Saturday, February 29, 2020

Animal Crackers - A watched pot never boils...

Howdy -

OH my this is getting so hard to watch and wait... Bella is still looking like she will deliver first. And I finally got a photo of her! She doesn't look as wide here as she does most of the time. I think the baby is rolling around and maybe working its way into position. I so hoping!

Hard to believe she doesn't look as wide as normally... LOL she's still pretty wide here!

Ellie Mae was the only donkey I could get to look over at me, while calling out acting like a nut trying to get their attention to come to me.

All the other Ladies were keeping a close eye on "Dad" to see if they were going to get anything good to eat.. Sorry girls you have a little bit left of your round bale...

Patti is looking pretty wide too... So hoping for a spot baby from her. But healthy and bouncing around is good!

Every baby she has given us has had more personality than they can contain. Getting excited!!!!!

Headed over to the goat pen... is it just me or does it appear the ladies are lined up waiting for "Dad" to bring food to them? LOL

You can tell that they expect that hay to be tossed right in front of that imaginary line there... trained well!

My little screamer.. Louise.

She just went through her season and she likes to scream out .. I mean 24/7. She didn't get pregnant last time we tried to breed her. I think she is such a screamer the guys are a bit run off by the noise. We are going to try again for her to have a Fall babies.

And then there is the leader .. the Queen of the pen. Scarlett or "Red"...

In charge and always at the fence begging for food, attention, head scratches whatever she can get. Love this silly goat.

Hope you have a wonderfully blessed weekend and enjoyed a few smiles with my furry children.
HUGS and

Monday, February 24, 2020

High Hopes Stamps - Get Well Sign

Howdy -

For High Hopes Stamps this week I found a bright and fun Get Well Soon image - we all need those cards to cheer up someone not feeling well... and this stamp is easy to color up and brighten someone's day with a smile.

This is "Get Well Sign"

I colored with my Copics (colors below) and pencils for shading to match up with papers from My Minds Eye papers. These papers have glitter on them, so they add a nice texture sparkle. I sewed layers together with a zig zag stitch and then die cut a flower shaped die with the same red pattern paper to make sure it all matches perfectly. The image is cut out with a circle die and then around the edge I used a Copic to create a faux mat with the image.

The bold bright colors are so cheerful don't you think? Perfect for a Get Well card -

Copic colors used -

There are so many cheerful images at High Hopes Stamps - click HERE to see all the fabulous fun.

Hope you all have a wonderfully blessed day -
HUGS and

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Animal Crackers - Beautiful

Howdy -

One day this week Hubby and I took a stroll out to check on our Lady Donkeys. Check on belly's and see if there are any signs of milk bags and coming births.

Lacey was looking a bit lopsided.. baby laying to one side? LOL

She changes daily... wide, not wide one side to the other. So hope we have a bouncing baby there! All her previous babies are active wild children! Darlene was trying to get into the photo... moving in for front and center. She really wishes we would let her get pregnant... but approaching 30... time for her to retire. But she loves babies! And Vickie... she was in the background ... also should be very pregnant. And tired of us checking on her belly too.

Jolene is pretty wide too... But her little legs are so short she shows bigger.. right?

Ok, she is pretty wide.. It is so hard to be patient and wait to see about babies. I wanted to get a photo of Bella for you. Hubby says she is first up.. and is really the only one showing signs.... Oh I am getting so excited!

Juliet decided that was enough looking at wide bellies... it was time for us to give her total attention NOW!

Yes Miss Juliet... you deserve total attention. She watches over all her BFF's so well. She so loved!

Finally I had my camera out at the right time and got a good shot of Penelope showing off her colors!

Man this girl is shy about showing off her colorful side! She is such a beautiful little girl.

And then we had some other babies! Well Hubby found them. He was weed eating the back yard and came across a little mound of fur and grass... and look what was inside!

Baby Bunnies! they look to be a little over 3 weeks old and just about to head out on their own. But after watching the mound the last couple of days it does appear that Mom is coming in secret and still taking care of them. It was nice and warm first part of the week... then middle of the week a cold front moved through. Their Mom made sure that they were covered over really well and prepared for the weather.

They are really cute aren't they?

This little one said hello, then turned around and wiggled back down in the hole with all the brothers and sisters. We counted at least 6 of them! Hope they make it out of the yard and into the wild safely! And they do that without Moxie seeing them. Love our outside doggie to pieces... her only flaw is that she loves to chase and catch bunnies! Not these bunnies Moxie!

Hope you have a wonderfully blessed weekend... Hug a furry friend!
HUGS and

Monday, February 17, 2020

High Hopes Stamps - Kitty By Birdhouses

Howdy -

I am longing for Spring... and coloring up Spring is fun to do! This week for High Hopes Stamps I colored "Kitty By Birdhouses" -

How can you not love a little Kitty with two adorable Birdhouses? I colored with my Copics (colors below) and then shaded with my pencils.

I found a piece of old SEI pattern paper than is two sided. I used both sides and sewed with both zig zag and straight stitches on a green card stock base. The sentiment "Pawsing to say hello!" is just too perfect with the sentiment. And a great card to send to a friend for a smile. I added three Nuvo white paint dots as embellishments. Love the little bit of country feel to this one!

Copic colors used -

For lots of sun Spring images you just must visit the High Hopes Stamps web site ... you will fall in love with LOTS I promise!

Hope you have a wonderfully blessed day -
HUGS and

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Animal Crackers - Dinner time!


One evening this week Hubby and I picked up some square bales on the way home. Decided on the way in to take a few minutes and feed the boys a bale. They were very happy... and not interested in any head scratches. Should have done that before Hubby threw he hay over the fence. Food is always priority one!

Flavio and Pepito were first there. Yum Yum...

Diego joined in as soon as he could. He has been pampering a stone bruise on his front foot so he is a little slower... but it was food so he hurried best he could. Glad he is starting to heal now though, hate seeing any of my babies hurting.

He is a such a sweetie.

Miguel was in no hurry... slow... but looking good...

He is handsome with the sun setting behind him isn't he?

Raffie was waiting patiently for his fresh hay as we were driving in.

Love how he is resting his head on the fence. Such a good looking man.

Then I looked into the side mirror....

 As Hubby was getting out to start unloading the hay in my side Mirror I saw Cocoa... sneaking bites before "Dad" got it all into the barn. She thought she was being so sneaky... Dad would have let her take a few bites no just cuz he spoils her anyway. (sorry the mirror was so dirty, but it was a cute photo)

Yesterday, Valentine's Day,  was Hubby's birthday and our 33 Wedding Anniversary... wow can't believe it has been 33 years. Love you Babe... Here is to 33 more!

Have a blessed weekend!

HUGS and

Monday, February 10, 2020

High Hopes Stamps - Sweet Beginnings

Howdy -

How about some adorable today? Today for High Hopes Stamps I am using "Sweet Beginnings"  a perfect image for a baby card!

This is a larger image that is just so cute with the details of the baby bear, rabbit and kitten. I colored with my Copics, colors below. I found a green card stock for the base and then punched out borders from EK Success, that I sewed onto the image. For just a little more fun I added dots of Nuvo white for a few faux pearls on each leaf.

I just love this image - it is so cute you want to pinch those sweet cheeks on the babies.

Copic colors used -

Such a sweet image for a baby card - and so fun to color and play with! For more great images I know you will fall in love with, visit the High Hopes Stamps store HERE

Have a blessed day -
HUGS and

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Animal Crackers - Thankful

Howdy -

Thankful.. Our animals make life so full of blessings and we are so Thankful for having them. Having a bad day... these faces makes things better

Teddy - our greeter, Mr. Personality. He loves everyone and everyone that meets him Loves him!


She is large and in charge. Very cautious, but a sweetheart. Those big brown eyes are so deep and you just know she wants to be more outgoing like Teddy... but her early life before us must have lots in it that makes her just a bit standoff and needs to take her time. Its ok, we love her and she is always safe here. I think she knows it, just can't help herself.

And Valentine, Cocoa's Son.

He just melts my heart. Full grown man, but a big baby boy for sure. I love big hugs with him. A Love...

Little Penelope wanted to show off that she isn't always behind her Momma, like I showed last week.

Isn't she a pretty little girl. BTW... her Momma Abigail, is just a little bit away from her, watching a little head butting going on...

 The girls pen has a lot of who is the leader of the gals going on. Honestly it isn't a question at all Scarlet is in charge of them all, but you know in all "gangs" there is a second in command to be ready for leadership. Here we have three girls "discussing" with some head butting who that should be. LOL This role changes hourly... Scarlet she always keeps her title.

Went down to one of the Men's pen and found Spartacus just talking away..

 I asked what he was talking about, and to who.. as he pen mate was on the other end not paying attention at all. Spartacus is just one of those kids that doesn't need anyone to entertain himself. He is all he needs he talks and answers and is happy most all the time. Handsome too...

Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Hug and enjoy a furry friend!
HUGS and

Monday, February 3, 2020

High Hopes Stamps - BFF Girls

Howdy -

This week for High Hopes Stamps I have a fun image for any girl in your life. Your BFF -

BFF Girls -

Love how fun this image is. I colored with my Copics (colors below) and found a piece of polka dotted pink paper from Paper Studios. I sewed down the layer onto a white card stock with a zig zag stitch, and placed on a light green card stock base. For added corner flourish I added two die cuts from Spellbinders.

The sentiment is also from High Hopes Stamps "Sisters and Friends" Great girly card -

Copic colors used -

For lots more images from High Hopes Stamps for all your cards and projects visit the website HERE.

Thanks so much! Have a great day!
HUGS and

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Animal Crackers - I see you ...

Howdy -

I can see you... Its a big deal to look over the fence panels...

Now they can see right through them... but over is really special. And when a cute face with those big blue eyes looking over like Junior... it is special to see from our side too :0)

Of course the other boys then were chatting about who gets to stand on the bucket next.. But Junior kept his spot...

I love this photo of Abigail and Penelope.

Penelope is always right behind Mom... she stays real close to her. She is not going to be a happy girl when Abigail goes in to be bred in the Spring... guess we will deal with the screaming out then.

Most all of the other girls were napping in the sun. Jackie had the prime spot of on the concrete steps. It had been a chilly morning and that afternoon sun was just too nice.

Vera had one of the large pads as a nap time place.

Still freaks me out how limber their necks are when they are sleeping. But she seems very comfortable doesn't she.

Speaking of comfortable. Miss Libbie.

I love this blanket. Hubby bought it for Libbie when we put the down payment on her 11 years ago! She was an adorable puppy on her heart blankie... and then every litter of puppies she had slept on this blankie... now she drags it from the dining room to the kitchen for her to sleep on. She loves her blanket. Good thing it is washable and always pops out of the dryer fluffy and nice.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend, and have a furry friend to curl up with for awhile. :0)
HUGS and