Monday, August 22, 2011

Ike's puppy story - August 21st

Good morning everyone. Have I got a story to tell.

I told you Ike's Border Collie had 4 puppies and lost one- well, you want believe this, this morning (that's a good 10 or 12 hours later), she had another one. He now has 4- living.

We really had a noct. She was barking last noct about 3 A.M and he got up to go check on her. He was about 30 minutes down there and then I went to check on HIM! There he sat rubbing her head and talking to her.

We got things all wrapped up and headed back to bed. We were in bed a bout 10 or 15 minutes and decided we needed to put a thick rug in the bed since it seems a bit chilly- so up we get and back to the farrowing house we go. We get that all taken care of the this morning she started barking again about 5- that's when Ike went to check on her and found the other puppy. He said she had climbed out of the pin (and I kid you not) they are taller than my head. She had that puppy outside the pin in the hallway. Had he not gotten there soon as he heard her barking, he might have lost that one. I was left with orders to check on them and give the newest one some warm milk when I got up this morning- so when I got up I dutifully did that. It was all cuddled and warm up with the others under it's mom. I sure hope he can raise all of them- he'd be devastated to loose one.

I gotta get my cup of coffee now. Just wanted to share this story with everyone. Wish us luck with our puppies. It sure is fun to raise them and send them off to loving homes. I'll try to take some pictures and post them in a few days.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

I'm busy as a Bee

Yes, I'm busy as a Bee! I'm in the process of moving my workshop out into Ike's garage (which he never uses) I will have lots more room to work there. Then I'm turning my workshop here by the house into a storage and display area for my crafts that I sell on line. I also though it would be a good idea because it would give me more room here in my computer office. I'm coming out the walls. There just never seems to be enough room for all my things. You sure can accumulate a lot of stuff when you're a avid crafter like I am.
Hopefully, I will have it ready to open during the big Labor Day yard sale we have here in Benton County. I sure have lots of junk and my crafts, I'd be glad to sell.
I've been working here on the computer since 9 O'clk this morning. I have been creating a picture folder of my craft items to place on my Facebook page. It seemed like a pretty good idea but it's been a lot of work. Here's the link to my Facebook page. Drop by if you follow this blog from time to time and say hello.
I need to get up and get started on the orders I got in today but might just enjoy the weekend and do them on Monday. I have 5 days to work them out. That shouldn't be a problem.
We've just been so hot here in Tennessee the past few weeks. Last week actually had a few comfortable days. It's been one of the hottest summers we've had I think.
I can't wait for Fall and "sweater weather". That's my favorite time of the year. I hope Ike takes me to the mountains when the leaves start changing colors. That's one of my favorite things to do. Nature is such a pretty thing to see.
Life is good