Saturday, July 30, 2011

Summer on the farm/rescued pup

Morning glories grow wild all around up here on Sand Mountain.  I've been encouraging the ones at the fence line.  Just lovely!

First bloom!  Pam says they were not planted in the proper sun area, but we are getting some that have the best sun starting to bloom.  We'll have to move them later and hope for a good transition for next year.

FIGS!  Sorry for the blur but I want to show how big they are this year.  That is a quarter in front for size comaparison.

Just some of the Cardis playing around.  DeeDee the oldest one looks to be playing the most in this scene. 

This is a rescue puppy with her new owner and a friend!  We found Dobbie in a bakery parking lot 2 weeks ago.  She was thin, wormie and alone.  I figured her age to be 8 weeks then.  Of course I took care of de-worming her, giving her a vaccine and high quality food.  With Pam's help I made up a flyer complete with an adorable photo and posted them at various places.  The lady holding her saw it at a pet shop in Guntersville, called and said, I have to have her!  So, happy ending for Dobbie.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

First egg! First Blackberry Pie!

We have our first chicken egg!  And I made my first blackberry pie from blackberries I picked on our farm.  David and I had a slice after dinner-yum!  Yes David is here for a long visit.  We go to pick up Samuel in Hunstville today (I'm posting after midnight).  So we'll be together for a few days until they all drive together and go back to Kissimmee.  Hannah will fly back after a short visit there.

Pretty soon I hope to be able to announce a real and final retirement for David.
I hope you are all enjoying your summer!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Hunt Club Green & chickens

I just wanted to show how much my chickens are growing up.  They are only 5 months old.  I did send 3 Roosters to the neighbor which is good.  I have one nice rooster and 7 hens.  Just right.
 The dogs are good with them now.  This is Peeker, she never was a problem with the chickens.  I do have 2 cardis that are so intent on herding them...high I can't leave them with the chickens or they'd never be able to relax and just be chickens.  They'd be in a group all the time and not allowed to get away.
 Here are my newly painted shutters!!  I LOVE how they look now.  This is 'Hunt Club" green.  They were an off white and to me they just looked blah.  Now I think the new color looks classy.  Here are 3 views.

Happy Summer!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Visitors and yard time

We had visitors to see our cardis today!  This young man wanted to pose with some of our guys.  Pretty sweet.  I think they liked it!  First is Rio...

Next is Bubbles...

Then came Lily...

After our visitors left we went out and played.  Here is Peeker cooling off.

Luna was trying very hard to get someone to join her in frizbee chewing...

oh, come on!

       Luna and her Mom, Nibbles.  It was too hot to stay out  long.                                                                   
You all have a great Independence Day weekend!