Monday, August 20, 2012

We're moving....

The Farm

 The Paakkonen's are in a state of transition. After many hours, day's, weeks and month's of painstaking debate, we have decided to pull up stakes in Kitchener, Ontario and make the move to rural Carmen, Manitoba.

 We have been given a fantastic opportunity to live in a peaceful, rural setting where we can explore and grow our photographic talents.

Heather was there taking care of her sister for about four month's and I flew out at the end of July for a week.

 At the farm so far we have three great dogs, soon to be five. Three Alpacas, Three goats, Three Guinea Hens, a Pot Bellied Pig and a billion cats! There is a small barn in which I will be converting a loft into a Studio/Man Cave for Paakkonen Photography...I cannot wait!

 Below is a small sampling of the images from the farm and surrounding area. By clicking on the images you will be directed to the Hi-Res Gallery where I have posted all of the pictures from the trip... don't forget to come back :D

Charlie with the barn in the background

6 month old Charlie.

Charlie grabbing a frisbee in front of the goat pens

Charlie the frisbee dog

Winston

Winston

Winston photo-bombed me as I was setting up for a macro shot :))

I was preparing to shoot some macros of this bee on a thistle when Winston snuck up and photo bombed me...

Bruce in a meadow

Bruce

Heather throwing the frisbee for the super dogs

Charlie the frisbee dog

Merlin the Alpaca

Alpaca

Hershey the Goat

Hershey the Goat

Baby the Pig... AKA Ham Sandwich :D

Baby the Pot Belly pig,,AKA Ham Sandwich
Baby AKA Ham Sandwich

My 50's Fordson Major Tractor... Love this thing!

This is a 50's model Fordson Major farm tractor. Quite rusty and crotchety but an awesome cruisin' machine for picking up rural Manitoba chicks :))

Bob, on walk-about around the acreage

Walkabout

Ya,it's a cat

Model by Gary ats on the farm...Don't know it's name since it is not a dog...She did look just prissy and bitchy enough to be a model! Not sayin' models are bitchy or prissy... send hate mail to..

Lightning strike... Yikes!

Lightning StrikeLightning Strike at the farm

Star Trails

Trees by Gary PaakkonenTrees entry into Chrysta Rae's July 2012 Scavenger Hunt on G+

Sunset Manitoba

Long Exposure sunseta 13 second exposure just before Blue Hour. 9:50pm local time

Local area, Canola field, Sunflowers and old Grain Elevators

Canola
Sunflower
Grain Elevators

Happy Wifey :))

Dancing Heather

Flying home

Seat back live TVSeat back live TV


So I've been back for awhile now and Heather flew home a couple weeks ago. We are super busy selling off a lot of our our old crap...errrr.... quality home merchandise. I did however manage to get eight of ten entries into the August Chrysta Rae Scavenger Hunt.

I will post those images sometime later this week.

Cheers all

Gary