Monday, December 15, 2014

Quote of the Week

"ring the bells that still can ring
forget your perfect offering
there's a crack in everything
that's how the light gets in"
Leonard Cohen

Monday, December 08, 2014

Quote of the Week

"The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible."
Oscar Wilde

Monday, December 01, 2014

Quote of the Week

"A sheltered life can be a daring life as well. For all serious daring starts from within" Eudora Welty

Monday, November 24, 2014

Quote of the Week

"The true harvest of my daily life is somewhat as intangible and indescribable as the tints of morning or evening." Henry David Thoreau

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch; Part XCVII

Seriously, look at that little mug...Deets is stinkin' cute!
Just a few days after we got Deets we had to leave for another elk camp, and since we'd just gotten him and didn't want to leave him home for a week...
he got to come with us!
We just put him in his little crate, and he slept most of the time...we stopped a few times to walk him and feed him...



and shhh, don't tell, but we also snuck him into our hotel room! I thought it was just too cold to leave him in his crate in the truck; plus I was afraid someone might steal him, so Giant walked him and smuggled him in right before bed; he just slept and was as good as gold and didn't cause a bit of trouble...then we walked him and put him back in the truck first thing in the morning, it worked out great!

My bravest moment of the trip was driving up Norwood Hill...#nomygod! I was driving and had intended to pull over before we got to the hill so Giant could drive; but I forgot there was really nowhere to pull over, so...I drove up the tiny, winding moutain road with no guard rails all by myself...yep, my hands were sweating big time lol!

Despite my sweaty, shaky hands, we finally got to the ranch and unloaded a weeks worth of food and supplies for 7 people...
and started hunting! 
Looks like someone was having fun lol! Everyone got a bull; and Giant got a cow and a bull, so now we have 440 pounds of elk meet in the freezer-you're not gonna starve us out Snowpocalypse!
It was finally time to head back home; more sneaking Deets into the hotel and stopping for potty breaks on the way!
He did a great job for such a young puppy; he slept in the gun room of the cabin while we were hunting and we tied him up on the porch during the day, and he was good as gold!
but it was nice for everyone to be home again...
And all the boy dogs had a lot of fun playing together!
Gus isn't too sure he likes Deets much, but he'll play with Beetle when Deets is near him lol!
It looks like Gus is flying in this pic; and I love how Beetle and Deets have the exact same dopey looks on their faces lol!
Until next time, happytrails!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Quote of the Week

"Blessed are the weird people,  poets, misfits, writers, mystics, painters and troubadours, for they teach us to see the world through different eyes." Jacob Nordby

Monday, November 10, 2014

Quote of the Week

"Enough is abundance to the wise."

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's gonna be really fun watching him play in snow drifts!
He is one cute little puppy!
Happy Halloween and until next time, happytrails!