Thank you everyone for your sweet healing wishes for Duke, he is great! Finished his antibiotics and is healing really well. In fact the injury didn't really slow him down at all.
The move date to our ranch is here and wow did it come fast! We're not really ready but have been working not stop for the last few weeks trying to be. We expect to receive our first work card permit today or tomorrow as all conditions are now clear. We have been drilling post holes for days... And days. Seriously the hardest work, even with Fergie the tractor.
The music man was able to build my tack shed this week, though not done it sure looks good. This project is so big that it often feels like a single drip drop of water into the ocean. With the fence post in for both pastures, almost half of the perimeter posts in on two of the sides of the property and one of the sheds up I am now starting to see the progress. Thank you God.
Though we are exhausted and sore with so much more that needs to be done before we move we are so excited and grateful to finally have our own slice of dirt. Knowing all this hard work makes for dreams that do come true. We are so thankful for the support of our friends and family who have been helping us as well. This weekend they will be back to help us set up or "camp".
Okay I best get moving, those empty boxes are calling me.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Shelby turned another year older and we celebrated with family. Look at these two, I sure love them and am always grateful when my son comes out to visit us.
Yesterday morning he bolted out the door and took off barking before Daisy and I knew what was happening. When I got down to the horses I saw Duke and a coyote across the road. I then saw two, three and four coyotes in total. Thankfully, seeing Daisy and me walking towards Duke they all ran off.
Last night I found a puncture wound just above his tail. I've cleaned it and he is current on his rabies (and all vaccines). This morning we'll be visiting the vet to be sure all is okay. A year of chasing coyotes and this is the first time he has had contact with them, lucky I know since we don't have a fence here.
(photo by shelbs)Another reason we are busting our humps over at the lot sinking fence post. We have about one third of what we need in and set. In total, we are fencing about 4,000 feet and hoping to have the first half done before moving over there.
We started him on antibiotics, he'll have a scar but will be fine. Thanks everyone for your kind words about him and your prayers. He is such a tough guy and one of my cutest hero's...
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
The focus is off on this image but I wanted to share anyways. This was my grandpa's measuring cup and one of my favorites. Though he had a rough life I think he found pieces of peace in the kitchen. He was a good cook and I love that I have this family treasure. I always think and feel close to my grandpa when I'm busting out my own moves in the kitchen. What a gift this little cup is.
I have been working on crate training her in hopes of finding a place where she can feel safe and cozy when I have to run to town...What a total disaster! She has broken through 2 of them. She literally breaks the metal at the weld joints and squeezes her body through an incredibly small opening. We have averted disaster as she has not gotten herself hung up but the crate thing is simply not working. I get home to find my stuff all over the place and her in total freak out mode. I cannot leave her outside in this hot weather or take her everywhere with me. Any suggestion are welcome.
I'm thankful for the weekly phone conversations with my son but I haven't hugged him or looked into his eyes since July, way to long to be sure everything in his life is good. Phone calls are great but in person check in's are always way more awesome and necessary for this mama.
Our move date is coming fast and there really is so much that must be done. Truth be told I've been freaking out a bit. I know all will be amazing and I'm trying to lift up my stress and let it go but it's hard and I haven't done such a hot job with it. I am soaking in all these moment, taking the good with the bad and learning so much about expectations, adjustments and patience. I mean after all Gods timing IS perfect why fight it.
Weather forecast says cooler days are coming our way, great news for working outdoors and perhaps I can pick up those knitting needles soon.
Hoping all is well in your hood,
Friday, September 26, 2014
Hi guys, sorry I've been away. Truth is since Jackson passed I've not been motivated to sit here and talk about my days. My life is good, I'm good it's just that this blog was named after him as everything I posted was seen through his eyes... And it feels different now.
Life goes on and living on a ranch with others who need my time, offer kisses, hugs and laughter is the best kind of medicine. The last couple weeks have been hectic here too. We've decided that our move date over to the lot will be the end of next month. Yep, we'll be glamping in our RV for a few months as we develop the land. We are finalizing our house plans and I love it. It's going to be perfect!
I can't hardly wait to get back to fresh breads and soups as our main staple. Not to mention that quiet at the end of the day where my knitting needles sit so perfectly in my hands. Ohhhh yes fall is my favorite season and I hope Mother Nature will bring it to our hood soon.
Okay I think you're up to date with the shenanigans over here, how are you? I'm looking forward to bouncing around a bit and seeing everyone.
Friday, September 12, 2014
In other news, Ms. Daisy Mae is now Ms. Daisy Mayhem. Ahem, she is so sweet but man oh man does she has energy, no prior training and some separation anxiety. Keeping her calm for a week (due to spaying) is not an easy task. She needs to run but for now she's on a leash next to me... Keeping her quiet is our #1 task next to potty training. Puppies are exhausting and it's been only 3 days haha. We'll get there she is a smart and gentle girl who seems to be enjoying all the attention and the indoors.
Happy Weekending Peeps!
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
I saw this on Facebook, went to meet her and the very next day picked her up from the clinic where she was spayed.
Her and Duke hit it off immediately, I know he is happy to have a energetic play buddy. I was worried about him chasing the coyotes off property by himself as well since we laid Jack to rest.
We're off to the vet after morning chores for a check up and to handle those nasty worms, yuck.
Welcome home Daisy Mae we are so happy you're here!
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
He watches over me while I do my chores, chases Coyotes off the property daily and always crosses his legs when laying down... So cute.
You can read about his rescue here
Happy Hump Day Peeps from our hood to yours
Monday, August 25, 2014
Happy Monday, how was your weekend?
Friday, August 22, 2014
I know this image doesn't look real but it is! For those of you wondering how I edited this one I simply lightened the foreground, straightened the horizon and slightly bumped the pink on the one cloud in the middle that looks like it's rolling. All color and textures are how it looked and was shot.
All in one day I got to soak in these colorful and amazing views while out doing chores and hanging with the animals, I sure love my hood!
God is an amazing painter of the skies huh...
Linking up with SkyWatchFriday
Happy Weekending Peeps!