5/27/11

Busy, busy...

"I'm not sure what "fixed" means, but whatever it is,
I hope they never have to do that again."


I'll be spending the weekend taking care of Lily as she recuperates from some minor surgery.... once she's well enough that I can feel good about leaving her alone for a while, I'll be off helping Hubby in the hay field.

Hopefully things will slow down around here soon and I'll get my blogging mojo back.
Happy Memorial Day, everybody!

5/18/11

Dear computer, I have missed you.

Sweet-smelling honeysuckle blooming in the fence row


Since I've worked my fingers to the bone the last week or so, I thought I would reward myself with a relaxing day of my favorite cuppa and some computer time. Besides, it looks like it's going to be a cold rainy Wednesday so there is nothing outside for me to do.... *grin*
I thought I would write just a short post to say "howdy" and to show you some of the things that have been going on around here lately, then I'm off to catch up with my blog friends....


Remember a few weeks ago when Mr. and Mrs. Bluebird had 5 sweet little eggs in their nest?





This is what they have in their house now...




Daisy and Edie got their spring haircuts last week....



Here is a very short video of me shearing a years' worth of wool off sweet little Edie:

video


It wasn't all work last week; Hubby and I took Lily on a shopping trip to PetSmart, where we bought her a pretty pink collar and a spiffy personalized name tag.
(We won't talk about all the new toys she came home with...)





As you can tell by this next picture, she thinks she's hot stuff with her new accessories.




And finally, Happy 5th Birthday to Sarge and Big Bird!


Once upon a time we ordered chicks from McMurray Hatchery and they were 2 days old when we picked them up from the post office; that was on May 15th, 2006. Sarge and Big Bird are the last survivors of that batch. It's a pretty big deal around here to turn 5 if you're a chicken, because thanks to all the predators and varmints running around the life expectancy of our chickens is not very long. These two even lived through the raccoon attacks that killed Hamburger and several of our green-egger hens, but somehow managed to survive.
Even though neither of them lay eggs anymore, they still have a job to do around here as resident bug catchers, but most of their days are spent finding a sunny spot to take a leisurely dust bath.


I have a lot of catching up to do, so I'm off to visit my blog friends.
Happy Wednesday, everybody!

5/6/11

Friday Funny: Waking up is hard to do, Part II



I'm taking a short blog break to get caught up on some spring cleaning and outdoor chores, but I'll be back in a few days.....

In the meantime, Happy Mother's Day, dear friends- and if you are blessed to still have your mother, give her a big hug and tell her how much you love and appreciate her....