Friday, April 08, 2011

Flashback Friday:So that's what they've been up to!

My In-laws live next door. Well, a few acres over, so not right next door, but they are our closes neighbors. In between our house and theirs, is the donkey pasture.

Several years ago (2006), my mother in law decided that she wanted to get a couple of miniature donkies as pets. So, she fenced off some pasture and purchased two "pregnant" donkies. It turns out only one ended up being pregnant. But, that didn't stop her from buying three more!


So on the farm there are 5 Jennies that were bought and over the course of time, 6 baby jacks and 1 baby jennie have been born.

In the past two weeks, we have been blessed with two more baby jacks!
Possum, was born Tueday March 29


And Bochepus was born Monday April 5


So my in laws are country music fans. When the first baby came along, my mother in law wanted a theme for her farm. So, they decided to go with country music names. Not necessarily singers, but just common words from songs or songwriters.

First there was Poncho, then Lefty


Then Conway, Delta Dawn, Waylon, Hootie (Darius Rucker.. get it...), and then Possum (George Jones), and Bocephus (Hank Williams, Jr.)


They are cute little fuzzy creatures. They are social. They come to the fence when you walk by. They play out in the pasture. They he-haw at dinner time!

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Just don't ask me to tell them apart. Most of them are grey, and look very similar. I'm sharing again as part of Jen's Flashback Friday.

I'm post dating this post so it gets up for all my loyal readers, but Jen I hope to link up later in the day when we get back from fishing!

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Friday, April 01, 2011

Flashback Friday: Where I get it from

I was looking back through old photos a few weeks ago. And, by old, I mean one my mom took when I was young, that I had scanned for our wedding video. Staring at the photos and reminiscing, I realized we both had the same love for photography.

My mom was always the mom with the camera. They owned a Minolta SLR that they purchased sometime in the 70's. My parents were big into slide film for a while and even had their own equipment for developing. She took that camera everywhere! School functions, scout functions, family vacations. She had the telephoto zoom before the telephoto zoom was cool!

But, looking over the photos, I realized where I get my love of action photography from. My mom! Most of the photos we have from years past are of us doing something. Of course, there were some of the typical mom shots... stand over there and smile.

Like this one, on my first day of pre-school...


But then there were ones like this... From a family trip to Hershey Park


Or this one from college... That's my head sticking out from the hull of the racing shell...


Or just everyday fun moments like this...


Nice focus on the Frosted Flakes Mom! I give her credit for getting so many good shots. Her camera was manual focus and man was it hard! I gave it a try, but gave up because it was so frustrating. I'm glad technology advanced! Its funny though that now on her DSLR, my mom still manual focuses... that's just what she's comfortable with.

I guess the love for action is in my blood. Blood runs deep.

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