Tuesday, August 19, 2014

If you build it...

"If you build it he will come..."
                                                                         Field of Dreams 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Morgan Freeman?!

The Reluctant Farmer and I went to the fair last week, and while we were there walking around the exhibits I found the biggest and baaaad-est sheep at the fair.  But being big was not the only cool thing about this boy...

Me:  "Whoa!  Look at that giant sheep!  He's my favorite." I exclaimed, as I ran up the the largest sheep I had ever seen and the clearly the biggest sheep in the exhibit at our local fair.

The Reluctant Farmer:  "That one is your favorite?!"

Me:  "Yes!  Isn't he cool?!  And he is so sweet!"

The Reluctant Farmer:  "I don't know.  I can't get past the fact he looks like Morgan Freeman...."

Well, now that she mentions it, she might have a point....

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Little Free Library Project

Several years ago I read about a program called the Little Free Library.  It's a take a book, leave a book program that offers a way for people to share books in their neighborhood.  As a lover of books, I was immediately intrigued by this concept and really wanted to host my own Little Free Library.  

My uncle and I made plans to make a box for my library project, however things like weather and time got in the way.  Several weeks ago though I bit the bullet and purchased a pre-assembled box off of the Little Free Library website (www.littlefreelibrary.org).

My box arrived last week, and I was so excited to get it in the ground but I knew I needed help with the installation due to the fact it weighs 45 pounds and I did not want it to fall over on anyone!  
Much to my surprise my mother called me yesterday and mentioned during our phone conversation, that my Uncle Craig was in town.  I knew if this box was going to make it out of my living room and into my front yard, this was the day.

Generously Uncle Craig agreed to come help me make my dream a reality, and after a visit to the hardware store he got down to business!  (If you ever get the chance to watch a true craftsman work, it's pretty intense.) He measured everything 14 times, made it all flush and perfect, and I can assure you there will be no teenage thug ripping my library out of the ground!  (Nor, will it fall on any small children.)  His work is top notch!

The finished product is everything I hoped it would be.  I am so excited!  If you are in the neighborhood of Tipp City, Ohio, please come by and visit my little library.  It has a bit of something for everyone.  Or better yet, visit their website and start your own Little Free Library today!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

A Riddle...

I have a little riddle for you, my readers...

What has 8 legs and 3 heads?

Do you give up?!

2 girls and a patient horse!

These two young ladies are adorable, with their love for horses and good times.  Tiger was more than willing to give them a lift after Katzya's riding lesson today.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Don't poke the bear....

It has been brought to my attention that my blog is being used to torment a loved one of mine.
Not just any loved one of mine.
One who held my heart for 9 months before I ever even laid eyes on her.

I offered to quit blogging.
I offered to walk away from it all.
She encouraged me to please continue.

I normally don't post negative things on my blog, but I feel this needs to be addressed...

If you are reading this boys I need you to understand:
I think you are pathetic cowards.
You mean no more to me than the shit on my shoe.
More so I am asking you to stop bullying.


Because it's not cool and you know what type of bear is responsible for the most attacks?!
A MAMA bear!
And trust me when I say, you don't want to poke this mama bear...

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Message received!

I love dogs, and one of my favorite things is to watch them interact with each other.  It absolutely fascinates me.  I have a Belgian Laekenois named Linda who is the most neurotic dog I have ever lived with.  One of her neurotic issues is going out a door.  She bursts out any door, whether it be a crate, the house, or our mud room.  It drives me crazy!  I have to hold her by the collar and walk her to the back door, otherwise she runs out with all four legs flailing, skittering and scraping herself across my hardwood floor, knocking over whoever is in her way.  I can't tell you how much I have yelled, tried to re-train and with absolutely NO luck.  She still acts this way.

Tonight I let her out to potty with my other dogs plus two dogs I am dog sitting.  In her usual fashion, Linda went ripping out of her crate, feet everywhere, falling all over herself, and that is when out of nowhere I heard a growl and felt teeth graze the back of my leg.  I went to correct the growling/snapping and then realized what was going on and stopped.  Suddenly, Linda was back IN the crate, and hot on her heels was the little Boston Terrorist pictured above.  Again Linda came rushing out at me, and again Toby (the Boston) sent her right back into the crate.  This happened 4 times before the message was received and Linda finally WALKED out of the crate in a calm manner.  For 9 months I have done everything but stand on my head attempting to teach Linda what Toby taught her in 5 minutes.

I love to watch the communication between a group of dogs.  It is amazing to witness them communicate in a language that I don't speak and clearly the results they achieve are faster.  Sadly, Toby will only be here with us for a week while his mommy is on vacation.  Perhaps he will have to visit more often...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Damn dog...

What you see is a picture of Linda and I sharing a tender moment.  

However this picture is really Linda's way of saying:  "Mommy, I am so sorry I can't be trusted for 10 minutes alone and I ate the drywall in the laundry room.  Please don't ever leave me again!"

Damn dog....