Wednesday, December 26, 2007

3am departure

Well Bruno awoke to the evil cellphone alarm going off at three different or something that it resembles includes yet more water and Bruno on his way out the door. The meanie called at the top of the pass to tell me how wonderful all the snow falling around him was. While i stood there wanting to scream at the top of my lungs about the drizzle and gray that seems to continue to the end of earth and time itself.

Christmas rules did not get met at agreed by both parties involved. The devil made Bruno buy your Farm Fairy a wonderful saddle....tooled by hand and oh the delight of it as I drift on thinking that someday my prince will take me away from the rain that keeps me from the saddle...yes I've heard of people riding in the driving rain...but lets face it I have already proven my pioneer ways ....yes not voluntarily but proven all the same.

Here it is almost a year gone and i feel I have done little to prove that I have weathered her well....
Although my face sure seems to be showing it.
Alright kids, I have to run will try to keep up better in the weeks ahead...miracle's could still happen , even here at Halleyville.....feeling more like the sea then a to you all

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas

Hi everyone...
Merry Christmas...
I hope you are all fine on the Christmas Day...
Here at Halleyville all is quiet for the first time in some time..
The laptop battery has died and it is a simple matter in ordering...ah if I had time...
We are hard at work trying to resolve threats of power failures as well as some other things we just can't say..
but rest assured we are alive if not hopelessly tired...

My wish for you all this year is for peace in each day,
happiness after sorrows and most of all time.....
time to know you are loved each day by someone...let them know each day..
i love you all and you are thought of daily....

Merry Christmas from the Halleyville Ranch

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

And if I could be blue

I sit here the fire now off the lights dimmed and tears stream down my face...they should not, not this tough farm fairy but here they are. The country music videos do not help, this old house, the life it has the animals all a snuggle help...just not the same. Sitting out here alone fog heading my way....trying to hide my stars, my dreams the things I thought the things i wished for wanted for ....the fence between me and sorrow, missing so much acting like i can not care or could care a less. And yet tears fall trying to figure out why what is here is not enough what should be here is not.....I have everything but i have not. I have enough but not enough...A year to full of struggle, a year full of so much but little of it would i repeat or could repeat. No, there are no words no fleeing thought of something more or less....just this sorry that gives me no rest. Love to you all....

Saturday, December 08, 2007

December Already?

And a year has nearly come and gone. We had really hoped to have been to done with the house.The series of chaos and detours and misadventures have kept your farm fairy very busy. Even the fleeting calls to Ang is a I live for.

Bruno too has his hands full at the dam and the date to be home is now long gone and we shall see if he makes it back by May....a full 5 months longer than expected.

The need for a vacation is more than one could even think possible....Brunos passport arrived yesterday.....and I long for just the chance to go...go anyplace....the ranch has it's caretakers and they are trusted friends to boot...Ah now just the hope that Bruno does take the time off as he thinks, hopes and promises.....the problems are the dangled carrots that are floating at him....The next dream job or is it that adrenaline junkie I have chosen?

Your Farm Fairy here is tired the wrist is not better....and I wear the brace randomly...wash hands forget to put it back on, removed while asleep and so forth. And lets face facts is it really possible to think I have 20 minutes four times a day to ice the darn thing? Ya right!

Daizy has taken charge and thinks it is her given right to herd and torture the alpacas. We are working on that. I need at least two more of me. Daizy is now the owner of the watch and she is really very good at it if someone is within 50 feet of any of the fence lines she will let it be known...period.

The baby chickens are growing fast. The one of four that Daizy managed not to kill on the first set of babies is a rooster who is just learning to crow. There are three baby black and white roosters.....all the roosters will need knew homes we have 6 new hens and my egg count should rise. I miss my huge haul of them ....the city gal who pays me $4 per dozen is suffering as well. If it was possible to convince Bruno to let me have a dozen hens I would. Trying to convince him to exchange the roosters for a few hens did not work.

I was hoping to post pics but the back splash in the kitchen is not done yet....but as soon as it is done you shall see the new upstairs kitchen....All work has stopped downstairs til Bruno returns.

Flooding here? Nope! frozen this morning but the last weeks rain avoided Halleyville...What a blessing. The news breaks my heart for those who have lost so much and so many who lost it all. A few farms lost everything.....important farms-organic ones that will not recover as easily as others will.

Okay I am late feeding as well as getting that second cup....sorry it has been so long since my postings I am truly overwhelmed with what needs to get done. I hope to catch up with you all soon....

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Water has cometh....

yes dear friends water and more water. The animals are all fine and very wet...but well feed. I am dealing with all the issues that have arisen. Will up date you all soon. Much love to you all.

Monday, December 03, 2007

I had hoped to have more news or at least better....but He as a plan for me and I am at the mercy of water.....And more water issues have arisen yet again. Anyway I am alive, tired and frankly needing a vacation.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

I spent the day yesterday thinking about Buluga and her peacefully dying last year...Grateful she was never here for all the chaos that has ensued this last year...the shear amount of all the crazy things would have been to much on the old gal. So here I am final able to to see Gods wisdom ...Hindsight usually bites me in the tussie and today it is just there settled in my heart. I have over the last year had good dose of challenging things. and I am still able to say ....."It is not happening to me it is just happening"

Anyway I am watching the news and Bruno is sound to sleep....He had left the dam and made a series of stops resulting in a 6 hour trip just to get home...doctors, feed, haircut and boots...and finally home. He made it just in time to unloaded the feed while the ranch hand was still here.

The kitchen was gutted just the week before and then our cabinet guy had some family emergency and was unable to get the cherry cabinets in until this past Monday and yesterday the green granite was but on the top.....tomorrow the spigot and water get hooked up...and then Bruno and I will go get the new dishwasher, fridge an over the stove micro/convection /vent fan .....and hopefully it will be all together enough to have photos for you all. The cherry is just amazing well worth the wait of weeks to have them made, custom from our families cabinet makers....they even came out to the house in Wenatchee ( over 275 miles round trip) to do our place there. We will post photos asap...

A Thanksgiving wish for you all....That the year ahead finds you well and healthy, That the world slows down so that you always have a moment for a kind word , an extra kiss for the kids and a slow dance with your sweetheart.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

injury hits halleyville

well now i know i have been missing in action...the truth is my right wrist is in the kind care of a brace and frankly I'm mad as hell that i am one pawed right now on top of that i have a bug...if there is any light it is Ang and her fab hair cut and glasses.....i am green with envy she looks least from photos....we have yet to see each other in months at this time ...yes i am whining.....

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Alive still

Name one person who made you laugh last night. -Daizy tossing her stuffed bunnie around.

What were you doing at 0800? Last night? Having dinner w/friend at the Mexican place

What were you doing 30 minutes ago? Drinking coffee and reading blogs.

What happened to you in 2006? Buluga died, basement flooded, baby chickens arrived, baby kittens, hubbie left to work on the dam, Ang and I found each other again.

What was the last thing you said out loud? " Okay Daizy, come in, it's pissing down rain, let's go"

How many beverages did you have today? coffee

What color is your hairbrush? Don't have, maybe i do I just don't use one.

What was the last thing you paid for? Mexican dinner

Where were you last night? out w/ Judith

What color is your front door? White. Boring. Replacement dutch door down stairs.

Where do you keep your change? jam jars and in little place in Toyota.

What’s the weather like today? Cold, and Wet, pissing rain....

What’s the best ice-cream flavor? yuck! no like....but when i have some it must be chocolate.

What excites you? The light at the end of the tunnel......

Do you want to cut your hair? Nope.

Are you over the age of 25? Oh ya....

Do you talk a lot? yep , nope....don't know..if you ask hubby too much....

Do you watch the O.C.? what is O.C.????

Do you know anyone named Steven? Yes. Brunos best friend and Flash the ranch hand.

Do you make up your own words? Agonoid!!! Yep all the time.

Are you a jealous person? sometimes.

Name a friend whose name starts with the letter ‘A’. Ang

Name a friend whose name starts with the letter ‘K’. Kristina

Who’s the first person on your received call list? Ang

What does the last text message you received say? can you call me?

Do you chew on your straw? I don't suck or chew

Do you have curly hair? Straight & thin

Where’s the next place you’re going to? Crazy, then to fix kitchen

Who’s the rudest person in your life? Oh ya there is one...but they shall remain nameless.

What was the last thing you ate? Halloween bite size snickers.

Will you get married in the future? Oh yah, I'm married...yes he is invisible and is randomly available...but I think we are married already...

What’s the best movie you’ve seen in the past 2 weeks? Haven't watched any.

Is there anyone you like right now? The dog...

When was the last time you did the dishes? last night in the bathroom sink...Kitchen is gone.

Are you currently depressed? No. Frustrated, fatigued and tired.

Did you cry today? Should have when there was a 100 gallons of water in the basement again.

Why did you answer and post this? Blame Ang!

Tag 5 people who would do this survey.

you guys choose...need more coffee.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

no, no still alive

undefeated too! The problem? well lest just say that life took over and has a contract that I am not being paid nearly enough to fulfill. Okay so there is no" all is quiet on the western front".

At lest Farmwife and Inkling got to spend time together.

Ang and I have no state lines parting us...her life and mine are busy...head spinning crazy busy.

Me? Oh I have learned to wire in all the plug ins as well as the light rockers and three way lights, run lines in conduit and a few other dandy tricks that Bruno I am sure will enjoy knowing his goonbalina has taken too.

Things that have been wreaking havoc on my mine?

I still ten months later have to go to the laundry mat....

I can get the custom cabinets installed just as soon as I get the old ones out.

Let me tell you the install is far easier over all then uninstalling.

When I was young there was only four types of aspirin at the local Lucky store.

i do not get most people....good? not good? who knows?

I have more paperwork then the county to file and deal with.

I have no perfect fit....(never mind)

and Daizy is a little crazy ( happy? ding bat? or just so relieved that she has the fun farm to live at at( or is it funny farm?)

Bruno will come home to repair the 2nd contractors screw ups....yes the second one too blew it as well....this is no surprise....and one would think that we (Bruno & I ) are at the end of the tolerance rope.

If one wants it done correctly one must do it ones self...

hence one needs her Bruno home...
the things i love & miss

Well that is all for now...and I saw all your comments and thank you....i don't how to post them the way it is set up..

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Happy Birthday ANG!

YOU are an amazing SISTER & FRIEND! Happy Birthday honey!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

dam good

well most of you know Bruno is at the dam working like a mad man....check it out

Monday, October 15, 2007

My Brother.....

Well I did know about I walked by the mag in the storeone day and saw my brothers face on the cover....pretty cool, huh?

So here it is..................

Sunday, October 14, 2007


One would think that one would be able to sleep peacefully away in her bed without too much chaos. But life is not so......Crazy Daisy brought her chew bone to bed where she proceeded to chew,chomp and sniff at it next to my ear.Buck, the rotten was exploring how many places his teenage kitten paws could get into ,including my nose, my ear and several other places. Jack had too cry for the better part of the morning (2am until I tossed him outside at 5am) about what I have no idea.I tried to snuggle with him, put him with Daisy which normally they snuggle up,fall asleep and all is well. Boy, not this morning. So there I was tossing the rotten babies out the door, thinking I might return to bed. BUT................NOOOOOO. As the very moment I flipped the porch light on, Rocky the rooster took that as his clue that he was now to wake the world. So bed or coffee????just not right you know. So coffee it is. Good morning all.

I have a huge day ahead and little to no motivation to do any of it, at all. I dream , wish and pray for sleep.

Two weeks ago I had little visitors here..I will post about it when I can load photos.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Andso life is.....

I have spent the last several days working on the ranch and trying to keep things in order despite the rains and wind. I can tell you the mud is driving me mad.Oh but the freshness is good.Please know that life is just full of chaos right now and my posts will be brief at best. Do forgive me for this. I have so much to do. So far I am undefeated...At least today.

Prayer Request Again

It's Ang again.

I've heard from Farm Fairy. Bruno's Mother passed away in her sleep this afternoon. I ask that you keep them in your prayers in the coming days. They need your prayers and strength.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Prayer Request

Ang here.

I am asking for all of Farm Fairy and Bruno Readers to please start saying prayers. And if you don't say prayers just to keep them on your mind and in your heart. Put all differences aside.

Bruno and Farm Fairy received a telephone call regarding Bruno's Mother. Her health has taken a turn for the worse and they are giving her a matter a time before passing.

Farm Fairy has driven to be with Bruno and his Mother.

Farm Fairy and Bruno did not ask me to do this but I am asking that you send Prayers. IF She has time she'll post an update or I will at her request.

Thank you.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

There is a life....

I recently found out that HOPE FOR HORSES was robbed by a couple who attended last years auction. With that said Jupiter's Muses is proud to announce a donation of several necklaces to this years event.

Saddle Up at Sunset with Hope For Horses

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

Silent Auction: 6:00
Live Auction: 7:30

Entertainment by the Joe Slick Band

Tickets $65 - Online registratin available soon

Westin Lincoln Square
600 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, Washington

RSVP by October 15, 2007. Attendance is limited. Raffle tickets, sports memorabilia, artwork, jewelry, travel and more in a silent and live auction to benefit the work of Hope For Horses. Join us for sumptuous hors d’oeuvres and desserts. Cocktail casual or western attire appropriate.

This is Dahlia. She’s one of the nearly 150 horses we have worked with over the years. When Dahlia arrived, she was more than 200 pounds underweight and near death. Originally destined for slaughter, she was bought by a family who intended to sell her for profit. But while they were waiting for a buyer, they didn’t see any need to feed or take care of her. And Dahlia was slowly starving to death. Today Dahlia is happy, healthy, and has a job! She acts as a mentor for new horses at the barn, helps teach animal control officers and others what to look for in neglected or abused horses, and is a patient and kind companion for children and adults.

Won’t you please help us restore hope in other horses like Dahlia?

To make a donation to our cause, please follow this link.


Hope for Horses
PO Box 1790
Woodinville, WA 98072

As most of you know I rarely advertise anything on this blog....MY EXCEPTION IS THIS!

Friday, September 21, 2007

need sleep

I went to bed early maybe 9pm....hoping to get some extra sleep. But that was not to happen, I was up at 2:17 this morning! Strange that I had some idea I would sleep longer if I went to bed earlier. I awoke with the pile of cats, all four of them pinning me down in a delightful way. I have been so busy as I have left for a few days and have to make up the missing time at double speed. Hope you are all well.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

it's a perrrrrfect world

Well if you thought......

That it is strange that Ang hacked into the blog ....think again. She has my life under better order than I. REALLY. If or when I die she will pop in and help poor Bruno get through the maze that accumulates in ones life. And it has been a huge life....She knows everything. passwords, bank stuff and all. She has spent the last year creating Jupiter's Muses and I the lowly artist sits here , boggled by all the details. Her mind is an amazing go getter done, thinking on the fly like few I know.( I know 4 people like that, but only two that I wish I had the same processes ) Her drive for perfection only rivals my mom. The one and only thing I really am truly jealous ( green with envy) of in anyone. At least I admire the right thing, huh? The process that is required to create Jupiter's Muses would have stopped me many months ago. So if you are kind enough to stop by and give a peek of what you think that would help out heaps. Ang has worked like a crazy person on this and she just needs your raw thoughts. We look forward to hearing from you all. Hope that everyone is fine and doing well.

Jupiter's Muses

Hi All,

This is Ang and I've hacked into Temera's Blog for just a moment of your reading. Please bare with me.

As you may or may not know Temera has opened a online store (Jupiter's Muses) selling her handcrafted jewelry, handcrafted swivel hook pendants, magnets, bookmarkers, and note holders etc.

I am always looking for suggestions with our website, blog, and myspace trying to read up on the latest tools to help it look more ascetically pleasing.

A new camera was purchased this week and I am currently re shooting her work and working to make this more ascetically pleasing as well. I've posted new pictures on the blog as well as the website yesterday.

I am also setting up a store at Etsy in the coming days.

Getting to the point:

I want your feed back on the blog, and website.

Go to my blog and leave it there. Tell me your likes and dislikes. I want to know what you think. You are consumers, friends, family, and anonymous lurkers. I am attempting to compile a demographic of our readers and viewers.
  • Would you like to see dimensions in the descriptions?
  • Are the descriptions to wordy?
  • Are the descriptions to vague?
  • Spacing
  • Does the layout bother you?
  • Pictures not big enough?
  • Pictures too big?
  • Pictures not detailed enough?
  • Too many pages?
  • Can the links be followed?
  • Did you find any broken links?
  • Prices?
  • Too High in Prices?
  • Too Low in Prices?
  • What has held you back from making a purchase?
  • Does the merchandise appeal to you?

These are honest questions I have and would like to receive honest answers and feedback. Go to my blog and let me know..I'll put a post up shortly.

And now back to the Farm Fairy Report.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

My visit to Bruno

for the third week in a row.....has been amazing. He has relaxed and does not feel the stress of dealing with the home rebuild/fix thing. Will post photos soon. Have been repairing the plumbing issues as well as the electric.....yes on my own...yes with a few leaks on my head and a few zaps. nothing to worry about.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

where I should be.....

I hope you forgive me Bugaboo!

I am pretty sure I am going straight to hell for this...and I feel like a schmuck for not seeing the date before this morning a few minutes ago. I should just pack my bag grab my keys and swap trucks and get back to Everett as soon as my ass could move. The thing is I spoke to ANG and told her were I was going and she did not say " oh no Missy you have already made plans what are you thinking?" So now here I am unable to sleep because my word has gone down the toilet....and to a kid.....oh I am going to hell for this one. How in the world am I to make up this one I do not know. Any ideas? September is the crazy month of Birthdays...Bruno, Bugaboo and Mom....

I was to drive out earlier but...the Ford dealership has real issues....I had other plans.... it has turned out to be easier for me to go see Bruno than him to me...Why ???? Well because he can not work on the house if he is not there...hence he gets a little more rest. So I picked up his truck from the dealer and then drove her on over.The new builder will come out on Monday and start the garage that we had to tear down as the last builder made a rats mess of the whole thing. We have had one series of chaos and problems with the trades and one hopes the worst is behind us. Anyway it is warm here and the wind is really nice.I'll post more photos in the next few days. I Hope you are all well and life is good.

I hope to be forgiven ...... Happy Birthday Bugaboo!!!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

it could be worse....

So there is a time when you can no longer ignore that you have to

A)either resolve that you will never have arms long enough to read the aspirin bottle or

B) make appointment with the eye guy and get a bi-fold script...

Now this farm fairy has always had perfect vision until the last few know that wham...your over forty and all will slowly change and life will not be the me on this OK?

so I will have glasses with bi-folds....oh dear that is a little shocking.. I too have found that I need more light to do things like read. My mom rolled with laughter when I told her.

The new eye guy is very nice and agreed to see Bruno on a Sunday the next time he comes home.

Well that's all for now hope you are all well.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

the distance and the size

The distance is about 125 to 130 Yards away

The size of targets are about 8 inches......

But Wait there's more bigger fun....

The toys
Farm Fairy
Brunos 10 shots
Farm Fairy's 10 shots (one was outside) the other outside one was there already

Now I love Bruno's Sako....tooo much for words...lest just say I may need one for MY Birthday!!!!

The real fun started after a late lunch.....

How we spent Bruno's Birthday

Bruno gave me a tour of his dam......THEN

Happy Birthday Bruno!

Well here I am at the dam outside watching the hills turn from dusk to red then to sand ...all these colors.Amazing...

Now then it is Brunos 50th birthday today!!!my how time flies. He looks 39 at the most and is still my hero. I am taking him to dinner tonight and we will spend the day ust being and I will see to it that he gets some rest.

Hope you are all well and the day is amazing for you too.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Is it ever gonna stop?

Or something like life is creeping in my way. Each turn,every act I am faced with a detour of one sort or another. And feel like I am climbing up a never ending ladder..Or one of those treadmills that you never gain real mileage. So am so beyond tired and just want it to all stop. I found that I have no patience for ANYTHING...small or large....It all seems huge. I can not finish the second coat of paint with the fog as I can not bear the blisters that follow.So the heat wave that should be arriving will assist me in returning to the job.I am glad we painted ourselves (mom & I) it looks far better than what it would have.

I need sleep...real deep sleep a thing that seems to be just out of reach for this farm fairy. I am easily angered and not liking people or even trying to be or act sympathetic. Any kindness that I have is someplace in me waiting for a worthy person. I know that this is all rather shocking but in general I do not care for people or like most of them on any regular basis.I choose with caution these days.

I am still mad about a person whom decided that I am a thief....very long crazy story. I am MANY things....a hard ass, bit*#, complacent, hot headed , independent, prideful, overbearing, cynical , and several more things but a thief I am not. Anyway Bruno & I had a long talk about this and the people involved....And I came to the realization I have no respect for either person. So it is no real great loss at this point. It is like losing K-Mart not losing my coffee.....

Anyway I am hoping you are all well and that life is slow and peaceful.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

And Fall comes

sneaking in while I slept. The world as small as I try to make it has crippled my idea of putting the second coat of paint on the two remaining sides of the house.
( chilled and foggy) We have stopped all construction down stairs at this point... And Bruno has informed me he may or may not be over there till Christmas. And this next week will mark the one year of being away from home. It too marks the one year that Bondo took off to the south landing at his homestead in California. I know that life is far better there for our friend....Bruno turns 50 here soon and I know the only one he really would like for dinner is Bondo.

Anyway all seems a little out of crazy Hollywood movie.... cats, dog, bunnies all a bit restless and the fact is that I am to pack up the kitchen upstairs and basically relocate every item out of it to who knows where and then remove old cabinets all for the new ones that will arrive sometime in the next two weeks. I have a plan and it all seems rational...well sorta....i just have failed to figure out how all the dishes will get cleaned...

The horses all have to have their teeth floated and I am not looking forward to that...anyway all is right in the world for the moment (IE) i have coffee what more does this farm fairy need? Hope the heat wave takes it easy on you all....I'm wearing a sweat shirt and wish I could send you all the cool day that I have ahead of me.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

really now

You Are Catwoman

"Life's a bitch. Now so am I."

Monday, September 03, 2007

Happy Birthday RANDI!!!!

One of Curtis (our brother's art!)
My sister's Birthday!!!!!Yes the one who likes getting IED's lopped at her in Iraq!!!Her nick name is Wildfire and she has earned that for sure....LOVE YOU RANDI.....

beating the dog

( this has nothing to do with dog beating ,I just love the photo!)

with the dead chicken does not work nor would it...BUT the new shock collar took about a week and on low settings works fine....

Now befor all you bleeding hearts get your panties all twisted I tried the other things...with great failure and one baby chicken who is and will be crippled all of her life. When I called the shelters about re homing her I was given the statement that they will put her down asap...( not fair for her ) or the problem. So I called our vet and was given one more choice. Yes they cost alot....BUT if done right will work out for you the dog and the chickens.....True to his word and after talking with Bruno I ordered one. With in the week we are now pretty clear that if you go near one you will be zapped. End of story , and of the problem.

Now then Bruno came home with two tons of feed and was able to stay home and correct the problem of the Garage door ...which involved tearing down all the bad work that was done while he was gone.He is still furious about the whole thing and we are faced with a long winter we had hoped we would not have here.

The baby chickens and the baby kittens are well and growing fast. ( minus the one Daisy killed) I have yet to get the alpacas sheared and wonder if I should just wait till next spring...

Our new builder is back logged and we have to wait even more to finish up the basement. Well at least the bathroom will be ALL FINISHED this week and I will post a video (I hope) as soon as the final touches are done.

And I too am to have the new kitchen upstairs completed this month. With any luck at all we will not have the chaos of the last few months.

Bruno is so tired and there is little on my end I can do to help or solve that . Anyway he turns 50 in a few days and I will be going back to visit him for the weekend. I had hoped to plan for a large party but the truth is that he would not be here and will have to go back to work the following day. I am at a loss as what he wants when asked he said to put some money into the vacation fund.(uh, already done) I know for fact he NEEDS at least a month off and at least two weeks away on the beach or hunting or something..No place near home nor work....I say Yellowstone as he has not seen it and we could just take the drive tour thing as he would not be able to just stay at the beach and do nothing.

Now the list I made awhile back is no shorter and half the things on it never did get done.My high hopes and the lack of help up until last week has been mediocre at best. I found a young man named Dan who Bruno liked very much. Does not speak too much and just works...never slows down and just keeps going. We got two tons of feed put up and FOUR trips to the dump done in less then two days as well as had dinner at the Thai place with mom and dad last night. Hope all is well in your worlds.

Forgive me for not posing sooner but I too am dragging my sorry but like you can not believe.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Sunday, August 26, 2007

and what we did

places we saw

my first trip away from over a year....


I am with Bruno...Yes I left the ranch..Yes someone decided to feed that crew of trouble.

Friday, August 24, 2007

well now

I awoke to one dog three cats and fog engulfing me... Daisy was spooned up to me on the left head next to mine and her nose as close to the opened window as possible.The kittens on the right curled up under my arms and on my neck and Slinky on my head as if I would save him from the evil dog. The fog glowing as the deer across the way grazed. All was well until the squirming began. Well off to feed and wash dished before my painting savior arrives....Mom saves my sorry butt yet again.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

It is what it is......

And it is all paint. I have to say mom and I can paint and we paint well. The fact is NO ONE has ever painted this poor old girl right to begin with. And if I had more time I would have sanded her down all the way. We did put two coats of primer on everything and that WILL help a lot. We will put two coats of paint on. Anyway it is suppose to be nice for the next few days and I will spend every daylight hour painting. It is best this way. As each and every painter was going to simply knock of the old chipping paint give her a spray coat of primer and then give her one spray of paint. Does ANYONE do things right anymore? I mean really what is it with NO ONE using a brush to make sure the paint is really on? The change is really amazing. I am pleased with it so far...

Daisy has a total of 9 eggs now and I still have no idea to where they come from. Hope yo all have a really great day.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Lady Godiva & Mom

well two girls made my day.....Rick Peak ( our tile guy) finished her Mom & I painted the front porch.....

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Hard at work......

painting house well as everything else.....

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


Who knew that one of the jobs of a dog was to hand over eggs? Yes you read right. Daisy goes out at night and comes back and drops from her mouth a perfect chicken egg....slobbered but unbroken. This happened three times last night to farm pixie!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Clean Room


well what I thought.....

would be a romantic breakfast date with Bruno turned into Fruit Loops alone....

My best friend Bruno is a walking zombie and asked when I called for 30 more minutes of sleep....When I called he did not hear the phone ( too exhausted for words) and I just let him sleep.

So maybe when his birthday comes around ( mid September) he will be able to sneak away.

In the mean time I have cleaned the bedroom and was able to get the kitchen out of the filth stage. And pick up after the electrician who does not pick up after himself...or show up for the third day in a row....OK yesterday I understand ( he became a grandfather) but assured me he would be here today.....I have decided I will pay him when he is finished instead of every week.....that SHOULD make him get it done...I was told last weekend it would be done by today......NOT EVEN close to reality....I am now pulling up the whip ass!!!

Sorry America......

It is cold here and the rest of America is according to the news under heat warnings. Mean while here at Halleyville ( N.W. Washington ) I am able to transplant as well as let the dog or any other animal for that matter out all day long. I am typing while wrapped up in a lined flannel shirt that I wear in the winter. The high here may reach 68 degrees.

In other news I ended up being pushed off the bed several times by two kittens and a dog who insisted that the kittens needed a full bath. Daisy is still under restriction and we (I) do not trust her for life nor money enough to let her roam unsupervised.Daisy has decided that the cheap cat food is more her style than the Iams that I purchased for her. We will see if Conway feed has a dog food that she will enjoy more.

I will tell you all what I am doing this morning a little later on in the day. Lets just put it this way it does not involve a lick of work....It does involve food and a little visit by someone very special. As well as one of the places that I will never forget. It will be something special that I am looking forward to.

I have heard yet more news of the cougar sightings in the area. One on Village road a mere 1/4 mile from here another on 300th...a mile or so away. I am still hoping to see him again maybe just not in the driveway at 1:30am.

Okay it is time for me to get going. I hope you all have a great Sunday. Keep cool and stay watered up, ok?

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Please Vote

Okay a close up of the top and please vote as how to hang the top shelves

towel & supply stand for bathroom

it stands just over 7 feet and will have travertine shelves instead of the wood ones...the sage green bath sheets look amazing on there...I got it at the spare room in Camano Island with mothers help...Thanks MOM!!! Bruno I hope you like it. I miss you heaps.