I really enjoyed reading what y'all had to say about winter...some like it, some don't. Some only like it for a short time and then they are ready to move on to Spring. I think that last thought reflects how I feel too. Enough is enough already.
Today's winner is.....
Congratulations Lisa! email me for info on how to get your sweatshirt. firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to everyone who entered and I promise to have another giveaway soon!
I know it's been a while since we gave something away around here....I'm really not sure why....maybe I've been busy with other things. Maybe I just didn't know what I wanted to give away...maybe it was too cold... maybe I'm a slacker...never mind the reason...we're giving something away NOW! In honor of "The Winter That Won't End", the upcoming 'blizzard' for next week, because I have an embroidery business, because today ends in "y" and because I like you I'm going to make one lucky reader the owner of a cool sweatshirt! Check it out below...This is a photo of my "winter is for the birds" sweatshirt. I wear it often. It represents just how I feel. It's my favorite winter sweatshirt! Winning is easy around here...just leave a comment telling me if you like winter and why OR if you don't like winter and why. If your reading this blog entry through your email you must go to the website www.kaymcgee.blogspot.com to leave a comment. You must leave your first and last name. If you have to leave a comment as 'anonymous' please make sure you leave your full name in the content. Winner will be announced Friday, February 26, 2010. BONUS----Tell your friends! When your friend enters the contest and mentions your name in their comment you're entered again!
This past Sunday we once again struck out in search of the Bald Eagle.
This past Sunday we once again had NO luck in finding the Bald Eagle.
We drove 73 miles (Dan keeps up with that sort of thing). We were probably never more than 20 miles from our home the whole time. Let's just say we went the long way around. We went up on ridges, down by the river, around by the creek and sometimes we weren't sure where we were. It was enjoyable, but would have been more fun if we'd actually seen what we were looking for.
But just for the sake of taking photos I did get a few of a regular ole water bird....that's what Dan called it anyway....So Enjoy!
Okay, this is the same bird...isn't the wing span amazing?
Monday morning here in North Alabama we woke up to quite a weather surprise!
Not our usual flurries but and honest to goodness snowfall!
It was coming down like crazy...blizzard like conditions....sticking to the ground and everything!
Accumulating to everything...including the roads!
When Dan got up at six o'clock (noticed I didn't say 'when we got up at six o'clock) nothing. No snow. No sleet. No freezing rain. At 7 am Dan always heads to the barn for morning chores. Instead he comes in the bedroom and tells me how I'd better get up and come see this... I had NO idea what he was talking about but I'm a curious kind of gal and I jumped up and ran into the living room (okay I got up slowly and kind of waddled) to check it out...It was amazing and it didn't let up. Dan went on out to feed and I went back to bed. I've seen snow before. Remember I spent 13 winters in Cedar Hill, Mo!
No, I didn't go back to bed because I've been back in Dixie for 19 years and I get excited over snow again. Just like when I was a kid. We didn't get much then either, and now with global warming and all I'm afraid this could always be our last snow...EVER!
Dan went on to the store. He's the boss and that's what the man in charge does. I'm glad I'm not the boss! He called when he got to work and reported that the roads were pretty bad and the inexperienced 'snow drivers' were worse! When the snow finally quit about 10am we had 3 inches at our house. I headed out with my camera and got a few shots... It was a cloudy, gloomy day and all the white snow tended to "blow out" the light in several of the shots. I'm posting some of my faves anyway. Enjoy!
Our brood mares stay turned out...they didn't seem very impressed with the snow and even less impressed with me takin' their picture...
It was eerily quiet outside...only the squeals of neighbor kids out having fun in the white stuff...This mare is listening intently.... The others just don't care.
Okay...notice the "patch" of hair missing on her left shoulder? We had a big branding at Christmas when Matt and Mary were here. This is one of the mares that we branded. You have to shave the hair in the spot where you are going to brand.
What is this you ask....Well we have a strand of barb wire on the top of our fence. Sometimes the mares like to rub their backsides against the fence. Sometimes this causes hair from their tail to get caught in the 'barbs'. I thought it was interesting that the hair had a little snow on it too.
The back pasture...
The only vehicle I saw was the UPS truck...they are so dedicated....
"Kendra" stayed right with me...really in my way....really a pain in the backside...really annoying.
Henry and Snickers enjoyed a frolic in the snow too!
April 10, 2009-handbag- Ashley Parker
May 15, 2009-duffle bag-Courtney Shackleford
June 24, 2009-animal print tote bag-Val Greene August 6,2009-cow print lap top case-Tabby Thrasher October 1, 2009-necklace/earring set- Sharon Lovelace November 18, 2009-necklace/earring set-Jolyn Wells February 26,2010-embroidered sweatshirt-Lisa Perry
My husband and I own and operate Shamrock Feed & Tack. When we leave the store in the evenings we come home to dogs, horses, cattle, chickens and "Willie McGee" our bottle fed baby llama. There's never a dull moment on Mud Road! My whole family is involved with horses. Our children and their spouses all ride and rope. My husband trains, buys and sells rope horses. We enjoy going to barrel races, horse sales and flea markets. I love taking photographs and I love finding photo contests to enter. I never leave home without my camera!