Kudos to the Stephenson County Fairgrounds, the AASSC, and other sponsors for bringing in this popular and growing trend of obstacle racing to Stephenson County. This is a beginners obstacle race where costumes and teams are encouraged. This won’t include some of the crazy obstacles that the popular “Tough Mudder” race has. Personally, I have no desire to run through electrical wires and get shocked. I live on a dairy farm. I get accidentally shocked by electric fences way more than I care to as it is. If you are 14 and over of any athletic ability, please join us on June 8th. I think I heard something about a beer tent being involved also. Go to http://www.AASSC.org and click on the eventbrite button to register. Hurry price goes up soon.
It has been a very wet, cold spring. There has been a lot of flooding near the Rock River and other waterways in our area. We are so glad the weather is finally turning around and becoming spring like. The oats have been planted and now the farmers are going to be going 24/7 for the next couple weeks if the weather holds.
It is very important that you pet feels comfortable and at ease, so instead of forcing him to come to you go to him. Most important is to get down to his level; We all know how a dog looks when viewed from above, this is the way we always see them. Show us the way they see world! Sit on the floor or lie on your belly and remember to shoot from HIS eye level or below.
I took this from the Trail Blazer as we traveled through South Dakota. I’m afraid there are going to be a lot of horses struggling this winter. The widespread drought has caused a severe lack of hay. Due to the death of my old mare to colic this early spring, I have a pasture sitting empty. I would really like to find a nice, kid broke horse that needs a home.
Last night I was out working on a class assignment in my Photographing Nature class. I spent an hour trying to capture barn swallows in flight and had finally given up. Have you watched barn swallows? They are super fast. I was headed back to the house when this butterfly caught my eye. One last shot for the night.
I have come to know God as a whimsical artist. While he fills the world with creatures I don’t really care for (snakes, lizards, turkey vultures), he then gives me horses, tropical fish and butterflies. I love to capture them all with my camera and give thanks. No, I admit, the times I feel closest to God are never when I’m sitting in the pew on Sunday morning.