Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Recycled Unicorn

Aww, poor unicorn, put out with the recycling. I'm sure there is a children's story there somewhere...

And I choose to believe that someone did rescue her before the big bad recycling truck came.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter Repast

Yum! This is our thirtieth Easter together--wow!--and we have a tradition of having a big breakfast at home, usually French toast. Can I get a "Yum" up in here?

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter Selfie

Tallulah Mae and her long-eared friend hope you had a wonderful Easter! (Or just a lovely Sunday if Easter isn't your thing!)

Friday, April 18, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Kyuuto (If I Do Say So Myself!)

These are cute, right? They are little felt stuffed Easter bunny hair clips for my great-niece...so fun to make. The pattern comes from Gingermelon: cute blog, adorable Etsy shop!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


 On Sunday I took a little field trip to White Mountains Ranch with a few Garden Club friends. The farm focuses on heritage breed animals, and it is a real labor of love.

As we walked up a hill from the driveway, we were greeted by a trotting herd of baby Nubian goats. O.M.G. Cuteness overload! They were all bottle fed so are sweet and docile and loving--they want to be petted, and they actually wag their little tails. They run around in little groups, and if one finds itself separated, it very loudly yells: "Maaaaaaaaaaaaa..."

  These are adult females; the male sires are kept separated in a pen.

 A goat herd! A herd of goats! Love love love! Action shot below--they were a bit hard to photograph (even though I have tons more pix of them) because they are constantly in motion.
 And as if that weren't enough cuteness: puppies!!!! Nine fluffballs. They are part Anatolian shepherd--that's Toli, the mom, below (and check out that heart on her forehead)--and dad is a Pyrenees mix, both very sweet and mellow dogs. These breeds are not herders: they stay in the pasture/field with livestock and literally guard them. They're large: 100 pounds or so.

 These are heritage turkeys. What a face...
 Roosters and chickens...

And the view...

A really fun little excursion. I'm one of those adults who goes into the petting zoo, so you can imagine that I was in heaven here!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Moon Shots

We, like eleventy-million other people, enjoyed the lunar eclipse last night. Of course, I had to try to photograph it. They're atmospheric photos, if not the most sharp ones...

The top photo shows Mars above the moon; the star Spica can be seen to its right in all the photos.

It was way cool!