Monday, October 22, 2012

Clearing the Camera

I haven't done one of these posts in a couple months (go here, here, or here for a trip down memory lane) and had some photos stored in my camera that I wanted to share.

Broody guinea hen warning me that I'm getting too close to her babies!





 

   
 
 
Hope you enjoyed a slice of our homestead!

~Tammy

This post shared with Clever ChicksSunny Simple Sunday, Backyard Farming Connection, Weekly Top ShotOutdoor WednesdayAll Things FallThis Or That ThursdayRural Thursday, Creative Things ThursdaySimple and JoyfulFarmgirl FridayMop It Up Mondays and Homestead Barn Hop

74 comments:

  1. Those are lovely photos. Believe me, I'd much rather live where you are ... but here I am, 18 years later. Thank goodness for travel and the chance to get away. :) Best wishes, Tammy

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    1. Thank you so much! It is just about impossible to travel in our situation; it takes a lot of planning!

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  2. Hi Tammy, WOW to your photo's! I would love to get a cat shot like either of yours that I'm totally happy with, but Sassycat would rather cuddle than pose!
    Beautiful shots x
    Janie x

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    1. Aww, thanks Janie! I really appreciate the comment :) It takes me forever to get good shots of the cats. When I bend down to take a photo they move and come over to rub up against me!

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  3. Tammy, I love these photos, and I love this little slice of your homestead life! It looks just about perfect!

    My husband had to go to New York City on business last week, and while he enjoyed the trip, he was eager to come back to our small town. We also are former big city dwellers, but have found the peace and quiet of small town life to be much more to our liking. Last Friday, we visited the corn maze (I survived!) and we picked out our pumpkins. After that we headed to the lake to let Kona swim while we enjoyed the fall colors of the trees in the nearby woods. We had so much fun:)

    Now, if I could just talk my hubby into having some chickens...

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    1. Sounds like a fun day last Friday! Something I'd enjoy for sure. We lived in St. Louis for a while but now we are definitely country folk :)

      You should get chickens! I bet your husband would come to love them. And if not, he'd love the fresh eggs for sure!

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  4. What a lovely peek at life around your farm! Your photos are beautiful!! :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Candy! I appreciate the sweet comment :)

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  5. These are beautiful photos. I'm blown away by the barred rock chicken photo. How did you get her to stand still? I've tried in vain to take poultry pictures. They are ALWAYS on the move.

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    1. The barred rock is our rooster, Cam. He is the ONLY one of the chickens who stands still! He actually poses really well for the camera. When I get it out and point at him, he just stands still and lets me shoot away :) I love it!

      PS - If you have a camera that lets you change the shutter speed, you could try speeding it up and see if you can freeze some motion.

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    2. HIM, I mean. Ooops! Oh, my! A 'voguing' rooster. That's too cute :-)

      Thank you for the camera tip. There is a shutter speed, I'm just not sure how to use it but I will play with it and figure it out. Thanks!

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    3. Awesome, good luck with your camera!

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  6. Oh I love these especially the boots by the door I don't know exactly why:) B

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  7. Love 'em all - especially the one of Sylvester, the orange and purple flowers, and the one of the boots and pumpkins by the door (you captured the epitome of autumn as it is in my mind, friend!).

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    1. Awww, thanks! The boots by the door screamed fall to me. I love that one :)

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  8. Yes, I did enjoy the slice of your homestead! Love those butterscotch mums! Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #53!

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  9. Don't you just love Autumn. The photo of the cat in the field..well, you know I'd be all over that one. It is gorgeous. Your photos are just wonderful. Deb

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    1. Oh yes, fall is my favorite time of the year! I'm giddy right now :) Glad you liked the photos, thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Fantastic photos Tammy, hard to pick a fav! Like the flipside of mine, with it being spring where I am. At my first glance of the one of your black cat I thought he was a bear in the woods!! Don't know whether you actually have bears in your neck of the woods!! S:)

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    1. Haha, no bear sightings here yet! Although there have been some elsewhere in the state. Kind of crazy that it's spring where you are! Thanks for coming by and commenting. Have a great week! :)

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  11. Such lovely pics.. The one of the cat is so neat.. I keep asking my hubby for chickens, too but not yet.. smile..
    You sure have a way with your camera, my dear..
    Take care...

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    1. Thank you, Faye! I really appreciate that. I hope you get chickens soon. They really are so much fun. I'm crazy about mine :)

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  12. i did enjoy your beautiful homestead photos. all of the pictures are welcoming and gorgeous and i really like the one of the flowers...amazing colour combination and composition.

    have a great day!

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    1. Thanks, Betty! So glad you enjoyed the photos. Hope you're having a good week so far :)

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  13. Fantastic shots! Love the kitty shots! Beautiful colors, too

    I'm so glad you found my blog & nice to meet someone in my neck of the woods! LoL! =)
    Do you know where the Texas Longhorn is located on the farm on the hill on the east side of Van Buren? The barn pics I posted are located right in that area... LOVE that bull, he's so beautiful... he's been there since I was a kid, around 30 years! =0

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    1. I know, it was nice to meet you! Can't believe that bull has been around for 30 years! I really want to visit now!

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  14. Love your 20. Someday...yes, someday.

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  15. Great shots. Being the cat person that I am, I love the kitty pics.

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    1. I love taking photos of the cats. They are great models when they cooperate :)

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  16. Great shots - I really love the guineas! and the leaves, and the logs - well all of them!

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  17. Magnificent photos ~ Love the cat especially ~ speaks the deep soul or primal scream ~ LOL ~ (A Creative Harbor)

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  18. Beautiful photos, Tammy! Thanks for sharing them with us on the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! Have a great week!

    Kathy
    The Chicken Chick

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    1. Thanks so much for checking out my post! I appreciate the nice comment, Kathy :)

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  19. Hi, my first time here. Yes the photos are beautiful and say a lot about your area. The animals are so cute as well. Happy Autumn!

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    1. So glad you stopped by for a visit! Thanks so much. Happy autumn to you as well :)

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  20. This is my first time here...loved your pictures...I really enjoyed my visit!!

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    1. Aww, thanks Linda! Happy that you found me :)

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  21. Pretty pics! I'm a new GFC follower :)
    xo
    www.domesticsweetheart.com

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    1. Thanks so much! I went to your site and returned the favor :) Look forward to reading through your blog!

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  22. Great photo-trip around your homestead and of your homelife!

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  23. Beautiful photos! I really enjoyed getting a peek around your homestead.

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  24. Great photos! My favorites are the cats, the mums, the leaves, the stack of wood. The last shot with the boots and pumpkins is so creative! Thank you for visiting my blog :)

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    1. Thank you Loredana! I appreciate the comment and the follow :)

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  25. These are great pictures, the cat is my total favorite!

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  26. Beautiful! Your homestead - looks a lot like ours in New Hampshire! Love the black and white chicken, so pretty!

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    1. Thanks, Jessica! Glad you stopped by and enjoyed the post :)

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  27. These are gorgeous photos!! Loved the tour....such pretty glimpses of fall!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the photos! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  28. I saw your comment on another blog, and the picture with your chicken. We have three pet chickens and we adore them. You live in a perfect place for animals! :) Your pictures are lovely!

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    1. Thank you so much! I am obsessed with my chickens, so we sound like kindred spirits :) haha. We do have a perfect place for animals. They seem so happy here :)

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  29. Bear With Me....great composition and subject matter♫♪ Happy Week/weekend♥

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  30. Love your shots of the simple things -- really such an enjoyable walk with you. xo

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  31. Always enjoy your photos. Simplicity and such beauty. That chicken has the most amazing comb and wattles. Love them!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Elaine! Cam is our head rooster and he definitely has some crazy comb and wattles going on! Haha :)

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  32. You have some lovely shots here. I really like the green door photo, the mums and the hens. Very rural and beautiful.

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    1. I appreciate that! Thank you for stopping by and commenting :)

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  33. Love all the fall colors you shared today! The mums are my favorite!

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  34. Oh, I adore Barred rock hens. I hope to add some to our flock next year.

    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage.

    Thanks for dropping by Harvest Lane Cottage to enter The Sparkle Box giveaway. I hope you'll drop in again.

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    1. Our rooster is a barred rock and we have a barred rock hen. They are so beautiful! Thanks for stopping by, Laura :)

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