T.Bird on a Wire

July 30, 2006, 8:40 pm
Filed under: goats

Pita is our only male goat at the moment. He’s pretty much the herd protector since he’s bigger than the girls. He really can be a pain in the, well, you know. He’s always the first in line for animal crackers and if you don’t give them to him quick enough he’ll start eating your shirt instead.

July 28, 2006, 9:40 am
Filed under: blahblahblah, Carnival of Cats, cats, Friday Ark, WCB, Weekend Cat Blogging

Squeaker likes to rule the world from atop the fridge. Either that or he thinks it’s fun to tease the dog since he knows she can’t reach him up there. 😉

Friday Ark is up over at The Modulator. Check it out for more stuff!

Carnival of Cats is being hosted by K T Cat at The Scratching Post this week.

Weekend Cat Blogging takes place at Eat stuff with Kiri and Clare as your hosts.

July 28, 2006, 8:13 am
Filed under: Carnival of Dogs, Friday Ark


We got Dixie (part pit bull/part ?) a year ago at the humane society. She’s now 18 months old. She loves to play and is a very smart dog. She thinks she’s a lap dog and jumps in my lap when I’m on my recliner and waits for me to extend the foot rest so she can stretch out and be next to me. One of her favorite pasttimes is to torment play with the cats. Harley takes it rather well, Squeaker is another story. 🙂

Friday Ark is up over at the Modulator. Check it out for more good stuff!

Jeff is helping out again for The Carnival of Dogs over at Mickey’s Musings.

Thursday Thirteen #2
July 27, 2006, 8:27 am
Filed under: Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen quotes from Erma Bombeck that I can relate to…

1. My kids always perceived the bathroom as a place where you wait it out until all the groceries are unloaded from the car.

2. Most children’s first words are “Mama” or “Daddy.” Mine were, “Do I have to use my own money?”

3. I remember buying a set of black plastic dishes once, after I saw an ad on television where they actually put a blowtorch to them and they emerged unscathed. Exactly one week after I bought them, one of the kids brought a dinner plate to me with a large crack in it. When I asked what happened to it, he said it hit a tree. I don’t want to talk about it.

4. My theory on housework is, if the item doesn’t multiply, smell, catch on fire or block the refrigerator door, let it be. No one cares. Why should you?

5. Before you try to keep up with the Joneses, be sure they’re not trying to keep up with you.

6. Have you any idea how many children it takes to turn off one light in the kitchen? Three. It takes one to say, “What light?” and two more to say, “I didn’t turn it on.”

7. Everyone is guilty at one time or another of throwing out questions that beg to be ignored, but mothers seem to have a market on the supply. “Do you want a spanking or do you want to go to bed?” Don’t you want to save some of the pizza for your brother?” Wasn’t there any change?”

8. Being a child at home alone in the summer is a high-risk occupation. If you call your mother at work thirteen times an hour, she can hurt you.

9. Every day of his or her life a child is plotting an event that will age you 20 years in 20 seconds.

10. I have a theory about the human mind. A brain is a lot like a computer. It will only take so many facts, and then it will go into overload and blow up.

11. Guilt: the gift that keeps on giving.

12. Housework, if you do it right, will kill you.

13. Education is so important when it comes to domesticity. I don’t know why no one ever thought to paste a label on the toilet tissue spindle giving 1-2-3 directions for replacing the tissue on it. Then everyone in the house would know what Mama knows.

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12. Mysterious Lady
13. Lindsey
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Wordless Wednesday
July 26, 2006, 11:58 am
Filed under: Wordless Wednesday

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Cotton Thistle
July 25, 2006, 4:53 pm
Filed under: blahblahblah, farming


It’s everywhere in the pasture. Hubby brush hogs it down where he can, but can’t get to all of it. Fortunately it hasn’t hurt the cows so far. It can be nasty stuff!

Supper Time
July 24, 2006, 8:24 pm
Filed under: blahblahblah, farming

It’s supper time for Ruby, daughter of Rose.