Wednesday, March 30, 2011

This evenings walk

I was going to show a bit more of yesterday but I rather liked the photos I took this evening of my walk. First the entrance to the garden from the farm yard, a strange year, but then no two are alike and I wish the scientists would remember that, and that it is better to look at long term cycles, like 50 to 100 years, not 20 when pontificating on what the climate is doing.
I sometimes think farmers have a better idea than any one on these matters if their families have lived in the one place for generations.
The calves are increasing in numbers, these are the older ones out in the paddock and here is one alseep by the fence tucked down in the long grass, she didnt even want to look at me when I took her photo.
On the hill behind the house in a dam enclosute is one of the Welsh Mountain colts, one we bought to tuck away and see how he went over the mares, Owendale Theo, he has had one mare this season and maybe a few more next.
Finally a not terribly good photo of a Nankeen falcon, (Sorry, It is a kestrel, not a falcon, I dont know what I was thinking when I wrote that.) these small falcons are slowly coming back, they were almost decimated by ddt in the '60's, I had a pet one when we were first married, such a nice little bird. This one was making typical hawke noises and I looked for him, high in one of the trees and I wasnt sure how well my photo would come out. I was surprised and pleased.
I think if you click on them they will enlarge.


Wanda..... said...

Enjoyed seeing the large trees around your field as well as the calves and the Welsh Mountain colt. It was nice that you had a clear shot of the falcon perched up high.

annie said...

Lovely look at your land and animals, Penny. I agree that your farmers usually have a better grasp of life than these guys who are so quick to spout off about things like short-term climate cycles. As you say, your families have lived here for generations-- and nobody studies conditions more thoroughly than a farmer.