Monthly Archives: May 2011

Things we love…..

Walking in the creek down the road… Land’s End Trekkers!  I bought Summer her first pair 3 years ago and (smartly!) bought them from the boys section.  They now adorn John’s feet and Summer has a new (boy’s) pair!  This … Continue reading

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Around the (New) House

The bathroom:    The kitchen/living area:    The loft area:     Me and my girl! Up next: Installing the tongue and groove ceiling, work on tub restoration, and Eli and I went shopping (alone!) and ordered our tile!

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The Giving Girl

To be truthful, it wasn’t her idea.  But she embraced it wholeheartedly:  Ask for donations to the local Animal Shelter instead of presents for her birthday.  And family and friends were so wonderfully generous!  We had bags and bags of food, … Continue reading

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An appetizer….

Grandpa Wally is a pretty avid fisherman.  So he has minnow traps…which also work as crayfish traps!  He had a bucket of 30 or so and once Summer understood how to pick them up (by their back, behind their pincers) … Continue reading

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It’s newborn season ’round here!!


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Banjo’s Natural Ability

Banjo had her first NAVHDA hunt test this weekend.  The “puppy test” is a way to prove their natural ability, hence the name.  Pups are tested in Use of nose, Search (for birds), Water, Pointing, Tracking (down a pheasant with … Continue reading

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An intro to The Dogs….

Banjo had her first hunt test this weekend, but I thought before i blogged on about that, I should go back to the beginning. About 7 years ago, Eli got a bit.  Bit by some bug that made him think … Continue reading

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Here’s our bantam hen with her first fuzzy little chick!  We stuck our Heavy Breed eggs under this hen, so these chicks will be bigger than “mama” in a matter of weeks!  So far we’ve got 2 yellow chicks and … Continue reading

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Digging leeks

The kids and I set off on a foraging adventure yesterday!  Every year we set out to dig leeks (more precisely, every April.  Except this year it didn’t get above freezing in April!) John was more than happy to set … Continue reading

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OK, there will probably 1,800 posts with the word “finish” in the title before we’re actually finished.  But Eli has most of the drywall up and we’ve hired a great guy, Moe, to come in and “finish” it.  And he … Continue reading

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