Saturday, July 18, 2009

Life In The Country...

ahhhhhh, how sweet it is. I (mostly) love it. I rent a 3 bedroom ranch house from my friend, Claire. For those of you who haven't seen it, here you go...

Claire was my dogs' vet for a long time...and I used to work with her. She and her husband, along with their daughter, built a new house up the hill from this house (off to the right of the garage). We watch out for each other, so it works out nicely. AND, we barter care of animals. Though, I must say, they are getting a sweet deal! ~grin~ Right now, I only have 2 dogs. Sometimes when I am away, my dogs stay in my house and Cayley (their daughter) comes in and spends time with them, feeds them, and lets them run in the fenced area. Other times, I put them in the kennel building (Claire occasionally boards dogs out here so has a nice setup for that). They, on the other hand, have 2 horses, several laying hens and 2 roosters, some meat chicks (they don't always have them...only once a year, I think), 3 dogs, 4 outside cats, a guinea pig, fish, and a dove. It doesn't take long to do chores, it's just hard on my knees. There are benefits, though...like the 2 dozen fresh eggs I gathered today!

Thought you all might like to see photos of stuff other than quilts...my blog has been animal-less for quite some time.

This is the side of Claire's house...front is to the right. This is the side that faces the barn/kennel building, which is between our houses.



They have 3 Portuguese Water Dogs. This is Blue...

Nellie...

Vinny (my fave)...

Claire's horse, Twist...

The noisy handsome rooster dude...

His women...
Here are the meat chicks...

This may gross you out, but this is the 'before I mucked Twist's stall' photo...

here is the 'after' photo...all nice & clean.
There are more animals...Bubba, the pony, the dove, the guinea pig, the fish, and the cats. I'll try to get photos tomorrow. I know you all are disappointed I didn't have them here for you now. ~grin~


Lest you think I'd forget him, here's the TagEButt...with his warthog, of course.


And...one more. This is the rosebush I got for Mom's Day from my oldest son.

I did get some sewing done today...5 sets of 2 strips (wof) to make blocks for the border of the Iced Mocha quilt. Otherwise, have just spent time here on the computer. OH, I started watching "Assassins", a movie with Antonio Banderas and Sylvester Stallone. I think it's an older movie...both men are so hot (Antonio is my hero!)




Gotta go...the pups are waiting to go out and run around a bit.

Hope you're having a great weekend!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you included the rooster and his brood. (roll of eyes) Just remembering my experiences with roosters. He is gorgeous though! Manley did not get loose today and run away, thank goodness! His loose skin really is nice to hang on to!! :)

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Jacque ~ I want one of those Portuguese water dogs!!!! How cute! And love the rooster ~ he looks large and in charge!! Also your mocha quilt is very pretty ~ you've been busy!! And I love the bright new fabrics you gathered ~ you're on a roll!!

kks said...

love the tour of the animals...where's the other horse?
xo

WoolenSails said...

It was fun seeing the area where you live and the animals. Love the dogs too. Tag is so cute with his toy, I need to get a new one for my guy, he is into them too.

Debbie

Anonymous said...

I love the quilt you are working on and sounds like you found the solution to your size increase you wanted. Assassins is very good and of course both Sly and Antonio are my faves too!!
Joyce

JoJo said...

Jacque, I have to agree with you....Claire is indeed getting the better part of the deal. But I wish you lived close enough to me for us to swap sitting duties. I need someone with more time than my current pet sitter has. She's used to running in and then out but my kitties need some real babysitting. Emme will eat until she pukes and then come back for more. Joey will only deign to eat on the kitchen table. Cinnamon is another one who will eat, vomit and come back for more. And he's got mega colon on top of it all so he needs medication in his evening canned food.

I love seeing all of your pictures, including your house. More, please!

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