Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Quilt that Mary made for Doug from Doug's Mom's fabric.

Ben's new board.

We made 8 pans of Italian Stuffed Shells for Christmas Eve.

A treasured Christmas ornament from Granny.

Our Christmas Tree.

Folded Paper Star Mobile I made a few years ago.

One of our first Christmas ornaments dated 1986.

Just the girls, Christmas Eve.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Who, Who was in the Coop?

I took Cooper out to go potty Saturday evening, Dec. 19, and heard a ruckus in the chicken coop.  They are not usually awake at this time of the night, so I decided I better figure out what was causing such a disturbance so I could tell Doug to take care of it.  I peaked in the window, I know better then to open the door to the unexpected, and glanced at the floor.  Didn't see anything out of the ordinary, so I banged on the door.  Nothing.  Searched the floor again, looked up, to see what I thought was one of our chickens roosting, but turned out I was looking straight into the eyes of this owl.  Boy, was I surprised.  So, I went in to get Doug and Ben.  Doug took some pictures, and then gently used a broom to encourage him to leave.  Before his departure though, he enjoyed a nice chicken dinner :)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Thanksgiving, Christmas Tree Getting, and Some Other Great Stuff

Thanksgiving at Bob's.

Cookie Fair at Cross.

2009 Christmas Tree.

Ben is soooo helpful.


He isn't even pushing that hard, and I'm using all my strength and I am still losing :)

Scooties, the most awesome cat ever.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Dad's Birthday

A wonderful gathering of family today.  Four generations!

Saturday, October 24, 2009


Nap time.

 Remnants of boys and summer.

Fall Beauty...?

 Busy bug.

Some just keep blooming.

Waiting projects.

Super Cooper.

 Beautiful Yellow Birch.

Leaf Pile.

Doug getting more done on the Barn.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Finally finished my very own pair of socks.  Ellie and Isaac gave me the yarn for mother's day, and I think they turned out pretty awesome.

Monday, October 12, 2009

A Winter Monday...

and then it snowed.

A Fall Sunday....

Miss Mary, Ellie's goat, loves to get her picture taken.

Goofy Goats :)

A Man and his Dog and his 1954 Airstream.  Classic!

Last of the summer flowers.

The Barn Doug is building so he (and his dog) can work on the Airstream.

Fall Harvest.

Evening Chores.

Here chicky-chicky-chicky.

This one always seems to "pose" for me.