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Springtime on the Farm


Is anyone here old enough to have had a crush on John Denver? Not that I am. Or I did. Or anything. I was just wondering. {ahem}

But if you were that old, you may remember that some of his song lyrics claimed  that "life on the farm is kinda laid back". Yeah. Not so much.

What you can't tell from these pictures is that the brother is just outside the frame trying to convince the pouting 4 year old to join the other girls and pretend to look laid back.

You see, it is tradition in the Texas springtime to get happy photos of all the kiddies amidst the bluebonnets.

Do you know how hard it is to get happy photos of 8 children? During this one the 8 year old was crashing her bike in the gravel right behind me.

Here, she was bawling while the 10 year old was telling her that's what she gets for trying to show off by riding too fast down a hill.

"Mama! Samson is chasing the chickens [2]!"

"Mommy, I forgot to tell you that one of the baby goats [3]somehow got into my room and peed on my bed. (Yes, really.)

"I milked Dovie, but she kicked over the bucket, so we don't have anything to feed Peter [4]."


Lies! John Denver told us LIES!