Hanging Fly Strips in the Garage — Tips and Tricks

The garage presents a whole new set of surface choices. The best hangers are the overhead garage door brackets. All I have to do is toss a bungee cord across the bracket then hang the strips on the cord. In the world of fly strips, I’ve run in to different handing necessities. Seldom do I use the thumb tack that comes with the fly strip … Continue reading Hanging Fly Strips in the Garage — Tips and Tricks

Clever ways to hang fly strips

Living on a ranch has all kinds of benefits. This time of year, we are rich with flies. Not year ’round, thank goodness. But we have our share. For the barns we add thousands of parasitical wasps and keep the barns as clean as possible. That means mucking and hauling poop on a semi-regular basis. But we can’t add those wasps in the house. Well, … Continue reading Clever ways to hang fly strips

There’s Never Enough Time

There’s never enough time to be with the ones you love. We’ve learned to cherish every moment we have with them. Bob and I have been a German Shorthaired Pointer (GSP) family since 1994. All eight of our adoptees have been ‘rescues’ with little or nothing known about their history. We’re never sure what kind of personality we’ll be dealing with when we adopt a … Continue reading There’s Never Enough Time

My Son’s Dog is Changing the Rules — MY RULES

I’m mad at my grand-dog. So much so that I’ll be referring to him as my son’s dog. For the past few weeks I’ve put my son’s dog out every morning for a couple of hours so he can enjoy the cool morning air and get some exercise early in the day. Otherwise, he would lay on the bed all day and sleep. My son’s … Continue reading My Son’s Dog is Changing the Rules — MY RULES

The Goats Figured Out — I Didn’t

Our critters are a mess — but in a good way. They make me laugh. They make me cry — from simply stepping on my toes to tragically dying in my arms. My goats have taught me how tenuous life is; but, they’ve also taught how to enjoy every day I have with them. Probably as many goats have died in my arms as there are … Continue reading The Goats Figured Out — I Didn’t

Painted Laundry Room Cabinets

I”m on a roll. After several years of not liking my dark wood cabinets I finally got permission from the hubster to paint them. I just finished painting the laundry room cabinets and am feeling much better. Below are pictures of the before: I say permission from husband because he lives here too and I want him to be happy with his surroundings. Talking about … Continue reading Painted Laundry Room Cabinets

Painted Upper Kitchen Cabinets

What a journey! Painting cabinets has never been my forte but, if you’re like me, you’d learn how to paint what ever you needed to paint to get some relief from the darkness. Dark doors, dark window trim, dark cove molding, dark base boards, and all dark wood cabinets … dark wood EVERYWHERE. Sounds simple to change, doesn’t it. Well, there’s a glitch. As with … Continue reading Painted Upper Kitchen Cabinets

Christie is Learning Fast

Miss Christie is settling in and making herself at home. She’s a quick study when it comes to our daily routine. She ‘gets in your house” on command (I do toss a cookie in the crate though). She’s the third shift outside in the mornings so she can stay out the longest. Then she eats and quite well, I might add. Christie nailed ‘sit’ in … Continue reading Christie is Learning Fast

Leaving the 1980’s Dark Living Room Panelling Behind – Pathouie

After living with terribly ugly 1980’s dark yucky paneling that poorly mimics planks for twelve years, we’re finally painting our living room. Why anyone would have selected this pitiful paneling in the first place, I’ll never know. It just doesn’t fit the room. Halve of our living room is vaulted to about fourteen feet high while the other half is about eight feet high — … Continue reading Leaving the 1980’s Dark Living Room Panelling Behind – Pathouie