Friday, December 1, 2023

Nature Friday - November Rain

Thanks to Rosy and Sunny for hosting this event.

Lady took Monday off this week, for no reason other than she desperately just needed a day off to do whatever she liked.  Given the surprise delivery of our wood Sunday, the timing could not have been better. 

While Sunday was a beautiful November day, Monday brought us November rain. But this did not stop us from taking a hike in Callie's sugar bush.  What almost stopped us was that Lady fell before we even got to the bush.  Rain on snow can make ice. Fortunately, she wasn't hurt and we were able to continue on. 

As you can see the end of autumn is truly here and we start to prepare for winter. 

The forecast has some significant snow coming soon, it may start to look more like winter in these final autumn days.

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Oh No - It is Coming - by Phod

 Dear pals,

Today is the last day of November, so this can only mean one thing.- The Hat Tax Season is here. I think I dodged it last weekend as Lady was so busy with the wood.

I wonder if I can hide for a month or pretend my ear is sore again so I can't wear a hat .

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Trouble on A Tuesday - Tumble Lees Are a Thing

 Last week, Phod wrote about blowing his coat. This has slowed down some, but for the first time in 14 years, my girl is blowing her coat. We are wondering if this is a side effect of the steroids she was on earlier this year.

In other trouble, this bed is missing the cover because some dog peed on it when we were out seeing our niece dance. 

At any rate, we have tumble Lees this weeks. She hates being brushed so we don't get as much at once from her. 

Monday, November 27, 2023

Mischief Monday - Too Much Work

 Dear pals,

After waiting to the point it stressed our Lady and Man out, the last big step for winter prep happened unexpectedly yesterday. 

We got to go out the back under the deck because 

we had some of our very favourite people visiting. 

Two of Callie's kids took the job of delivering our fire wood. It came over about 4 hours of work, in about 16 of these wagons. 

The kids filled the wagon in the lot on the far side of their house, then they drove it to our backyard where they threw it in the wood garage. 

We'd planned to bring those decorations in today but things change

Then our people piled the wood. This picture was taken early on, Lady didn't get an after, but it is solid wood up to the kayak. It was supposed to be 4 cords. Lady and Man had some left from last year, but we think, we got at least 5. 

We didn't stay out the entire time. We were bored and wandered off and Lady and Man wanted to get this job done all at once and not be chasing us around. Usually they do it over days. However, since they got some breaks between buckets, and all parties agreed to a lunch break, this likely worked out better. 

While we know D and M were paid for their work, Lady and Man tipped them because it was hard work moving all that wood and they never complained to us once. 

That was the last big winter prep. It is done and we are guessing Lady and Man are really sore today! 

Friday, November 24, 2023

FFF Nature Friday

Today Rosy and Sunny's Nature Friday and Aunty-Yam's FFF collide to allow us to bring you the following:


Snow covers the ground

Lady sees the tracks we smell

Winter is coming

Man counted 16 turkeys marching through our yard. 

Thursday, November 23, 2023

Happy Thanksgiving!

We send the warmest Thanksgiving wishes to all our American friends and the rescue that almost 14 years ago helped Hailey start the journey that would led her to us.

May we all be thankful for our many blessings and send love and kindness into the world.