Friday, December 05, 2014

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Those pesky passwords

It's been so long since I blogged, I completely forgot my password! And try as I might, I couldn't reset it with a new one. Google had me jumping through hoops with all kinds of questions to answer. Today, I thought I would make one last attempt before starting over with a brand new blog, and it worked! So, if anyone is still checking here, thank you for sticking with me!

All's well with us. It's been a busy summer. My Dad came over from England for a couple of months. It was so good to have him with us. I hope that I'll still be up to hopping on planes when I'm eight one! His health was much better this time. He was able to do a lot more outside. He and Ken worked on our two old tractors and got them running. Dad also set about sharpening every knife and saw we own! So now I have to be careful about grabbing things because everything is razor sharp!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Two whole feet!

Of snow! I think this is the most we've ever had in one storm. I didn't even go out in it because it was over the tops of my wellies. Ken dug out some old snowshoes and managed to get to the barn to feed the horses.

It came down quite fast!

Someone forgot to bring their boots in!

Ken ventured out to see how deep it was.

The ducks were miserable!


The view to the barn.

A couple of days later our wonderful neighbor plowed everyone out with his backhoe. It was about four days before the road crews could get to us. Josh was out of school for almost a week.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

What we did last summer

People keep asking "when are you going to update your blog?" I'm sorry it's been so long , I really don't know where the time has gone. So here are a few pictures. Dad came over again early last summer and he and Ken worked on building a split rail fence with a lovely little picket gate at the end of the brick path. 

It's beginning to look like an English front garden. We can finally have flowers and the pesky critters can't get in to eat them all!

We adopted two Border Collies from the dog pound!  Kate and Pippa. I've always heard that BC s are neurotic, they need to run three miles every day... they're nuts! So I never really wanted one.  Well, all our other old dogs went to the happy hunting ground in the sky, one by one and we ended up dogless for three months! It was awful!  So we looked at the website of the local shelter and these pups were looking for a home. We originally planned to just get one. But you know how that goes. We ended up with the two of them!  

Yes, they're ... let's say, exuberant!( that's an understatement)  But they're SO easy to train! They're like little computers. And they beg to be programmed!  Last week I thought "it would be nice to have a dog that could turn the light on for me".  It took all of thirty minutes for Kate to figure it out! Now we say "light!" and she hops up and flicks the switch with her nose. As long as you're giving them things to do they're happy as Larry. When you need a break you say "In your house!" and they both dive into their crates and lay down and go to sleep.  No, they're not perfectly behaved  but they're very easy to redirect. They want nothing more than to please you. I think we'll always have collies from now on. 

But wait, there's more! About a month after adopting Kate and Pippa, we were adopted by Kojo!!!

He's a Great Pyrenees. 

Ken was brushing him and those cats just have to be in the middle of everything!