Wednesday, September 19, 2018

New Grill

Our old grill finally gave up. The new one is working out so far. It's a Char-Broil.
Lisa found a good deal on pork chops.

Cassie as a Cutie

Here's a couple from back when Cassie was cute.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018


Our pear tree is doing well.  The pears are
mostly ripe. They are really sweet and juicy. We took the van in to the mechanic.  Its fan wasn't shutting off. I had to pull the battery cable to shut it off.

Luna was acting as the fun police.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Split Wood

Andy came by today and split a bunch of firewood. It was a rainy day and he had been sent home from work. The old dog in the garage is a sweet elderly rescue.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Ellie and Diana

Ellie is the horse that Lisa rescued from slaughter. She likes Lisa but I don't think she likes me very much. Diana is the calf someone dropped off at Heather's clinic in Winchester. She has some health issues but seems to be doing better.

Ellie bonded with Diana when they were in the barnyard together. Now that Ellie is out in the pasture they visit over the fence.

Ellie had a doctor's appointment so she went to town with Lisa today. 

The ewes are in the pond pasture now. They still like to sit by the hen house in the mornings. 

I split a bunch of the wood this weekend. I filled the rack in the tractor port (a.k.a. the woodshed). The bark peeled off most of it. That's all the bark piled at the ens of the splitter. It's in the burn pile now.


The girls had baths this week. They're all sparkly.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

The Unicorn

Since antiquity unicorns have been thought to be mythical beasts. While horses are known to have 4 or 5 natural gaits, a unicorn has at least 12. They can also combine them into infinite combinations. It's impossible for a human to stay on a unicorn's back unless it wants you to stay there. They can throw you with a thought. And they can think. Unicorns are nearly as intelligent as dragons which, of course, are nearly twice as intelligent as humans. Unicorns are prized for the magic in their horns which is wielded by the sound the unicorn makes trumpeting the horn. Without the  unicorn wielding the horn the magic is greatly diminished but not completely gone. Unicorns were hunted to near extinction for the magic in their horns. Until recently they were indeed thought to be extinct. I had heard of their resurgence but had never seen one, and certainly never a unicorn with a rider. That is, until today. Unicorn riders are always chaotic but often good and this one was both. We were lucky since the magic a unicorn rider must have to even attempt to mount a unicorn is great and powerful. The magic of the rider while on unicornback is amplified to a point near that of deity. They can be dangerous for mere humans to encounter. It was okay, we had cookies.

This is Happy Dog. He's the elderly rescue we are fostering.

Poppy got a new pink ball.

Unicorn and rider.

The rider is a faerie (note the wings). 

The rider was nice but hard to understand.

The unicorn itself was gorgeous. It was magnificent to behold.