Thursday, July 31, 2014

cats and bunnies

I've been taking Mabel outside a little bit each day to try and break her of her fear of leaving the basement.  She seems to love it, and though she hits a point and runs back inside, for a few minutes she gets to enjoy the sun, grass and fresh air

Farm animal harmony:  Timothy, Rocky, Pinky and Rudy free range

Timothy continues to thrive in his new home here with us - he has become very bonded with the other rabbits, has lost weight and gets to dig and free range to his heart's delight.  He is as gentle and sweet as rabbits come, and has the cutest, most enormous ears.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

cherry darling

Fresh cherries from Holman Farm, plus a jar of Laurie's yellow cherry "pie in a jar"
Holman Farm forever!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

sky study #113: super scary edition

Has your phone made a loud warning signal, then send you a message like this one? (I found this pic on the Internet)

I was driving home from Detroit Sunday and headed right into the path of a tornado!  The skies were dark with high winds and heavy rain

But I kept going, reasoning that the road I was on was headed AWAY from the worst skies.  It was some of the scariest driving I can remember - many people were pulled off the road beneath underpasses

I made it back home safely and the storm gave way to the most spectacular, optic bright clouds

Monday, July 28, 2014

Dave & Alex' s disco party

It was as awesome as it sounds

Why yes, those are gold glitter roller skates and a handlebar mustache

Adonis & Raquel

wig peeps

Michael reclines in the back yard

wig dancin'

Our camp counselor

Sunday, July 27, 2014

big chick!

Look at that strut

And on a sad note, Buffy (pictured here on the right) died of natural causes on Friday.  She was one of the best hens, with a sweet disposition and layer of the biggest eggs in the flock.  I put her out in the forest with a bundle of thistle under her wing.  Rest in peace, and thank you, my pretty girl.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Really, really cool

The one in the middle is the newest second-hand commercial refrigerator at Boss Mouse Cheese

Thursday, July 24, 2014

chicken beach

On really hot, sunny days, the chickens want to be outside but there isn't any shade in the hen yard, so I put up an old beach umbrella for them to lounge under.

yearbooks, found

I fished 4 old yearbooks out of the Kingsley recycling trailer this morning

They belonged to cute Carol Ames, whose name appears on the first page of all of them.  Great, weird graphics (notice that is the devil writing by lamplight on the red one) and they are full of early 60s pictures, group photos, and perhaps best of all, written sentiments to Carol from her friends.  

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

rock me gently

Found another amazing 70s pop collection informercial on TV the other night, hosted by Donny Osmond.  I can watch these all night for the vintage music footage, great music and fashions!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014

napping, Cozy style

cuddled up with Rudy

Fully asleep under the hydrangea

She loves pillows

Saturday, July 19, 2014

good morning chickens

breakfast time

Blackie and her chick are doing great - the chick is two weeks old already and getting stripes on his/her wings, just like Daddy

Friday, July 18, 2014

motorcycle Doctor

My friend Matt is going to get my Honda working again - he hauled her away on his trailer along with some extra wooden palettes I had, and an old work bench I was getting rid of from the small barn.

Thursday, July 17, 2014


Note the fluffy tail in the birdhouse - Mom & Dad have a squirrel nesting in the birdhouse on their tree - so cute

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Timothy update

Timothy has been at the farm 3 weeks now and is adjusting a little more each day.  The other bunnies were tough on him at first, but if you just leave animals alone, they will figure it out.

He is a really nice rabbit, really gentle and cuddly.  I think he is so glad to be outside in the open, out of a cage, able to dig in dirt and run around and, hopefully, have some bunny friends.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


peanut butter cookie Sunday

Monday, July 14, 2014

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Friday, July 11, 2014

and we got to get down to swing town

Steve Miller at DTE Music Theater July 9, 2014

Skylight at Vinsetta Garage

Bestie Dave

Thursday, July 10, 2014

birth announcement

Blackie's chick hatched last weekend!  A little black peep, just like Mama.  They are both doing great.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

mushrooms like flowers

Found these under a tree in my front yard - they are mushrooms that have dried out and split into beautiful flower shapes

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

rollin' up a REALLY big fatty

Bales of fresh hay at the farm where I get my milk: Moomers Creamery, Traverse City

Monday, July 7, 2014

meet Timothy

I adopted a rescue rabbit named Timothy - a woman who saved him from a neglect situation knew I had a couple of rabbits and asked if I would give him a forever home.  He is a big bunny, very beautiful and sweet, with huge ears.  

He likes being turned on his back and having his belly rubbed! 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

spicy feet

OK, so I bought these flip flops that were on sale at the health food store and I totally love them - Cinnaflopz have a cinnamon packet inside the bed of the sandal, have a sturdy rubber sole and are really comfortable.  This is like trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat, all in one.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Friday, July 4, 2014

Thursday, July 3, 2014

look deeply

I never get over those eyes

Tuesday, July 1, 2014