Thursday, March 28, 2013

Golden Moments

Last Thursday, I noticed a posting for a fiberglass utility sink on CraigslistSince I'm trying to keep our kitchen sink "food prep only" The Man needed a sink outsideIt's been on his to-do list since we moved hereNowadays, he's pretty good about taking a few more steps to the bathroom sink rather than washing up in my kitchen sink but I still need to give him stink eye every once in a while.

The Craigslist sink was located about 30 minutes away, near the town of Creston.  It was a perfect day for a drive and I brought my camera.

Longhorn cattle on the drive to Creston

After we bought the sink, Donna and I stood by the truck waiting for The Man and her husband to return from their solar show-and-tell.  She was talking about the Karakul sheep she had raised for their specialty fiber.  She was explaining that due to their coarse fiber their wool was popular for making Persian rugsThen all of a sudden I blurted out, "Wow, what's that?".

That was a Golden Pheasant.  Just one of many amazing birds and animals Donna housed on their 17-acre property:

Several outside aviaries contained her beautiful unique birds. 

Golden Pheasant

Lady Amherst's  Pheasant

Sebastopol Geese

Flightless due to their long curly feathers

A friendly Clydesdale (with a prosthetic right eye) named Natalie and her two donkey friends came to greet us.  Donna had gotten them from a rescue organizationAt the time she was only looking for one donkey. . . .

Whoa, Girl

Natalie, Gentle Giant

Mama and Daughter

Donkey Love

Donna's Angora goats went into hiding when I took out my camera.  They had already been shorn of their mohair fleece and may have felt shy by their nakedness.

Funny, you just never know what you'll find when you set out to buy a sink.