Monday, July 25, 2011


First of all, I would like to thank everyone who sent emails of well wishes for Shorty and also to those who left comments on my Blog and kept her in your thoughts and prayers. I took this picture this morning, and as you can see she has recovered from her stroke.  I am so grateful. I was worried sick about her and sat up with her at night. She gradually got better over the weekend, and can now stand up and walk around. Last Wednesday night she could not stand or even hold her head up. She was laying there almost dead like. I will tell you about how Shorty became part of our family. First off, she is around 15 years old. A neighbor of ours worked in a Vet clinic and 8 years ago Shorty was brought in to be euthanized by her owner, stating that she did not get along with men. My neighbor took the dog, and the $75.00 fee and then brought her to me. I had told her a few months before that if she found a Jack Russell a little older that needed a home I would like one. She has lived with us for the past 8 years and she is the best dog one could ask for. BTW she gets along with men just fine. The $75.00 was donated to the Humane Society.
Shorty and I hope everyone has a great week.
And again, THANK YOU :)

Friday, July 22, 2011


Prayers are needed for my sweet little Jack Russell Shorty. On Wednesday night she suffered a stroke.
I have sat up with her the last two nights. My veterinarian says she may be able to pull through. Please keep her in your thoughts. Thanks so much.
My sweet little "Shorty"

Monday, July 18, 2011


Well we finally got a little rain this morning. It has been so hot and humid here in Ontario. We have temperatures in the high 90's and no rain until this morning. They are calling for showers on and off all day and again on Wednesday. We have two large vegetable gardens this year, one for potatoes, tomatos, lettuce, basil, peas, beans, peanuts, sweet corn, and peppers, and we have another large garden just for squash, cucumbers, and pumpkins. It sure takes a lot of upkeep, but it does keep us in shape and it is well worth having the fresh vegetables. Hopefully after this week it will cool down a little. I judged a huge horse show yesterday, and it was smoldering hot all day long. I was exhaused when I got home last night. Can't wait for fall!
I hope you all have a great week.
Rows of potatoes in bloom

Our vegetable garden is coming along


Magic and Dolly enjoying a morning of grazing out in the field

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


I thought I would post some pictures of my flower garden. Everything is pretty much in full bloom now, so it is all downhill from here. They always look so good when everything is blooming. I hope everyone is enjoying this weather. Way too hot for me :)
My favorite time is fall and it can come any time.
Have a great day.
My little herb garden on my porch.....handy for barbequing

Flower garden in front of the porch. Everything is blooming except for the Tansy, late flox, and the fall mums.

You can see my newly painted chairs. Dan from Yesterday Once More told me that he had used the color "Kiln" to do a lot of painting at his place and I just loved the color. So I went to Home Depot and got some of that paint and I just love the way they turned out. I also painted my screen doors the same color.

My Hollyhocks in full bloom. The hummingbirds are going crazy over these.

My Hydrangeas in full bloom. They look awesome this year.

If you look under my flower cart, you can see my Australian Shepherd "Sydney". He loves to lay under there when it is hot outside.

Here is my screen door painted in the "Kiln" color.

Just a  few of my birdhouses that I have in my garden.

Saturday, July 9, 2011


I really don't care that it is not yet fall. I went ahead and created a fall header for my Blog. I am thinking fall and I am planning a give away for the first of August, so make sure you check back to see what it is.
I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. The weather is just gorgeous here, I have even noticed a little fall coloring in my maple trees :)

Saturday, July 2, 2011


I would like to wish all of my American friends a Happy 4th of July. I hope you all have a safe and fun filled weekend.