Sunday, June 30, 2013

Oh Mama!

We have a new letter at the Craft Barn Alpha Challenge.
The letter is 'B' and I have chosen the word bear.  Now bear with me while I tell you this story and I will try just to write the bear facts.

This is no ordinary picture of a black bear.  My husband took this picture from one of our bedroom windows.  She was probably 10 feet away and weighed around 400 pounds.  No, I did not get close enough to sex this bear myself.  So how did I know it was a female?  Because she brought two cubs with her.  The amazing thing was that this family stayed with us most of the summer.  We would chase her away and she would come right back and many nights slept under the bedroom window.   The lesson I learned this particular summer?  Do not feed the deer - they bring their friends!

This was our last up close and personal encounter with a bear.  A young one,  old enough to leave its mom and young enough to be a real nuisance .   This picture was taken from my craft room window . She was as startled to see me as I was to see her and no, she is not pole dancing.  She just tried to climb my bird feeder pole and oops over it went!

So that's my story and now you know when you visit me,  just don't be surprised if you come face to face with a bear.  And whatever you do - don't feed them!!

Thanks for your visit and all your nice comments.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

News from my wee farm

I kept my daughter's four children the first week school was out.  What happy kids they are and full of themselves too (if you know what I mean)!  Nicole is holding Flop and Flip is trying to see who that is behind him. Yep, it is Joe alright!  Sarah is next to Nicole - she is the youngest and YES she is in her nightgown.  Caroline is trying to hold on to Flip who wants to play with Joe.

That was a happy week and everyone was healthy.  Then this weekend Floppy got sick - the vet has been out  three times and will come out again this afternoon.  We think Flop will be okay now.  She has had 3 doses of interstitial fluids - antibiotics - something for discomfort - charcoal - steroids and last but not least her pro-biotics for bloat.     The vet also intubated her three times to expel gas and see if  she had more to vomit.   I really did not think she was going to make it.  Goats go down very quickly.  We don't know what her problem is other than she likes to eat.  Flip would not leave her side. She is much, much better!!

That's it for today - thanks for joining me on my new adventure!!!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Holy Cow!

Hey Y'all!  We have a new letter at The Craft Barn
The letter is 'U' and all I can say is my entry is an "udder" disaster.  Can you guess what my word is?

That is a baby goat nursing from that Holy Cow!  I will not show my goats this picture  cause the next thing I know they will want their own cow!!!!

It seemed like such a good idea at the time, but as they say, one cannot cry over spilt milk!!

You know I appreciate you visit and kind (and remember I said kind) comments!!!!

Friday, June 7, 2013


I am really quite amazed at the comments I receive and want you to know that you have made this senior citizen very happy.  Welcome to my new followers.  I feel as if I have my very own private art museum when I visit your blogs.  Thanks for all the fun!!

This is going to be a quick post.  I made a couple of dictionary pages for an Alpha challenge at the Craft Barn and missed the deadline .  What better time to post then right now!  I will give you three guesses what  word I used  --  the first two guesses don't count!

I will let my pages speak for themselves - the proposal is worth the read!!!!

Thanks for your visit and I am so appreciative of your wonderful and encouraging comments.