4th Festivities

Obrin (our Summer Son from the Fresh Air Fund) is diggin' the corn. Finnegan says "Where's mine???" Crope says "I got some." Kickin' back. Lightin' Up Success! ...more

Farm Friday: Empty Nest for Miss Kitty

Poor Miss Kitty. All her babies have gone on to their forever homes. My sister Veronica took Eenie ....more

Taking Back My Blog

In an effort to simplify and pare things down in my life, I cut back on my blog. Soon enough however, cutting down turned to cutting out. I hate that I've let myself get so busy that I've let go of something that I enjoy so much ....more

Happy 4th!


Pet Organization Ideas

Pet Organization Ideas For most pet owners, their animal friends bring joy to their lives. Some people consider their pets to be a member of the family. When you consider this idea, it makes sense that your pet seems to be accumulating toys at about the same rate as your children ....more

Operation Smile. Must Watch!

I was smiling and crying at the same time.... ************* Throw me a vote? You know the drill by now. Just click the juggling chick and you've voted. You can vote every day till like, forever. ...more

Building the Right Shed

I have a wonderful guest post for you today on building a shed. Information we could all use this time of year! Building the right shed Are you running out of room for your gardening tools, children's toys, crafting materials or need a place for special work projects? If so, it might be time to think about getting some extra storage by building an outdoor shed. Sheds are increasingly being used as an alternative to filling up the garage space ...more

Farm Friday: One Down, Four to Go

The first of our kitties went to his new home this past week. Our little boy tuxedo Mo has gone on to be Kitty Cat Extraordinaire to two little boys about a half an hour from here. He joined a fur family of an orange tabby cat and an older dog and I'm sure he will bring them many years of fun and cuddle-buggedness. God speed Mo! That very evening, we got a taker for Meenie, though she'll stay with ...more

Fond Farewells

Oh my gosh. I have the best readers, I swear. Here are some of the comments left after the announcement was made that I will no longer be co-hosting TALU (and that TALU may be falling by the wayside): Anne, it has been an honor and a pleasure stopping by every week for TALU. I've discovered so many great blogs here. Thanks! (And I'll still be stopping by to see what you're up to!) Joan Hobbs on 6/11/13 ...more

TALU #46 (My final one!)

Hello and goodbye. I'm afraid I'm going to be bowing out of TALU at this time. In fact, I'm not sure if TALU will be continuing at all after today. Debbie McCormick, the founder of TALU, is putting bloggy matters on the back burner while she focuses more on some family matters for a bit. Could be one of the other co-hosts will pick it up, but it won't be me, as I've had to drop a lot of blog ...more