Monday, December 29, 2014

Missing Melon Mission


The other day it was cold and rainy here in the Ozarks. I let Melon outside and there he stayed for many hours. It was getting dark and icy so my husband and I suited up for the cold and went to hunt for Melon. We looked everywhere and I started to back track on a hunch. Sure enough he was dry and happy under a trailer and wood. He was spooked and a bit jumpy but otherwise just fine.

Once he was back inside the house he was a happy camper once more. We think the shepherds were chasing a predator and he got caught up in the chase.

Get Foxy

This little fox ornament was sent to me by my niece. She sent me a care package of much needed Vietnamese foods and treats from Louisiana. She suggested the fox be placed in the snow village I had on display for the holidays. He fits right in with all the other animals in the snow village.

Case of the Mondays

I woke up this morning feeling weak and tired. But I pulled on my clothes, coat and boots and headed outside to feed the farm in the ice. Then came back in the house, changed and crawled back into bed. I am not sick, just worn out and did not sleep well. But my husband got all the phone calls and deliveries and started the wood stove so I could rest.

This is how I feel. My German Shepherd just passed out on the deck with her hard head.

She looks like she partied all night.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Play me Somtin'


This Christmas Day I got to play the piano at my church and the piano at the nursing home. This is a photo of my piano. I've been practicing all year and it worked out great. I played before mass began as people filed in and then had a full house at the nursing home. The nursing home piano was sorely out of tune, but I made it work. There is a great joy playing on several pianos. Now I start again with a new year and more lessons. 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

She Goes out Into the World


This December marked the graduation of my husbands niece, Laura. She has a Bachelors in Biology from AR Tech in Russellville. We live about 4 hours away from the college and were able to find a farm sitter and plans were made. We got to see this nice small campus and the happy students there. I am happy for her and hope she finds her path in life.

Busy Christmas

The weather has been mild and very wet this December. 

I got my snowy village up and lit for guest when they stop by.

Our front door reflects the outside lights. Warm inside the house and cold outside at night.
With all the events that came up this October through December the end of the year has flown by in a blur. It was good work, helping friends in need, but personal projects were put on hold. Did not get to ride my horses nor create nor sew. I am looking forward to next year and making time for myself. 

Monday, December 1, 2014

Melting Cats

When the wood stove is going full blast, the cats begin to thaw and melt.

Using a tissue box as a pillow works fine for Melon.

Good thing this is a load bearing tissue box.

Daisy is melting on the saddle blankets

Too tired to complain.

Poppy nestled in the dog blankets.

Snowy November

Had a light dusting of snow in the morning then it all melted away.

Very early snowfall in November this year.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Twin Sunsets


Last week the sun began to set. Oddly, the sun was setting in the wrong place. My house was lit up from the East side like a sunrise and the sun was setting on the west slope. We went outside to see what was going on and the answer was written in the sky, Chemtrails all over the place like cross hatching. Two planes were painting the sky with chemicals at that time. The chemical they were spraying were staying in the atmosphere and was reflecting like glitter in the sky the sunset. The result was dual sunsets. 

East side sunset

West side chemtrails, setting sun

East side faux sunset

East side chemtrails and faux chemtrails

East sunset

East Sunset

Chemtrails

West side chemtrails and real sunset

Chemtrail cross hatching across the sky on the east sunset.

Final decent of the sun on the west side over the slope.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

The Britishes

Finally, someone else gets it about modern technology and rudeness. This is one of my biggest pet peeves is that people are addicted to mobile devices. They can't carry on a normal conversation eye to eye contact because their attention is on a device . They could also be driving, walking even in the bathroom and this applies as well. I have to say College Humor hits the nail on the head.My husband found this one You Tube for me. Yup, this is how I feel about mobile devices. And I have one, but it is off most of the time. I prefer to talk to people in my presence and not a piece of plastic. 
Enjoy The Britishes: Stop Looking at your Phones:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozFstJHqaVI

Friday, November 7, 2014

Last Saturday

                  Last Saturday we went to a large organic farm in Norwood, Missouri. We got a tour of the farm and got to see most of their animals. We were escorted by these guard geese.


Got to see a neat looking cow and her herd.

The neatest thing was a place to eat on the way home. There is an Amish restaurant that is solar powered. If they generate their own power they can use electricity. This was a wonderful place to eat and we got a tour of their solar set up.

Good  Norwood, MO Amish eats on Thur, Fri and Sat only.

We got home by sunset.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Henny Penny Yard

One of a pair of Welsummer roosters I have.
 Very calm and very good gentlemen for my hens.

My ever growing dark Cornish hen. She is even tempered and very broody. She is not even 8 months old yet. These are becoming my favorite laying hen.

Red Ranger meat hens almost 20 weeks old.


Legends of the Fall

Farm road

My back 40

The old hickory

Sugar Maple

Fall Melon

Here is Melon playing with the last harvest of pumpkins.


Fall leaves and Melon


Sugar maple tree and cat climbing


Zilla waits for the chasing game to begin.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Growing Melon


Here was Melon when we first rescued him April of this year.

Here is Melon today, not even a year old yet and still growing. He is going to be a big Missouri cat.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Itius Bitius


This is "the kitten"our last foster kitten still in our care. She has had ringworm, tapeworms, ear mites,fleas, malnutrition, and failure to thrive.She is only 3 months old and barely weights a pound. Her healthy sibling was adopted and is thriving. She has grown some and is a hard keeper in the weight department. But we still have her and she acts like an older cat. She does not meow only purrs. She can climb and go up stairs, but she cannot jump. She has deformed front feet and curved front legs. Only time will tell if she will grow up into a healthy adult. But for now she is a happy little kitten.
UPDATE: She was adopted today! A happy cat lover saw my poster and wanted to see Itty Bitty. I brought her down to our local Senor Center.It was love at first sight for both of them. 

New Crafting


Getting hooked on needle punch and hooked rugs. We were visiting Silver Dollar City in Branson and I got to try out these new to me crafts. Wonderful place to see and learn about crafts. Now I need to make time to sit and do. 

My June Veggie Garden

With the purchase of a tiller I put it to work. I tilled 3 times and added farm compost to the rocky soil. Very easy Dahlias. ...