Friday, February 24, 2012

Keep Manhattan Just Gimme That Countryside

Trying my hardest here not to sing
the theme song from Green Acres. 
Pretty song and all but I know it would
be stuck in my head forever. 
The winter wheat is so oh man...
such a welcome sight every year. 
It's one I forget about too and it always
thrills me as if I had never seen a green 
field in the middle of winter before. 
And the blue skies with billowy white clouds 
next to the green!! Forget about it! 

Yesterday I noticed wheat by our chicken
coop that had grown where they had 
kicked it I picked it and tossed it in
to them. Usually they go beserk when you
feed them anything...not this time.
It was like a public library in there.
Everybody was chewing their wheat greens
like it was a religious holiday or something. 
All quiet and well-behaved. 

Who says God doesn't have a sense of humor?
Don't you know He laughed when He created
No eyes! Claw fingers for digging away. 
Fur for warmth...
everybody say awwww :) 

You want one, don't you? 

Our dog, Maya, gifted us with this one yesterday. 
She is so thoughtful. 

Super fun fact:
moles will fight to the death to defend 
their territory. 
They prefer living alone :/

Did I ever tell you that I had 13 
lucky roommates between the time 
that I left home for college and getting married? 
That should have prepared me for something

Our oldest son blew out 18 candles
this week. 
He's all hotshot now and thinks he 
can go to college in the fall. 
I told him we didn't educate him 
for him to just move away. 
That's messed up. 

I got him a solid gray quilt for the dorm.
EVERYONE says it is purple. 
Including him.
I am going to be so embarrassed when he 
gets to college and they find out he doesn't 
yet know his colors. 


Julie Harward said...

I hear you..I can't tell you how many times I have gone outside and started singing; "Oh What A Beautiful Morning!"
I have not ever seen a mole that up close! Yay for your son, I wish him a great education, that blanket will help! :D

see you there! said...

That first picture makes me want to go out and paint wheat fields. Unfortunately there are none around here. And no... I don't want to paint a mole.

Happy Birthday to your oldest. Cute that you got him a "blankie" to take off to college.


Mac n' Janet said...

Well you've done it, that darn song will be in my head all day or longer if I'm not careful.
Tell your dog I've got a mole I'd like her to develop a close and personal relationship with.
Happy birthday to your son, of course he knows his colors, at 18 we know everything.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I've never seen a mole . . . aww yuck!!!

Happy Birthday to your son! Letting the chick fly from home is going to be difficult, we all know who'll be fine and who'll worry like insane . . .

About his colors . . . LOL!!!

Carole said...

My gosh I forgot how ugly moles can be. Voles on the other hand are pretty cute but more destructive.
Happy Weekend!


Kathleen Grace said...

Happy birthday to your son! Is this your first to go away to college? Get ready for tears, but you'll be fine in the end:>) I cried all the way home when I took my daughter to school, now it doesn't bother me at all:>o
As for the mole, I think they are fascinating little things. I was out planting bulbs one spring and noticed the ground moving. I plunged my hand into the ground and brought up the funniest little mole. Yes, I was wearing gloves, but it was a pretty passive little thing. The cat and I examined it thoroughly and then I put it back. The cat wasn't all that interested in it and I couldn't just kill it! I imagine it's offspring are still nibbling my bulbs.

Amy said...

Moles are so naughty but they are kind of cute in a funny way!