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My Friends: Thanks for loving me. You are missed.   9 comments


 

Dinahmite always out front and Tigerbuddy was her partner

Dinahmite, always out front and Tigerbuddy, her partner lurking.

 

 

 

In March 2013,  Dinahmite was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. We celebrated her 13th birthday in May.  July 11,2013 Dinahmite passed.

 

A young Dinahmite

Tiger holding down a chair

 

I will be forever grateful for our adventures shared.

 

My friend

My friend

 

In August of 2014, Tigerbuddy was diagnosed with Cushing’s disease. The vet gave Tiger a medicine called Vetoryl 60mg. Give 2 capsules once a day. Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 10:15AM when Tigerbuddy went to play with Dinahmite. Tiger had a horrible reaction to Vetoryl which in turn hastened his death.

 

To whom may read this: Cushing’s disease in dogs can be treated with proper guidance and your dog friend can live years more.

I have not been very active on my blog due to too much to list.

Love you both.

 

Enjoy your day!

 

 

Chicken Delight with Eggs   17 comments


In the past few weeks the hens have provided us with over two dozen eggs and counting. I have made egg salad and even pickled some eggs.

 

I had to take a picture of our first two eggs!

 

Great chicken friends

  our first two eggs

 

Pullet eggs are great for pickling. I am going to try lots of recipes and create a few of my own.

 

My sweet feathered friends

The ladies and Big Bird watch me pull weeds from the garden for their midday salad. Big Bird demands attention with his loud crow along with the fifteen hens clucking at me.

 

Henny Penny enjoying a bit of scratch feed

 

 

The ladies are so very loving and loud when announcing the arrival of the newest egg addition. I know I am to blame for spoiling them but I care not. They feed us, amuse us, are great alarm systems, provide organic fertilizers, etc.

So for more entertaining photos…    Little B-Tips curious about the camera

 

 

Mr Meowgo likes the egg a little too much

 

Our trusted feline friend is not entirely pleased with our new feathered family. He is very curious and does watch over them.

 

 

Two hens in the box and one on her way in

 

Although there are eight different laying boxes, the hens only lay in the one box that I painted the word egg on…can they read? Or maybe it’s the classical music playing on NPR?  As you can see, two Rhode Island Reds are already in the laying box and a line is forming.

 

Room for three?

 

 

Henny Penny must be in dire straits to crowd with two other hens in the same laying nest.  Three hens sharing  I came back to find three eggs a little later in the day!

 

Love birds

 

 

Big Bird making some noise

Big Bird loves his special treats of sunflower seeds and cooked brown  rice.   Big Bird is the sweetest rooster  He loves to eat from my hand.

 

 

Enjoy your day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joys of Living with Chickens   19 comments


Our chicken house(wing)

 

Building a 90%  up-cycled chicken house is simple and fun.

 

 

       Another view of the chicken house

The Flock Grew We soon realized the five hens originally ordered turned into a 16 count!

 

We built an other wing for them to have the proper living space.

 

 

Peeps! @ day old chicks

 

Teaching the little chicks how to drink and eat was a breeze. We dipped their tiny beaks to the water and they drank with enthusiasm. Tapping my finger on top of their food was all it took for an eating session.

 

First night at home

 

Chick on warm brick

 

 

Chick snuggle

Brave growing chicks

 

 

Say is that a chick on you head? Our chickens are a bit indulged and it is fine.

 

 

Ladt Bird Tuck Tuck enjoys napping on my knee

 

 

Little Beak was the runt

Now Little Beak is a healthy 5 month old-young lady!

 

Chicks in June

Getting bigger

 

 

Yes they love ice water in the summer

 

 

Sleepy, night, night

 

 

Suprise we have a rooster that loves standing on frozen ice Meet Big Bird. He is our unexpected rooster with a fine character.

 

 

Fresh fruit is enjoyed by all

 

Big Bird and a few of the ladies

 

My sweet Lady Bird Tuck Tuck getting bigger

 

 

These two garden spiders has been eaten

Chickens are a lot of fun and well worth the effort!

 

 

Enjoy your day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Macon Music: A Must Hear   6 comments


Macon is a star on the musical world map. The varied venues and genres of musical talent is a magnet for both local and touring artists.

 

Roasted- Cafe and Lounge featured Christopher Bell opening for Trendlenburg Band.

 

Christopher Bell Bell belted out lyrics with soulful ease.

 

 

Christopher Bell: Flatters the ears

 

 

Christopher Bell: Making music

 

 

Christopher Bell: Macon, GA

 

When Christopher Bell comes to town be sure to listen! For more information visit: http://www.silenthomerecords.com

 

Trendlenburg Band  consists of four local musicians with a shared love of entertaining via music.

 

Justin Cutway is lead vocal and guitars.   Trendlenburg Band:Justin Cutway

 

Chris Nyland is lead guitar and backup vocals.  Trendlenburg Band:Chris Nyland

 

 

Shawn Williamson plays bass.  Trendlenburg Band:Justin Smith on drums

 

Also above, please note Justin Smith on drums and backup vocals. I find it hard to get a great photo of drummers in general.

 

Trendlenburg Band: Justin Cutway lovin' music

 

 

Trendlenburg Band in Macon, GA

 

 

Trendlenburg Band:Roasted-Cafe and Lounge Macon GA

 

 

 

Justin Cutway with Trendlenburg Band: Hair Funky   Hair Gone Wild

 

 

 

Local Macon Musicians: Trendlenburg Band

 

 

 

Rockin' with Trendlenburg Band in Macon GA

 

 

 

Justin Cutway & Shawn Williamson of Trendlenburg Band 2013   Trendlenburg Bands has us moving!

 

 

Trendlenburg Band rockin a Friday  The musical talent kept us all happy on a Macon Friday night!

Thanks to Chris @ Roasted-Cafe and Lounge for great service with a packed out venue.

 

 

Enjoy your day!

 

 

 

Our Charlie Brown Christmas Tree   28 comments


Since the candy canes melted all over our tree decorations back in 1997, we haven’t bothered with a  Christmas tree. On a whim, we decided to put up our own Charlie Brown kind of tree last Thursday.

 

Our GA pine Charlie Brown Christmas tree

We cleaned out a corner of the living room and went to find the perfect tree. The perfect tree is the first one I saw. Easy! After finding a tall and wide vase and round stones to stabilize the tree, we begin to rummage around the house for the tree decor. We find cardboard and foil for the star and man in the moon and use three bits of foil to create round ornaments using paper clips to hang them with care. Large gaudy earrings make great light weight sparkle. I find sewing notions in red and gold to drape on the tree. Some saved silver ribbon gift packaging works great for tinsel. The tree skirt is an unfinished quilt piece. We also found three small ribbon and a few bits of fake holly leaves and berries to add to the tree.

 

An on the fly Charlie Brown Christmas tree

 

Otis under the Charlie brown xmas tree

 

Otis is proud of his first Christmas with us!

 

A hound dog under the xmas tree  This is our ‘dog chair'; we don’t care how it looks.

 

I decided to make some paper candy canes for our little Charlie Brown tree.

 

Alvin and our Charlie Brown xmas tree with the Tink

 

Enjoy your day!

 

 

Thankful Friends: Thanksgiving 2012   39 comments


To all those that celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope you all are still eating tasty left-overs.

Our small family of five will never forget Thanksgiving 2012!

Before I get to the always delightful Lucca photos let me share a few fall photos from our yard.

 

 

Now for precious, Lucca…

Lucca has an extensive marble collection.

 

 

Lucca is helping repair a lost track from her toy earth mover.

 

 

 

 

The next pic is of Uncle Andy cover monster!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shortly after discovering Uncle Andy, it is time for a nap.

 

While she slept I could not resist the sweet angel face pics a few silly posed photos!

 

 

 

I hope everyone gets time to take a nap!

Enjoy your day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friends Reconnect   22 comments


 

 

Since all of us could not be at the first memorial ride for our friend Jason A. Baines in Lexington, KY Sunday 11/11/12, we did the next best thing we could muster. Sarah and Winnie came to Macon to visit both us and Winnie’s family who happens to live in Macon.

I looked through over 10 years of photos to find the treasures of photographic history of our lives together. Now I must learn how to scan photos, which I am told is pretty simple.

The photos in this blog are from the Macon visit with Winnie and Sarah.

 

Sarah has badass bike skills and many medals in her pocket.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now for the pictures that I should have a tripod for instead of all these photos. But it was still fun to try to remember which person needed to take which photo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The bright spot in the recent gloom was the all too short but invigorating visit with long time friends.

 

Enjoy your day!

 

 

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