Thursday, August 31, 2017

Silly Dilly Trespassing

yes, of course kitties(especially Silly Dilly ) must trespass when you open a door to a room seldom open to the public.




Thursday, August 24, 2017

THE BIG EVENT of 2017, (maybe)

no, I didn't take it, and No , pretty sure its no a real photo, but digitally enhanced. but I love it, just love it, so hopefully I'm not infringing on someones ownership. 
and yes world wide a great big event, but it did not eclipse the biggest  happiest event of my life this year. Maybe one day I will share that experience. 



Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Orange is the new mushroom???? or alien?

Ok, dunno if you can see them, i should have fetched my better camera, but anyway, check out the tiny orange mushrooms(??) are they mushrooms? i dunno, but very interesting. they are acutally a brighter orange than the picture shows, I must go do some research on the ww. 
VERY Teeny and small clusters.
i'll have to walk back to the back and see what stage they are now, they were not shaped like mushrooms, well in my uneducated mushroom guess.




Monday, August 21, 2017

Althea trees by way of Japanese Redneck !!

I hope i called them by the correct name, anyway, RD gave them to me a couple years ago, they are finally blooming more than the past couple years, I think they get too much shade, so they might be a bit spindly and need fertilize, but Hay look, and i think they are three different colors, Silly Dilly heped take pix. and oh, the fence needs a new post, i have the post just need to get busy and dig a new hole. Not so easy in the summer with all the clay.



Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Recipe from Miss Market Bulletin (i think)


SO, I THINK i found this in a recent Miss Market Bulletin, but now, I have to wonder??? After telling J-redneck, i decided maybe i better post it. I took this to my mother since she loves new recipes but they need to be fairly easy these days,,,, Mainly because if she is out of ingredients and she might substitute.
It was really yummy , and she said My brother and his wife fell in love with it.

I love these type recipes in the summer time.

LM


Thursday, August 10, 2017

another oldie, another truck. and a reallly smart dog

another oldy, hope i didn't post this already, YUP, Forest Hll Stables way back when, 1979 or 1980.
I fell in love with this truck,,, Toyota dully? never have seen another. I had to have it, but it just wasn't practicle, So i didn't keep it long. and there it Trey, my first Shetland Sheepdog, and probably one of the smartest I ever had. I love that breed and had two of them, but the shedding was awful , so never got another after they crossed over the rainbow bridge.
this little dog (after he turned almost a year) could learn a new trick in 20 minutes or less,
He played dead, roll over, put matches out, said his prayers, jumped through a hoop to music. and many more. He also wanted to Herd something really bad, he ran circles around the horses, and children.  BUT HE DETESTED people when they smoked. he refused to have anything to do with them when they lit that cancer stick. Miss him and the little female Treni so much. She was smart but no tricks for her, she seemed to think i was punishing her, dunno why. and when a puppy , she was afraid of the camera. 
I thought i had a really nice picture of the two shelties on my flash, but havn't found it, Ill be back!!!


Thursday, June 29, 2017

First truck 1975??? days of old


YUP, my first truck purchase back in the day,,, I started out with a small car, loved it but realized if i was going to have horses there had to be a truck in my life. I'll have to find a picture of that first car, red white blue, old Vega,,, For those in the know, RD,,,,, this was Forest Hill stables way back in the day.


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Scanner know how plus a couple really old pictures

So, Its been a learning curve with a wireless scanner/copier/printer/fax machine that was given or was that loaned to me a couple months ago. I had it working fairly well hooked directly to the old PC at home, but the PC went belly up , so back to the learning curve of scanning old pictures.  Even though its wireless apparently in order to save pictures to a flash drive, it still has to be hooked somehow to the internet. I did purchase a really cheap laptop, probably a big mistake. and FINALLY i managed to save a couple scans through it to the flash drive that's plugged into the printer. I must try another way. REALLLY though, i think the old pc just needs a power supply, so maybe i will eventually take the old one out and hunt down one similar and install it, I know way off topic for the following pictures. Bear with me.

A real oldie,,, 1980 or 81???? WHO knew,,, a Toyota duallly and my First Shetland Sheepdog, One of the smartest dogs i ever owned, but they SHEDDDDDDDDDDDDD... i didn't have the dually long, It wasn't the smartest purchase i ever made since I had to have a way to haul horses, and I just didn't think it was going to do it. I really wish i had paid more attention to pictures back in the day, even with the cheappy things i had.






Monday, June 26, 2017

RESCUE ALERT,,, not for the faint of heart, did freak me out though.

gahhhhhhhhhhhhh, I hope i never have to do this again, if it had been venomous i would have called my turtle rescuers to come deal. I guess their rescuing of turtles has rubbed off on me, and dead or alive, this thing had to be removed.

YUP< RAT SNAKE!!!! and a decent sized one at that. I got home from work, trying to beat the rain, and what was hanging in the chicken pen? hung up in the netting that keeps out the hawks and keeps the chickens in... YES i have rats, or HAD RATS????

I thought he was dead, but i poked him with a stick and i saw a wiggle. SO, i over came myself, and with a pair of scissors, but him from the netting and with a hoe, directed him back to the woods, LETS hope he learned his lesson. Luke says he would have come to the rescue if I had called, but that means waiting possibly up to an hour. If it had been venomous,,, I WOULD HAVE WAITED.

Please forgive the dumpy looking coop/pen.. Yes it needs work, and I've been meaning to go to Harbor Freight and get a mesh Tarp, rather than using the netting and throwing tree trimmings on top. The birds love it, maybe that's what the snake was after. People tell me they eat chickens, but so far i have not lost a chicken to a snake. I DO HAVE RATS... and a very muddy chicken pen.

DO you see him???? i think it was over 5 feet, I'm 5'2 and it was over my head a little, and tail almost on the ground.







Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Garden/June 2017 post

Ok, I had to do a June post and because I am way behind on weeding my tomatoes and they aren't very visible due to way much rain, I decided to leave it at this. (My mind has been growing a lot of weeds lately) allergies more than likely...


And my favorite type of Birthday cake(DQ Icecream cake) for a special special person.


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Memorial Day , More cleanup.

Agggggggggggggg, another tree tops down, but this time in the back yard, not the driveway, These are my River Birches that i love, Two very large parts of the tree came down Partially, I managed to lop off the smaller limbs yesterday and toss. I'll have to wait for it to die and come on down. but at least i can cut grass around it now.  I've had plenty of rain and storms lately!!!! TWO power surges this weekend, at least i didn't lose power. These limbs came down on top of a little tree RD gave me, It did suffer a bit, but i think it will be OK.


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Mothers Day 2017

A gift from a very important person,, ORCHID?? love it but I've never had much luck with them. prefer OUTDOOR stuff. (never look a gift horse in the mouth?)
Oh, Yes, that's a little table/stool at times, that i build a while back from scrap lumber off crates from the Shop at the office. and some 2x2s.



A planted 2005 gift , i think i have a picture each year from this Magnolia tree gift.  it should be much fuller, but i didn't choose the best spot to plant, early learning days i think. Plus Katrina almost killed it that year, with trees on top of it. and THEN THE DEER thought it was a great place to scrub velvety antlers.