Thoughts on Grand-Parenthood…
Thoughts on Grand-Parenthood…
/ September 19, 2019 0 COMMENTS

When I was young I wanted six children. My parents, with their two, thought I was crazy. Hubs and I settled on four when my OBGyn advised that four C-sections were quite enough.  I kept my fingers crossed for twins…probably a blessing that they were all loners! As I was raising my children I had…

The Graceful Hay Fluffer…
The Graceful Hay Fluffer…
/ September 16, 2019 0 COMMENTS

I love farm machinery. At our last garden club meeting – held at Myer’s Park & Event Centre, a beautiful 158 acre piece of property with research gardens; also the stomping ground of Collin County’s Master Gardeners – we were walking through the beds, paying attention to the elaborate stone and metalwork of the walkways, the herbs…

Amazon Prime…
Amazon Prime…
/ September 12, 2019 0 COMMENTS

We all enjoy Amazon Prime, I can order something and get it tomorrow. It’s convenient, I don’t even have to leave my house, packages come to the front door, sometimes even on a bench inside our front porch. However, because I live out in the country, it doesn’t always seem safe to have random deliverers…

A Padlocked Door…
A Padlocked Door…
/ September 9, 2019 0 COMMENTS

Our trip to Kingsland in the Texas hill country included a locked room in our suite that drove me to distraction… Ever curious it invoked almost too much temptation for me to ignore. As a child and young adult if I could find a way to open a door closed to me, without being found out,…

The Back Porch…
The Back Porch…
/ September 3, 2019 1 COMMENTS

When we moved into Footlights 4 years ago we had planned to build two porches so we could leave the doors open and get that breeze-way effect.  The back porch was already covered and we slapped up a frame to screen it in and talked about eventually expanding to incorporate the uncovered portion of the…

Shads; Star Fetcher…
Shads; Star Fetcher…
/ August 30, 2019 0 COMMENTS

Shads is our Star Fetcher…he’ll chase toy mice and little fluffy balls and bring them back just like a dog. I didn’t say that! This year we have a lot of large grass-hoppers in the flower beds, they hop on the screen and drive the cats crazy… But I think Shads, Madge and Callie now…

Henny & Rooster…
Henny & Rooster…
/ August 26, 2019 0 COMMENTS

This is my best Bud, Rooster, who, after a busy spring of lamb duty is back to saying good morning to me as I run past. Rooster has a girl-puppy in-training.  She’s about the same age as Sprout, our son’s Pyrenees, and I’ve been watching her grow from a distance. She has been living in…

Sprout Walks…
Sprout Walks…
/ August 21, 2019 0 COMMENTS

Sprout really isn’t much of a walker. I ended up giving up on her company during my morning walks because I thought dragging her along the lane rather defeated the purpose of walking a dog. However, this morning as I was taking her for a quick spin around the outside of the house Charlie came…

Sprout is Back…
Sprout is Back…
/ August 16, 2019 0 COMMENTS

Our son and daughter-in-law, the Window to the Wild folk, are busy with baby showers at the moment. This week they took a trip out of town to party with her side of the family in Michigan. And we got Sprout…the grand-dog…the great Pyrenees pup.  I suppose it keeps us on our toes for when…

The Fruit of the Spirit…
The Fruit of the Spirit…
/ August 13, 2019 0 COMMENTS

A friend of mine travelled to South America and I asked her to show me her pictures… “I don’t want to be a bore,” she said. I insisted and when she got to the shots she’d taken in a fruit & vegetable market in Peru I was so taken by the vibrant colors spilling off…