Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Rurality Blog Hop: Through The Fence - A Newborn

Hubby and I live on five rural acres. When we retired we wanted the quiet and the privacy that country life would give us. While we garden and enjoy the natural wildlife of the birds, the turkey, and the deer that keep us company we don't farm. My husband grew up on a farm and knows the hard work it takes. While we ourselves don't farm there are farms around us. Their close proximity gives us the ocassional pleasure of seeing the newborn calves.
Such was the case this week when we spied this little one beyond the fence. It couldn't have been more than two or three days old asleep in the warm afternoon sunlight.
Linking to Rurality Blog Hop and Friday's Fences.

35 comments:

Terri said...

One of my favorite signs of spring is to see all the newborn animals.

Carol L McKenna said...

Ah, so precious ~ birth is always a miracle to me ^_^

Betsy Adams said...

Glad you can still enjoy the joys of farming without doing it yourselves now... That sounds like the best of all worlds to me!!!! Love the new little one!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Awwww! So sweet. Sounds like the perfect place to live to me.

Robyn G said...

Baby calves sunning themselves or running and bucking will bring a smile to anyone's heart. Youth and life at its best!

Ranch Wife Robyn

TexWisGirl said...

i'm glad i don't have to keep cattle here, but get to enjoy those nearby, too - sometimes too close when they get thru the fences. ;)

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Aww, what an adorable sign of spring - a baby sleeping in the sun. This is so cute!

Pat said...

Made me smile! Thanks! So sweet!

Mimi said...

Aw, new life is so welcome after the long winter!
Great photo!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Glad you can enjoy the rural scenery without the hard work of farming.
I love the old barbed wire fence and the vine climbing up the post.

Nicki said...

Nice couple of shots to share your story. Loving the fencing that frames your first photo.

Nancy said...

What a precious sight to see a baby in the sunshine....Spring brings all kinds of new birth, doesn't it.....

Sounds like you live in a wonderful place surrounded by nature....

Indrani said...

That is such a cute sight! How it must be jumping around when it is awake!

Red said...

Now the barb wire fence reminds me of being on the farm when I was a boy only it was two wires but miserable old poles and rusty wire.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh so sweet - lovely photos - I think spring is extra special this year after the hard winter so many have had.

Carletta said...

Carol,
It seems you have changed your comment system. I do not have a Google+ account and therefore I can't comment on your blog.
Thanks for coming by.

EG CameraGirl said...

So sweet, Carletta. I live in a rural community and get to enjoy the beauties of farming without having to do all the work.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

The calf is precious. I love the first shot with the focus on the fence and the calf blurred in the background. Both images are very sweet.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

the 2nd shot is just too perfect. what a lovely view. too precious!! ( :

Bruce Clark said...

Great shot of the post and barb wire. Very nice!

Jan n Jer said...

I see you are really enjoying the wildlife on your homestead. Great capture of the wood pecker.

Genie Robinson said...

We have cattle grazing in the field across from our house, and every year or so we get to see a baby. It is always such a thrill for me. Love the photos. genie

Leave It To Davis said...

I love calves!!! They are so sweet.

DeniseinVA said...

I loved these photos Carletta. Seeing newborns is a perfect joy.

s.c said...

Nice old fence post. Like it.

Jori said...

What a cute baby! Love your shot through the fence too!

bailey-road.com said...

Love the shot over the fence. The calf is so cute asleep in the sun.

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Anne (cornucopia) said...

Wow! Great photos!

don said...

Your rural setting sounds like a great place to retire. Having animals, wild and domestic, around is a huge plus to your location. A fine shot of this newborn taking a nap.

~✽Mumsy✽~ said...

Fantastic focus and such outstanding photos!

Faye said...

Great composition in this pic, Carletta. Love the way you zeroed in on the old fence post to give it importance. And what a sweet surprise to find this little baby on your ramble.

You're retired? Girl friend you don't look retirement age! Hope you enjoy it as much as I do. So glad decided to retire at the youngest age possible. You?

kelley jensen said...

awww, so sweet.

Sally in WA said...

Great shot, Carletta. Hope you enjoy your blogging holiday!

Marie said...

How lovely, Carletta!