Friday Funny: Farm Fotos that didn't make the cut

Last week I bought a new external hard drive to store all the important files on my computer... it was something I have been needing to do for a while. The last time I tried to back-up my computer, it said the drive I was using didn't have enough memory- in other words, the folders containing all my pictures, videos and documents are too big to fit on there now. This could be because while going through some of my files I had no idea how many pictures I've saved over the last 5 years....
The camera I am using now was a Christmas present back in 2006 and I have taken literally thousands of pictures with it. Not to mention the pictures I haven't kept- for every good picture I take, I've probably taken 15 not-so-good-ones. I usually delete the dark, blurry, or random ones off the card before they ever get to the computer. 

Some have fallen through the cracks along the way, though...

For example-

Silkie, exit stage left.

Mockingbird, exit stage right. 


Apparently I saved this rare photo of a headless bird for a reason.
(I think it's head was turned. I hope.)

This next picture defies any logical explanation I have.

In the first place, why was I holding a dead snake on a pitchfork.
In the second place, Why did I take a picture of it?
Do I have issues?

 It always helps to move the screen door out of the way before taking a picture.

 Much better.

Here are some random pictures that need to be filed under something.




I'll just file them under... "W".

This picture of little Edie when she was just 6 months old has a funny story behind it- I grabbed my camera to take this because she was standing so still I thought she was posing for me. Turns out, her head is stuck in the fence. (Look closely and you'll see the little square around her neck.) The sad thing is, I snapped about 10 pictures before I finally started wondering why she wasn't moving.
 Speaking of Edie and Daisy, you sure can't say Daisy is camera shy. In fact, every time I have my camera outside trying to take a pretty picture, she always winds up in it somehow.


"Yoo-hoo! I'm ready for my close-up!"

There are times when you take a picture but you don't see everything through the tiny little lens....

While posting about how cold it was last winter,
I took this next picture of me breaking the ice out of the sheep's water.
Once I saw it on the big computer screen, I decided it would be best not to include this one.

Although I've taken lots and lots of bad or random pictures, each one has a little special memory attached to them- and I guess that's why I take them in the first place.....

Even if it's of somebody's rear!

Happy Friday, everyone!


  1. Well let's see. This being the Spooky season, I'd say that headless bird was Ichabod (Crane).
    I normally delete all bad photos right away.

  2. OK, Paula...the picture of that snake gave me the heebie jeebies! BLECH!

  3. The headless bird almost got me, out the nose! Edie! Bwahaha! Poor Edie! Snort,snort!

  4. LOL cute should come on over and link up to my Farm Photo Friday linky party!! Have a great weekend and do stop over and say hi!

  5. I just loved these photos! Quite entertaining this morning! Have a great weekend Paula! It's a cold 45 here in NW Florida this morning; but I'm not complaining!

  6. Cute pictures! Me, too - I've got to go through and cull about 3/4 of my pics. It's going to take 2 years to do that!

    I didn't see the sheep poop til you pointed it out.

    Love the headless bird - good Halloweed pic! Have a wonderful weekend, Pam!

  7. a very cute collection of randomness!

  8. We love looking at all those nutty pictures you save for some reason
    Benny & Lily

  9. LOVE these "rejects!" They tell such great stories!! ;)

  10. You keep on striking a pose, Daisy girl! Even your "rejects" are good. Enjoyed them all, Paula. Thank you for making us all smile on Fridays!

  11. Loved them all even if you did not want to post them! Have a good weekend. blessings,Kathleen

  12. I tried all summer to get a good shot of some hummingbirds, and didn't get one good one! I have lots of flowers and sky and a little bit of their tails as they flew away. It is hard for me to delete anything.

  13. I was smiling for every picture! Wow-Edie is one beautiful sheep. But my fav is the last one-of course-feathery butts are beautiful!!!

  14. This is funny! I've been trying recently to "trash" photos when I download instead of keeping every one of them on my computer. I love the story of the black sheep. Enjoy your weekend!

  15. These photos are all interesting!! I take the worse pictures! or forget to put the card back into the camera before a shoot.

  16. Too funny.. loved every one of those pics, had me laughing from the first to the last...

    It's always fun to visit The Fraker Farm!

    Blessings N Hugs,

  17. Great post, loved all the pictures, each one left me smiling and maybe a chuckle or two!

  18. Love the pictures. Daily life.. and all that goes with it :)
    Thanks for sharing.
    p.s. I wouldn't have known it was poop, until you pointed it out :)

  19. This post is so funny to me! I sifted through a bazillion photo's just like them about a week ago. My friend Alexis( some pics and what I found were: poop, chicken bottoms, blurs and various other weird shots.

    I LOVE those fuzzy bottoms. :)

  20. I love your 'W' file and all your lovely sheep... you have me laughing... I also have a lot of deletes that sometimes I find in the recycle bin and say, "Hey, why did I delete that moment!" Oh well...
    I had a goat last month that did the same as your sheep, getting her head stuck in just such a corner.
    Happy Wainbows for you dear!

  21. Hi Paula, Thanks for the smiles! The closeup of Daisy might be my very favorite! Enjoy the weekend.

  22. Hahahahaha!!
    I have tons of these things toooo! I REALLY need to sit down and clear mine out as well!
    Love them All!!

  23. Love the blooper pics and especially of the headless bird. I too have one of those (my parrot).

    Your miss Lily and her sunbathing on a quilt, what a pinup shot.

  24. Ha..ha you so remind me of myself...lots of goofy pictures...but we must do this to get those great I too have an outside storage..even though I try to clear bad ones off after I view theme..I still have zillion of thanks for a fun write up! Made my day!


  25. LOL you are so funny...I love the captions you put on all your pictures. You gave me a much needed laugh this morning.

  26. Oh gosh, LOVE this post. That headless bird is something and poor Edie! That sounds exactly like something I would do.

  27. LOVE this post! Oh, how many pictures are out there that deserve some mention for some funny or odd reason and we just never include them because we think they aren't "right" at the moment! Your comments under each are just priceless. Love the precious little wabbit!

    Thanks for coming by my blog and for saying you had been wondering about me...yep, I'm still here. Things have taken a good turn for us, plus we moved to AZ to be close to the kids, and well, I am blogging now much more than I have been able to in quite a while, at least consistently. I had missed you! Glad we are connected again!


  28. Oh, Paula, I love those photos. The close up of the animals peeping through the fence is adorable. I like these photos very much of your farm. The peach tree blossoms are very pretty.

  29. I think that snake found his faith correctly. Richard from Amish Stories.

  30. You always make me smile....

  31. Poor Edie!
    Even the rejects tell a great story!
    Love them all......

  32. you have very similar photoalbums to mine - I have goat poop in many pics and dogs running past the camera lens - but same personality and flair to our photography - the delete button is my friend.

  33. I found my way over here from Winona's blog, Cat Lover and Quilt Maker, and I'm so glad I did! Aside from all the beautiful photos scattered through your blog, this particular post was hilarious! Have a great Sunday! :)

  34. My husband and I used to raise sheep, those darn things were always getting their heads stuck in the fence--and we were kinda dumb about it. One night, a ewe bawled nearly all night long, next morning, we realized her head was stuck in the fence, and... we had heard coyotes the night before--she would have been easy pickin's!


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