Sunday, July 24, 2016

 Time sure flies when you are having fun...
 Summer is my favorite time of the year...
we have been squeezing in as much fun as we can....
Time with my niece....

 Gardening...well mostly flowers this year...
I have come to realize I do fine in the spring...
and fall...but I just can't keep up with a garden in the summer...
there are just not enough hours in the day....
with a full time job...Stringbean full time...
plus all the critters and day to day stuff...
something just has to go....

 This is Magic...she is one of the first 
chicks we hatched in an incubator...
her sister Sunny was eaten by my son's dog
last week...she flew right past me when I went in the gate to the coop...and guess who swooped in to get her...Ginger...she is a sneaky girl...
We hatched 3 sets of 2 eggs...
all girls but one...so only one Roo out of 6...
not bad...

Freya and George (the Roo) were born on a Friday...
Freya means Friday...

 Stringbean turned 6...
I can't believe what a big boy he is...
oh we have been having a blast this summer...
we sneak off every day to go to the pool...
he is turning into a fish....

 we have managed to have many adventures 
this summer...
 he loves the outdoors as much as I do....
school will start before we know it...
I wish summer break was longer....
like 6 months or so....

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

May is here and moving fast...
it has been a crazy week...
yesterday we lost power at 7:00am...
a transformer blew...
it took about 2 1/2 hours to come on...
when our power came back on...
No phone (the business phone) no internet...
no TV...we did all the regular checks...
then I called our new provider...
F...bought out Verizon here in Texas...
I'm not using their name but everyone knows who they are...
I was just bragging about how smoothly the
transition has been...after hearing all the horrible stories...



I called in after I finally got the number...
of my Hubbies Ipad...since I can't get a good
cell phone signal in our office or home...
without the help of a booster...
which by the way...doesn't work...without Internet...
I was on hold a while...
finally a nice lady answered...
tried all her tests on her end...
everything looked good...
so she said a tech would need to come out...
I asked her if it was just us...or...
was it my area after the loss of power...
she stated they had no way of knowing...
Really...they don't know if an entire area is down...
Verizon knew...the power company knows...
the gas company knows...
she set me up an appointment...
someone would call today before coming out...
I told her we were a business and could not be
without of phone...we can deal without the net...

several hours went by...
trying hard to do work without a phone or internet...
not an easy task....but we muddled through...
I decided to call to check where our appointment stood...
the new person said oh your appointment is on Saturday...
REALLY...
it is TUESDAY....we have to wait until SATURDAY...
to go without our business phone...
and we are a service company...
Yes Mam...so I asked her to tell me...
is it just our service...or the area...
we have no way of knowing Mam...
Can I speak to your Supervisor...
okay...on hold for 20 minutes...
she came back...The Supervisor is unavailable...
Is there not something you can do to help us...
No....was going to send me to the support people...
well of course we got disconnected...
Called back again...got a gentlemen...
he told me once again they did not know if it was our area...
or if it was just us...and it would be Saturday...
I gave my spill again...
he said he would make note...that we
are a business and we need our phone...
After several hours on the phone...
even calling another service provider...
they couldn't change us over any faster...
not mention we might be without a phone for days...
if we tried to switch...
After I was at my wits end...
around 5:00 pm...
everything magically came on...
and we still do not know what caused it...
Prayers for our troops...a high school friends son...
 is on a mission...praying for good mission...
praying for safety for all involved...
God Bless Texas...
God Bless America...

Monday, May 2, 2016


The girls are growing....

This is Dawg...
he takes his guard duties quite seriously...
he can be really sweet...
when he wants too....
he is also a bit sneaky too...
I have the welps to prove it...
the girls are a lot of fun...
they also like to sit in my lap...

Sunday Hubby and I went hiking...
with our daughter and her guy...
we hiked 4 miles...it was a beautiful day...

we woke up to rain...lot's of down pouring rain...
and very chilly temperatures...
traffic taking Stringbean was horrible...
we sat at a light for 15 minutes...
before we finally got to go...
then we had 10 minutes in the carpool line...
by the time we got to the front...
they had closed the doors...
so we had to park and go to the office...
what a way to start our Monday...
the rain finally left...the sun came and went...
but we never really warmed up...

It made for a nice walk this evening...
I met my BFF and Mom...
lot's of good talking...and walking...
then home to watch The Voice...
I have my favorites...how about you?
Alison is my favorite...
I also like Laith... Hannah...Adam and
Mary Sarah...
all very distinctive...
I can't believe it is May already....slow down 2016...
lot's of fun activities this month...
my youngest niece has her first school program...
my middle niece is graduating from high school...
Stringbean has his first field day...
first school trip to the zoo...
and graduates from Kindergarten...
we also have 4 eggs that should hatch next week...
busy...busy...busy...

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Magic and Sunny are 1 week and 3 days old....
This is Ace she is Magics Mom...
I got her go free when she was a few days old... She was small and the other chicks were pecking at her so the man at the feed store gave her to me.. She is the best layer I have...
Today all 5 hens laid...first time ever!!!!

I guess I'm now the crazy chicken ladybug from TEXAS...

 
 

 

 

 


 

 

Friday, April 22, 2016

Magic and Sunny

Day 22 we were worried they weren't going to hatch...patients is key...
It took most of they day...
We could hear chirping...
Magic was first out...
Come on sister I'm waiting on you...

Sunny is working hard ...
 
Welcome Sunny...

Sister love...
 
Magics old digs...

 

Happy to be out...have started new eggs..one of the three original did not hatch...the baby never formed...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Taking a little break on our hike...
letting me get caught up...
since I stop so much for...
well you know...
photos...photos...photos...

I really enjoy hiking...
we are fortunate to have so many fun
places to go in our area..
Rooster enjoys going...especially when he gets to swim...

for several weeks we had a group of
Cedar Wax Wings come to visit...
of course it was usually when I couldn't get out of 
the office to go get their photo...
or I was cleaning coops or Rabbit houses...with
no camera...
I love black and white photos...
old fashioned...but give a different prospective...


Buster enjoys a little free run time in the 
raised garden...
this was before the spinach...lettuce and cilantro
were planted...

we are getting a little bit of a late start 
on our ground garden...but
what we are planting will do well...
We had 2 baby chicks hatch last night...
I put 3 eggs in a incubator...
22 days later...we have two cuties...
Stringbean named them...
Magic and Sunny...
photos will follow...

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Stringbean is growing like a weed...
Swimming in Spring...
you have to love Texas...
the next day...we needed jackets...

Our family loves going to the lake...
especially this place...
which we call The Cabins...

The granddogs love it too...
Rooster and the Girls stayed home...
to keep a good watch on everything...


Bo and Hatari love traveling...
they also love riding in the boat...
they are very well behaved...

 Stringbean's favorite thing...
you guessed it...
the pool...

 Sun going down after a beautiful day....

 Bo and my daughters boyfriend enjoying
a little R& R....

The blue bonnets have been beautiful this year...
last year we were so flooded we didn't get as many...
April almost gone...
2016 moving too fast for me...
Except I'm looking forward to summer vacation...
can't wait to have Stringbean all day....

Thursday, March 10, 2016



















Wow 2016 is sailing by....
I am so blessed...
we had our 33rd wedding anniversary in Feb...
we celebrated by going to the cabins for the weekend...
lot's of fishing and relaxing....just what we love...
we've been taking several one day road trips...
I love our Texas state parks....
Lot's of time with Stringbean....he really is a Stringbean...
all legs...arms...and body...
a eating machine....
we've settled into the school routine...
we make the most of our time together...before
and after school...days off and weekends...
Still having our monthly Fun Girls gatherings...
everyone can't make them every month...
but we treasure our time together...
we visit...eat..visit...visit...laugh...hug...visit...
we decided from now on instead of trying
to plan one craft for everyone...we will each bring
whatever we would like to work on...or just show
up for the fun...lot's less pressure for everyone...
I can't believe I'm turning 54 next week....
wow...how does that happen....
I don't feel 54...but if I look to close in the mirror..
well you know what I mean...
I'm loving my chickens...5 hens...2 roosters...
we are now getting 3 or 4 eggs a day...
going to try to hatch some after Easter...
We've been having Spring weather...nice
sunny warm days...and then the rain hit this week...
April Showers in March...
Hope you are all doing well...I think of you often...