Monday, November 17, 2014

The Barn Collective


November 6, 2014


November 6, 2014



 Our driveway
November 14, 2014


Our driveway
April 14, 2013

Thought I'd add this late note:  I was just on my way home and listening to the radio. They were talking about the deer situation in Wisconsin because deer gun season starts next Saturday in Wisconsin. As you may know, I dislike deer hunting. I love 'my' deer that eat in our fields and sleep in our yard or in the woods. BUT, I'm becoming more worried this year that this long winter will mean more deer starving. That's not a good thing.

We still have a lot of standing corn in our county. If we get much more snow, the farmers will have to wait until next spring to harvest it.  I know that is not a good thing for the farmers, and I'm not happy about that. But because of it, there is a little glimmer of hope that the deer will find something nutritious to eat and survive (those who don't end up in people's freezers, that is.) And actually, I'd rather have the deer in someone's freezer than to have it die a slow death of starvation. I think you know that my issue is really with people who enjoy killing things, not those who hunt to eat.


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54 comments:

Susie said...

Judy, You know I always love seeing your pictures. You should be making cards with all the pretty barn shots. :):) Oh my, that was not near enough time in between snows !! No wonder I have been whining about winter. LOL> Stay warm and scoot your feet when out. xoxo,Susie

Nancy said...

Not much difference between November and April scenes. I hope you like snow because it could be a loooong winter!

Mama Zen said...

I love these! Susie is right; they look like postcards.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I love the barn with the name and date on it! There wasn't much time between the last snow and the first was there.

Anne's Attic - Design said...

The snow is amazing. I see such beauty in this kind of weather. It's just pure joy. Love your blog!

((WARM HUGS)) Jo

Karen S. said...

Oh yes, just as all the cows have come home to eat, so has winter, it's arrival a bit too early for me, but it is a lovely adventure once again.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Beautiful photos. xoxo

TexWisGirl said...

i don't have a problem with hunting if it's for food. and thinning the deer population can be a good thing. but i know what you mean about 'your deer' being safe. :)

September Violets said...

Well looks like you got it too. I don't think our snow will last (very wet), but never say never. We saw a gutted deer loaded on someone's trailer with their ATVs while driving on the highway last weekend. I guess hunting season already started here. Wendy x

Sandra said...

I had no idea that cows 'shunned'.. poor little petunia all by himself, shunned by the herd. i wonder what he did... i love that snow pic with the sun in it. awesome shot... beautiful barn' it is not only the deer that have no food, Inger lives in the desert in CA and the bears are coming down looking for food, there drought has killed all the plants and animals.

Sandra said...

ps hope your deer stays safe

Primitive Stars said...

Afternoon, with the snow looks like here... Feel bad for the shunned cow, Awww.Blessings Francine.

Heide at ApronHistory said...

How much snow did you end up with? My sister is up visiting in the UP and they have 26"!! Hope you didn't get that much....

L. D. said...

I think we have a lot of corn that won't come out until spring. I know the hunting of the deer and the harvesting of the crop increases the number of animals that get hit on our highway.

Tom said...

I love barns with a name and date on them. Most of the corn has been harvested so I can see some of the barns that were hidden. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Chatty Crone said...

What a difference a month makes with the snow! Love the cows - all facing the wrong direction.

Terri D said...

I agree with you on all points.

I also ALWAYS love your photos!!

Donna Wilkes said...

What a change in just a week! The deer around here have decided to move into the pastures and paddocks with the cows and horses.

Linda Kay said...

Judy, the men in my family hunt for the venison for sausage and other meats from the deer. It is really low in fat and can be really delicious. Right now some of the animals here in Texas are overcrowded, so the hunting really preserves life for the rest of them. I drove 25 miles and saw 4 of them dead from a car or truck hit. So sad.

Marie said...

Beautiful photos! True hunters are reasonable conservationists. Of course there are always some real goobers out there with no respect for life of any kind. But they are few and far between. I hope you don't have many deer starving this winter. It's going to be a hard winter I think on all the animals.

Felicia said...

beautiful images Judy. love the barn and the snow...well all of them.

Bethany Carson said...

Beautiful barn! Your photos definitely paint an accurate picture of winter life in the country.

No one in my family hunts, but some in my family do like the taste of venison, so we butcher some of the deer our archer friends shoot. It's sad to see any creature starve to death or his/her life go to waste.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a beautiful snowy scene. And the soap you've featured sounds wonderful for the holidays! Hugs!

Felicia said...

Judy I came back to tell you I seen your link on last week's Our World Tuesday, did you mean to put it on today's instead.

Lorrie said...

Your landscape is transformed! How beautiful the snow is.

happywonderer said...

What a great barn, Judy. Oh my, snow already. It really looks picturesque!

LV said...

We are having our fist freeze, but thankful no snow.

Lynne said...

Really great pictures . . .
I loved the cows feeding . . .
And snow comparison . . .
I too would rather think of there being food for the deer than them starving . . . Much rather . . .

Gail Dixon said...

Beautiful photos. I despise hunting too, when it's just done for sport. I do hope your deer survive the harsh elements.

My Garden Diaries said...

I am with you on hunting...I just don't get it unless it is for necessity to eat. I hope the deer do have something to eat....to think that they would die of starvation breaks my heart. Gorgeous shots! Wishing you a wonderful week! Nicole

Stephanie said...

Hi Judy! Your pictures are beautiful and I love seeing the snow. Have a lovely week!

Jazzmin said...

Enjoyed your dreamy photos! Such a great old barn. And I am dreaming of having snow like that :) Velvety white beauty. Your country views are lovely. Where I live, we don't get harsh winters but whenever we get a little snow or icy days I think of the deer, too. I hate to think of that and I hope and pray they get to find food this Winter where you are and everywhere where there are harsh winters.

Enjoying the cozy winter days feel of visiting your blog. Have a blessed day!
~Jazzmin

ladyfi said...

wow - that's a lot of snow! How lovely.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

AMAZING pictures of the snow! Wow. Makes me want to build a snowman!

Theresa said...

Beautiful snow:) We are having some really cold temps here in the South but no snow yet! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

As always, gorgeous photos. I agree with all your comments.

Eileen said...

Thank you for sharing the beauty of nature...........in your pictures and your comments.
Blessings!

Cattails said...

Beautiful photos, Judy.
Nobody in my family ever hunted.

Brooke Neal said...

Love the barn photos! Beautiful!

Miss Val's Creations said...

The snow is beautiful. I have the same feelings about deer hunting. If the hunter is going to feed his/her family I'm ok with it. But those who hunt for sport disturb me! Hopefully the winter is not too brutal. Thank you for stopping by my blog!

Janey and Co. said...

Beautiful world you live in. My daughter's mother in law is joining us here in Texas for Christmas She is from Milwaukee. I hope she will enjoy mild weather.
I feel exactly the way you do about hunting!!!

podso said...

Such beautiful photos. What a peaceful place you live (or so it looks!)

jeannettestgermain said...

Can't believe you already have snow! Since I moved end of Aug. to the mountains, am getting more and more attached to the deer I see almost every day. sorry, I can't eat deer anymore!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

lovely photos and I'm with you on the hunting situation. around here, the locals (farm hands) kill to put meat on the table while those who paid to hunt do it for "sport"...???
I'd rather the deer be eaten than starve.

Donna said...

The cow lineup is funny, considering that it is a view of their backside. November and April look about the same in your neck of the woods! And I don't mind hunting for food, though I do love our neighborhood deer.

Ida said...

Nice barn shot and the cows look happy. Goodness you've had a long season with snow.

Stephanie said...

I love the barn and the cows, great images!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Lovely photos! We had snow also, last week, but it warmed up to the 40's this week and much of it melted.Many, many deer come though our area as we live very close to the foothills and wilderness. I love to watch them and feel honored when they sit in my yard. I feel so sad that some get hit by cars in our community --I wish people would be more careful. I'd never be a hunter. If I had to kill my food to eat I'd probably be a vegetarian. I hope the deer in Wisconsin fare well!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

I always love a good barn picture. That's a nice feeding station for the cows. Even though there isn't much contrast in the view of your driveway in November vs. last April there must have been a lot more snow that had come down in between. We got over 200 inches of snow last winter. I'm looking forward to a brief warm up coming this weekend. I'm with you about the deer. On the 15th the guns could be heard around here as the firearm deer hunting season opened up.

Roan said...

Love the barn and the cow shot! JD used to be a deer hunter. He has retired. I do miss having the meat in the freezer though. But I, like you, prefer to see them in the fields.

Judy said...

You sure did get snow!!! Could have been worse, though!! I am just complaining about the temperatures!

Dee said...

Love the snow photo's...beautiful... and that barn shot is perfect. I have a difficult time with deer hunting too....:(

J_on_tour said...

Wow, what a difference. Great horizontal composition in the first two and light in the third.

Amy Burzese said...

Oh, I get it. I don't care for hunting just because you enjoy it either. I love seeing the deer at our place, and don't allow hunting.

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