Thursday, October 8, 2015

Kitten Update

Theodore and Millie are best kitty buddies now.
It was destined to be.
They bonded instantly.

Theodore is a tad "chunky" according to his vet....opps.
He has a very low grade heart murmur that he will very hopefully out grow.
Theodore had a 106 degree fever last week. Zero clue on what happened.  After a good dose of antibiotics he is back to his playful self.
He is so lovable and every time I think of finding him I give him a hug to know he is safe in my house.

Millie is so silly.

She likes to help me grade papers........

.........but often gets bored with it.
She has tried to kill me twice when she attempts to beat me down the basement steps and I try to miss stepping on her and end up missing a step or two......not funny Millie.
She has jumped in the toilet twice.  I get up. She jumps in.  Sorry, no pics available for this one.

They are inseparable.  They make me laugh and they let me hug them when I need a hug.

Sometimes they drive me crazy but I wouldn't have it any other way:)

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Fall Decorating Ideas from Amish Country

This 86 degree plus weather has been killing me all week.
I am so over this heat. 
 It was a blessing, however, that 3 inches of rain finally fell on Thursday.
The heat is only increasing my desire for autumn days.
I was in need of going down to Amish Country to find some Fall ideas.

Going to Amish Country on a Saturday is usually a big NO because it is always jammed back. My parents and I like to go on Friday days. But since I am back to school sacrifices must be made.  We agreed to head out early.
It was a great day despite the heat.
I thought I would share some Autumn time ideas that I found.

Lots of mums and ceramic pumpkins.

I am loving these pumpkins!

Some more pumpkins.........

........very cute display at a primitive store.  Those big wood pumpkins were priced over $100......not in my price range:(

Cute door ideas for Fall.

Idea overload for Fall!!!
Biggify this one!

This display was over a fireplace mantle.

My mom and I love these primitive dolls so I took a close up pic and texted it to her so she can make me one.....she is crafty like that;)

More cute porch ideas for Fall......

.......need to find an old wheel barrow to do this!

Well, this cute scarecrow is a no brainer to make!
Working on that idea tomorrow!

This painted muslim pumpkin is a cute and I am thinking I could make one!

So back to those ceramic pumpkins......
Yeah, I was able to rationalize paying $34.99 for this handsome guy:)
Got lots of good ideas (and yummy treats) from our trip!
Hope you saw something that gets you in the Autumn Time mood too!!! 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

How I Got Another Kitten

Before I explain, please understand this was my parents fault.
So how did I got a second kitten?
After I got Theodore, my parents started to possibly think about getting a kitten friend for their very fat, lazy cat Jefferson (seriously, he is like a double wide trailer).
So one night I very innocently was looking on line at kittens for them, not me.
I found 2 very cute white kittens at a local rescue group so I sent them an inquiry about the kittens and then I sent my parents a picture of the kittens next.
Simple as that. 
 I was helping my parents out.
My mom sent me a text back....the kittens were cute but not what they were looking for.
Wtf? Seriously? All that work for nothing. Parents.

The next day I got an email from the organization that the kittens were available.
Now, seriously I wasn't going to send an email back that my parents were cute kitten haters (lol sorry Mom). I had to save face.
So, I decided that the right thing to do would be stop by on the way home because it really wasn't out of my way. 

Traffic of course was a nightmare on the way home so I called the rescue group to see if the kittens were still there.  The nice lady told me one of the kittens just got adopted. What??? How can that be?? Now traffic was really getting on my nerves.  Remember, I was saving face and being late isn't polite. 

When I got to the rescue place and held her, I knew it was love at first site.  She was the cutest kitten there. How could I say I wasn't interested in adopting her?  And what if  I said no, what kind of people would adopt her?  She was beautiful. She curled up right in my arms. It was obvious she loved me.

She was already spayed, her shots all given, and micro chipped. 
All that needed to be done was the paper work and the adoption fee paid.  Good thing I remembered my credit card and I even brought a cat carrier just in case;)   

Its a good thing all worked out because my parents house was in the total opposite direction and it was really late for a school night and I had to get home to feed so heading home was what I had to do.  
Guess the kitten was going home with me....
Welcome to your new home, Little Miss Millie.

ps....I forgot to mention that I am a real sucker for white kittens:)

Sunday, August 16, 2015

It Looks Like Fall.....

I took this photo this morning.

There hasn't been any substantial rain in over 3 weeks.
The river birch tree has been dropping leaves like crazy.
It sure looks like Fall in this picture.
Too bad it was already 70 degrees in the morning when I took the picture.
Tomorrow school starts.
Of course because its suppose to be 89 degrees.
Simple as that. 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Silly Alpaca!




Scotchy is so silly!  
I just love him to pieces!`

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

An Evening Walk to the Manure Pile

This has not been the best summer for my garden.
In all honesty, it was an epic disaster.
The weather was obviously a major factor but I was at fault too.
I did not put down a good layer of manure into the raised beds last Fall nor did I really "prep" the garden in the spring.   Time just got away from me.

My savings grace in the garden disaster is the pumpkin patch growing in the manure pile.
After the Fall season I through a couple pumpkins into the manure pile and hope for the best in the spring.  Thank goodness I got lucky this year!

In the evening the dogs and I take a walk to the manure pile to check out the result of my genius plan.  Ok, it's not "genius" but it sounded good:)

Yep, I have an awesome pumpkin patch growing in the manure pile!
Of course, if you look closely at the picture below, Squirt comes to the manure pile for other reasons.  I tell the dogs it's a manure pile, not a treat pile.....seriously.

It's pretty impressive in my opinion.  I worked really hard to grow it. I threw some old pumpkins into the manure pile and kept piling in more manure;)

Some look like this.......

.........some look like lil' jack-o-lanterns......

......and some pumpkins are looking like this!  Evening walks to the manure pile will help make sure no one, like nosy goats and sheep, are messing with my pumpkins/gourds!  Fall is my favorite season and since the garden is a disaster, this pumpkin patch is putting some fun back into gardening this year!

Monday, August 10, 2015

A Funky Looking Egg

Today I washed eggs.
I usually wash eggs every couple of days, depending on how many eggs I collect.

So can you pick out the egg that doesn't seem to be like the other eggs?

Are you thinking that its this funky oblong looking one ..............

.........did you pick this one?
What the heck?  
Its like the egg of all eggs........
I am thinking it had to have hurt..........
I wonder whats
I am afraid to cook it........

My chickens are just killin' me with their sense of humor!!