Friday, November 23, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

Well, I haven't been keeping up on my blog, obviously, for most of this year.  I will try to get busy before the end of the year and do a complete "This was 2012" summary of our year.

But for today, I just wanted to post a few photos of our Thanksgiving dinner from this week.  My other two kids came home for it, and we also hosted my almost-96-year-old Uncle Paul, and his sister, my Aunt Ida.  It was a record-breaking warm day for Thanksgiving in Kansas, getting up to 75 sunny degrees.  Made for a beautiful day.

The boys had the table all set up the night before, fully expanded, with dishes at the ready.
(The room is mostly empty because we recently just got done refinishing the wood floor, and don't have everything moved back in yet)

Steven worked hard to make the Cornucopia centerpiece just right.

Our domestic Tom Turkey peaks in the window to see what is going on as we prepare dinner :)

Getting ready to eat. (Steven and I aren't pictured here)

I wanted to at least get one photo with Steven in it.
I'm fine with there being no photos with me in them :)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Coming soon.....

The puppy we acquired last spring, Titan, is now an all-grown-up handsome male dog.

Hopefully, he and our female, Lilly, will soon be blessing us with a litter of livestock guardian pups. Gestation time is around 63 days, they say. That is a bit earlier in spring than we were hoping, but she went into heat earlier than I had planned.

I'm sure sometime in early March we will have our hands full of fluffy white balls that will be a great mix of the LGD breeds of Akbash, Anatolian and Pyr. They will grow up around geese, chickens, ducks, turkeys and goats, and get accustomed to guarding the place.