Saturday, December 31, 2011

Day is Done, Year is Done 2011

Old Goats.. Ages..bottom to top.. 15,14 and 13 years old.  The young one closest is a VERY spoiled bottle baby that has had two kiddings and is an excellent mom.. but always has an opinion..

Evening of 12/31/2011.. goats are going home.  It has been 65 degrees here with some very "lively" winds.  Only 40 something tomorrow... One day closer to spring!!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Almost Christmas

What amazing weather we are having for mid December here in Central Missouri.  I was able to actually take a nice long walk through the pastures and check the fences.  Then since it was turning out to be such a nice day I decided to open the gate to the summer pasture and let the goats get some of that green grass we still have.  The weather is supposed to turn more seasonal tomorrow..  We shall see what happens.  John is outside getting ready to BBQ some pork steaks..  I think this is a first for us this time of year, but it is 60 degrees this afternoon.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Mother Road "Route 66"

I travel on a small portion of "The Mother Road" going to and from work. Here are a couple shots of what I see.
Birthplace and rise of Route 66

Modern-day shield used in California from 1956 – 74, when the road was decommissioned (note the black background cut off and the addition of the "US" designator)

Officially recognized as the birthplace of U.S. Route 66, it was in Springfield, Missouri on April 30, 1926 that officials first proposed the name of the new Chicago-to-Los Angeles highway. A placard in Park Central Square was dedicated to the city by the Route 66 Association of Missouri, and traces of the "Mother Road" are still visible in downtown Springfield along Kearney Street, Glenstone Avenue, College and St. Louis streets and on Missouri 266 to Halltown.