Wednesday, January 13, 2010

WINTER DAYS

Winter scenes to warm one's heart. Little did I realize how much pleasure, happiness and entertainment chickens would offer us here at Dog Trot Farm.

An angel keeps watch over my snow covered herb garden. Plants are still asleep, however with Springs impending arrival new life will once again surge forth.

A lovely old covered bridge located not far from our home. In my mind's eye I am drawn back in time to the sights and sounds of images of long ago. I wonder about the people who lived in the area and those who crossed this bridge daily. With the quiet of winter my mind day dreams. While standing in this quiet surrounding you can almost hear the clip- clopping of horses travelling by.
Winter days, they are perfect for daydreaming.







12 comments:

JC said...

I love covered bridges ...
Lovely photos ...

Eve said...

I will now and forever love Chicken Snow Hearts Julie!! The sun is warm here today and I'm loving the quiet woods on a sunny day! Great post!

DayPhoto said...

Once more I am very pleased to take a tour of your area with you. Thank you, Dear Friend.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Rural Rambler said...

Julie your pictures of the covered bridges make me smile. The chicken feeties in the outlined heart make me want to make CH build me a cute little chicken coop, give my chickens names that fit their characters and collect me some eggs! Thank God I have your blog posts to read so that I can live vicariously through your chicken experiences! Maybe I could adopt one of your hens and send her letters and encouragement!

Gail said...

I love the bridge. I wish we had some here.

Kim said...

Hi,
I just found your blog. Your photos are lovely. I'm looking forward to seeing more!
Kim

Jayme, The Coop Keeper said...

Your blog always makes me smile. We indeed are sisters separated at birth! Just this morning I noticed all the chicken feet prints in the snow, and it make me smile. Love all your comments on my blog...thanks so much!

Kritter Keeper said...

i too wonder about the way my ancestors lived on a daily basis. love your pics. my gramp side of the fam had a large farm in vt and always drove the horses...love your chicken prints!

Jenny said...

Thanks for sharing your winter daydreams Julie. What a lovely area around that covered bridge.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

That covered bridge just about sent me to the moon...MY FAVORITE !

Not to make it sound like this is paradise...but no, I haven't been bothered by japanese beetles....

and I do love the stock too...so fragrant and spicy sweet....

I Really LOVE your blog and photographs of New England...makes my heart sing.....

I'll be back to visit very soon, dear one...

Kary
xxx

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Such pretty pictures!
Isn't it amazing how the chickens scratch their way into our hearts? I knew when I first started dreaming about mine, almost three years ago, that it would be fun ... but I had no idea that I would LOVE each one so much and that every one would have their own personality and style.
(And who would've believed I'd convine my husband to let the rooster stay!! lol)

I'm so happy you're enjoying your chickens so much, Julie. This makes my heart happy. :-)

Missouri Gal Nicole said...

Love your photos! Rural Rambler told me about your blog. Glad she did.