Thursday, March 31, 2011

Beautiful Spring.

A couple of my institute kids gave me these beautiful flowers the other day. Didn't they open up nice! I love the way they look. This is my mom's old water jar that she kept by the sink to water her plants. I have always loved it.
Have a beautiful day my friends. Spring is coming,....I hope

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Tails of Brigham

As you know our Dog Brigham is still a puppy. He is about 7 months old. He is very rotten but it isn't really his fault. As soon as winter started he has been left to his own devices to figure out how to live on the farm. It was too cold to train him, so he saw us as we came in and out of the house. We gave him lots of love but only briefly. Poor little guy.

We were surprised at the size of his feet when we got him and we were sure he was going to be a giant! He is a big dog, just short! He legs haven't grown. Well, because of this, he picks big snow piles and sits on them all day and looks over his kingdom. It is so funny you can always see him on top of these looking around and checking everything out.

The above picture is one of his piles that is melting and I can't believe all the junk he drags out of the garage or garbage to lay and chew on.

Here is the culprit! Isn't he darling? I just love his little face! He has learned to sit now before he gets his cookies! He is a very smart and protective dog we just need to do some training. He and the cats are best of friends and he wanders all over the property looking for things to terrorize. He barks a lot which we have to figure out how to stop him. It is at all the critters in the little woods. I would like him to bark when people come in but he only hides under the deck!!!

When he was little London gave him a shoe to chew on and so he is always after peoples feet! He loves to chew on London. He doesn't bite us but he always bites at her. He has a soft mouth, but still he needs to not do that! Another problem we have to figure out this spring.

When I was looking through his pile picking it up I found this lovely thing....yup...a cats tail. I don't know if he ripped it off a live or a dead one but he loves playing with it! Yuck! Thus the title of the blog.

London is trying to take pictures and he is trying to play....bad doggie!

This is the other thing we found. A few months ago Sean lost his phone I was convinced it dropped into the snow we looked an couldn't find it.....Brigham did and had it in his pile chewed right up! He takes stuff and buries it only to be dug up later and play with it! Grrrr....this one really cost us some $$$$.

What a dog! We love him and are anxious for him to grow out of the puppy stage. He loves grandpa and lives half of the day over on his deck waiting for treats. I have put him into obedience training and I am starting to watch the dog whisperer to figure out how to help him. It is never boring at our house!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

mmmm.... soup

I made yummy war won ton Soup the other day and wanted to show pictures and brag so here you go.

The two men in my life that love my cooking! I am so blessed to have people that really appreciate my efforts. They ate several bowls so I think they liked it! lol

It isn't very hard to make but it takes a bit of time so I don't do it to often!

Ohhhh the Luck of the Irish!

I have found this new website that is so fun if you have girls! It is perfect for all of London's hair. She didn't have time for me to do a clover in her hair so I weaved in ribbon instead. For all of you with girls check it out! it is so fun!

What is ST Pat's day with out Yoda? Anywhoo here are a few Irish blessings for you.
May the Lord keep you in his hand
And never close His fist too tight.

Always remember to forget
The troubles that passed away.
But never forget to remember
The blessings that come each day.

May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light,
May good luck pursue you each morning and night!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Time to Build an ArK?

First off...yes I am alive! I really struggle this time of year to survive. I get depression so bad that I can hardly function on a daily basis! I think it is pathetic, but no matter how hard I seem to tell myself to get at it...I just can't! I have lots of catching up to do so there are a lot of posts to come!
My Dad went for a walk to check out the coulee to see how the melting was going in our little creek and much to his surprise he found a mess. So Sean and I went down for a look and I couldn't believe it! It was like spring run off madness!

This is at the top looking down. It didn't look too bad but as we got closer I couldn't believe the power behind all that water.

This has been such a crazy, cold, snowy, crappy, yucky, icy, endless, dark, dreary,long winter! As you can tell, I am not a big fan of the cold! I know I live in the wrong country but the sun is my friend and I love the heat! So I am excited for spring and I love that it got warm so fast but there is a lot of snow melting with no where to go!

I am going to take a video tomorrow because the noise is amazing. It is just like spring break up happening in the mountains. You wouldn't believe how loud it is. I hope it doesn't do too much damage and that our awesome waterfall will still be there in the spring. I have big plans for a bridge to sit on and hang your feet in the waterfall and a swing down there to sit on and read and have a nap...a big porch swing. I love the sound of water....not this loud and rushing!

Further down the creek as it heads to the river.

I was hoping this big block of ice would fall off while we were there but no such luck! It seems to be just barely hanging on.