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Inspirational Thoughts, by Xena

August 03, 2014  •  8 Comments
Xena (lab extraordinaire) and I have thought of some inspirational ideas this morning, to accompany the photos we've taken at the pond lately... And if you turn away from the pond and look the other way, there are two lichen covered old chairs that a little girl arranged and took a nap on... wor...
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Summer Highlights

July 12, 2014  •  13 Comments
Photos from our summer thus far, categorized extremely logically, by subject. 1. Photos involving puddles. Dropping an offering to the puddle gods: Two cousins about to create some serious puddle havoc: Two different approaches on how to get wet. This is more like it! Amelia's friend taught her how to do the donkey kick, s...
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Sheep Shearing Day

June 01, 2014  •  4 Comments
Hey ya'll! 2 little kids and a large garden have snatched all my 'spare' photoblogging time recently...I will have to try and share with you some of my favorite photos from this past spring in upcoming blogs. Meanwhile, I thought it would be fun to take you along on our sheep shearing adventure from this past week... We had a ma-a-a-arvelously go...
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Where you been?

March 23, 2014  •  6 Comments
I would like to tell you that we've been overseas on a month long African safari...with only an all-terrain wagon, an extra large diaper bag, and a green lunch bag to our names... But, I'm not sure you would believe that. Or, I could say that we started a traveling petting zoo, visiting schools all across the south. It features a freakish don...
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Monday Morning Chucklers

February 24, 2014  •  12 Comments
Who doesn't like a picture that makes them look twice, and maybe even crack a smile? The following photos do that to me...thought I would share on this Monday morning.... Learning how to eat cucumbers from your silly neighbor Every kitten should be smiling! "Amelia, we don't have dance parties on benches." "What?!" A cow with...
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Extreme Puddle Jumping

February 14, 2014  •  8 Comments
I know we're a little ahead of most of you in the melting-of-the-snow department, so I thought I could pass on an idea of what you might do when the great melt of 2014 begins in your neck of the really show winter what you thought of it. Step 1. Put on your snow boots one last time and take a running start towards an extremely large p...
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A winter afternoon, captured with film

February 02, 2014  •  5 Comments
Remember film? I miss it. The last time I had used it was 2010. Therefore, my proactive self got my Canon AE-1 cleaned and re-foamed at Lawrence Photo and Video in Springfield, MO. And then, my forgetful self proceeded to come home with no film. However, my wasteful self still had about 5 rolls in my camera bag that were expired in 2012. And, m...
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Dogs Eating Chips.

January 25, 2014  •  5 Comments
Because I'm going crazy... Because I need Amelia to want to watch another video besides 'What Does the Fox Say'... Because I really do think it's funny when dogs eat chips... We made this short (and extremely enlightening) video this afternoon.... "Dogs Eating Chips" I will attempt to get a grip on myself before next week's blog.
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Cattle Loading Day

January 17, 2014  •  6 Comments
Guest blog post by Rachel Norton, with photos by Terra. Hi! I'm Rachel. You might recognize me from my pony tail... This week I've been asked by Xena, the spokesdog, to do a special guest blog on cows. ...I'm pretty sure it came to her while she was chowing down on beef flavored Alpo. Had any beef lately? You know, a steak? Maybe a big juicy...
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Los Caballos de Hielo

January 05, 2014  •  2 Comments
Adapted from the Jose Alfredo Jimenez song 'Caballo Blanco'... Este es el corrido de los caballos de hielo que en un dia domingo triste arrancara. Iban con la mira de llegar mas al sur habiendo salido de San Jose, Arkansas. Su noble jinete le quito la rienda, le quito la silla y se fue a pur...
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Surreal Skies

December 29, 2013  •  9 Comments
We are fortunate to have an amazing view of winter sunsets from our porch. I can remember a few evenings that were extraordinarily beautiful, but nothing as colorful as the show we had last night. Scroll down and experience a 15 minute span of changing beauty... 5:13pm (it starts out looking like just a 'nice' sunset, nothing too special yet)...
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Toddler Photography

December 15, 2013  •  2 Comments
I was all prepared to write a post about the pretty sunsets we have here in the winter... ...AND, let you know that I put together a 'winter slideshow' for my homepage. It's filled with photos of winter sunsets and rural Ozarks life in December...and set to Silent Night (so turn on your speakers). BUT, something trumped that post: We had...
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Silly Christmas Cards

December 08, 2013  •  9 Comments
Ho! Ho! Ho! (and a bottle of rum?) We got snow here in Arkansas! Yay! Woohoo! Grab your Christmas potato and slap yo mama! What? Moving on to the synopsis....It snowed. We've been excited about it. I've taken some pictures. We've also been cooped up as a family for 4 days. Silly Christmas card ideas were created. I'm shari...
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Raising Dogs and Toddlers

November 24, 2013  •  10 Comments
Before having a child, I thought that raising one would be pretty similar to raising a dog. Well, besides the fact that dogs shed way more, I was TOTALLY right. Here's the photographic list format: 1) Their puppy dog eyes are killer...and they never hesitate to use them. Exhibit Dog. Exhibit Toddler. 2) Spontaneity is...
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2013 Game Camera Highlights

November 16, 2013  •  5 Comments
We take a break from our regular photo blogging to bring you a glimpse of some Arkansas wildlife via our game camera. I'll start with the least exciting...and graduate from there. Visitor #1 Dillon the Armadillo Visitor #2 Roscoe the Raccoon (and co.) Visitor #3 Foxy la Fox Visitor #4 Random Dogs who seem to visi...
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