Friday, February 7, 2014

Random Five Friday



Just a reminder of summer and fresh tomatoes.  And.....sunshine, sweat, and flip flops.  Those times are just around the corner!  I know they are!!! 

If you are a dog person, then don't forget the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show starts on Monday.  

Garden and Gun Magazine has its best photos of 2013 featured here.  

I talked to the husband about getting a couple of donkeys for the farmette.  He told me I could get whatever I wanted, but we needed to talk about who was going to clean out the barn.  Had a conversation about donkeys with one of my farm savvy 2nd grade students and he advised me not to get any.  It's not looking good for the home team.....

Music anyone?  Click here........

Linking up with Nancy today!  


38 comments:

  1. Donkeys are cute but I will say our neighbors used to have them and they got out constantly, and then were really a pain to catch!

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  2. I would listen to your student I think they must have experience in the Donkey dept:) Summer and tomatoes yes it will be nice and warm:) Hug B

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  3. oh i can't wait for those days!! my grandpa had a friend who had a donkey...my grandpa's friends name was don. they were old drinking buddies. we belonged to a gun club back then and don kind of lived there in his trailer with his donkey. i can't remember the donkey's name. don didn't drive and would sometimes walk from the gun club to my grandparent's house, which was quite a distance, with his donkey! i always wanted to ride his donkey but it was kind of mean! i haven't thought of that in a LONG time!

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  4. you said music ... i wish to listen ... going now ... happy weekend! ( :

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  5. Sorry that the donkey dream hit some reality along the way. Bummer.
    Prolly for the best.

    I'm looking thru my Shumway's catalog this morning, mooning over heirloom seeds. :)

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  6. Ahhh, summer... homegrown tomatoes... nothing sweeter!
    It's my first Random 5, so lovely to 'meet' you and learn a wee bit about you :)

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  7. The tomatoes look so good -- nothing better than a home grown tomato .. can't wait! I always watch the Westminster. Garden and Gun is one of my favorite magazines. Happy Friday!

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  8. Michelle
    I also have thoughts of spring and gardening in the back of my mind. I need to research raised garden boxes and see if that is something that will work for me.

    Thanks for the heads up on the Westminster dog show. I enjoy watching it too.

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  9. I wish you would get some donkeys. They are my favorite animals and so many of them are mistreated and abused. If I were younger I would definitely get a pair. They do need a companion donkey, they are very, very loving animals and so smart. I met hundreds of them when I worked at the donkey rescue that used to be next door and I fell in love, I really, really miss them. Phew, that was probably more than you needed to hear about donkeys.

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  10. we have a few donkeys in our area, but more mules than anything. and they are LOUD. i'd hesitate to get a jack as they can be very aggressive - have heard of a few old farmers/ranchers actually being killed by their jacks. now, i'm guessing those animals hadn't been handled like pets and were purely used in the pasture for livestock guarding, but still...

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  11. I miss the tomatoes from my grandmother's garden. Sweet photo! Ready for flip flops, too!

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  12. Those tomatoes look so good! What I wouldn't give for some freshly picked tomatoes right now. Sigh. I hope you can get some donkeys!

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  13. I wanted to get a couple of goats but hubby said no as he would be the one cleaning up after them. All I could think about was fresh goat cheese. Donkeys are very stubborn and messy and you can't milk them.......... I'd be thinking about that.

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  14. Thanks for the reminder about Westminster. Always love to watch that.

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  15. Oh wow....we got rid of three donkeys about a year ago.... I don't believe there will be anymore hanging out around our place!! It was a huge pain trying to catch them...
    Have a blessed weekend..
    shug

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  16. Cleaning stalls are what kids are for. :-) It's good for their character. We are in the middle of a "snow event" here in the countryside east of Portland, Oregon! Poor daffodils were up 5 inches! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  17. Oh I hope your right Michelle, right around the corner...... Oh Donkeys would be wonderful, love them, Francine.

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  18. Your picture makes me want summer even more!

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  19. Looking forward to the Westminster. Have a great weekend.

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  20. :) So who you gonna get to clean the barn?

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  21. Just don't make an 'ass' of yourselves with those 'fake horses'. hahahahaha

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  22. I keep reminding myself that December and January passed quickly and that April will be here before we know it. I hope I am right! Never had donkeys, so don't have any advice.

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  23. LOL
    Why did you want donkeys? Just curious!
    Smart little 2nd grader ... :-)
    diane @ thoughts and shots

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  24. Fresh tomatoes, always good.
    Merle..................

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  25. If you got small donkeys, would the be assets?

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  26. Tomatoes and green grass, what a welcome sight! Really enjoyed the link to Garden and Gun, beautiful photo's.

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  27. Nice shot. I hope you get the donkeys! Have you ever heard of Longhopes Donkey Shelter?

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  28. Summer and Fresh tomatoes are a long way off still. I'll settle for a little sunshine and some signs of spring.
    Never had a donkey nor the desire to own one. I'm not much of a farm girl though.
    I enjoyed your musical selection.

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  29. Oh, I love the mini donkeys! Thinking of summer, too. We had 17 degrees last night and snow. We can only dream.....xo Karen

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  30. Somewhere under my wool socks & winter boots these northern MN feet still have faint tan lines from last year's flip flops..
    I'm feeling the days get a little longer & the suns rays growing a little stronger - oh, the hope of spring!!

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  31. You have great images on your blog, including this one. Those tomatoes look so good. I just discovered your blog through Jack's blog. Following now. :D

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  32. Misshapen large juicy summer tomatões still smelling of soil are the best. Roll on Summer!! I have happy memories of riding a donkey when I was a child.They are lovely creatures, but can be stubborn.

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  33. So, no donkeys? The assortment of best pictures is amazing: there are many fine shots!

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  34. How about a goat? You can milk a goat.

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  35. what a beautiful photo!!

    hey! i saw on the news some mix breeds are invited to agility at the fancy dog show . . is that fun, or what???

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  36. Wonderful photograph, Michelle. I can't think of a single reason why I would want to have a donkey. Let alone two!

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  37. I love donkeys but I really don't know anything about them, their personalities or how to take care of them. Just love them :)

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