Friday, May 13, 2011

more chickens and ollie

through the patio screen

Jamie took this one right before Ollie attacked a garter snake. He bit the thing 3 times! Jamie likes to call him our jungle kitty.

Sunday, May 8, 2011


Yesterday we brought home 4 laying hens from Millsap Farm. Watching them roost this evening I remembered David Rees saying, "Chickens are inherently funny." And they really are.

barred plymouth rock

production red

black sexlink

rhode island red

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


With all the flooding in the Branson area, last week was exhausting. It's kind of old news now, but better late than never, I guess. All 10 flood gates were opened at Table Rock Dam, releasing 68,000 cubic feet of water per second into Lake Taneycomo. I had no idea how much people liked watching dams. A couple asked me to take their photo in front of it. I shot and Bob produced this dam video.

Fantasia Hair Creations owner Cheryl Meadows-Wilkinson, right, gets a hug from Vicki Wilson as she carries items out of her salon in the Turkey Creek Junction shopping center in Hollister on Wednesday, April 27, 2011. "I've never seen anything like this before," she said. "It's never gotten close to my business before."

The south Branson Landing parking lot was flooded.

Check out a few more from Hollister, or the album from earlier in the week.

I was off on Friday when Nate got to shoot aerials, and Bob went out with the water patrol. I would have loved to get either of those assignments, but I was also ready to relax.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

fishing at Capps Creek yesterday

The first of two rainbow trout Jamie caught.

We watched this guy go over the dam at Jolly Mill Park.