photo challenge | pets

Say hello to “Widget”…also known as “My Daughter’s 4-H Project.” Today was the first day of an extremely busy week for my family as we get ready to practically live at our country fair.  We’ll be watching our two oldest children show off their two 4-H projects, turkeys and goats. The week should end with […]

the clan expands

Two years ago a certain someone named Willow came along to take over our household. Then a few weeks ago, four baby poults claimed their corner of our garage. And now The Arthur Clan has expanded once again.  This time with cuteness galore… Meet our lovely new girls.  Weslea’s 4-H goat, Widget: Will’s 4-H goat, […]

photo challenge | pets

We now have four baby poults living in our garage. (Until my kids joined 4-H last year, I had never heard that term before in my life.  If you are like me, “poults” are baby turkeys.)  Will and Weslea enjoyed raising them so much last year that they decided to work with them again this […]

I Heart Faces Photo Contest | Pets

This is one of Will’s best buds from school, Curtis.  They were both involved in 4H this year. Will showed turkeys and Curtis (obviously!) showed his cow. He begged me to take a few photos of them together and waited patiently for me to finally finish editing them.  He later told Will at school that […]

On Being A Champion. A Grand Champion.

If there is one thing I learned while living at the fair last week, it’s this. Being in 4-H and showing animals at the fair is pop.u.lar.  No matter which barn you walked through there were rows after rows of that particular animal. Cows.  Check!Turkeys.  Check!Horses.  Check!Rabbits. Chickens. Ducks. Pigeons. Lambs. Goats. Steer. Check! Check! […]

I Heart Faces • Photojournalism

This week’s photo challenge theme at I Heart Faces is “Photojournalism” which we defined as: Using an image (or images) to tell a story.When I think of photojournalism, I usually think of disaster relief or feeding the hungry or a missions trip or something equally dramatic. My photo story will be much less life changing…since […]