Friday, August 21, 2009


See those shoes? Zoe had them on one minute, and off the next. She couldn't remember where she'd taken them off, and I can not find them anywhere!!!!!! I had to take her to Fredericksburg barefoot!! They were a really nice pair of shoes too.

The neighbors got home today, after being gone for 8 days. Whew! What a relief. I didn't mind helping them out, but it really made it clear to me how a farm just CAN NOT be left alone!

They had hired some teeny-bopper girl to come over every other day and feed and water all the animals. They thought they had things set up so they would not run out of food or water in the meantime... Well, it didnt work out that way! I suppose it MAY have worked out that way if the girl had actually filled up the waterers, but I often found the hose left exactly the way I had left it, which means she wasnt doing the job right. Originally I was just supposed to take care of the garden over there and her little piggie over here. But, I ended up going every day and rescuing various critters from their various dilemmas, which they were darn good at getting into! The same kind of thing goes on around here on a daily basis, but I never stop to think "Wow, it's a good thing I was home!" Because.... I'm almost always home. :o)

Monday, August 17, 2009


I took Tana and Erinn to meet Mum in Lampasas yesterday. Mum and Dad are going to be at Dr. Braun's in East Texas this week so they took Tana since they'd be so close to the Bakers. They took Erinn so that she could get a Lyme test and a food allergy test done at Doc's.

I picked up Gabby and Zoe in Johnson City and brought them home with me. We made some beads with a really neat recipe for gluten free dough that Kiwi sent to me.

It was very easy to make, and had a great consistency.

Our hands turned white, but you cant really tell in this pic.
We set the beads out on the deck to dry and in this heat they are dry enough already for us to go ahead and paint today.