Good Dogs

While putting the rows together for the quilt I’m working on I snapped a few pictures of my “good dogs”. Even the puppy knows to stay off the quilt.

Good Daisy

Here is a picture of Daisy tip-toeing around the quilt. She was about 7 months old when I took this picture. What a good puppy!

And here is the old guy, Laddie, laying beside the quilt. Good boy!

Good Dog

While clearing floor space to lay out the quilt, I tossed one of Daisy’s toys behind me. Here is where it landed.

Good Laddie

Poor guy! He just laid there with that ratty toy on him. I guess he thought I put it there for a reason.

Dogs…you gotta love ’em!


It’s Good to be Home

Our 2013 beach vacation is in the books.


Heading for home in the fast lane…I was doing the speed limit.

Heading home

The scenery along the border of North Carolina and Virginia is breath-taking.

Northern North Carolina and Virgina border

Vacations are wonderful, but when you have these guys (guy & girl) to come home to it’s all good.

Dog reunion

I think they missed each other.

Laddie our 11 year old Border Collie/Aussie mix stayed at home. My nephew house-sat for us. Laddie can be trusted alone in the house. He’s earned that right.

But we boarded our 8 month old English Shepherd puppy, Daisy. Daisy requires more supervision. A co-worker of my husband owns a kennel. So, that is where Daisy vacationed. Rumor-has-it or should I say pictures texted to us, shows she may have got some extra attention at the kennel. Evidence has since been erased.

Never-the-less, she was happy to be home and Laddie was happy we were all home.

Daisy looks like she’s begging Katie to never leave again.


As I said vacations are wonderful. But being welcomed by these two…

Happy dogs

reminds you that there’s no place like home!

Newest Members to our Farm

We recently purchased day old chicks to add to our farm. We have had chickens for several years now. This time we purchased Golden Comets. They are supposed to be a very good food-to-egg-ratio chicken. This is a picture of them the first week we brought them home.


They are so cute and fluffy.

Even Daisy our 6 month old puppy thought they were cute.


A baby checking out the babies.

Here are the same chicks just a few short weeks later.


There are 8 hens and 1 rooster. The rooster is the cream-colored one looking up at the camera. From the beginning he has watched out for his “girls” and acting as their protector. That’s ok as long as he doesn’t get aggressive with us…then all will be well.

And now they have moved up to the “Big” coop.

Pretty coop

It was time to get them out of the basement and transition them in with the other chickens.

Dash & Henny Penny

Here are a couple of roommates. Dash the rooster and Henny Penny. My husband constructed a lattice box in the corner of the coop for the chicks.


This allows them time to grow so that they will be big enough to defend themselves if need be and gives the other chickens time to get used to the new residents.


See the little cream-colored rooster looking up at the camera again. He’s a very alert little guy.

And here is a hen doing what hens do.


Thank you for the delicious egg!

Can you guess what this is?

Sleepy 2

You might be thinking, “uh, a dog?”. You’d be partly correct. It is a dog, a 6 month old puppy to be exact. But the truly correct answer is…a very tired puppy. You see this doesn’t happen very often. Daisy is usually on the go most of the time exploring and taking in all she can of the world around her. But this day Daisy really got her exercise and she was tuckered out. I was able to take successive pictures with nothing more from Daisy than a slight opening of her eyes.

Sleepy Daisy

Sleepy 3

Snoozing, she is.

Notice the quilt on the couch. It’s one of my favorite quilts to snuggle under…just thought you’d wanna know.

Sleepy 4

“Hey, you taking pictures of me?”…back to snoozing.

Sleepy 6

I was even able to get a close-up. Ah, nice quiet evening. Good-night, Daisy. Happy puppy dreams.