Not A City Girl Any More !

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I was suppose to be…

I was suppose to be prepping to paint today. I have gotten 3 sides of my mobile home prepped and today I was to finish the 4th side but I think I ran out of steam. Yesterday I was up and down the ladder so much and have been using muscles I haven’t used in years and I am feeling it. I use to paint houses for a living so you would think piece of cake right? . A little slower but still haven’t lost the skills. I am only 4 ft 11 in tall so I really use those ladders lol. So today I got the tools out and put the ladder up and started without my usual  enthusiasm . So my neighbor Korie came over and asked did I want to go berry picking and I said “sure do”. I put the ladder down, put the dogs in the house and went berry picking. Blackberries and Raspberries um mm. Midnight also loves to share the berries with me. Korie and I are going to transplant some of the berry bushes into our yards in the fall.

It is a bit of a hike to go get the berries so I used some different muscles which are in better shape because I have been walking a lot. When we got back I pick a onion out of my garden. First onions I ever grew and first homegrown onion I ever ate . Store bought will never be the same now lol. I also picked some cucumber to eat. No pictures of them because they were eaten.  I made my lunch and sat out in the sun with my dogs and thought I was going to read my book but fell asleep outside instead. I woke up and Midnight was sound asleep in the chair next to me and BabyGirl was asleep next to my chair. What a great nap! I didn’t get done what I wanted to but my body was telling me it needed a break. I have learned to listen to my body. Midnight and me still have some berries for snack. BabyGirl only likes oranges and pears so she has to wait until the pears ripen and I buy some oranges!

July 4th

We had quite a busy July 4th. We went into the city for my sisters annual 4th BBQ. Always a good get together. I don’t stay for the fireworks because BabyGirl gets to frighten by them so we head on out back to the country where we got to see a amazing Lighten Bug show in or back yard. BabyGirl and Midnight had such fun chasing them .

I got to see my brother whom I haven’t seen in 15 years. Midnight stuck to him like glue. He said she was going home with him and maybe would bring her back next year lol . No I don’t think so!

Of course BabyGirl and Midnight wore their 4th of July decoration.

 

 

Our weekend was so busy and when everything was over BabyGirl and Midnight were exhusted and they spent the whole day Sunday like this

They had a fun , exciting, safe July 4th!

Donkeys!

I had a early morning appointment this morning and when ever I have  to go to appointments it is always in another town. So I take advantage of this and use the old back country roads and some seasonal roads. I am always on the look out for new places to take BabyGirl and Midnight exploring.

Today was no exception. I didn’t find that place to go exploring but I did find these guys and they were so friendly and sweet.

My Dogs Still Manage to Be….

I try very hard to make sure that my girls get outside and exercise. They have a field for a yard and are off leashed trained     042   They go for walks down country roads     005 0041 They also have their favorite pass time and that is creek hiking

Exploring and night vision working well LOL What I discovered about my dogs are with all that exercise they are  Couch Potatoes ! sdc11797     Of course when out side their couch substitute is  

I am Only 1/2

My name is BabyGirl and I only keep 1 ear up because I am only 1/2 German Shepard . LOLOL

My name is BabyGirl and I only keep 1 ear up because I am only 1/2 German Shepard . LOLOL

Wordless Wednesday

Busy May

This May has been so busy that I have not had a lot of time to write. I managed to take a few pictures. I have been working on the many disasters that seem to keep happening and now starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel. BabyGirl and Midnight are so happy to be able to go outside after the terrible winter we had. 

                                               

BabyGirl so happy to be outside. 

I can’t  believe it but we still are under average temperatures. Today we were in the 50’s! My yard used to be farm land and does my lawn grow! Every 3 days it needs a trim! It will slow a bit when warmer weather gets here.

On May 9 BabyGirl turned 9 years old ! So she got her cake and ate it too! Of course Midnight had to have some cake also.

We have been out for more walks.

Then I had to rest

Of course Midnight was just telling me in her body language to please stop taking pictures of her and get back to walking!

I was  also puppy sitter for my neighbor Korie. His little puppy Mak

A Man and his dog

 

Old meets young ( BabyGirl never met a puppy before )

Even though I have a lot of real bad stuff happen this winter and I am still fixing all the problems . I am so happy that I have my best friends to put a smile on my face and help me feel like everything is going to be OK.

 

 

 

 

 

Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday

My First Protest

Most  protests that go on are usually in a big city USA and sense I live in what is call way out there in the country I never get to participate in the protests that go on about my animal friends domestic or wild . Anyone that has ever took a peek into this blog knows I love my fur friends. I always take to the internet to fight the many battles for animals. Not today, today I participated in a protest in Holly , NY that is a couple counties over from me. The Protest against what is called the Squirrel Slam. The Holly Fire Dept has a contest every year to raise funds by the killing of innocent squirrels. Friends of Animals.org offered the Holly Fire Dept  money not to go on with the contest and it was more money than they would have made on the contest and they turned it down That in it self is bad enough but to add to it the contest let 12 years old and up participate in this contest/fundraiser of killing of small animals. I see this as a problem especially with the children being taught it is ok to kill a sentient being. It desensitizes the children .   Then they grow up and society has to deal with them.  Then they reward them with a prize for killing . No good can come out of this Protest3 or thisprotest 12 Or this protest 13Those squirrels are the reason I chose to protest as they have every right to live as we  do. I enjoy wildlife and I don’t want it to be killed off because of a contest/fundraiser.  NY Residents: Find your legislators and ask them to support the bills that will ban animal-killing contests in NY   :http://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/. I put why I Protested and posted pictures of the end result of this contest Dead Squirrels. Now I will post of what we did as protesters.

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Protest 2

Edita of   Friends of Animal.org given the Fire Chef petiton to stop the squirrel Slam Contest.

Protest 3

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Protest

The protesters that are protesting the protesters

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Please take the time to let your Legislators know that animal killing contests should be no more.

Will I ever protest again you bet as long as I can get there I will always try to help my animal friends.

It’s Been Awhile…

It’s been awhile since I have posted anything and I am sorry for this as I do enjoy blogging. We have been having a pretty tough winter here and have been hiding out in the house. Sense the Temp has been so cold here my pups have been house bound. When I did take them outside we didn’t stay out very long as frostbite was a very real threat. Puppy paws and ears  are too important to take the chance. Yesterday we had yet another snow storm and I had to go out in it. Unavoidable.         I rode with my Neighbor who has the all wheel drive because my car is two-wheel drive and it is staying in the driveway.     I will wait until the snow melts to take it out! Right now I am not in shape to be digging out a car. Today we went out for a little while and it is still so cold and the freezing wind did not help at all. But we took a little walk and managed to trek to the mailbox. We all got some needed excersize.

I can’t wait for spring and will be so glad to have something to blog about !

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