Sunday, May 13, 2018

Happy Mother's Day!



A photo of Mom from her birthday last month


Friday, May 4, 2018

the late Assassin



Dead weasel found down in the big barn. I believe this is the critter that killed Tukka.  Not this exact weasel, as this one has been dead for quite some time, but it proves to me they are around my farm and that I found the carcass in the barn, makes me wonder if they may have even been inside the barn already.  It is interesting to study its body up close.


A close up of its sharp teeth


Wednesday, May 2, 2018

his return



Most of you reading this know that my beloved rabbit Timothy disappeared for three weeks, and I assumed he had died.  Last Friday morning, there he was in the hen yard, returned from wherever he had been, or awakened from whatever had happened to him.  My theories:
- He really IS the Easter Bunny, and was a few weeks late getting back from his rounds
- Snow falling from the barn roof hit him and he was in some kind of coma or knocked out and was sleeping it off
- He witnessed the murder of Tukka and was so traumatized, he went underground for 3 weeks. A weasel killed Tukka a day before Timothy went missing
- He was sick, and as animals do, healed himself down in the burrow
Whatever the answer, words cannot express the joy I felt seeing my bunny friend back again.  

Monday, April 30, 2018

the towel snuggler



Rudy, napping in the bathroom linen closet

Sunday, April 29, 2018

fashion goals



Mini fashionista at the market.  Of note:
- feather antennae
- scoonchie as headband
- sparkle jaguar t-shirt (hidden)




Friday, April 20, 2018

are you kidding me



I bought  this chick pea pasta, which is delicious, however:



this is a serving size, approximately 20 rotini pieces


I ate them out of a mug, because it was about 2 Tablespoons of food, totaling 190 calories.  What?

Friday, April 13, 2018

orchids, I want to help you



I went to an orchid growing seminar hosted by the Northern Michigan Orchid Society.  I love orchids and want to learn how to care for them, which is challenging.  The seminar was really helpful and I learned lots of tips to help me better care for my orchids


My Phalaenopsis orchid - this is the common variety you can buy almost anywhere.  Here I have him in my kitchen sink where he is enjoying better light and humidity


They had old copies of magazines which we got to take home - fascinating!  I am a proud orchid nerd.