Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Chili Getting Warm

Chili likes to get in front of the fireplace to warm up. She can get in front of the fire and get really toasty.

After she gets good and warm, then she can move to her pillow on the chair to get a few zzz's. You really can't tell that my dogs rule around here, can you? In fact, a friend of mine, Michael, said he wanted to come back in his next live as mine or Norma's dog.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Anna and Chili

These pictures are a month or so old. Michael had cut down a pine tree and it crossed the branch. My niece, Anna, and Chili were playing on the tree (or bridge, whatever you want to call it).

Okay, say cheese; or just look.

Oh, yea we are best of buds;

but, I got to go.

Sunday, December 27, 2009


John Michael and Oscar resting and soaking up so rays after Christmas dinner.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


These are pictures I took the end of November when I was raking some leaves. I was putting them in my flower bed in the circle drive. As you can see, I am only about half way through. I thought letting the frost kill the grass was a good idea.

I have been so busy the last couple of weeks that I still have not finished. Not to worry though, I still have lots of leaves I can use.

I have been busy every day; just not real sure I could name everything. I had company all last week; so, that is one. I am hoping to get better at this.

Monday, December 7, 2009

They Are Growing

This is two of the three little chickens I bought last month. The one on the right is the one that had her feathers pecked off her back. You can't see it very well, but they are growing back. The chickens are growing really well also.

The hen on the right is Sweet Potato. She is an Americauna. She is standing on one leg because her right one is hurt. She walks on it, but with a limp. And, I believe, he is the reason she has a hurt leg. He seems rough with them sometimes and I not sure they like him. But to give him a little credit, he is always in a hurry because Foghorn, the white rooster, will chase him. So he has to hit and run. Funny, huh?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Our Little Friends Are Back

Last weekend my friends and their little dogs came over to watch the LSU football game. They will be moving close by soon and get to live in the country also.
First we have Sweetie, the Yorkie.

Then Miss Daisy, the Rat Terrier.

And Mikie, a poodle Rat Terrier; and Taz, a poodle. They are lots of fun and enjoyed the visit.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Her Name is Sissy

So far, I still have her; it looks like I have another dog. I am going to try to take her in to see if she has a chip. If not, I will keep her. She is a sweet little dog. Even after a week, she will sometimes run from me. I have never even yelled at her. She has also been debarked. I had been reading on the net about Shelties and it said they were really noisy. Then when I heard her bark. I knew she had been debarked. Yesterday morning she was out in the yard with Skylar just barking and barking. I think she beginning to feel more comfortable around here. Poppet and Suki were in the pasture by the house and when they heard her barking, they freaked. They went running and I think they must have gone back to the barn. Later yesterday afternoon, she was in the yard and the horses just stood there watching her. That is after they finally figured out what was making that noise. It is a soft squeaking bark.

I think we are all about to get used to each other.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Saving Leaves

This is from last week before I started raking. Below is after I raked today. I messed up and down loaded the after twice.

You can tell I not through. Hopefully I will finish soon. Also you can tell no sunshine. It is late in the day.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

One Last Flower

My lily is blooming again. I thought it would be the last time, but I see some more buds. I didn't look at the other lilies to see it they had any buds. It was thirty-two degrees Friday morning when I took this picture. I think it made it because it is close enough to the house and didn't get hit with the frost.

Saturday night Chili was sniffing around my fireplace tools and got soot on her face. Cute, huh?

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Lost Little Dog

This little Sheltie is lost. She has been seen around here for about a week. She is still in good shape. I caught her yesterday at my cousin's house and brought her here. This is her in the yard this afternoon. I'm not sure which one was more afraid of the other one.
This is her on Skylar's bed. I feel so sorry for her. She is a older dog because looking at her teeth is has some tarter on the back and looks like she is missing some front. It is hard for me to believe that someone just dumped her because of the age and because of her weight after a week of being lost. I have arranged for an ad in the paper and after Thanksgiving I will check with all the vet's and take her in to see if she has a chip. I hope I can find her owner.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Firewood Time

Yesterday afternoon we worked on firewood. My son, Tony, my nephew, Michael, and my brother, Johnny. Since Johnny is still not well, he just worked on the chain saw and worked the controls to run the log splitter. Tony and Michael did the chain saw and I loaded the truck and stuff. These pictures are of Tony on the tractor after Johnny had to leave and Michael putting the logs on the splitter. Michael cut the tree down; it was already a dead tree that hadn't fallen.

Chili was looking for something in the hole that a limb made when the tree came crashing down. I was so tired last night, I just could not post the pictures on the blog.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Birthday Party

Today is my birthday and this is the birthday cake my friends brought. They also brought food. Great food!

My brother Johnny is on left with Dolly (the back of her head) and on the right Norma and Mike.
This is a better shot of Johnny and Dolly. Did you notice everyone is like propping their head up with their hands? Not bored surely. Johnny is the only one that has an excuse. He has second degree burns on his back. That happened at his work this past Monday. I think he is doing good just being here.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Growing Koi

I tried to get some good pictures of my Koi to show how they have grown. I didn't do so good.
I think I am going to disconnect the spitter for the winter and then maybe I can get better pictures.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Is It A Squirrel Nest

This first picture is kind of hard to see; it is in the very center. I think it is a squirrel's nest.

This is a better view. I think it is too big for a bird; so I guess a squirrel.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Last Leg of the Garden

This is all that is left of my garden. This one bell pepper. I just picked most of the peppers left; I think maybe two or three or left.
Then is the basil. It is tall and leggy; but alive. And below that is baby basil plants and some baby parsley plants coming up. What I need to do is transfer them into some pots so I can have some for the winter.

Get this! This is a potato plant coming up. Of course, it won't make it through the winter or even last long enough to have little potatoes. But it did come up.
And last, the squash. They haven't been very good so I just give them to the chickens. Well it is November and time to wrap up the garden. Really it has been gone for a couple of months. I think the bell pepper started up again because of the thirty-five or so inches of rain.

Monday, November 16, 2009

New Pullets

Saturday I went to Bonnie and Clyde Trade Days and bought six four month old pullets. I gave my sister three (she likes to raise chickens, too) for her birthday and I kept three. These are mine. Two are Ameraucanas and one Rhode Island Red.

When they are next to the big chickens you can really tell how small they really are. They have done really good. I kept them in the cage Saturday afternoon and then I put them in the hen house with the other chickens. Sunday morning when I opened the hen house they stayed in. So, I put them in the pen and put a little chicken wire up to keep them in. Later that morning I came back and the chicken wire was down but they were still in the pen. They came out into the back yard for a little bit, but when everyone one else started going into the hen house that evening so did they. They seemed to know they had to go in last.

This last picture is of one that has been pecked on her back. Hopefully it will start growing more feathers soon.