Two strips of brown earth
in raised beds capture the sun
like soup for baby green heads
ants in the grass,
where I dig a hole
for the new tomato plant.
She opened a few yellow bright
eyes to look around this morning.
Stretching those crooked arms
and gazing sideways.
I walked barefoot along the cement path.
The birds line up in all the trees
to enliven the leaves, notes
falling down with the green.
So many colors of green.
Ebony and Kona wait for their walk,
I hear them shuffling and tapping
their feet. A mouse makes a small
clicking noise in the nightie drawer.
The day is like a book. I set it down,
I pick it up. Turning one page, the
yellow sun has drained into gray-white
The dogs are quiet. The mouse is gone.
for the farm in all her glory
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
The Baxter Barn just announced the new name
for their baby miniature donkey. Last Saturday
at the donkey baby shower they had a contest
for naming the baby girl. Out of twenty two
suggested names the winning name was selected
just moments ago. A local person who attended
the event at Baxter Barn is the winner and the
new name is....
Baxter Barn's Daisey
so fitting as she was born last month
and will be affectionately known as
Congratulations! Cory and Missy Huskinson will
be contacting the winner so they can collect
their prize. The winner's name will be posted
after they are notified.
Flood Water Photography
At the historic Baxter Barn in Fall City, Washington, owner Cory Huskinson and his wife Missy hosted a miniature donkey baby shower Saturday, June 5th. The party was a huge success with children enjoying sunshine, cake and hot dogs, bird house painting, seed planting, pin-the-tail-on-the-(paper)donkey, petting and hugging the new baby. Even name the new donkey contest. In the above photo Cory has a tender moment with the baby. Learn more about this unique award winning green working farm by going to their website: http://baxterbarn.org/
Photos by Flood Water Photography.
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