Sunday, March 12, 2017

Rainy February turns into Rainy March

 photo cart_cat 562.png

Only five days until Saint Patrick's Day!

I'm always telling myself to slack off on using the camera so much... (especially of basically always taking the same photos over and over again)... but I totally blame the neighbors.

As in the new springtime calves born a couple weeks ago. So far there are only 3 of them.

The good news is the bluebonnets are beginning to pop up so that will now be my next focus in the upcoming weeks.

Also, the antique show is coming up so I might take photos of that for a change. It depends on the weather really. I usually don't bother because 1). I worry that some dealers might not want photos taken of their booth, and 2). It's always soooo hot, and carrying a heavy bag filled with water, etc along with the camera doesn't exactly make the situation more comfortable.

I have a love/hate relationship with the Spring and Fall Antique Shows, although the GREAT news about the spring show is that Stump's Pizza should be there!!!!! They have the BEST wood fired pizza IN THE WORLD!!!

 photo divider-51.png

 photo 1.jpg

 photo 2.jpg

 photo 3.jpg

 photo 4.jpg

 photo 5.jpg

 photo 6.jpg

 photo 7.jpg

 photo 8.jpg

Um... lots of pollen around here lately.

 photo 9.jpg

 photo 10.jpg

The house still isn't completely painted. Mom and I can only reach so high on the ladders and aren't about to climb the roof. Also, when Dad can help by getting up on the roof and using the biggest ladder, it's on the weekends and as always.... it's pouring down rain on the weekends.

 photo 11.jpg

 photo 12.jpg

We're dog sitting my brother and SIL's dogs again.

"Beans" has been even friendlier than normal with me this time. He's always nice, but this time he's been even kinder. He gives me kisses and is always wagging his tail.

Maybe he's just buttering me up because when he and his sister are here he and I always play fetch. He LOVES when we play that game outside. He plays with the ball (which, by the way he always knows where I keep it) while Abby plays with her pet rock.

It's muddy out there, but the games must go on!

 photo 14.jpg

 photo 15.jpg

The babies really love the feeder. It's like the cow's equivalent of the water cooler, I think. lol!

 photo 13.jpg

While painting the deck, I'm always hearing geese flying overhead. Every 10 minutes or so there's a new group. I love listening to them. They have a soothing sound.

By the way, the other night I couldn't sleep so I watched a Star Trek episode on tv. (Really not a fan, but I sometimes watch it anyway). It was the one with the Tribbles. Watching that episode, I realized that's what the geese sound like. lol!

 photo 16.jpg

 photo 17.jpg

I am in love with this new calf. I love it's white face. It's really small, too.

And what's extra adorable is that ALWAYS are the calves together. They usually all hang out with the white-faced mother, too. Easily, over 90% of the time that's how it is.

 photo 18.jpg

 photo 19.jpg

I've only seen one bluebonnet in our yard so far.

I really hope more pop up because we did plant some of the expensive bluebonnet seeds this time around.

 photo 20.jpg

 photo 21.jpg

 photo 22.jpg

 photo 23.jpg

We still have to paint the trim white on most of the house. We wanted to paint the gutter white, but around here that's not such a good idea. Lol!

Doesn't the garage door look like real wood?! It isn't though. It's a gel.

 photo 23t.jpg

 photo 24.jpg

 photo 25.jpg

Reminds me of Close Encounters, right before the spaceships come in.

 photo 26.jpg

 photo 27.jpg

Did I mention there's pollen everywhere right now?

 photo 28.jpg

Little "Crunchy" taking a nap.

 photo 29.jpg

 photo 30.jpg

 photo 31.jpg

 photo 32.jpg

We have lots of Indian Paintbrush blooming in the front again.

 photo 33.jpg

We're going to add wood decoration to some of the gables of the house, as well as cedar wrap the columns. (Today we wrapped one of the posts). We're also going to put in a large walkway.

FYI: The paint color is Behr's "Provence Blue."

 photo 34.jpg

 photo 35.jpg

 photo 36.jpg

 photo 37.jpg

 photo 38.jpg

 photo 39.jpg

 photo 40.jpg

 photo 41.jpg

 photo 42.jpg

 photo ln.png

 photo march 537.jpg

I am in love with the new calves. They are always doing little jigs or running.

They're just so gosh darn cute!!!

 photo ttfn_green_zpsf431359e.png


  1. You did get pictures of the house paint. And it is lovely.

    May I ask, your father's age? He goes up on the roof!!!!!!! Mmmmm, I would be very worried about that, but I guess he is young enough, that he can do it.

    And you and your mother are up on ladders, painting???? Yikes. I know, you have said this before but....... Yikes! Needless to say, I am a total wimp about such things.

    Be we are old, and it would be suicide for us to do such!!!!! :-)

    Wild flowers! So, so, so lovely. -happy sigh-

    And those little critters are so cute!!!

    You have rainy March. We are getting a Nor'easter... -sighhhhhhh-

    1. He just turned 69. Lol!

      We wanted to hire someone to paint the house this time around, but finding someone to just show up just for an estimate alone is pretty impossible. (Just the other day we waited all day for the driveway guy. Yet another no-show). Also, my father doesn't want to spend the money. (He never wants to spend money on anything).

      My mother and I have been painting the house ourselves so far. (This is a little house, so I can't believe it's taking so long). I try to do as much as I can so that Mom won't have to be climbing ladders all day long. (She has fibromyalgia, etc but is STUBBORN. Lol!)


Thanks for visiting! I love receiving comments on my blog(s), but I do have one simple rule:

- SPAM and anonymous comments will be deleted immediately. If I see any, my magic wand here will carry you off to the hungry crocodile with a taste for ticking clocks and a certain captain with a shiny hooked hand.

As for everyone else, I appreciate you taking the time to comment on my little (although rambling) blog. Be kind to yourself, and in true Disney fashion.... Have a Magical Day!