When he awoke at dawn the barnyard back of the house also awoke.
From the windows of his own room he could not see directly into the barnyard where the farm hands had now all assembled to do the morning shores, but he could hear the voices of the men and the neighing of the horses.
Uncle Henry was milking the cows in the barnyard
, and Toto had jumped out of her arms and was running toward the barn, barking furiously.
The face of a youthful rider, who was jerking his frantic horse with an abandon of temper he might display in a placid barnyard
, was im- pressed deeply upon his mind.
No smoke curled from the chimney, not a barnyard
fowl clucked and strutted.
It was as if their barnyard
well had burst into a mighty, high-shooting geyser.
He came upon an old woman forking manure in the barnyard
, and reined in by the fence.
They said all right, but before they left they sent one of the grandsons to climb a big tree in the barnyard
, where he tied the demijohn sixty feet from the ground.
Unless our philosophy hears the cock crow in every barnyard
within our horizon, it is belated.
The sound of them here was as of all the barnyards
of the universe; and as for counting them--it would have taken all day simply to count the pens.
My peaceful snow-laden morning had deteriorated into a barnyard
borrows its central premise - that animals walk and talk to one another when humans are out of sight - from Gary Larson's popular Far Side cartoons.