Sunday, December 21, 2014

Busy Beaver


Let's take a walk on this Winter Solstice day to look for a beaver dam.  

The guys are always walking ahead of me, as I am always trying to photograph everything and lagging behind.  



Our destination lies out yonder, as Grannie would say, past the green and at the line of tall trees. 




Finally at the creek, the quiet and stillness of winter is everywhere.  



The beavers are everywhere as well.  They have formed quite the dam.  In years past I have spied their lodge, but not today.  


Their evidence could be found all along our walk.  






"Beavers do better work than the Corps of Engineers."  

Mike Todd 



Friday, December 19, 2014

Friday Randoms


While out walking this past weekend, I spied this lone fall leaf, hanging on for dear life.  You can even see the remnants of spider webbing on it.  


This would be a fun place to work, no doubt.  In what work environment is a horse head, and a sombrero, considered office supplies?  


I might say this is the perfect old house for me.  Maybe a tad bit of color on the walls. 


Yes, Queen Elizabeth is my favorite in the best photo bombs of 2014.  It won't highlight, but at least it works now....


You know we need some music for this Friday, so close to Christmas.  So, you can have seasonal or you can have dance......

Linking up with Tanya today!  Go forth and have a great weekend!  


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Thankful Thursday


Thankful this Thursday for mended fences.  This shot comes from Sunday's photo shoot with the illustrious donkey and his equine friend.

Come Tuesday morning Mr. Donkey was in my yard with said equine friend.  Yes, imagine my surprise as I was trying to leave for work.

Nothing gets your husband to call you back faster than sending him a text saying there is a donkey and horse in the yard.

Life is good, my friends.


Linking up today with Teresa.....





Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Men at Work

The Man-Child has been hard at work since football season came to an end.   



Making knives, of his own design, to sell and also taking some commissions from friends.  



This weekend he tried his hand at making a sheath from leather.  Typically he makes sheaths from a plastic form called Kydex.  



Secret Agent Farmer Man was around not so much to work as to give some advice.  




Sinew was the, "thread", of choice for this project.  


Not quite finished, but just getting tried on for size.  




A cleaver, commissioned by a friend, to use during hunting season.  



Several knives made recently.  


Starting from the left, an Ebony handle, synthetic handle with a Kydex sheath, a cedar handled knife, and lastly a cherry handle with another Kydex sheath.  

The Kydex comes in plastic sheets and thus my kitchen griddle was sacrificed for the knife making good.  I can already see that a cutting board and pan are the next things to go to the garage......


"Only the knife knows what goes on in the heart of the pumpkin." 

Simone Shwarz-Bart 





Sunday, December 14, 2014

Mr. Donkey


On an overcast day in December, so began my quest for a photo of the neighbor's donkey.  

From the snorting sounds he was making, I didn't feel a friendship vibe in the air.  



He even tried to hide behind the skinny fence post.  



This was the best I could do, as he continued to eye me with suspicion.  Secret Agent Farmer Man advised me that I should have shown up with treats.  



His equine friend, however, had no problems posing for the camera.  




"Never send a man in to do a donkey's job."  

Josh Stern  




Friday, December 12, 2014

Friday Randoms


The sun came out today and stayed out for a bit.  All the rain lately has ensured that our natural springs are running at full force.  


I heard Neil Sedaka this week while on the twenty minute drive to, "town", for work.  I was rocking out while the girl child was snoring ever so softly.  Did I mention that you hear Elton John, uncredited, on the background vocals?  


If you are searching for the perfect gift for that hard to buy for person, this might just be what you need.  


Here is K Mart's Christmas advert for this year.  Funny, but it doesn't quite compete with the Joe Boxer Ad.  


If you are a Star Trek fan, then this video might just be for you.  


Linking up with Tanya today.....



Thursday, December 11, 2014

Thankful Thursday


Thankful this Thursday for a new bathroom faucet.  I know it seems trivial, but it was a surprise replacement that my daughter picked out.  The old one was a bit.....unwell.  Even better that it was fully operational after coming home late, after a long day.

"You need to let the little things that would ordinarily bore you, suddenly thrill you."

Andy Warhol



Linking up today with Teresa......