Thursday, December 22, 2011


Look who is coming to live at Willow Garden ... Otis!!
Otis is a teeny black and cream long haired mini dachshund.  He was born last Sunday and weighed just two ounces.  In the picture below, he is the little skinny one.
Below, he is sleeping on top of his brother.  At three days old, he is up to three ounces!! 
He still has a LOT of growing to do, so send whatever positive energy you can spare, his way ... :-)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Grand Kids From Sunday

I had a terrible time with 'red eye' in this batch of pictures, but these ones seem good.
Kerri, Sloane, and Will 
my baby boy, Chris

More Animals in Snow!

Bonnie, my Maremma guardian dog
Bloomfield and Ameliasburgh 
 Gale Force
 Nier Lakes
Hens in snow
Playing with her own reflection

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Anna's 4th Birthday Party

There are many more pics to be posted ... but this one ... sums up the day.  I love you Anna ... my little 4 year old 'Winged Fairy in Waiting'.

Christmas Tree 2011

This year, we wanted a smaller tree.  After cutting 2 feet off of the bottom ... this is our tree ... :-)

Midhill Ziek at 18 Months

Friday, December 09, 2011


 Milo Snyder is staying with us for the weekend.  Milo and I became best buds over the summer when I was working at Galloping Goat ... 'cause that is where he lives.
It is a new experience for me to have a dog that fits on my lap ... and that doesn't smell bad ... :-)

So far, we are having a great time!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Today's Message ... :-)

Detours, challenges, and crisis, Bill, are simply covers for miracles that had no other way of reaching you. 

It's all good,
    The Universe

Friday, November 25, 2011


And here are my helpers at chore time.  


P A Day Fun!

Well ... today was a P A Day for Anna ... and Tim's staff party ... so Grandpa and Pete got both Anna and Jamie for a 'sleep over'.  WOO HOO!

Our goal for today was to put up Christmas lights ... at the front of the house ...

... around back for the sheep and chickens to enjoy ...
... and up the side paddock for the cattle to enjoy.

I don't usually turn the lights on until December 1st ... but the excitement displayed by these two young helpers caused me to break with tradition ... for just this one night ... :-)

What an awesome day!  

Life is good!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Today's Message From The Universe!

It's being alive, Bill, that makes you rich. 

So easy to forget,
    The Universe

Monday, November 21, 2011

Consecon Santa Claus Parade

Yesterday was the 30th annual Consecon Santa Claus Parade!  It is a really fun event and a good chance to get up close and personal with Santa.

Kerri was away for the weekend with friends, and Chris had the kids.  He decided to come and enjoy the parade.  We had a blast!

Will took a short minute to tell Santa what he wanted.  Both kids got a balloon creature and a chocolate Advent Calendar.  Sloane did not want to get too close to the jolly old elf, though.
Poor Sloane had a bit of a runny nose, but enjoyed the sun with her Dad.
Back at Grandpa's house, Will found fangs Grandpa had saved for him from Halloween ...
and Sloane enjoyed munching on candy canes.
Sloane really liked the chickens. 
 T-Bone was pretty curious about Sloane ...
 but Winka, who normally likes everyone, was unsure of  her.
It was an awesome day with pizza for lunch, and fajitas for supper.

Life is good!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Pictures From Chris and Kerri ... :-)

These are my BEAUTIFUL grandchildren who live in Toronto ...
 Sloane Stearman ... 
 and Will Stearman.
Not only are they both beautiful and smart ... but just look at those smiles ... :-).