I always have a few “good” books on the coffee table, that I rotate occasionally. When I was putting away my Christmas decorations I chose the book “Bev Doolittle New Magic”. She is an artist who uses a technique that she refers to as camouflage technique. She “hides” images in here paintings. She is of my favorite artists as her themes are of Native Americans, animals and landscapes.
When I was out taking photos while there was still some snow on the ground and trees covered with frozen fog, I though of some of her works. I’m still trying to find hidden images in my photos.
One probably thought by the title of this post, that it was going to be a day that I was going to “do little”. I had just received word the night before that I didn’t have to report for jury duty. To celebrate – Wylie and I loaded up and went on a cold adventure.
A beautiful morning for a hike in the sand hills just a few miles to the west of us. There were so many yellow flowers.
A sign of Spring is “chick days” at your local farm store. We are increasing our flock due to the losses from a hawk. Our plan was to pick up 4 or 5, but I left my “list” at home.
This is what’s in our box. Six ISA pullets. They are a hybrid from a complex series of crosses including but not limited to Red and White Rhode Island Reds. Wonderful layers! Beautiful large brown eggs. Also included in the box are two Golden Comets, a cross between Rhode Island Red and White Leghorns. They don’t have names yet, I can’t tell who is who. They are SO cute!
We moved the nursery this year. They are living in the feed room on the chicken house. This will make it easier to keep watch over them and Mr. Farmer won’t have to babysit them in his shop.
Starting them off right with organic starter/grower. I used this non medicated feed last year and had the best luck with it.
The temperature in my feed room is a constant 60, but for a few weeks they will be under a heat lamp. They grow so fast. In only 18 weeks they will be laying eggs!! I like mine – over easy.
Mr. Farmer went to look at a piece of farm equipment and when he told me where he was going, of course Wylie and I wanted to ride along. We had some extra time and so we drove through the game preserve. So wonderful to see the buffalo and a few elk.
Even spotted some elk.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but it’s like a friend you haven’t seen in a long time and you just pick up right where you left off. Today our adventure was one of my favorite places, Lincoln County, KS. I love the landscape and especially the limestone, be it fence post, homes or bridges. ❤ Limestone
Lincoln County has a program that recognizes all the old schools. Here’s a couple we saw today.
Liberty School 1893-1947
Spring Valley School 1893-1953
I love goats
What a beautiful home and barn. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to fix this up?
Stone Arched Bridge
Huge old oak tree. That’s Wylie sitting at the base of the tree.
Something I have NEVER seen……..A plane at the gas station!!
It’s good to be back with a post. Hopefully I can get use to using a laptop instead of a desktop (as I no longer have a desktop because it quit!). It’s been quite a learning experience for me. I can get into all sorts of trouble on a laptop. Touch the little touchpad the wrong way and things disappear!! Touch the screen and it either grows big or small or disappears. What do you use when you post? And please don’t tell me you post on your phone!!!!!
St. John’s Lutheran Church – N. of Ellis, KS 1921
This beautiful church is located on a blacktop road north of Ellis county. Built in 1921, it offers Sunday school at 9:30 and worship at 10:30.
No plumbing, his and hers outhouses.