Friday, May 13, 2011

Congratulations to all the graduates celebrating this spring!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Happy 15th Birthday Ben!

I just wanted to wish my middle son, Benjamin Dale, a very happy 15th birthday today. The first picture was taken at is confirmation last April and the second picture was taken this past Christmas. He was very insistent that I not use "old" pictures. lol Teenagers! Love you much honey pot! ;)

Angora Bunnies

I was searching through some old pictures and found one of a litter of French Angora bunnies. I used to raise them about 5-6 years ago but found they were too labor intense, cute little buggers though!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


I have upgraded from the cast to this fashionable (not!) walking boot. I can now put a bit of weight on my foot, enough to make it easier getting around the house. I still can't do much as my foot tends to double in size if it is not elevated most of the time. And I can't get out of the house without help other than to the front or back porches. I have not been to the barn in 3 1/2 weeks but Dan did get me in the car and drive me out to see my Plymouth Barred Rock chicks in the brooder house, my how fast they grow! Hopefully in another three weeks I will be back on both feet and able to enjoy the summer and the great outdoors again.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Broken Ankle

I made it through all the snow and ice this winter only to hurt myself on a beautiful, 70 degree day. I stepped off the front porch steps Monday and twisted my ankle, badly. I suffered a fracture in my fibula and will be in this pretty purple cast for three weeks and then a boot for another three, possibly four. The shearer comes today and I won't even be able to be out in the barn, let alone help. Well, I guess I will get caught up on all the reading I've been wanting to do.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


It has been so gray and overcast here, not good outdoor picture taking conditions. So here's a picture taken inside of my twin ivies. They are both from cuttings, the original plant was given to my mother when she was in the hospital having me! They were both in need of bigger pots so to feed my cravings of playing in the dirt I decided to re-pot them Monday. They love the light from all the south windows and have done very well this winter.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


I caught these little bandits eating corn from this past fall's corn shock. We had left it on the edge of the woods for the chickens and birds to clean up but it looks like it has attracted interest from some others. They are both pretty little and look like the winter has been a bit hard on them so we left them to eat.