Monday, January 31, 2011

Our Unhelpful Help

 Is sometimes
in the eyes
of the 

Thursday, January 27, 2011

My Morning, Revisited

It was a beautiful morning.  
It was cold, but not too cold.  
Sunny, but not at all windy.  
All and all, a perfect day 
to do my daily barn chores,
and then walk the dog. 
I have finally learned to juggle 
the leash, the camera, 
and this new dog!

The dog, by the way, has not had her bath yet.
It's been too cold, so she gets brushed and then goes for a good roll in the snow.  Anyway, that seems to be working, at least until the muddy season hits.  Hopefully by then it'll be warm enough to soap her up and give her the scrubbing that she has earned!

So, here's my morning in photos. 
I decided that it's about time to show my blogging friends that life goes on...
Same place, 
same daily chores, 
different DOG ... but as you would guess, 
she's starting to grow on us.

Maddie watching the neighbor's cat!
Not sure she'll ever be trusted leash-free.

 Polly from muzzle to rear

Rhett from muzzle to rear

Good Morning Rhett

 Chow's down

 Cleaned stalls and shut doors

 Polly patiently waits until the coast is clear and clean ...

 and then lets fly with a steaming-hot new pile for me!

 The barn winter ready ...

Blankets off and time for the "DOG WALK"
Let me add that on a day like today, I enjoy it more than she does.
So, It's OFF we go ...

 Gloves, leash, dog, camera and away we go...

 Ending with a treat for the birds 
and one for the DOG.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

This and That

Yesterday we took the dog for a Red rock walk and came home with mud all over, so today may be BATH DAY!  I'll let you know how THAT turns out, and we'll see who gets the bath!

We also finished the hardwood floor in the kitchen yesterday.  The tricky part was getting the refrigerator out and up onto the new floor without the help of an 800 pound gorilla!  It took a little ingenuity and time.   Now it's on to baseboard and kick plate building.

What do you get when you mix a muddy dog with a new floor?
You quickly try to teach a new word ...

I'll let you know how THAT works out!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


    Take and mix together: 
  • 1 cold winter weekend 
  • 1 husband with woodworking skills 
  • 1 less-than-helpful dog 
  • AND ME (THE WIFE) to organize!!!
    What do you get? 
    Almost a new kitchen floor.  
    One more weekend
    and it's a wrap, 
    a done deal, 

    One more weekend ... a real floor!
          and then just finishing touches.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

It's a New ...

It's a new ... 


It's a new ...


It's a new  ...


What a difference a Day makes...

2010                         2011