Friday, July 15, 2011

At the Farmstead


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Yesterday I took the kids to a local children's farmstead. 
We go multiple times per year. {because it's free!}

But this time we fished. 
I hope my children know how much I love them, because slimy wiggly worms and my bare hands is not my idea of a good time. Let alone putting them on a hook. But I manned-up and did it!

{When we were all done, I set up the shot above. I absolutely love it.
...the old pole, the pale of worms, the ducks, the wooden bench, the weeping willow...
I couldn't have asked for better props!}

{for this shot I ran PTM's Heart and Soul action x2}

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However, I must not know how to put a worm on a hook properly, because the fish would eat the worms right off the hook with ease.

This is the closest we came to a catch.


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They also have little goats that can be bottle fed.
So we did that too.
This guy was a bit ornery...but you probably already knew that by the look in his eye.
You can't tell from this shot, but he was standing on a tree stump...which made it much easier to nibble at people's shirts!



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52 comments:

  1. I love that first picture! It is so peaceful and calming. Plus it has a fishing pole in it so my hubby would be very happy! hehe

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  2. Love the processing. I have something similar near to me and I like to visit through the different seasons. So much fun!

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  3. I love the first. It is amazing.

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  4. Ah, what a perfectly peaceful day. (Except I think having to hook those worms would cause me a little stress too). :)

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  5. Oh I love the first photo! Love the soft peaceful feel to it.

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  6. I think a few worms in exchange for some fabulous photos is not too high a price! ;-)

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  7. This sounds like such a fun day! Your first photo is so lovely and I love the processing.

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  8. That sounds like such a fun day! I've been looking for a local 'something like that' around where I live but haven't found anything yet. I love that first shot...so calm and tranquil.

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  9. Beautiful shots! I am in love with that first one. What did you use for post processing? Any actions? Sounds like a lovely day. We recently had the opportunity to go to St Louis and bottle feed the goats and my daughter freaked! It took her a while to warm up to them. Thanks for joining Kristi and I for the Crazy Days of Summer!

    alicia@projectalicia
    www.projectalicia.com

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  10. Katie, I absolutely love that first shot...the warmth and the expression. A perfect example of summertime.

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  11. Funny what we will do for our children that we love so much. Ick on hooking worms. That sounds so unpleasant until you see the joy on the little ones faces. Sounds like a fabulous day!

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  12. Wonderful memories! Gorgeous photos!

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  13. Hi!
    Putting worms on hooks is kind of tricky and yucky. Love the goat picture, he does look like he's a little ornery. Have a great day!

    Sherrie
    Food for Thought
    http://100sweets.blogspot.com/2011/07/squirrel-visting.html

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  14. Well good for you - not my idea of a good time either but it does have plenty of photography potential...and for that I'll do just about anything.

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  15. Like everyone else, I am completly in love with the first picture! Amazing! The whole composition and post procesing, amazing! I was trying to figure out who's action is "PTM's Heart and Soul" can't seem to find them anywhere! You mind sharing a link to them? Thanks!

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  16. That first shot is gloriously beautiful! love the composition and processing!

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  17. That first shot is stunning. I love it.

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  18. I love the perspective in your photos! They are just fantastic.

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  19. these are great!!! I like that action, where did you get it again ? Since now I know how to do actions.

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  20. Beautiful pictures!! Love them!!

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  21. that first photo really caught my eye - it's beautiful . Great job - will have to check out the rest of your posts!

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  22. That first shot is perfection. I love it. :)

    Marla @ www.blueskiesphotoblog.com

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  23. The first photo is gorgeous, it doesn't look real more like movie set up or something, it is too beautiful:) Great shot!

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  24. Glorious first shot!! It harks back to another era -- I thought immediately of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn-- great eye!!

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  25. Beautiful photos! I really love that first one! :) Love the edit. . . so soft and peaceful.
    Visiting from LEM! :) Have a great weekend!

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  26. The first one.... Like it a lot!!! =)

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  27. those goat kids can be something else! sounds like tons of fun!!! :)

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  28. That first one should be sold as an art print! Thanks for sharing how you edited it....I love PTM actions too! Wonderful images!

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  29. That first photo is so dreamy, so beautiful.

    I had to laugh out loud at what you wrote about hoping that your children know how much you love them...with you helping to hook worms. II would totally think that way, too, if I had to do that. =)

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  30. That first capture is GORGEOUS, Katie. LOVE it. You are such a good Mommy hooking worms!

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  31. HeHeee! I love the goat! He's too cute! All the shots are just awesome! The first one is dreamy, so tranquil!

    Thanks for linking to Foto Friday!

    Lori

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  32. Looks like you had a fabulous day. Love the first photo especially.

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  33. These are really stunning! That first one is a lovely piece of art!

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  34. Oh that takes me to a very happy place! Beautifully done

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  35. ewwww ... can't do the worm thing .. but can feed awnry goats! great photo!

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  36. Great shots, Katie. I absolutely love the first one. Looks like a good time!

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  37. um...the worm i can unfortunately handle... I have no clue what to do when I actually catch a fish! I've never taken one off of the hook before... always been too scared!

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  38. You had me a little worried. I thought you were going to post a photo of slimy worms. Me and slimy worms don't get along. lol That goat definitely has an evil, ornery look in his eye. ;)
    Thanks for joining Alicia and I for the Crazy Days of Summer Photo Challenge. I can't wait to see what you come up with next Friday when we move on to our new theme, motion. Have a great weekend. :)

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  39. Love everything about the first shot!

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  40. That first shot is just amazing! Cute goat, but I am partial to goats.

    Teresa

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  41. Beautiful processing and I love the little pail!

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  42. I love the old timey look to the pics. Those are smart fish, that is why its called fishing and not catching.

    What a wild eyed goat.

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  43. I love these, especially the first one. It really tells a story.

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  44. OH I love the first shot... looks so peaceful.... like a great place to spend the day.

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  45. Nice photos! I particularly like the one of the bench, pail, and fishing pole. If you have a minute I hope you'll check out my photography blog as well!

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  46. LOVE the processing, beautiful!!

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  47. Dang girl!! 50 comments. Way to go!!!!

    You totally rocked with that fishing picture set up. WOW! WOW! WOW!! Out of this world.

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  48. Beautiful shots! Congratulations Katie! You made the top five of Fabulous Friday! Thanks so much for participating. :)

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