Friday, January 07, 2022


And this is what we 

woke up to on the

morning of 

March 6, 2023

We had it fairly easy as far

as snow trouble goes...

a small hole in the house roof,

a tree fell and smashed the end

of a car so it can't be driven,

the driveway was blocked 

by snow and down trees

so we were blocked in

for nine days at least...

and our house was

one of the last to get

electricity back...

but all that was

light duty

conpared to the  troubles

others had and still

are dealing with.

And thanks to helping neighbours,

and other kind folks

who helped us get gas for

the generator and food.

Hope there are not too

many mistakes,

Thank you again to all




This is what we woke up to on the

morning of Dec. 29, 2021

and then 

there was more snow.

no power.

and  we were very fortunate

to have our woodstove

to keep us warm.

Monday, August 03, 2020

Test Post To Find Out How To Scale Photos

and to see if posting a Title
and a bit of text
will make
it easy to find my draft

Ok, so I imported a photo
from my Mac desktop
and then clicked
on the photo in my draft
and a lot of special
icons showed up!

So, I can make
the photo many sizes.

Added text and sizer

I thought I was adding photo

text but it

went away somewhere???
Oh, well, more experimenting..
Let's see if I can get
Banner in the photo.

1st Pandemic Post And 1st Post Using Blogger's New Interface

I just fixed the photos

to fit...


The Kids are doing well.

Tom and I are staying home
and doing well also.
We order things we need online
and have food delivered.

Using this new interface is a bit tricky
because the print is hard for me to see
but I finally figured
out how to get the photos of the kids
on the post.

It is hot outside
so they really didn't want to pose
for the photo on the swing
and were very happy to get back
inside where it is cool.

Have to thank Blogger's new interface
for this post
because it showed up on my screen
and I really had to deal with it.

I wish the best for everyone
that everyone stay safe!
Banner and Libby - August 3, 2020
Hope this photo is ok
when I publish.
I really miss the ability to
get to DRAFTS!
when writing a new post.
I lost my draft twice!

I think from now on I will
Publish the title of the
new post
so I can then find my draft
Hope that works.
We'll see.....

Stay Safe

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Wow! The Pups Are All Grown Up!

Libby and Banner
born October 2016
arrived here December 30th 2016

Here are Libby and Banner Today

I went back to this post
and opened it
up in the
new interface
and this photo
went missing
when I did
the update,

Libby and Banner

were two years old this month.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Raising Two Welsh Cardigan Corgis

September ,2019
I'm having some vision problems
but thought I should try
and update this blog a bit.
Touch far so good
I hope not too many typos.

Hope I can get back to this blog
fairly soon
or at least when I can see a little better.

Banner and Libby are fine

I'll try and post a photo  later
when I can see a little better


April 20th, 2019
Just checking in...
I guess this is cheating and I know I should
make a new post.
I will...soon.
Been busy.
Pups are all grown up.
No snow now.

It's snowing!
Not that much snow
but enough for the puppies to enjoy.
Puppy Snow Day!

Banner and Libby love the snow.
"what, hold still for a photo?"

Chicken/egg update
Chickens are fine.
But the market we used to
get our pasture eggs from
doesn't carry them anymore.

I'll check at the market again
to make sure they
didn't just mislay them... ha!

Check out the difference
between the pasture raised chicken eggs

(dark gold...hens can eat grass, etc.)
and the cage free chicken eggs

(light yellow...hens not raised on pasture
...probably in a barn.)

I really miss raising our own hens
and enjoying their eggs.


Thursday, April 06, 2017

Raising Two Welsh Cardigan Corgis

Yesterday the puppies had a good
experience at the vets meeting people
and getting another vaccination
which they didn't mind too much.

They both weigh
in the 20 lb. range.
They will each reach an
adult weight
around the 30 lb. range.

Today is back to rain and 
maybe snow on Saturday.

The puppies have been enjoying
the sunny days we have had.

Here are a bunch of photos.

Banner and the blueberry ball,
He is 20.8 pounds as of yesterday.

Banner watching Libby.
They run and play and
then stop and watch each other.
Libby is 21 pounds.
She is watching Banner.
Libby looks as though she has grown a horn.
They love their chew sticks.
The puppies started on dry kibble yesterday.
They seem to like it
better than the puppy mix
we were cooking up.

Chicken update:
The two old chickens are
doing fine.


Sunday, March 12, 2017

Raising Two Welsh Cardigan Corgis - Sunny Day

The deck has finally dried
off so the puppies
can run around.

Banner chasing Libby

Banner trying to get on swing.
Libby is sitting in the sunshine.

Libby and Banner
resting after all that running.
The puppies have so much
fun running around
and playing together.

Banner's baby tooth.
The puppies are teething
and dropping teeth.
Kristine heard this tooth
hit the floor.


Monday, March 06, 2017

Raising Two Welsh Cardigan Corgis

Time to quickly post some

The snow is back.

Libby sleeping after playing in the snow.

Banner sleeping after playing in the snow.

Wow... it has been at least 10 days
since I last posted.

But no more counting of days.

I think I will stick to counting time
by months.
We got the puppies the end
of December (12/30/16.)

It was rather nice
keeping track of how
long they have been with us.

Busy with puppies.
Just like babies
puppies demand more time
and attention as they
grow older.


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Raising Two Welsh Cardigan Corgis - Day 52

It has been a week...
I had a birthday...
We had more rain
and even some snow.

Banner making yellow snow.
The puppies
have had their last 
series of vaccinations.

Now they still need
their rabies and
leptospirosis shots

Once they have all their
we can take them
out and about
and to puppy training
and socialization classes.

The puppies had a lot of fun
running around
in the house today.

A tired puppy
is a good puppy!


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Raising Two Welsh Cardigan Corgis - Day 45

The deck was dry
on Wednesday.

Libby and Banner
running on the deck.

Then it rained.
The puppies are stuck
in the house again

Banner doing his circle trick
with Libby holding on to the other
side of the toy
running around the outside.

More rain forecast
until Tuesday.

The puppies at play are always

Libby and Banner
sharing the chew stick.

I've lost track of time.

Last post was on the 10th
and that was day 38.
So I'm going to go with 45.
I missed 5 days.
It felt like 2.
Busy, busy with two puppies.

I'm off to make their dinner.


Friday, February 10, 2017

Raising Two Welsh Cardigan Corgis - Day 37/Update 38

Libby and Banner
on a bully stick.

They play quieter
when sharing
one chew stick.

When I gave them each
a chew stick
there was less sharing
and more
trying to keep
a stick for themselves alone.

Tomorrow and Sunday
the skies
are supposed to clear
and the puppies
will be able to
play outside.

I'm off to sweep
the deck
clear of
storm stuff...
leaves, branches, pine needles.


Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Raising Two Welsh Cardigan Corgis - Day 37/38

Rain, Rain, Rain!
I love that it is raining.
But the puppies are stuck
in the house.

I'm home alone
with two puppies.

Kristine got them some more
bully sticks.

This chewy thing is neat!
Banner thinks taking care
of his bully stick
is a big 

Lots of whining and digging.
He has decided to bury
the chew stick
in the corner.

Libby is puzzled.
What is Banner doing?

I'm going to go eat dinner.


Monday, February 06, 2017

Raising Two Welsh Cardigan Corgis - Day 34/Update 36

Come on, Banner...
I want my ears washed!


And I would like my teeth
cleaned too!

The puppies play gently 
and then can switch to
growly play.

I'm sure it all makes
sense to them.

got to go take puppies out
and then feed them
and take them out again
and again...


Friday, February 03, 2017

Raising Two Welsh Cardigan Corgis - Day 34/Update 35

Mostly photos...
Rain again today...
Two puppies to care for...
no time...

They play rough and tumble.

Banner sneaking and then
pouncing on Libby
to get back the ball
she took from him.

They had a good time.


Update Feb. 4th

Kristine trimmed
the puppies nails today.

The deck dried off enough
in the afternoon
for the puppies to run and play.

Hope to have time tomorrow
to take photos.