Sunday, January 20, 2008

Fun Monday - 1st Anniversary Edition


This week's hostess is Vicki - yep, the same Vicki who hosted the very 1st Fun Monday a year ago. This week, she would like "For those of you who did NOT post a picture of your view from your front door, then your assignment is to post a view from your front door. To do this you stand in your doorway looking outside and take a picture. That simple. We (I) want to see what you see when you look out your front door.
For those of you who DID post your view, link back to that post you posted a year ago, and then re-list your very first post ever. We want to see how far you've come baby! Also, if you can, post the comments you received on that post
. "




I was not a participant last year so here are this year's pictures.


No surprise here - it's Buddy!




The currently fallow corn field across the road




The currently fallow onion field down the road




The reason for this town's existence down the road the other way





That would be one of the feed yards. Home to around 1,500,000 cows.



The good news is that our house is now DOWNWIND from the feedlots! Hurray!



Have fun visiting everyone else. Vicki has listed all of us in the right hand sidebar at her place - she's so clever.

39 comments:

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Your hubby likes the Circus Peanut? Seriosuly? Is he mentally stable??

Hallie :-)

Robinella said...

I love your wide open sky views. I bet the storms look exciting when they roll through.

laurie said...

wow. you and i live in, like, polar opposite places.

i think it's hilarious that you have taken the chicken jar as your new icon!!

Beckie said...

I bet the storms are spectacular when they come through. That sky is great!

It is always good to be downwind from the stink!

Peter said...

Downwind or not at least there is no snow (or tornadoes) in your photos.

janet said...

lovely open spaces!

happy fun monday!

nekked Lizard Man said...

wow, you can see for miles. Good thing you are downwind as well. Buddy looks happy. NLM

lisa's chaos said...

upwind, downwind, I always get them confused. I know one smells really bad so I don't know which one you're in. :(

Be glad it's not chicken houses though, truly they ARE bad!

Alison said...

another country dweller to make me jealous!!! Glad you are downwind!!

bermudabluez said...

The downside of living across the street from a farm....when they spread the fields.....yuck! Love your pics!! AND I love your wide open space!!

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh I bet this is one great place to live [feedlots or no feedlots]......just look at the wide open countryside!!! So peaceful and quiet. What a concept.

Happy Fun Monday.

ChrisB said...

Buddy really looks like he is posing! I think this is the first flat and open view I've seen today.
Living 'downwind' brings back memories of living in the country as a child during muck spreading if you get my drift!!

nikki said...

Hurray on being downwind!

Mama Drama Jenny, the Bloggess said...

That looks so much like my hometown I can't even stand it!

Michelle said...

Yep. You're right!! :) I bet it is really pretty when everything is growing!!

Kaycie said...

So glad you're not downwind!

Robin said...

Who counted that many cows? All I know is the methane would be killer (glad you're on the "good" side of the wind now ;) ).

Gosh, your views show such wide open spaces...you could really spread out with all that room.

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

Wide open spaces! Lovely!

And really.....1,500,000 cows!!?? Good job your downwind of what comes out the other end as well!

ellen b. said...

Your views are so wide open! I'm glad you live downwind for sure! :)

Bren said...

Cool view! You really have the wide open spaces!

mjd said...

I like the clear, crisp, blue skies in your pictures, of course your sweet Buddy.

Faye said...

Don't you just love opening the door and finding that sweet boy waiting patiently for you to appear? I had a neighbor beagle, Sadie, who always did that for me. One thing for sure you'll always be able to spot unexpected guests driving up to your home! Looks like you've made peace with the feedlots--a lot of people aren't able to.

Kaytabug said...

Now, These are open spaces!!! I know you are in TX but Views like this is why I LOVE KS. Watching the storms and sunsets and sunrises are the BEST!!!!

Christine said...

Beautiful Wide Open Spaces shots!!

My Inlaws live near a dairy, I don't know how many cows, but the worse smell, comes from the crop of rotten melons left behind. That sweet smell can be very strong and intoxicating in a bad way, definetly not like the smell of Jasmine.

Love the shot of Buddy, that's my favorite.

Happy Monday, Sandy!

Megnificent said...

LOL @ the hot drink on the side of the tub! I bet he felt very special. :*) Had a good time visiting with you the other day!

Linda said...

Seeing the vastness of your view makes me feel so much better about the world. Sometimes I fear that we are all too crammed together. Great post!

eclecticblog said...

Love your big open space!! Reminds me of the big farm fields of the Midwest.

Karmyn R said...

I bet that around June those fields are absolutely GORGEOUS and green.

Downwind is good.

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I like this stuff! Great pixx... v evocative.. I've never been ANYWHERE as nowheresville as you pictured... though I spose I've been past it on the train in Morocco... do you really LIVE there?


pls rsvp chez moi main blog!! merci beaucoup!!

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-Ann said...

So flat and open - I'd love to see it in the summer!

coloursofdawn said...

Wow, you sure have a view. It is very flat there, like it is here on our prairie. We live in rolling hills so unless your house is on top of the biggest one, the view is limited by the other hills.

susan said...

My goodness, talk about your wide open spaces! It's been a long time since I've seen anything so flat. All we have here are hills upon hills.

ped crossing said...

That is entirely too many cows. I find one to be a bit stinky.

Looks warmer there than most of the posts I have been visiting.

Rising Rainbow said...

Down wind from the feedlots would definitely be a good thing. LOL

Pamela said...

cowabunga -- that's a lot of bovine!!!

So happy you are downwind. There is a huge one about 20 miles from here that comes in on certain weather fronts. It isn't nice at all.

There's nothin' between you and the north pole but a barbed wire fence, dear.

Willowtree said...

That's actually quite a spectacular vista, almost like looking out on the ocean. I remember when I used to drive through Kettlemen's on the way to LA, there's were tons of feed lots there.

Joy T. said...

A million and a half cattle??! Holy crap that's a lot of moo'ing..or crap I suppose too. Thank goodness you ARE downwind. Your place looks amazing with all that wide open space though. Lots of room for little Buddy to run and play.

Kila said...

It's refreshing to see something besides SNOW!

Downwind is a good thing ;)

Gattina said...

Wow ! you have a lot of space around you !! (and so many cows, lol)

 
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