Visiting Grandma

The last time I visited Grandma’s Garden was in May, her vegetables have grown since then.  I didn’t get to take many photos, it threatened to rain while I was shooting video and then the sky opened up.  It was thunder and lighting and I didn’t think it would be ideal to use the rainsleeve on my camera, certainly don’t want to get struck by lightning.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/22, 1/50sec, ISO 3200, focal length 70mm, evaluative metering

I uploaded my video in HD format, if you have a slow internet connection please watch in Youtube.

Grandma uses tree branches for her string bean and cucumber trellis.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/8, 1/80sec, ISO 400, focal length 70mm, evaluative metering

I like the telephoto lens for the composition and in this case it compresses the background to make it look nice and tidy.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/11, 1/25sec, ISO 400, focal length 70mm, evaluative metering

She also planted Blueberries.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/4, 1/250sec, ISO 400, focal length 70mm, evaluative metering


Click to watch in Youtube.

Max was excited to visit the hen house again, and this time he was mesmerized by the chicken peeps.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/200sec, ISO 200, focal length 70mm, evaluative metering

There are so many predators out there, and she keeps them in a cage until they know how to care for themselves.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/200sec, ISO 200, focal length 140mm, cropped, evaluative metering

Another younger set have their mother to care for them.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/40sec, ISO 3200, focal length 140mm, evaluative metering

This is the second generation of Bo’s Americana laying hen, their eggs are as big as the ones you buy in the store.

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/50sec, ISO 400, focal length 200mm, cropped, evaluative metering

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/200sec, ISO 400, focal length 70mm, evaluative metering

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/50sec, ISO 400, focal length 200mm, cropped, evaluative metering

Canon T2i, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, Manual, f/5.6, 1/125sec, ISO 400, focal length 145mm, evaluative metering

4 thoughts on “Visiting Grandma

  1. You know natural farm raise eggs are expensive- 1 carton of eggs are $3.00 where I lived and they are just plain brown egg not the pretty color one you have.

    • Hi Salalao, I think she sells hers for $2.50 per carton, and gives vegetables from her garden away also. She didn’t price them very well. When we visit her we always bring back fresh eggs for my dad and sisters since they like them also.

  2. This is what I plan to do when I retire from work… Move back to Laos, raise and grow my own foods :-).

    Grandma must be busy everyday tending to her animals and garden.

    • seeharhed, you need to start living that life now, gardening might not be so bad in your backyard but not sure about raising chicken. It’s nice to be able to grow your own food and I finally feel comfortable calling myself a gardener. 🙂

      Grandma, and grandpa are both busy, and I think they enjoy working in the garden and caring for the chickens. Life after retirement can be depressed if you don’t keep yourself busy. I guess you need to save up, Laos is getting expensive you know.

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