Saturday, June 14, 2014

Bunnies, chickens, pups, babies, blossoms, veggies - AND a new porch floor!

Saturday and it is a sunny, fresh, 71 degree morning - sleeping last night was glorious at a 49 degree temp. Bliss.  Off to meet Beekeeping Daughter to head for the Farmer's Market together.  Many "poocher dogs" (Cindy's wording for dogs) strolling through - Look what was there.  Dogs of all kinds of breeds ... sizes ... shapes ... ages ... colors and temperaments!

I was informed that this little fellow had an ego as big as all outdoors!!!!! I was told not to tell him he was handsome, cute, or pretty.  He already had a too inflated view of himself!!!!

 This sweet little boy was in a wheelchair - leave it to a dog to know which child needed a special kiss.  The dog walked right over to him and licked his cheeks!
 Large, stately, calm dog!
This is Bruno - and he posed very nicely for his picture (being offered a treat of course.)

 This big laboradoodle was a hit with everyone - look at him strut!
Then he stopped to smile at the camera!!!!  A true ham.

 What a beautiful groomed fluff ball!
 Have to add some of the 'older generation' aged puppers!
 Strutting his stuff!
 I think he might be a pretty good guard dog, don't you?
 A miniature lassy!
 This pooch was extremely well behaved.  Sat down for a few minutes while we chatted with his owner.
I believe this is a rescue dog in training.
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And oh, the sweet little babies and toddlers - chubby cheeks, dimpled knees - don't you just love them?
 All decked out for a day at the market - ready for anything!

       Oh my, I am just plain worn out!                                                
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These beautiful young ladies were sisters.  They live on a farm and make their own goat soap, sprays, and some exquisitely crafted little birds.  These girls could be models - and are certainly examples of fine skin and flawless complexions - great testimonies of their homemade soap!

And now feast your eyes on the blooms, plants and veggies, baked goods art work- and even colorful carts to display the wares!!!!

 This precious red head captured my heart - so cute - she was waiting in line to have her hand smushed on paper and then an artist turns it into a fascinating picture.
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Now back to Beekeeper Daughter's home where she is taking care of Duncan until Holton House is completed.  This is truly Super Rabbit Spa -- or Duncan's Favorite Summer Camp.  He is receiving excellent care and also gets to frolic all over her back yard with the chickens, checking out the garden, the hen house, and the pond, among other delectable delights.  We will start with photos of Beekeeper Daughter 'harnessing' him up preparing for the wild play in the yard!  You will see his bright blue harness and 'leash' in some of the photos below as he hops around dragging it!!!
 Oh all right, I will try to endure the 'harnessing up' because I know I will get to run madly around once it is on!!!!!
 Oh good, here come 'the girls'.... maybe they will play with me.
Marge and Gloria as they strut around and hunt for worms and bugs.  Fun stuff!

 Got to check out where these "chicks" live .... hey, it's pretty nice in here!

 Hey, look at this good stuff "Mom" just put in the bird feeder.  YUM!  Yeah, let's eat it!
Ahhhh. I just love being at this Rabbit Camp.  Maybe Mom will let me stay a while longer.  Do you think?
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Now off to check on the progress at Holton House.  The porch 'floor' has been poured, more exterior work is getting done, the fireplace area is more framed and the spot for the master bath tub is roughed in now.  Also, there is a shot of the house from the back - a really pretty roof line there too.  Take a look!
 View from the street.
New porch floor as I was coming around the side toward the back of the house.
 This view is from the back yard looking toward the front of the neighbor's yard.
 This view is looking out the kitchen door that goes directly onto the porch area.
 Fireplace will be where this opening is framed.  It is on the right side of the great room when you enter from the front door entrance.  The master bedroom is directly behind that.
 Master bathroom tub will be placed in this spot.  The door to the left of it enters the walk-in closet for the master bedroom.
A view from the back corner of the lot showing the nice roof  line.  The porch is off to the right under the trees.

This is an enjoyable process and very rewarding to see the house taking shape - almost better than I dreamed it to be.

Closing with two fun signs - good thoughts, both of them.
 A sign on Knitting Daughter's back porch.  "Porch Rules.  Take a nap ... feel the breezes ... read a book ... converse ... listen to the birds ... Sip a drink ... Relax."  Nice!  Porches are a delight.
The last one is a quote from The Help.  If you haven't read it, I highly recommend the book.


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