Sunday, November 22, 2009

Watch our Babies!

I was in the kitchen at 630 this morning pouring myself a cup of coffee and I looked out the window and there was quite a show going on.....  I grabbed the video cam and ran out on the deck (Brrr!!!) and this video is what I got.  (BIG SMILE!)

Hope you enjoy as much as I have.... CLICK HERE TO VIEW VIDEO



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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Tennessee Donkey ASSociation Awards Banquet 2009 - Sat 11.14.09


It was a beautiful day for fellowship with members of the Tennessee Donkey ASSociation. We met at the Williamson County Ag Expo Center in Franklin for a wonderful meal catered by one of our members and had our awards banquet. 

The awards were spread out thru members of the club - as we had new members that participated in the programs that TDA offers.  (to see a list of all winners, go to the TDA website)

Bill and his buddy ROCKY (Engmans Rocky Rococco) took home two awards!  Both for driving. Bill and Rocky spend a lot of time together driving at show competitions; in parades or just on the back roads around our farm.  Bill was very surprised!


2009 TDA CHAMPION HARNESS DONKEY




2009 RESERVE CHAMPION
MARTHA WILHOIT MEMORIAL DRIVING AWARD
(award presented to Bill by TDA President Lydia Spears)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

WEBSITE OF THE MONTH: The Cabin at Cedar Run Farm

Want a place to get away for a few days?


New friends of ours (and donkey lovers) are the proprieters of a great getaway cabin in the beautiful hills of Liepers Fork - just outside Franklin, TN.

The cabin is a fully restored log home that was originally built around 1840.  You can find letters written during the Civil War by the cabin's original owner hanging on the wall of the cabin, along with other documents that trace the familys history back to building the original cabin.

Visit their website at: http://www.cabinatcedarrunfarm.com/



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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thank You Veterans!

Our family is full of veterans - husband, dad, grandfather, uncles, cousins and sons! Couldn't let the day slip by with out sending a big THANK YOU to all that have served our country.

THANK YOU!!!


Friday, November 6, 2009

A Quiet Sun, a Cold Winter

(from the Old Farmer's Almanac)...

...is calling for a colder-than-normal winter. One contributing factor is sunspots—or the lack of them!

This year and next, sunspot activity will be very, very light. Whenever this phenomenon has occurred in the past, the result has been a cooling influence on Earth. Solar experts believe that the Sun will remain calm for another year.See sunspot activity for 2009.

Robert B. Thomas, who founded this Almanac in 1792, believed that weather on Earth was influenced by sunspots and solar radiation. Sunspots are magnetic storms on the surface of the Sun. Click here to read “What Are Sunspots?

To this day, the Almanac uses three disciplines to predict the weather: meteorology, climatology, and solar activity. (See How We Predict the Weather.)

If you’re interested in learning more about the Sun’s effect on our climate, read “The Influence of Solar Activity on the Weather.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Trick or Treat!


Living out on the farm, we aren't used to seeing trick-or-treaters. What a cute surprise to have a visit from Shrek & Donkey!