Happy 9th Birthday for Rural Ramblings!

July 4, 2016

It’s hard to believe this blog has been in existence for 9 years.

When I first started it, I posted fairly regularly, but lately it’s been a lot more sporadic. I hope to amend that, especially with an up and coming “Farm Dog” section. Because as of this date, we have a new pup on the farm, an English Shepherd. But more on that in another post.

For now, this is about the 9th anniversary of our farm blog. While I write a lot, another big component of this blog is the pictures. So I decided to choose some of my favorite pictures from each year to showcase here.

Top Farm Pic From 2007

I think this is my favorite picture from 2007, with our goat nosing a tiny baby bunny.

I also went to Alaska that year with my dad, and had a lot of nice pictures from there, but I’m going to stick to farm pics here.

2008 Farm Pic Favorites

It’s really hard choosing just one picture from each year! Here are a few from 2008.

The first is of Toby, our precious farm collie that I still miss bunches!

Then here’s one of our favorite visitors on her Southern Grandpa’s tractor:

And lastly, our goat with twin kids:

Favorite Photos from 2009

Did I mention choosing just a few pictures from each year is hard? Wow! I love taking pictures, so when I was more active on this site, there were lots and lots of photos!

This has to be one of my favorite pictures of Ellie, all dressed up in a cowgirl outfit and posing by one of the pasture gates:

Sweet little Cowgirl Ellie.I keep a framed 5×7 of that one in my office!

Here’s a shot of our peacock sitting on top of perch The Farmer made out of tree saplings:

Peacock And Peahen In AviaryThey loved getting up high! That made it tough when one would escape, as they’d generally fly up in a tall tree.

Every spring we have to shear sheep and llamas. Most of the time we hire someone to do it, but as you can see, The Farmer did the deed in 2009.

The Farmer shearing our lady llama, Keira.Fortunately, Keira stays pretty still when being sheared and doesn’t kick up a fuss.

Here’s one of my all-time favorite farm pics! The lambs loved to climb all over their parents as they rested, but this little one managed to hang on when Mama Sheep stood up.

Rowan, Shetland ewe, with lamb on back. (RuralRamblings.com)She also happened to be one of my favorite ewes, so a win-win pic. 🙂

Okay, too many pics to go still…. time for a slide show!

And there you have it, a smattering of photos from the last 9 years of this blog!

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