NEWS from the FARMHOUSE
Wishing you a Happy and Blessed Easter
My Easter card is an original bit of artwork I created several years ago using photos I'd taken and images from antique text. I hope you enjoy it.
March blew in like a lion, blew out like a lion, with a huge blizzard mid-March and another big storm late March. Now it's April and we have the daffodils up and most of the snow gone except for alittle bit on the north side of the property.
But it's still been chilly here, despite a few nice milder days.
The wood stove is still humming, and we are nearly out of wood.
In the coming weeks I will be revamping the whole website and adding alot more items, including vintage and antique treasures from my Etsy site, as I will likely be closing the Etsy shop (along with many other sellers) due to Ety's new mandatory rules regarding how sellers accept payments. Many folks are upset, and we refuse to be bullied. Much as I've enjoyed selling on Etsy, it's time to do something different. The shop will close as of May 17th so if you see something you'd like grab it now.
More updates will be made next week.....
our beloved Sir Frederick Gas (above), our very first cat. Fred was unique to say the least.....there will never be another like him. He provided 14 years of phenomenal entertainment!
These days, our three kitties are just as spoiled as their predecessors. Here, baby Chloe cuddles up to her new big brother Look A Like.
We've had two big snow storms this month, the biggest arrived on the 12th. I guess we had close to two feet of the white stuff with drifts up to four feet. My neighbor helped by plowing us out twice.
Wishing you all a Happy Valentine's Day
On these cold wintery days, check out the radio talk shows listed below. Great informative (and truthful) news, always entertaining! A good way to get your daily dose of good Conservative, common sense!
EXCELLENT radio talk show hosts we listen to regularly include Jeff Kuhner (the Kuhner report), Mike Siegel, Laura Ingrahm, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage (the Savage Nation) Rush Limbaugh, Howie Carr, Mark Levin (since he's come to his senses and now supports Trump), sometimes there's a good radio host on Philly's 1210 am radio, also here on the seacoast we get Mike Gallagher show...1270 am 10 am Very good!
If you like talk about UFO's, Yetti's, "other worldy" experiences...check out late night radio to go sleep by: Ground Zero with host Clyde Lewis
If you want to learn the truth and hear REAL NEWS.....shut off the tv and listen to conservative talk radio!
We are praying for Trump and our Country!
GOD BLESS AMERICA
CAT TALES from Cats in the Cradle.....
Sometime in August, a beautiful feral kitty gave birth to some beautiful kittens under my neighbor's old barn........we were feeding her for nearly a year, seeing her come and go across the busy road on bitter cold snowy days and in the summer heat, fearful she would be hit, never able to get near to her while she ate on our porch...watching as her tummy swelled and then watching as she grew thin and gaunt, knowing she now had a family to feed.........One day in late September she brought her little family to our barn instead....
We called her "Boston Blackie" or Blackie for short.....
She was a good mother and kept close watch on her children, sleeping upstairs in the barn with them in the little hut I'd made years ago, the one that had sheltered countless feral cats over the years...........of course I gave her fresh bedding!
Several times I helped her look for the babies when they went missing for as long as a day and a half, and Blackie seemed to know I was helping her find them...
The babies were precious but very skiddish, not willing to come to me but staying a distance, even when I got them to play.
One day, not long after, I managed to capture the 2 black ones in a cat carrier and put them upstairs in a spare room where I knew they would be safe. They had started to run near the busy road, and sometimes would be lost in the woods for 1-2 days, with mother frantically looking for them. I had to do something. Capturing the little grey kitty was harder, I ended up using a dead mouse that momma had caught to give him, placing it on the end of a string and enticing him into the carrier with it. It worked.......
But now we are so
happy that the kittens
have a wonderful home and momma has gone to a nice home in Wolfeboro, after being in my workshop for close to two weeks. She went to her new home Nov. 2nd, it was hard to say goodbye.
After a year I guess I figured she would become one of our own house kitties...but she seemed alittle too clingy and we were afraid our 2 boys would be jealous. To make matters worse, our dear Look A Like had surgery to remove a large tumor from his tongue, and in the midst of all the commotion over Blackie and her babies, we had to deal with the possiblity of losing one of the best cats we've ever had.
Blackie seemed to be content in the workshop though I knew she wanted to go out badly. Our biggest fear was that she'd get pregnant yet again!
Days and days of much needed rain and chilly weather, but Blackie was safe and warm sleeping on a table by the furnace or on a table-top bed near my computer........
She's became so affectionate and was really such a love! So when her new owner came to collect her, a nice lady and her 15 yr. old son, I had to be sure she would be getting a good home. I miss her and the other 2 kittens but it's comforting to know they are living in warm homes. Momma kitty "Blackie" was renamed Isabelle. Chloe looks just like her.
The beautiful black kitten above was named Spooky by his new owner, and the little grey female kitten below had already caught her very own field mouse before I brought her indoors, and proceeded to eat it, every last bit, right in front of me! Her new name escapes me now, but both she and her fluffy brother went to the same household, just down the road from us. I wish we could've kept the whole family but I think our older boys are accepting the one little kitten better than they would've the whole clan.
The little grey kitten looked alot like our "ET" when he was a baby, many years ago.
And this is Chloe, when she was just a few months old. She is the spitting image of her mom Blackie except that mom has a crescent moon shaped scar just below her left eye...a battle scar no doubt from her hard life outdoors. We are so happy we decided to keep Chloe.
And below is a Look A Like while still in that dreadful Elizabethan collar which he had to wear after his surgery. We called him our little "conehead" for Halloween! Our prayers were answered when the pathology report came back negative for cancer. As of today, Feb. 14th, his tongue is looking fine and no sign of the growths.
The vet thinks maybe it's an allergy, but we may never know what caused tumors to form on his tongue. He was on steroids for a while to shrink the 2 at the back of his tongue, and special food, which was not too crazy about. A portion of his tongue had to be removed, along with the tumor in front.
We are just so thrilled to know our baby boy doesn't have cancer. I don't think I could take losing this special kitty when he's only 8 1/2 years old. Chloe would be devastated!
PHOTOS FROM A TRUMP RALLY Fall 2015
On Sept. 17th, Donald Trump spoke to a packed house of over 3,000 people in Rochester, N.H., some said it was 3,500. We got there at 4:30, way early but we knew the crowd would get huge. It was a hot evening but Trump had the event well organized offering cold bottled water and chairs to people standing outside in the heat waiting to get inside. About 40 minutes later we were let inside. His people were very accomodating and polite. Several local folks spoke before Trump arrived after 7pm.
He spoke to the crowd and took questions for about an hour and a half, it was so hot in that arena!
Heavy security too...
Would you wanna mess with this guy???
Our darling baby boy helps Mother by just being cute...
Isn't he adorable? I
"The Tree of Liberty must oft times be watered with the Blood of Patriots"