Thoughtful Thursday…

Dad and Karyn searching for the elusive trout while a loyal four legged friend stands guard...

Dad and Karyn searching for the elusive trout while a loyal four legged friend stands guard…

My dad loved to take pictures.  He viewed it as a challenge and enjoyed playing with his camera as he explored hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.  After he passed away last fall, my mom gave me his camera.  I have spent the winter trying to work on my photography skills.

In order to inspire me to continue to strive for excellence with my camera savvy as well as giving all of you a chance to experience some “less verbose” Feed Yard Foodie Posts, I am going to try a series of Thoughtful Thursday’s this spring.  The goal of these posts is to provide each of you with an inspiring thought while also capturing a snapshot of the natural beauty that exists on my farm.

Welcome to Thoughtful Thursday!


A farmer defines success by the health of her animals, the care of her land, and their beautiful marriage which results in her gift of food to those in need.

The Feed Yard Foodie


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7 responses to “Thoughtful Thursday…

  1. This is wonderful news, Anne! It’s precious to me knowing that you spent this long harsh winter with your dad’s camera. Photography is emotional and mathematical, beautiful and honest – it gives immediate feedback – so interactive. I’ve never thought of grief, remembrance, and living on from this angle. You just made my week, and I’m looking forward to more Thoughtful Thursdays.

    May I ask what kind of camera it is? Photography is a favorite topic for me.:)

    Emily Grace

    • What a beautiful comment, Emily Grace. Thank you. I think that I honor my dad by taking on his hobby and have really enjoyed it. I have to admit that I am intrigue by photography — and that my cattle are much easier to take pictures of than my daughters b/c my cattle will actually stand still and pose 🙂

      The camara is a Canon EOS Rebel XS/1000D that my dad purchased in 2010. It has two different lenses that I am playing with. I have a long way to go to get competent but I am enjoying the journey!

      Thanks for linking up to my post this week. I am glad that you enjoyed it.


  2. I live the quote, Anne!
    Enjoy discovering your photography and memories of your Dad. Growing up my Mom always had a camera around her neck; she frequently still does. I think that is part of why I like photography also.

    • I can picture your mom always having a camera, Robyn! Your pictures are always so beautiful — I hope to get as accomplished as you someday 🙂

      Glad that you liked the quote. I googled “farming quotes” last week and was appalled at what came up — 85% of them were negative in nature — so I decided to start making my own quotes. If nothing else, hopefully I can get some positive farming quotes out there in cyberspace.

      Take care,

  3. Looking forward to what I hope is many more Thoughtful Thursdays! Photography is such a personal thing and I love that you have found a new connection with it. The natural beauty of your farm with be everywhere, even in the little things. If you like a picture, we will like it too. Keep snapping away Anne!

    • You always have beautiful pictures on your blog, Laurie — and you are correct, there is beauty everywhere on a farm.

      By the way, I love the quote today about work. It is wonderful.

      I will keep snapping and you all will have to give me some feedback and tips as I make my way on my journey 🙂


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