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Tag: Vermont

So Long Old Friend

So Long Old Friend, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. Our pet goat Walter, a five year old Nubian, lost his brave battle with life yesterday after being unable to recover from a choking episode on February 23rd. On that occasion, the vet came out to and tubed him to relieve the obstruction (possibly a piece of […]

Vermont Winter

Vermont Winter, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. This was taken last winter with my point and shoot. But this is about what it looks like outside right now. Winter in Vermont. Gotta love it. Or not. As an acquaintance of mine who winters in San Diego put it: “We scurry away at the end of Fall […]

Pennies and Penury

The Connecticut River: Deep & Pure, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. Fall has arrived in Vermont with a glorious, buoyant sheen. The days are sun-kissed warm and bright, as though the whole world has suddenly burst into Technicolor. There is color everywhere: on the golden leaves of the tall trees that nearly scrape the sky over […]

Thicker Than Thieves

Daisy, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. My neighbor Daisy (the miniature donkey) and her cohort Violet look at me with big eyes as if to say: “Really, this is your property we’ve wandered onto uninvited? You don’t say. But really, I think we were invited. Because, after all, we’re just so darned cute. Now if you’ll […]

Breakfast Doesn’t Get Any Weirder Than This

Um, I Don’t Remember Inviting a Daschund For Breakfast, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. Windsong (a 5 week old Welara foal) is pretty sure that he did not send a written invitation to Taz (a ten year old, 12 pound miniature Dashund) to join him for breakfast. But Taz is as relentless as The Mad Hatter […]

July 4th in Vermont

Fireworks, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. Fireworks light up the night sky at the Rec Center in Saxtons River. Saxtons River, Vermont.

Red Barn Under Blue Sky

Red Barn, Blue Sky, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. We’ve been having some strange weather in these parts. Heavy rain punctuated by muggy, humid, horribly hot weather, and occasionally alleviated by breathtaking blue skies offset by white fluffy clouds. Guess that’s global warming for ya. But we still count ourselves lucky to live in this beautiful […]

Presenting “Bailef’s Windsong”

Presenting “Bailef’s Windsong”, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. She kept us waiting nearly two weeks, but finally delivered the goods. Early this morning I heard my husband shout one word from the barn: “FOAL!” And there he was indeed, all wobbly legs and fawn-like body. Mama had obviously had her delivery in the early morning hours. […]


Moooo, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. After feeling frightened of the odd creature with the strange greeting, J decides to make a new friend and fluff up her hay at the same time. Now this is a kid who has no fear of Walter The Goat, a barnyard family pet with fearsome horns, but then again, […]

Portrait of Migrant Farm Workers

Portrait of Migrant Farm Workers, originally uploaded by elefanterosado. When I hopped between the lettuce patches and asked if I could take his photo, he didn’t miss a beat. “You gonna give me six bucks?” he asked in a heavy Jamaican patois. “If that’s what you need,” I said. His co-workers scoffed and mumbled that […]