Anniversary Roses

Anniversary Roses

Saturday, February 28, 2015


"Freckles" is our latest addition to the Longhorn cow herd, born on December 11th.  Because of our mild winter (until now) our cows have been able to forage and get plenty of feed in the field.  Because we have gotten major snow this week we are now hauling hay to the cows.  This is "Freckles" first experience with hay . . . dry stuff that a person pitches over the fence.  It was funny to watch her the first time as she just stood there, watching all the other cows dive in.  She approached gingerly, took a little bit in her mouth but soon was munching down.  Now she knows!
(Side note:  she has "red stockings" and red tip on her tail to match her head and neck)

Friday, February 27, 2015


Snow finally came to dry southwest Colorado and that meant that we needed to start hauling hay to our hobby herd of Longhorn cows. They were waiting, even though they hadn't seen a flake of dry hay since this past spring.  And this is how we have to get the hay to them . . . on a toboggan.

Saturday, February 21, 2015


I love vintage linens and am delighted to own these sweet red and white pieces.  I am currently using them as Valentine/February decorations.  There are two crocheted aprons, one I purchased from a thrift store, the other is a gift from a farmgirl friend.  And, the two beautiful embroidered pillowcases that were my mother's.  I had them tucked away in a linen closet and just recently decided that they needed to be enjoyed not hidden away.

Friday, December 19, 2014


 I was able to purchase these adorable elves at a local business last year after Christmas for 75% off . . score!!  I couldn't resist and they are a fun addition to the house this year.  I've named the little guy sitting by the lamp "Jack" and the cutie hanging by her hands "Jill".  I discovered the Jill is wearing a cute little jumper too.  Her hands are filled with something that weights her hands and she can easily "hang out" most anywhere.  
They are such fun!!!!

Thursday, December 18, 2014


These little young ladies are a salt and pepper set I found at an antique store.  They were made in the 50s and I thought just as cute as they can be.  The sit on my "treasures" shelf all year but are come down off that shelf at Christmas to be included in the Christmas decorations.
(My "treasures" shelf goes across the top of my kitchen windows on two walls and connects with the top of my upper kitchen cabinets on the third wall . .  a great place for display of treasures)

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


I love snowmen/snow people and have a collection of them.  I saw a posting on Facebook about making a snowman,  and decided to make one.  Finding white socks without any other color/printing on them was a challenge, but I did find some . . . had to buy the "value" pack so I have lots of white socks now.
So, with a bit of rice (to weight the bottom), some fiberfill and buttons, fabric scarf, he was pretty quick and easy to make.  I think he's pretty darned cute, as well!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A "Reiver's Rest" MERRY CHRISTMAS!

The "Reiver's Rest" lit up for the evening!

"Reiver's Rest" by day when you can see the greenery, wreath, red tartan and little Christmas tree on the tongue

Now that this cute little glamper trailer is all painted with her new coat and pretty much ready to hit the road I decided to dig out some greenery and a little Christmas tree that I have and deck her out.  Opened new boxes of lights and, using badge clips/coffee bag clips affixed the strands to the "c" rail and now we can enjoy looking at her both in daylight and at night.