Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Going to Grandma's

Always happy to go for a car ride but doubly so when it is a trip to Grandma's to hang out with Miss Izzy and Curly Joe. Sometimes it is nice to go and visit all the farm animals. But since it is cold out and sloppy and since I just had a bath, no such luck this time. But I did get to be with Mom all day and lay in front of the wood stove and look out the big windows that are right on my level at all the birds, chickens and have a snack with Izzy and Joe. Hopefully next time it will be warmer and our moms will feel up to at least a walk around the yards!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Bright spot...

...on my table this morning. Though there is snow falling outside, I have a touch of Spring inside. Happy Sunday to you :)

Saturday, March 22, 2014


Although the calendar may say spring, other than the mud, you wouldn't know it. More snow in the forcast, falling temperatures, brisk winds.

Despite all this Honeydew and I made our way meandering around the upper yard making mental notes of spring chores waiting to be done; downed branches, twigs to be gathered for the bonfires later in the spring and summer, a dead old tree that has fallen at the edge of the woodline to be cut up for wood for said bonfires, the support for the grape arbor needs restrung with coated wire before the grape vine puts on new growth, a hole in the top of the chicken run needs mended, Christmas lights and garland needs taken down (good grief it is almost Easter!), the flower beds and pots need a ton of attention, plants need pruned, etc...I am excited about the spring, both the work and the walks I hope and imagine Honeydew and I will be able to share. 

By the time we made it to the lower yard (no it is not a great size of property, HoneyDew just likes to sniff and take her time (savoring the fagrances I guess!) the wind was very cutting, and Honeydew had enough and headed to the house. Of course with the mud you can guess what was coming next? 

Bathtime!!! And then of course the after-bath I-can't-get-dry-enough roll rub-ears-on-the-floor, you-missed-a-spot licking, run-around-the-house-and-bark-like-crazy dance!


Until she is finally satisfied (or wore out!) and settles for a nice warm nap.

Come to think of it, that is not a bad idea! It is Saturday after all and the chores will still be there when it warms up (and the latest round of snow melts)...hopefully soon!

We hope where ever you are, you have a nice relaxing weekend too!