Wednesday, September 17, 2008

More field pictures


More field pictures. These are from yesterday. We have a wetland mitigation sight next to a small goat farm in Northern Lancaster County. And the owners don't mind if we visit with the goats.


This goat was a little ominous. He just kept staring though the window.


























See the giant spider? Sort of in the middle of the picture? It is hard to tell without something for scale, but it was enormous. Yuck. Some kind of fishing spider but there was no way I getting closer to tell which kind. The thing had to be close to 4 inches across. My co-worker thinks I am dramatic and am overestimating the size. It sure seemed huge though. And it freaked me out that it was that high up in a plant that I easily could have brushed past. Usually they are around rocks in the stream bed. I don't like spiders at all.

15 Comments:

Blogger Matriarchy said...

Ugh. I don't want to think about 4" spiders.

But I like the plastic goat "bling". They look like members of the same gang.

1:44 PM  
Blogger Faith said...

I <3 goats so much. Would that I had a place where I could have a few goats and a bunch of chickens. Maybe a horse or two. I can dream, I suppose.

That spider is just awesome. I'm glad you took a picture of it.

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Blogger Gail said...

I believe you, it looks big!
We need a few goats to clean up my way back backyard! No one rents them out in Nashville;-)
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Blogger woof nanny said...

I am so so glad to read your posts again. I think about you all the time. What an interesting job you have!
Blogging can help one sort thru the muck...sort of stream of consciousness figuring out.
I love lists too.
I also love spiders. I'm really surprised you don't love them too--they're such a magnificent wonder.

10:18 PM  
Blogger Pennsylvania Permie said...

So great to see a local blog focused on plants & critters! Love it & love the photos.

4:54 PM  
Anonymous Scott said...

Good to see goats tolerating the local weather fluctuations so well. They are on our list of small stock to keep once we have a few more acres.

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Blogger Ben said...

my wife and i are local - etown - and trying to connect with local farmers etc. just dropping you a line. feel free to say hello back bendonahower (at) gmail (dot) com

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Blogger woof nanny said...

I miss you--please come back!

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Anonymous Dirty Girl Gardening said...

The goats are sooo sweet! Love that pic!

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Blogger Mountain Mama said...

Love the goat, chickens...all of it! We just moved to NC from MI and I'm dreaming of buying some of our own chickens. I need to learn as much as possible about caring for them before I take that on. I adore your blog and will certainly keep following.

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Blogger Erica said...

Love it & love the photos.

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