Reaching Over Fences

It was a busy weekend!  Last Friday J and his folks started farming.  J’s Dad works the field and J plants.  B keeps an eye on the cows, helps move equipment, runs a tractor when needed and keeps the guys feed.  I help B.  It’s an “all hands on deck” process, but it only takes a few days.  Tuesday afternoon the oats were in!

WIND … the other story of our spring.  Saturday was a typical windy day on the Prairie.  Sunday was a very windy, hot (80* on April 1st?) and dry day.  Monday was cool, dreary and the windy was stronger.  I know the wind picked up over night; I was up coughing and heard the extra roar.  Then the return of beautiful spring weather by Tuesday and more wind on Wednesday.

Lucky for me, I caught someones cold.  Somewhere between J and work I got it again.  All the blowing dirt in the air is not helping my situation.  I am tired of coughing.

I finished book one of The Hunger Games and started book two.  I have to admit, I like what I have read.  I also must add that I am an adult reading a creative fictional story.

Our neighbor’s beautiful horses were grazing by the road last week.   I don’t know about you, but I think these horses are pretty camera-friendly.  At least they seem to enjoy when I stop and photograph them.  Next week I will share pictures of the White Horse.

Today I am thankful the oat crop is in.  Now it can rain!  I am thankful for having the opportunity to photograph beautiful horses and enjoy a good book series.


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35 Responses to Reaching Over Fences

  1. Pretty horse pics. I haven’t read The Hunger Games.

    I hope you feel better!

  2. Love, Love, Love the photos!

  3. Pat says:

    The horses are beautiful! Hope you feel better soon.

  4. Great pic’s! I’ve been thinking about reading the Hunger Games too and they’re on my requests at the digital library but there’s a LONG line-up still.

    • Robyn says:

      I bet there is a long list for The Hunger Games. From what I hear, from some of my co-workers, the movie will make more sense if you read the book first.

  5. Corinne says:

    Of course partial to horses, you should put it on a come for coffee sometime later, as you could photgraph colts, and I bet you could get some awesome pictures of the longhorns.

  6. Candy C. says:

    Great horse pics! 🙂
    I’m glad you are getting over your cold, not fun I’m sure. YAY for getting the oats all in, now for some rain!

    • Robyn says:

      We NEED rain! With all this wind and lack of snow we are pretty dry. Had a shower come through this afternoon. Hopefully the rain is coming.

  7. Your ‘greener grass’ shots made me chuckle…I remember as a kid our horses would push the boundaries to get that tasty treat! I’ve been thinking about reading that book/series… do you recommend it?

    • Robyn says:

      Madge, I would recommend The Hunger Games for adults. One of my co-workers went to the movie and was not impressed. From our conversation, I gathered that the book goes into more detail about why the games came to be. Also, she said it has a cliff hanger ending. Book two begins in sequence shortly after book one ends, so I can understand why my co-worker confused by the movie ending.

  8. Teresa says:

    Those are things to be thankful for. The horses are beautiful!

  9. looks like such work to go through the fence & grab a bite to eat. you might get hurt. guess the saying “the green is always greener on the other side” must be true. ha. ha!! (:

  10. Sorry you have not been feeling well, Robyn. Spring colds are no fun. Love the photos of the horses! Funny how that grass on the other side of the fence is so much better-tasting!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Rural Thursdays. Have a wonderful weekend!

    • Robyn says:

      Glad you enjoy the photos, Nancy. Thanks for the well wishes. I feel like I am on the mend and hope to sleep through the night!

      Hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend.

  11. Nancy @ Joyful Altitude says:

    Your horse photos are very nice. I especially like the last one.

  12. Tanya says:

    beautiful photos….i haven’t started the hunger games yet but just downloaded book 2 for my oldest son to start. he’s already finished the first and has taken possession of my nook so when he’s finally done reading maybe i can have it back again and i can read them! hope you are feeling better soon!

    • Robyn says:

      The first book will read fast. I am about half through the second. It is not slow, but does not have the same excitement of learning about a new set of book characters. The second book builds off the first as the plot thickens. It is interesting to “watch the characters change and grow.”

      Have you read the Twilight Series?

  13. Kathy says:

    Yep, the grass is always greener on the other side!

  14. Rose says:

    The grass is always greener on the other side and these photos prove it.

    • Robyn says:

      Rose and Kathy
      The ditches seem to green up faster than the pastures around here. We had a little shower today, maybe rain is on the way.

  15. dianne says:

    it’s so wonderful when people work together 🙂

    I love the horse photos

  16. LindaG says:

    I agree. Hope you are feeling better soon!
    Have a blessed weekend!

  17. Janis says:

    These are beautiful horses and they look very happy eating their oates! Take care of that cold!

  18. What emotional shots. Nice theme, all animals do it, love that you have captured it in a series.

  19. Marie says:

    Love these great photos of the horses reaching over the fence! Enjoyed reading a little about your world as well!

  20. Very nice photos.

    Regards and best wishes

  21. Surprised by your early heat, the wind not so much. You mentioned being up coughing… hope you’re better! As to reaching over fences… never seen a horse that didn’t! Lol… it must be sweeter and tastier! Thank you, Robyn, for sharing on Weekly Top Shot.’ 🙂

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