Morning here on the ranch

@savypat (20245)
United States
July 17, 2009 2:48pm CST
This morning was cool, about 60 and the sun was just getting up when I spotted the first family crossing our pasture toward the creek, a family of four, mom and three little ones, raccoons. Next the deer came out, two moms and two fawns with spots. the third family were turkeys, It is a real pleasure to start your day this way and I am truly thankful.
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@HelScream (2823)
• Philippines
18 Jul 09
wow I really envy you my friend I wish I could live like that a very simple way of living far away from the city life that kind of life i so long to have. But I dont know how much a ranch would actually cost do you have any clue how much and the lot area thanks... I mean in you place how much those it cost?
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@savypat (20245)
• United States
25 Jul 09
I can only tell you what ours would cost and it is close to $1,000,000 but of course that is not what we paid 40 years ago. Now we just have to pay the taxes on that value. It's expensive to live here.
• Regina, Saskatchewan
18 Jul 09
I know exactly what you mean Pat. I'll miss the sight of the critters in the morning when we move into a larger town. Right now there are fields across and to the left of my house, and we have deer, and prairie dogs (like small chipmunks) and bird types by the dozen and fox and coyotes and of course the cows, tripping up and down the road and over the fields all the time. Yesterday morning I was checking my gardens and was visited by a tiny little striped prairie dog, which are rarer than the regular kind. He was so cute, and so unafraid of getting really close to me. We had a little conversation about the lovely weather and off he ran chittering away and sounding so happy! LOL What a treat!
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@bhanusb (5710)
• India
18 Jul 09
You are in cool.But we are boiling.In your many discussions you described about your farmhouse.I guise your farmhouse is very beautiful.Enjoy the nature.
• United States
18 Jul 09
Pat- It sounds like a lovely morning. The morning was brisk here as well. Last night we attended an icecream social up here, and the wind was truly blowing up a fury. The children were having to hold down their paper bowels, but they ate up their icecream regardless and played! We've had lovely birds around our place this year. I do miss the rural life though. My grandmother and grandfather farmed all their lives, and growing up I remember my days spent visiting them helping grandma collect eggs. She had a few mean hens! Have a wonderful weekend! Namaste-Anora
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
20 Jul 09
how peaceful it feels the way you describe it. and how wonderful it must be to witness such wonderful sight early in the morning. how i wish am there too looking at them. ann
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@savypat (20245)
• United States
20 Jul 09
This is why I try to share them, so that all can enjoy
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@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
20 Jul 09
hello, thank you so much. cheers and goood morning to you. your friend, ann
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@GardenGerty (124337)
• United States
18 Jul 09
I am sure that is a peaceful way to start the day. Seeing the world wake up was one of the fringe benefits when I was a school bus driver. The sunrises were breath taking.
@Opal26 (17684)
• United States
18 Jul 09
Hey pat! That is so cool that you get to start your day with real natures wonders right there to greet you! That has always been my dream to live somewhere that I could wake up and see such beautiful creatures making their way across a creek just like you described! I am so envious of this site that you described! You are truly blessed to have such beauty right there where you live! Enjoy every minute of it!
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• United States
18 Jul 09
Hi, Pat! How incredibly beautiful. I'm a bit envious!
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@rdadey (484)
• Canada
17 Jul 09
Good to see you're still enjoying nature and it's creatures. Three different species as well, that's cool. Still lots of moose wandering around here. Last week came across a family of foxes, the red kits were shy but the little silver one was much braver. I got some pics so I'll try to find them and get them on here, I did a couple short video clips but I see we can't use them here.
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• United States
17 Jul 09
I truly envy you...we don't see much animals around here...and when we do, it's like a miracle that just happened. Always wanted to live on a farm...maybe in my next life.
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