Farm Photos and Sunday Thoughts

 Take a look at some of my favorite farm photos from this past week.  It was full of ups and downs as usual but we are one step closer to spring!

Farm Photos and Sunday thoughts

Our Barn in Winter

Writing has become my hobby and my job. A large part of this for me is the photography that helps tell the story.  During the week, I write informative (hopefully!) pieces that will help you with homesteading and farming questions and potential problems. I love writing these posts and researching to bring you the very best references and information. I also like searching my photo files for just the right photos that help tell the story. I rarely use stock photos because I want the story to be mine.

Farm Photos and Sunday Thoughts

Rouen Hen in Snow

On Sundays I like to share a bit more from the heart and this week is no different. I was thinking a lot about passions this week. Those hobbies, skills, past times that fuel our creativity and renew our spirit. This week, I am sharing my passion for photography with you. I have no formal training in taking photos. I may or may not be good at it. But, the point is, it doesn’t matter! I love taking pictures. Looking at things through the camera lens and trying to imagine what the photo will look like after I crop and edit it a bit. Really, coming from a era where we had to send film out to get it developed into pictures, and then seeing digital cameras come on the scene, followed by all the computer editing programs that are available is just amazing to me.

Farm Photos and Sunday Thoughts

When I need a break, or a day is just particularly lovely, I grab the camera and head to the barn yard. Through the lens of my camera, I see the gentleness of our animals, their personalities, the way they interact. And sometimes, like this week, I play around with some interesting light as the snow and the setting sun set up some interesting photos. I hope you enjoy this week’s Sunday Thoughts.

Farm Photos and Sunday Thoughts

This was part of the reason I grabbed the camera. The light was just beautiful The sky was dark blue. Everything was working together beautifully.

 

Farm Photos and Sunday Thoughts

farm photos and sunday thoughtsThe week started off with an ice storm, followed  a day later by a snow and ice storm.  Two days later,  a bigger system left about 7 inches of the white stuff.  Needless to say, the chickens were not too happy, but they have decided this year, that if I will spread out some hay for them to walk on, they will come out of the coop for a bit of fresh air. 

 

farm photos and sunday thoughtsEgg production is picking up!

 

farm photos and sunday thoughtsThe light was golden! 

farm photos and sunday thoughts

Chief was golden too. Ok really he is a yellow lab but he was golden in the afternoon light

 

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I think this picture was my favorite from the photo shoot.  I love the way the guinea hen is so determined. 

 

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If you look, you can find a small patch of green to make your day

 

farm photos and sunday thoughts

The chickens enjoyed a pumpkin from the cold storage

 

farm photos and sunday thoughts

I hope you enjoyed these farm photos.  What do you do to restore your soul and refresh your spirit?  Tell me in the comments.

Thanks for stopping by.  Until next time, take some time now  and then to refresh and enjoy life.

 

Janet

 

farm photos and sunday thoughts

 Psalm 121 verses 1 and 2

 I lift up my eyes to the mountains, where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of Heaven and earth.

 For more inspirational reading this week I recommend this post I came across yesterday. Where is Your Confidence by Todd Sepulveda

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