HERE I AM IN MY VALENTINE GIFT FROM THE ITALIAN!
HE BOUGHT ME THE JOHNNY WAS DRESS AT MY REQUEST BUT OF COURSE TOLD ME NO RIGHT AWAY WHEN I MENTIONED IT!
EVERYTHING IS A NO with HIM!
BUT MOST TIMES HE COMES THROUGH………..
HOWEVER, I WAS EXPECTING A GOLD BRACELET!!!
MAYBE THAT WILL TURN UP FOR MY BIRTHDAY OR AGAIN IT MAY NOT!!!
I WAS TOLD I HAD TOO MANY DRESSES!
HE IS MISTAKEN AS I DONOT HAVE MANY DRESSES I HAVE MANY CAFTANS!
WHY DO I LIKE THIS DRESS?IT HITS MY ARCHES OF MY FEET AND HAS A FLOWER MOTIFF!
A WIN WIN SITUATION ALL THE WAY AROUND!
THIS DRESS CAN GO FROM MORNING TILL NIGHT………..in the summer time!
I THINK IT WILL MAKE A GOOD DRESS TO DO THE FOOD SHOPPING IN!
IT WILL ELEVATE MY MOOD AND MAKE ME PUSH THAT CART WITH ZEST RATHER THAN WISH I WAS ELSEWHERE!
IT’s light weight and really needs NO ACCESSORIZING!
I normally do NOT wear BLUE so this is a different color for me!
Good to STEP OUT OF THE BOX from time to time!
ALL I NEED IS MY BASKET HANDBAG AND AWAY I GO!
HERE YOU HAVE A BULLS EYE VIEW OF THE KITCHEN COUNTERS!
AS MUCH AS I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THIS AREA CLEARED OFF IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN!
ALL THOSE PILLS AND VITAMINS ARE GOING HOWEVER!
I ONLY USE ONE PILL THERE NOW.
THE COFFEE CUPS are displayed on the STOVE so I do not have to bend and make a decision upside down!
I ADORE MY KITCHEN BUT COULD HAVE USED MORE CABINET SPACE!
OH WELL, ITS JUST THE TWO OF US NOW AND I SUPPOSE ONE DOES NOT NEED 35 coffee and tea cups!
HOW MANY SHOULD I KEEP?
THAT IS THE QUESTION!
TWO ARE HIS……..THEY ARE UGLY..BELIEVE ME!!!!!
I took my HENS and one DOVE to LIVE OUT THEIR LIVES IN SONOMA!
I HAD TO GET RID OF THEM DUE TO LADY WINDERMERE.
THATS RIGHT THE WINE COUNTRY WITH A NORWEGIAN & an AUSTRALIAN.
BELIEVE YOU ME THEY WILL HAVE A GOOD LIFE!
THIS GORGEOUS ROOSTER JUST SHOWED UP AT THEIR COMPOUND A FEW DAYS BEFORE WE DID!
THE REGAL ROOSTER she calls BEAU!
MAYBE HE WAS LOOKING FOR DASHMAN!
DASHMAN occasionally leaves the compound to go for a walk!
He now has a TRACKER ON HIS SHELL!
HE WAS RESCUED by TANIA from a cement garage floor where he had lived the last 20 years!NO GRASS NO GREENS!
NO WONDER HE WANTS TO EXPLORE!
GO DASHMAN GO!!!!
THIS is DASHMAN’s CASITA!
This is where MY HENS were found the first night!
Tania couldn’t find them anywhere but noticed DASHMAN was making more than normal sounds!
The GIRLS had found his shelter and one was even PERCHED ON TOP OF HIM!
I DO NOT THINK HE LIKED IT VERY MUCH!
THE AUDACITY OF THOSE GIRLS!
THEY KNEW A NICE SOULMATE WHEN THEY SAW HIM!
SPEAKING OF SOULMATES………
HERE IS MY ITALIAN with one of TANIA’s goats BLUES!
SHE RESCUED THREE OF THEM ALSO!
BILLY, BLUES AND BLOSSOM
NOTE THE OLD METAL FENCING SHE FOUND!
HER ESTHETICS are MY ESTHETICS!
WE ARE TWO PEAS OF THE SAME POD!
THIS DAINTY LADY CAME AND TRIED TO TAP MY CALF!
ISN’t SHE GORGEOUS?
SHE IS A SEBASTOPOL GOOSE!
WE had GEESE AT ONE TIME TOO……..DAISY,DAPHANE and DAHLIA!
I do believe TANIA said these GALS were named after FLOWERS!
I’m telling YOU SOULMATES WE ARE!
OUR BABY GEESE HANGING WITH THE ITALIAN FOR A NIGHT OF TELEVISION!
TWO RESIDENT GIRLS AT SONOMA CHICKS.
A MORNING BOUNTY!
I DO LOVE THE RED THEME………….even this CHICK has RED FEATHERS!
AN INVENTORY OF THE GIRLS!
LOVE HOW SHE HAD THE FEED BUCKETS ON LONG CHAINS FROM ABOVE.
AS YOU CAN SEE HERE THESE GIRLS AND A FEW BOYS ARE IN GOOD HANDS!
MY GIRLS BEING RELEASED TO THEIR NEW HOME!
We as a FAMILY have had chickens for the last 22 years if not more.It was a sad day for me to PART WAYS………….but I do know they have gone to THE BEST HOME POSSIBLE.Who knows maybe once I get this BACTERIA out of MY LUNGS and BODY we can do it AGAIN!I was told I have LADY WINDERMERE SYNDROME which comes from BIRDS!I had a comment left about how its in our water as well and that THE BACTERIA FALLS FROM THE SHOWER HEADS!……….https://www.atsjournals.org/doi/full/10.1513/AnnalsATS.201301-013FR
WHO KNEW THIS?!!!
THE JOYS OF BLOGGING AND LEARNING MORE!
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS PITCHED IN with BITS OF INFORMATION OVER THE YEARS!
A CHICKEN,DUCK AND GOOSE!
HAVE A GOOD DAY SAYS BEAU!
WE KNOW HE WILL BE WATCHING OVER ALL THOSE LOVELY HENS!
SPRING HAS STARTED TO BLOOM IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA!
A BEAUTIFUL MAGNOLIA ON OUR STREET IN FULL BLOOM!
THIS LITTLE GUY STAYED WITH ME YESTERDAY IN THE GARDEN FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS!
IS HE A MOTH OR A BUTTERFLY ANYONE KNOW?
THIS IS THE RETIREMENT HOME for MY CHICKENS AT SONOMA CHICKS!
LOOK AT THAT VIEW OUT THE BACK FORTY!
THAT YELLOW STUFF IS MUSTARD for those of you who aren’t familiar with CALIFORNIA WINE COUNTRY.
There are four BUFF ORPINGTON and two BLACK PLYMOUTH
TANIA tells me they keep to themselves and do not socialize much with the YOUNGER CROWD!
WE ARE SEARCHING FOR A NAME TO BE PAINTED ON THE COOP REFERRING TO THE RETIREMENT SQUAD!
ANY THOUGHTS ON THAT MOST WELCOME!
AND PLEASE LEAVE IN THE COMMENT SECTION JUST KEEP SCROLLING DOWN PASSED THE SUBSCRIPTION BOX.
TANIA WILL PICK ONE TO PAINT ON THEIR COOP!
YOU know like “OLD IS THE NEW BLACK” or “ALL PLAY~NO WORK”.
HOW about ADVANCED STYLECHICKS?
NOW you toss a few OUT and let’s pick ONE!
THIS IS BLOSSOM with HER NEW COLLAR AND BELL.I had given the BELL TO MY MOTHER YEARS AGO AS IT HAS A “B” ON IT AND WHILE I WAS CHATTING WITH TANIA SHE HAD MENTIONED SHE WAS LOOKING FOR A BELL AND I SAID,”I HAVE ONE WITH A”B” ON IT!”
NOW TO FIND IT!
AS WE WERE ABOUT TO LEAVE WITH THE GIRLS I RAN TO THE RESTROOM in THE BOYS OLD ROOM.
WHAT WAS LOOKING RIGHT AT ME BUT THE BELL!
I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT!
ALL MEANT TO BE!
TANIA is a PHOTOGRAPHER AND AN ARTIST AND AN EUROPEAN!
I HAVE MENTIONED HER BEFORE AND THAT SHE MAKES GREAT CARDS WITH HER PHOTOS!
WANT TO SEE HER SITE TAP HERE AND OFF YOU GO!