Monday, January 27, 2014

It's still winter, but I can smell spring

Beneath the mulch, the garlic has sprouted!
Hi.
I'm Danni, the blogger who hasn't blogged since May 31st, 2012 - give or take about 607 days ago.  It feels like it has been a lifetime and, in many ways, it has been.
But I'd like to not focus on all that for the moment.
Instead, if I may, I'd like to think of this as a "Spring is Coming" post and insert a few current pictures from Critter Farm....not just because re-introductions can be hard, but also because picture taking (and picture sharing) makes me happy.

So - for today - there's this:

Chester and Beau


Pretty Kai: Boss of the Donkeys and Protector of Goats

 
Pete and Reggie

 
Honey Chicken, who divorced her flock in 2011, and has since wandered the farm freely, putting herself to bed each night in a dog crate on my kitchen porch

And Roxy, the perfect farm pup

 
I've missed blogging and I've missed sharing my critters.  See you tomorrow.

55 comments:

  1. Welcome back, Danni. We've missed your photos and your storytelling! Sure, it was nice to see you at 7MSN but I prefer seeing you at home. :-)

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  2. Yippee, you're back!! Missed you and the critters. Can't believe Honey Chicken is till around - I love her story. Looking forward to reading your posts once again.

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  3. Yay! Welcome back.

    Julia

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  4. So glad you are blogging again! Deb


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  5. OMFG! All is right in bloggerland. It hasn't been the same without you.

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  6. Danni welcome back!!!You and your clan have been MISSED...I am overjoyed to see sweet Roxy, dang my boy Winslow Homer has missed her...You have a lot of explaining to do, it's been over a year!!!!Glad your back...Greetings from the tundra of Maine, Julie...

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  7. So glad to see you here again! Welcome back!

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  8. Carol in N. ColoradoJanuary 27, 2014 at 7:02 PM

    Welcome back, Danni. You have certainly been missed.

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  9. Day made. Nothing more to say.

    No wait...

    *squweeeeeee* Look at all my old friends! they look amazing.

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  10. OMG!!!!!!!! Danni's baaaaaaaaaaaccccckkkkkkk! Thanks for sharing your corner of the world with us!!!

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  11. So glad to see you back in blog land!
    Mary

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  12. I'm glad picture sharing makes you happy because it makes me happy to see you blog again and I'm sure many others will say the same.

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  13. Everyone looks wonderful. It was such a joy to see your blog pop up on my reader. Welcome back to the blogosphere. Oma Linda

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  14. Welcome back home, Dani!!!! Looking forward to the doings around Critter Farm again.

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  15. Looking forward to more critter updates!

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  16. Welcome back, Danni! I am looking forward to seeing more from your part of the world!
    Liebe Gruesse, Monika

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  17. Welcome back Danni! So glad I kept you in my blog roll so your post came right up. Made me smile to see it this morning.

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  18. Your back!!!! So good to see you Danni, missed you and the gang, but I know the feeling I posted all of three times in 2013. Hope to see you again soon. Libbie :@

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  19. Wow, you're back. Now that you've posted photos, I remember all your critters. I named one of my Buffs Honey Chicken and now I know where I was inspired to that name.

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  20. Well, whatever happened in the past 607 days, hope it's resolved and yes, will believe spring is coming but. not. yet. in. Michigan, lol! Too much of the white poop as someone referred to it on another blog ! Never mind, keep posting photographs for us all to enjoy...

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  21. Now there! All is right with the world. Welcome back.

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  22. Welcome Back! I can't believe Honey is still a porch Chicken. Looking forward to your great pics.

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  23. So GLAD to see you and especially my homegirl Honey.
    She is a touchstone for me - may sound silly, but it is true.
    Hugs

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  24. WooHoo! Now I can put you back on my blogroll!!!

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  25. I'm with everyone else who's thrilled about this. Need to know about kitties. Can handle whatever it is.
    XO

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  26. I have so missed you and glad your are back!!!!!!
    marsha@tubbslanefarm.com

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  27. Welcome back to ranch sitter 3, 6 and 7!!

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  28. Rock on! Eff yeah!!! So happy you're back because I know that means you're happy. :)

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  29. You and your critters have been missed! So glad you've returned to this lovely corner of the great big web.

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  30. You have no idea how very much you and your blog were missed!
    Welcome back.

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  31. Wow...I feel like I just got a HUGE group hug.
    (thank you)
    :-)

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  32. A friend sent me over to take a look at your sweet Roxy. She thought that my dog Duke would find her quite attractive :)

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  33. Hurray! I have missed reading about the adventures of Pete, Reggie, and Honey!

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  34. I feel a little weepy - knowing you've come through and come back. So happy to see your post!!

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  35. So glad to *see* you again! I have missed your posts and have been settling for seeing your occasional appearances at 7MSN. You were the first blogger I followed and I am glad you are back :)

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  36. Oh, I've missed you!! It was such a wonderful surprise to see you at the top of my blog roll just now!! Welcome back! And, it's so good to see all your critters again. Hope you're well and you'll stay with us awhile. Teri

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  37. Oh.. Danni's wonderful farm and her beautiful critters. So glad you're back in time for spring.

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  38. Woohoo!!!
    I'm so glad to see everyone, especially the goat boys.
    /Barb

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  39. Welcome back Danni. You've been missed. Nice seeing the crew.

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  40. Hello from Western Australia! I'm super glad you're writing again and it is great to see everyone is still happy and healthy! :o)

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  41. Welcome back Danni, I've missed your blog, but always checked every day to see if you were ok. So glad you are back and everyone is ok.

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  42. Damn!! What a happy day for all of us. The goat boys have grown!

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  43. As you can tell, we're all so happy to see you blogging again. You have been missed. I was really happy to see you at the 7MSN, but it's even better to see you at home, with your critters. Welcome back.

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  44. Hey Danni,
    What a wonderful surprise! So glad you are back, girl! Your place looks as beautiful as ever, your critters as cute as always!
    I feel like we've all just won the lottery..having you back!!
    Hugs for all,
    Deb in Viola, Ks

    Love the banner on the barn! Couldnt read it. What does it say?

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  45. Hi Deb!!
    Those are animal prayer flags for when a beloved pet dies. A friend of my mom makes them and she sent this set to me when my sweet cat, George, died last May.

    Thanks for all your happy words today... :-)

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  46. O Danni!
    Im so very sorry you lost your kitty George! Girl, I know exactly what you went thru! In Sept. of 2013 I had to put my sweet Visela Penny to sleep. Diabetic, quit eating. Then in Jan. of this year I had to put my kitty Jack and my big sweet Rottweiler Jiggy to sleep. Jack was 14 and my Jiggy was 11 and had Lymphoma! I still have my breakdowns but getting better! What happened to your sweet kitty George? He was the black and white kitty?
    Hugs my friend,
    Deb
    Viola, KS.

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  47. She's back! Good to see you and the other critters again.

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  48. What a pleasure! I've enjoyed seeing you at the 7MSN, but I'm very glad it works in your schedule to post again. I'm happy to see all of the critters at Critter Farm. Wishing you much springtime joy from Indiana.

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