Today's blog post won't be an all comprehensive list. Instead, it is a "Cast of Characters" by convenience. In other words, I took some pictures in August and figured I'd use them for a post. What could be more logical than that? (Ok, Spock was supposed to be more logical than that - but what else?)
Outdoor Farm Management
The Sandman continues to hold the position as farm Spokescat. As you can see, he takes this position seriously, posing for promotional pictures and illustrating the proper use of a wheelbarrow.
|Um, I am still getting sunlight in my eyes, could you move the barrow slightly?|
|Inspector (foreground) and Soup|
|Supervisory staff supervising. Good job guys!|
You Name Trees?
Yes, yes we do. At least we name some of them. I think it started with Jeff Vader (the cottonwood) and we were not the ones guilty of naming it. We were just guilty of adapting to using it and then sharing with others. On the other hand, we are guilty of naming Crazy Ole' Maurice.
You probably know that we like Lord of the Rings and you can probably guess that we enjoy the part with Old Man Willow and Tom Bombadill. However, this willow tree is not really an Old Man Willow type. He's got kind of the Einstein haircut and he is far from menacing. And, since we often reference Beauty and the Beast with our Dangerous Pastime posts, it seemed fitting to name a willow this way.
No, I don't know exactly why it seemed fitting. It just did. It's the farm, it doesn't have to make sense.
|Crazy Ole' Maurice|
Sometimes participants in daily farm life are only there for a limited duration. For example, baby barn swallows only stay babies for so long before they fledge and fly around, eventually moving away for the Winter. I've taken to calling the babies in the nest the "Nixons" because they look like they have jowls that even Richard Nixon could have appreciated.
What? What do you mean the Moon visits you too? Wha?
|The Moon visiting the farm.|
Ok, Chalkdoor doesn't really speak. But, it sure does get a fair amount of attention during the growing season. It's only been active since last summer, but it feels like we've been using it for longer than that.
Oh Look! A Bird!
We must like birds because we willingly host hundreds of them every year.
|The turkles are liking the pasture.|
We hope you enjoyed this quick tour of some of the characters you might find at the Genuine Faux Farm.