warm and cozy

warm and cozy

Monday, May 23, 2016

Good Mooorning

Well hello, Timmy 2.   He came right over for a scratch.

Friday, we headed over to load out some hay and I spent a few moments with the herd.




Timmy 2 is such a love.


Newest addition..and a surprise... Dolly


They are very curious...

Joel, tries to understand my love for cows.


I really appreciate all the thought that Dad put into the new cow barn.  Its full of light and I really like being in there.



Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Those southern gentlemen

sure are adorable....

But so is my lovely daughter.  I know finally a photo of Samantha.

This member of her boyfriends family has just stolen her heart and who could blame her, he puts the cute in cutie pie!



Thursday, May 12, 2016

I cannot explain

 why the photo is sideways.  I didn't take the photo like that.  The thread was on the bottom.

I dislike my new technology.

I think the feeling is mutual.  I want my old phone back and the new one knows it.

It will be a pincushion for............ME.  Because its all witchy with the full moon, bats, Mr. crow and best of all a pumpkin.


time for a new cross stitch.  That's all I got folks.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Spa Baa Day

for Hagrid and Mangus.  Not that they really wanted a Spa day.  I think they would have been happy to stay boys of the 1970's with their long curly locks of golden smelly fleece.
As for having their "hoofs" done, I am sure that never entered their minds, but alas they needed to have them trimmed.

Before:

Along came Matt Frye "Matt's Shearing" from Lodi, NY he had met Joel through our neighbors and stopped to see when a good time to take care of the boys hair issues, and right then was the perfect time.  Joel had finished putting up the gate in the barn to trap the little rascals that very morning  so we put it to the test.

The hum of the electric shears began.  Matt made it look too easy.  Polite and professional he said after you do a few hundred its pretty easy.  He complimented the manners of the boys and claimed they were not as crazy as some he has handled.


He just rolled them around like butter and off came the fleece.


Your next big guy....


a little nail trimming...would you like to select a color?  No?  Just want out of this position you say.


I thought this was Spa day not Yoga.  Your so limber Mangus.


Just a little off the rump 


I guess this is where we started...oops.. a little out of order


Whats the matter, Mangus?  Chilly?  feeling a little exposed?  Naked?  Believe me you look better naked than most!

I know that "Mother how could you look" kills me.

I really thought they were a lot fatter than that under all the wool.


I really liked Matt and how he worked with the Sheep.  He will be back next spring to do this all over again.   That's right boys...Spa Baa Day every year!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

It's Quiet here...processing

Sometimes life just kicks you in the teeth.  Our across the street neighbors daughter was killed last Friday just a few miles down the road from our homes.  How and why the accident happened will not ever be known.  What is known is that a vibrant, happy, kind young lady with a contagious smile is walking with her recently deceased pups in heaven.

You never want these things to happen to anyone.  This small farming family has just been wonderful to us since we moved to the hood and as I have met others on the road it has been amazing to be welcomed somewhere after living in a place of mean people for 24 years.

I am so grateful to be here and so sad for them and the loss to our hood. I'll miss watching her in the evenings racing the barrels with her horses and roping with her brothers.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Anyone sleepy???

Finally...Master Bedroom photos.  I kid you not I have been looking for curtains and a bedspread that I like since 2011.  I had one that I loved prior to the fire at the Willows, pink flowers, mauve and light green stripes...I still morn the loss of that comforter.  It just pleased the girly girl in me.

But now I am married and this is mutual ground so I had to find something that I loved and that would not make Joel gag every time he walked in the room.


This is the bedroom when we looked at the cabin for the first time.

This is the bedroom today.

I was photo bombed by Miss Kitty.  I guess she gives the room scale.

I repainted the walls Navajo white.

I am drawn to traditional floral patterns and when I happened on a photo of a fabric on Pintrest. I loved it at first sight and knew this one was it.  This is Wakefield Jacobean Floral, bedding from the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.  To get all the pieces I wanted I had to order from two different sources.  It goes so well with the wood tones and style of the house and its just girly enough. I will love this for a long time.





This chair has a story.  When Joel and I were dating, I don't think we were engaged at this point, the neighbor across the street was selling her household goods to move into a care facility.  Joel purchased several things including the dining room set we had at the Willows that the new owners purchased.  One evening he went to his parents in Amherst, NY and this chair was out by the curb.  He of course went to take a look at it and saw that it had been manufactured in Tonawanda, NY.  It was a very sturdy, comfortable chair.  The fabric had seen better days but it was free so he loaded it in the back of his truck and it moved to the Willows when we married.  The chair was well worth having recovered and now it finds its home at the cabin.


Saturday, April 30, 2016

tearing it up

 or out.  The railings on the end are gone, but not after giving Professor Beckman a hard time.


He quickly covers his face as he sees the camera..


                                             He has no control when his back is turned.