Wednesday, April 22, 2009

sad losses ...

Bunny No No is no more :(
He died suddenly unexpectedly and in his sleep ...
I have one bag of combings from him - not enough to learn the skills I want to learn
but much more importantly I will miss him .. he had a great and happy heart

I hope he enjoyed being a coddled house bunny his last month of life! (He certainly appeared to enjoy it)

We also lost Coma Kitty (who is only on the cat blog I bet)

2009 continues to teach me about loss and grief ...
it could stop anytime

Sunday, April 12, 2009

happy easter

Another lovely pair of walks .. the pond is can see forever right now. Promise is in the air and it's exciting! Took a picture of a fence made of old stumps - it's a thing of beauty. I cannot imagine the labour involved in making this fence. Well that's not quite true I can imagine it having dragged and chopped the tops of trees and worn myself out. The effort to get the stumps out of the ground does rather boggle my mind though!

We worked a lot on clearing the barn debris but the dogs took things a little less seriously today. Thea did her best horse impression!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Thanks Heidi ...

My box of awesome (and nope I didn't win - my life was just so pathetic Heidi took pity on me) arrived today - YAY. My haul ...

(excuse the mess - that's my kitchen island/computer station - covered in STUFF, never ending multiplying stuff!)
  • a lovely dark green robe (my favourite colour! how did she know?)
  • yummy sweets - marshmallows with caramel - I have NO idea what they are called but I think I'm in love

  • and a great little notepad proudly sitting on my fridge now :)

    how lucky can a gal be?
now I'm playing a game myself -it's about more awesome and more sharing .. and sharing awesome...

(changing one rule to add if you are already playing you don't need to repeat the post and give away .. so, for example, Heidi who started this could win here too! and if you really really have a good reason not to play yourself tell me and I may take pity on you too)
The first five people to leave a comment on this blog will receive something made by me.However there are some limitations:
1. I make no guarantee that you will like what I make.
2. What I create will be just for you.
3. It will be done this year.
4. You have not a clue what it is going to be, poetry, shoes, bags or a little invention of my own.I may bake something and mail it you . Who knows? Not you that's for sure!

5. I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.

It may blow your mind! Here is the catch...if you choose to do this, you must post this on your blog and be ready to make something for five people too. This will be fun! When you receive the fabulous item I make you, you must post a picture of it on your blog.

I actually made it in time to post on
which is a new to me blog I found following this game around ... cool eh? Or at least I hope I did - apparently she approves comments - so I may have a million posts I can't see ahead of me ... fingers crossed and what the heck I'll play anyways!
so post away ... I'm not crafty but I'm clever (somedays anyhow!)and I'll seek input :) (maybe!)

Sunday, April 5, 2009

welcome to a new friend

~ a hard working friend ..a fun riding friend ~ a barely used toy for another family becomes a hard working family member for us .. the bucket in the back is great - the power in the machine is awesome! We zipped around the land on it - through the woods .. past the pond. It's not a great two person ride but it works and it is already obvious how much work we will be able to do with it! Much easier to drive then my truck or any dirt bike or tractor I've driven. I took it through the rough field - puddles are a riot in it! More like a snowmobile then my memories of dirt bikes and three wheel atvs actually. "Kewl" as my students would spell it!