Saturday, April 28, 2007
Spring rounds the corner to Summer.....this I know not from the sights and sounds of nature...but of the throaty chugging of my hubby's tractor. Acquired from a late uncle... the poor, over-worked farm machine had faded to pink with luster gone.
After several savvy coats of International red paint, new flashy decals, rebuilding, fine tuning and a little elbow grease she looked fresh off the assembly line...
Oh, the old girl still gets her workout....a gals gotta keep in shape after all....but, for the most part she's been turned out to pasture...taken out for leisurely strolls past the neighbors and farms. Why get all gussied up if not to be seen after all?
So again with my paintbrush loaded with International red I transformed a canary yellow, cast iron ,lawn sprinkler tractor (of course) to it's proper hue as a gift to hubby.
Guess my hopes of a fancy "working" lawn sprinkler are dashed as it's seemingly stalled on my coffee table...another item just too pretty for hard work.
Sunday, April 22, 2007
they're cropping up everywhere! I just can't get enough! Lately they've been my muse...chickens, swallows, bluebirds, magpies.....it's quite the peep show!
short squatty nests, long stretched nests, mini nests so many so little time!
blue eggs, brown eggs, speckled eggs petite and oversized! Our chickens are laying like it's going out of style...and what an array! With each cackle of the hen I know there's another treasure in the nestbox! Each with their own distinct style....aracanas with the clear sky blue..., cochins with coffee and cream brown, bantams with devonshire cream ....even some perfectly freckeled!
I see I'm not the only one with the fever.....click over to http://earthangelstoys.com and check out Jens blog!
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Thursday, April 5, 2007
I usually don't jump in the pen with the pigs.....well, maybe I did about 500 pounds ago!
Don't be alarmed....the precious pair were too busy working on their summer tans and freckles to care!..........now, if only they would work on their figures as well! ....Ty Penningtons annoying megaphone couldn't stir these big boned beauties.
me? the jealous type? only when it comes to the "girls"....as my husband endears them. If there's ever a time when hubby is missing...I know where to find him.....over with his "loveys".
The two sweeties are Olive and Violet.....and yes, they are the two tiny, sprite piglets photographed in Country Living Magazine.
Many a car slows down....backs up to make sure they really weren't seeing things......and usually with a worried brow asks us if the behemoth pair will be leaving on a truck to meet "the great big mud puddle in the sky". Of course, the answer is "NO" they will never see the butcher,baker or candlestick maker.
For those of you who love animals....and especially love feeding animals they are a wonderful addition.....just make sure you have good connections with the day-old bakery!