A Morning Spent Photographing Snowy Farm Animals
Snowy farm animals has to be one of my greatest joys from this farming life. Today, we woke to a beautiful soft snowfall. The storm was the gentlest type. Snowflakes gently falling from the clouds and tumbling to the ground where they landed softly and piled up. I will never tire of snow. Last night before I went to bed, the snow had just begun. It made me so joyful to fall asleep knowing that this morning would be beautiful and I could go to take care of our animals in a winter wonderland. One of m favorite things to do is photograph our farm animals. Taking pictures of snowy farm animals is like the icing on the cake. It makes it even better. The contrast of the pure white against the colors of the duck’s feathers, the webbed feet on top of the snow, and the way the snow lies on top of the woolly covered sheep. The faces on the rabbits and goats when they look outside is priceless to me. Take a look at the images I captured this morning during the snow fall.
In these next three photos, Buddy the goat was unhappy because he likes to stand in the sunshine and warm his old bones during the day. After I explained to him that the weather would be warmer by Wednesday and he had plenty to eat and dry bedding in the stall, he looked a little happier. Then I said there would be cookies included with dinner and it made everything all right. Cookies do make everything all right.
The other goats were fairly happy to stay inside as they have been most of the winter. It’s either too wet or too snowy or too something. They are fair weather friends.
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And then there is this photo of Gary Goat. A farm favorite, Gary Goat is keeping this chill this snowy morning, just munching on hay and looking fabulous.
Ducks are the best to photograph in the snow. The snow flakes falling onto the camera lens though was making some weird bokah things happen on the photos!
Sable looks like this is a complete surprise! Sable didn’t anyone tell you we usually have a President’s Day snow storm?
Raven plowed the snow with her nose!
and the chickens opted to stay inside. Look at Teeny hiding underneath her bigger sisters again.