Wednesday, October 12, 2011


I left my camera at my friend, Jean's, over the weekend so have no lovely fall photos to share.  That's why I haven't posted in the past few days.  I still don't have my camera but found this Video at "Life With Dogs" and had to share it.  Do you realize how BIG my dogs are?  Bella's only around fifty pounds but Sable is over one hundred ~ that's a lot of poop! 

It's not too much of an issue out here, in the Bluff Country ~ the dogs are pretty good about going out into the pasture to 'take care of business', but if I ever do sell my house and move into town, this may just be better than walking down the street carrying a small  garbage bag...

I wonder how much they cost???

Friday, October 07, 2011

Heading for Home...

*As always, click any image to biggify...*

I left off Tuesday on the return portion of our walk:

The dogs didn't even seem to notice this red-tailed hawk when it flew above us and roosted in a tree.

There's something soothing about seeing this 'preparation for winter".

The turn towards home.
Note the mailbox in the bottom right corner.

Something about this mailbox has always appealed to me.

In fact, I was looking at a post from 2008 and found a VERY similar picture. 
Several very similar photos, in fact!  It seems that no matter how much things change, they also stay the same! 

The creek across the road.  This is the creek that my Grandsons love to throw rocks into.

My place from across the road:

A nicely established patch of Pampas Grass makes a nice foreground for this picture.  I'm going to cut some today to put in a rusty old milk can that I bought for twenty-five cents at a yard sale.  I think it will make a lovely Fall decoration in the house!

Now THIS, is something new...

Wednesday, October 05, 2011


I had planned on 'finishing our 'walk' today but felt it more important to share this wonderful video.    I found it on the Breast Cancer Recovery Facebook page.  Along with the video, there was this awesome quote:

"Some days there won't be a song in your heart.  Sing  anyway." 
  Emory Austin

Thank you Pam.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

A walk in the Bluff Country

*As always, click on any picture to 'biggify'
(especially the very last one!)

We're having gloriously beautiful weather in the Bluff Country of South East MN., so I decided to take the dogs for a walk this afternoon.
  Perhaps you'd like to join us...

Off we go.
Both leashes strategically held in my right hand.

Our chosen route for today.
We'll be hiking part way up that hill!

The colors are just beginning to change.

Bella & Sable stay patiently while I take their photos.



The street sign that marks the intersection of the two roads where I live.

Everything is so beautiful!

The neighbors are baling hay.

If you click to biggify and look very carefully, you can see my house in the lower center of this photograph!

Tomorrow I'll show you our route back home...

Sunday, October 02, 2011

A Love Story Part 2 ~ It was a HAPPY Day!

Alice here. 
I just want to set the record straight.
Mom's visit with us on Thursday was a HAPPY occasion. 
 Not sad.

Oh sure, Dream had to have her little hissy fit at first, but we were all very happy to see mom again.

You all remember what a prima donna Dream can be!

Why she'd pin her ears if Mom so much as looked at another sheep!

Poor Zaria and I are the ones who were feeling neglected!

Observe Dream's ears in the following picture...

And then she acts all sweet and innocent!

She sure has Mom fooled though!

I guess they do have a special bond...

DREAM says...

"Yes we DO have a special bond and I feel MUCH better now that Mom is feeling strong enough to come see me!  I didn't realize how sick she'd been.  Things are good now cuz Mom said she's going to come visit me three times this week!  Stay strong Mom!"

Saturday, October 01, 2011

A Love Story...

As I mentioned in my previous post, I found myself 'pulling' away from my sheep once I had accepted the fact that I was going to have to sell my flock due to my myriad of health problems.

Don't let anyone tell you that animals don't have feelings.
They do.

Dream was HURT. 
And she was PISSED  OFF!

Jean (my Dear Friend) who purchased Dream & Alice (and Alice's ram lamb) and Zaria from me) had told me that Dream wouldn't eat for the first two days at her new home.  And she is the last of the three ewes to tolerate Jean petting her.

Yesterday was the first time that I've felt strong enough to go over to Jean's and visit 'my Girls'.  For the first half-hour, Dream would have nothing  to do with me.  Oh sure, she came right up to the fence, with the others, when I got out of the car and called to them.  But when I went into their paddock, Dream walked away.  Wouldn't even LOOK at me!  (at least not when I was looking at HER)  To give you an idea of just how angry she was, I was feeding Alice and Zaria cookies by the handful but Dream wouldn't even accept a cookie from me!  For a whole, half hour.


Finally, I noticed that Dream would stand right behind me, as I was petting Zaria.  But as soon as I turned to face her, Dream would walk away.  Little by little, she stayed longer.
  Until finally:

She forgave me.

Just try to tell me that this animal was not sad and confused!

Don't worry Dreamer

I will ALWAYS love you!

To be continued...


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