Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch; Part XCVI

It's one of the best times of the year...Halloween! Last weekend we took FarmGiantDaughter to The Asylum in Denver-supposedly the 2nd scariest haunted house in the US of A! It was pretty dang scary...not so much because of the content; I've watched too much Dexter, American Horror Story and The Walking Dead to be too sensitive to the gore factor, but I will tell you that I have not become inured to people jumping out of dark places at me lol! So basically, I screamed the whole time and used Giants arm as a shield, while FarmGiantDaughter couldn't stop looking behind her, and we basically swarmed like aemoba's over Giant, first trying to get in front of him, then behind him, lol! And what did Giant do in the haunted house? He just laughed at us the entire way through, lol! There were a group of teenage girls in front of us that were totally hilarious and totally added to the experience. My stomach hurt the next day from screaming and laughing so hard once we got out!
I don't do nearly the level of Halloween decorating that I used to, but I still have to have some holiday spookiness! A little 'boo', some mini pumpkins and the toil and trouble pillow that my ghoulfriend gave me...
And then a little display with a nod to Edgar Allen Poe-the Lenore wine...
and 'nevermore'! But the really big news this week is...
Deets! We've been waiting to get him for weeks, and finally we got to go pick him up Saturday!
We weren't sure how the Yorkies would react...
They were a little afraid of him for a second, then spent the next 8 hours smelling him lol!
He was a little overwhelmed...
and was a little bit serious...
Beetle was cool with him right away of course...
Towards evening he got a little braver and played with Orchid a little bit...
The next morning, we took him out with us to do chores and meet all the peep-le he's in charge of protecting...
like the peafowl...
Deets wasn't too sure about the peafowl...
and they weren't too sure about him either lol!
Then he got to meet the turkeys and the chickens...
He is gonna be my good helper!
He's already guarding the eggs lol!
He did a good job learning his duties...
so he got a little treat after!
By the afternoon, he was in full play mode...
I think he's more comfortable with Beetle because he's used to big dogs...
They had a great time playing with the green squeaky...
aww, how cute is that?
Gus tried to play a little bit too, but he's not so crazy about the puppy yet...
And he got to see his first snow...and he loveLOVED it! He was eating it and rolling around in it...it's gonna be really fun watching him play in snow drifts!
He is one cute little puppy!
Happy Halloween and until next time, happytrails!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Quote of the Week

"Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly." Morticia Addams

Friday, October 24, 2014

2014 Week by Week-weeks 32 and 33

Dang, I got way behind on my scrapbook again! oh well...I did this layout on a blue chevron paper with blue accents-flower, arrow and cute new glitter accents from Heidi Swapp Project Life-I've resisted it, but I think I'm going to do a Project Life format next year...I can use more photos, and it'll take way less time, which will leave me more scrapbooking time to do other, special occasion albums...











Adorbs indeed! I stenciled over a patterned paper, added ephemera, stamped labels, a Project Life card a chipboard heart with a banner and did my journaling on a small card...how sweet are those puppies? I miss them!
 
This layout of the peafowl was a lot of fun...I used a large ephemera lady, some flowers, a gear, a bottle cap, flowers, stars and butterflies...along with a real shed peafowl feather!


















Just day-to-day scenes from around the farm...baby bluebirds, a semi-load of hay, and pretty Flossie! I stenciled over some Tim Holtz paper, added flowers, a wooden banner and a journaling spot to finish this simple layout. Until next time, happy scrapping and happytrails!
 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch; Part XCV

It's that time of the year again...not just fall, but elk season!
We made our annual trek across the state, and saw some beautiful scenery along the way!
It was (not surprisingly) snowing on Monarch Pass...
brrrr....just reminds us-"winter is coming"
I kind of like the scenery pix taken out of a moving car window...kind of gives it a watercolor effect...
gorgeous...
I especially love the peachy colored trees...
Even the badland country was pretty...
Nature is truly amazing and awe-inspiring!
It rained and was overcast most of the trip; we drove through clouds several times!
Finally we got to my beloved Ouray!
And stayed at our all time fave Box Canyon Lodge-the view from our room...
We spent a lot of time in the natural hot springs; in the tub right behind that gorgeous giant pine tree...
I love color co-ordination in all things!
After our soak, we drove the last 2 hours to the ranch...
More gorgeous scenery...

Wow!
amazing...
awesome...
Finally we got to camp and elk hunting commenced! All the hunters got elk, and a good time was had by all!
These were our digs for the week...tiny but charming?
We took some walks around the ranch...
And Giant was a scary monster...
The weather was amazing with temps way above normal...
Then another soak in the hot springs before we headed home...until next time, happytrails!