Alrighty... I said I would post some photos of my new Stamp Storage System. And since I didn't get a card made last night AGH!!! I spent the entire night fighting with the computer.... it still won't find the printer and then it kept locking up and freezing!
I won't go there now .. happier things. This is my new "Stamp Keeper"... I love it. Since getting into unmounted stamps and acrylic stamps I have gone from notebooks, then to CD and DVD cases, to the wonder Stamp Monkey storage system. I love that system, but because I have limited space and they have no lids I was having a lot of problems with them, and not that my house is dusty... LOL...but my stamps were getting dusty... and I had to figure out a new system.
So I went to the office supply store and purchased this box. It is called a "CARD KEEPER". Very appropriate don't you think? It came with these great plastic dividers. I then took old card stock and cut pieces to fit inside... 7 1/2 x 9 inches. Then laminated them. I was really lucky... the Purple Cow Laminate Machines was on sale 50% off I had really been wanting one, and this was a great excuse.
I love it!! They stack, as they are made to fit the feet on one into the lid of another, they are sealed now, no dust... and let me tell you a TON fits into one box! Now I won't tell you I have 4 boxes full and need a few more.. Nope you won't get that out of me. Oh this system will be mine forever... My precious stamps are safe, and don't take over my entire space!
Hope it might give you some ideas!
Now it is Saturday and that is time for Donkey photographs. I went out last night and got some really sweet photographs...
First up is Rosita, I have had a few people email or leave comments asking about my baby Rosie. She is my sickly girl. Poor thing just has not had the healthiest start on life. But I am happy to say she is doing great, and seems to be really good. She is actually old enough now to wean from her Momma Lacey, and put into another pen with some older ones, but she is in the same pen as the younger Irene, and for the first time in her life she is playing... running... chasing... and talking all the time! I just can't move her right now. I am hoping I can wait a couple more months and then move her with Irene when she is old enough to wean. Just an FYI... that is a piece of hay on her face I interrupted dinner and she was walking over for our nightly hug.
Now how about some of my Spots. You have seen a lot of Patti and baby Irene. These are my other three spots. First is my second stud Jack.. Raphael, or as we call him "Raffie" He is a sweet little guy. Very small and very impressive. We purchased him when he was only a week old, and got to bring him home with the loan of his Mom when he was only a month old. So he is really bonded well with us and the rest of our donkeys. He is only about 30 inches tall, great for breeding small donkeys. His coloring is classified as a Red/Brown and White Spot. Handsome dude huh? Oh and he is Rosita's Dad... go figure big bucks to get spot babies and our first from him is a brown... but I love her!
Next is a girl Victoria... I have showed her before in group shots, she is a really hot shot donkey. Her Dad and Grandpa are Blue Ribbon champions, and she is gorgeous. She is a Black and White Spot... really rare, although most of the year her black fades to a reddish brown. She has the most amazing green eyes! She is my Momma that lost her baby last spring, so this next year when she delivers I may be sleeping in the barn with her to make sure all goes well this time. She is a real love.
Then my last photo for today is a pet... yep he has no purpose on our "business". We purchase RICO as a friend for Miguel, as he was lonely as the only guy in a pen by himself years ago. Rico was already gelded, I don't think I would have done it as he is really handsome. We purchased him also to rescue him, he was a single donkey at a home with a young boy that I personally think was tormenting him to death. He was so scared and afraid it took us over six months just to pet him! Now he is the first in the pen to come to the gate for lovings and he screams hello every time he sees us come out the back door. He still runs from us if we have anything he is unsure of in our hands... tools, hats, bags that kind of thing. You come with a carrot bag and he is right there in seconds!
Funny story here - my sister came over this week, with out the kids as they were in school. It is the first time she was out in a long time with out them, so when we went out to see the donkeys I opened the gate and let her go in, I don't let the kids go in when they are here, as they get really excited and her youngest squeals and screams while laughing and it tends to freak the donkeys out and it scares me the kids would get hurt if the donkeys bolted and kicked. So when they are here they pet and feed through the fences. So my sister hasn't gone in the pens in a long time either. She was so funny.... She looked at me and with a shocked face said "They are pushing me trying to get loved on" "They are so friendly" I didn't know why this surprised her at first then realized every time she is here the kids work up the donkeys with carrots and treats then all the movement and screaming.... so she had never been around them as they are all the time. Sweet and pushy for attention and petting. Then she looked at me and asked how I kept them all straight and knew who was who. I said "Don't you know your children on the playground?" Well my children are just 26 all in one place! LOL
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Hope you have a great Saturday, have some fun planned! Get Inky...