Yesterday's Daily Photo of Cary being placed in Donkey Daycare was such a hit I thought I'd go ahead and share two more pictures from yesterday morning, especially since Miss Kitty mentioned Dan's braying. (Click here to read more about that and to see another photo of Dan in full braying action.) As far as my somehow recording Dan's "heeee-hawww" and having it play here, um, that is so beyond my technical capabilities I can hear Dan laughing at me from out in the field a half mile away. (I still haven't even figured out how to use the movie feature on my camera. Or taken my new-but-probably-already-obsolete photo printer out of the box. I'll stop here before I really embarrass myself.)
And then when I read Jeff's suggestion that I also incorporate Dan's recorded voice into the children's book I'm supposed to be writing, the first thing that immediately came to mind was the image of a very small child opening the book and being scared to death by the sound of a donkey on the verge of exploding emanating from the pages. But then late last night as I approached the barn for a final sheep check, I heard these amazing frog sounds and thought, These could go in the book, too! I used to think it was the animals who were making me nuts, but now I'm starting to think it's actually the crazy ideas you're all putting into my head!
A year of Daily Photos ago: Dinner!
It's very interesting for me to look back and see what I was taking pictures of around the farm exactly one year ago. It's often the very same thing I'm photographing now. Earlier this morning I filled that same stainless steel colander with the same kind of beans (Straight 'N' Narrow), and I was thinking about digging up the first potatoes. Today's beans, however, are headed for the freezer. I'm too busy working my way through the seemingly endless crop of Dragon Langerie beans (which I only like raw--and absolutely love dipped in homemade blue cheese dressing). And besides--one of my favorite things to ask Joe in the dead of winter is, "How about I pull out some green beans for dinner?" to which the reply is always a resounding "Yes!"
Okay, I have to go check the kitchen for rainfall (leaky old farmhouse roof, for those of you now thinking, "What?") since it just started pouring outside. Boy, my laundry technique is really working! I hope to have a chance to reply to more of your comments and answer questions (about the tiny turtle and the cat cabin, where the llama and chicken photos are, etc.) later today, but by now many of you know that I've had to stop making promises, as farm life usually consists of moving from one unplanned distraction to another! Thanks as always for your patience.