Hotel Art

On our recent stay in London we lodged at The Arch Hotel which is just two blocks from The Arch. Great location and great staff at this smaller boutique hotel.

Of course I found this picture in the hotel sitting room right off the bat. Have to love the simplicity of this art. Made us feel right at home. He is pretty cute and wish I had him at home even though we have never had this breed of dog. The combination of the dog with the flowery background just made you stop and look and enjoy…

Hotel Arch London

Cute Times Four

Booth x 4

Blogging has not come easy the last few months. To complicate matters I have also been gone the last few weeks. I am hoping to focus more on blogging this fall and that means I must get out and take photos. I am challenging myself to keep my camera handy and to find the fall beauty which will surround me. Blogging, for me, is like writing my journal or diary and I hope to get back on track. I … [Read More...]

Mrs 35

Mrs 35

Mrs. 35 is really a character. She exudes lots of cow personality. Sometimes she seems to need her space from the other girls so she hides. Last week I could not find her and spent an hour looking for her. She finally popped her head out of her hiding place in the trees to let me know that she was doing just fine! Love this cow! … [Read More...]

Prickly Pear Cactus

Prickly Pear Fruits

Cactus at the farm is...well cactus. We have too much of it and it is constantly a thorn in our side. (Pardon the Pun!) In the spring it has very pretty yellow flowers. In the fall is has beautiful pink "fruit" and nothing is prettier than all the plants with the varying degrees of pink everywhere. My theory is if you have to endure the cactus at least you can enjoy the "pretty in pink" in … [Read More...]

Outdoor Farm Shower

Outdoor Shower Sign

We have an outdoor shower at farm. It has hot and cold water so we can usually use it from late April to November depending on the year. The shower comes in handy because most of the time farm work makes us ultra-dirty and being able to shower outside keeps the farmhouse clean (Well, that is my story and I am sticking with it). It is nice and big and enclosed so we have all the privacy we need m … [Read More...]

Wordless Wednesday- August Beauty

August Beauty

There is simply nothing better than mama's and babies... … [Read More...]

Sunday Sunflowers

Sunflower 2014

We did not plant any sunflowers this year expecting the continued drought to dry up anything we planted. Who knew we would actually have some summer rain? Had I planted sunflowers they would have been thick and bountiful! That is how it is on the farm; everything is a planting gamble! Have a few "wild" sunflowers in a pasture I shredded yesterday. Love that I was able to get a couple of shots … [Read More...]

Dreamsicle

Dreamsicle

My very summer favorite. Loved them as a child. Love them now. Dreamsicle is my favorite flavor. (This month anyway) They make me happy...     … [Read More...]

Wordless Wednesday

Lazy Summer

Lazy Hazy Days of Summer... This farm momma was very lazy... … [Read More...]

Birthday Fun

Vintage Cowgirl

My birthday was actually two months ago, but I wanted to share these cute gifts from my far away friend. Her gifts always put a smile on my face and in my heart. I love this vintage cowgirl postcard! They don't make them like this these days. Look at how beautiful the colors are. My vintage Montana plate is very close to my heart as Montana is my very favorite place. My heart stays in M … [Read More...]

Mississippi Kite

Mississippi Kite

These beautiful Mississippi Kites visit my friends backyard every summer for mating season. They are small birds of prey and are a hawk. Love their black-grey color combination. Very beautiful bird. I have never seen one. Only sparrows, mockingbirds and cowbirds seem to park themselves at the farm! Thanks to E.S. for these amazing photos for me to post! She always has the best photos of wildlife … [Read More...]

Gus

Gus

Meet Gus. He is new kitty for Son #2 and family. He is good natured kitty who is doing all the fun "kitten" antics. Both kiddos adore him, but "Girlie" especially loves to dress him up! "Girlie" never really did get into the doll scene, but is having a blast dressing up Gus. Gus does not seem to mind. Sweet Gus. Gus all pretty in pink! "Girlie" does love giving Gus all the proper … [Read More...]

Wordless Wednesday Weeds

Purple

Every late spring these weeds pop up in the pastures. Do not know the proper name. Beauty can be seen in everything-even a simple weed. … [Read More...]

Those Ears

Those Ears

We have an abundance of rabbits this year. Jackrabbits everywhere and a few cottontails here and there. Love those ears. … [Read More...]

Farm Flood

Fence Down

After a few years of dry tanks and continued drought we had a surprise this weekend. Rain was in the forecast and we were really hopeful that we would receive a little moisture. We always feel like we are in the "Farm Bermuda Triangle" where everyone around us gets a shower, but we do not. This keeps us from becoming too optimistic! I woke up early on Sunday to find it was raining which caused … [Read More...]