened was a few days ago when I again loaded up some old barn photos. My other albums have worked fine. Something about those old barns Live Writer doesn’t like I guess. Maybe it’s the smell of pig manure or something that messes up the software…………
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Little Sammy's kindergarten class was on a field trip to their local police station. There they saw pictures tacked to a big bulletin board. The label clearly read, "The 10 Most Wanted." One of the youngsters pointed to a picture and asked if it really was the photo of a wanted person. "Yes," said the policeman, "the detectives want him very badly." So Little Sammy asked, while tugging on the man's belt, "Um, mister, why didn't you keep them when you took their pictures?"
- The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -William Arthur Ward
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.
- It is not so much having nothing to do as it is not having the interest to do something....AL.