Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day 2015

We salute our veterans~~

T
Thank You!

Love ya lots
Mitch and Molly 

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Silent Sunday - Three

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Friday, May 22, 2015

Flower Friday

We're joining Dory once again for Flower Friday!

The Cook's Purple Wisteria is in bloom.  It sure does smell fragrant and there are bees everywhere!


The white bleeding heart blooms later than the pink so now we have both colors in the garden. 
The white lily of the valley is blooming~

 And so is the pink.   Mom says that the white one is more fragrant. 
 Jack in the Pulpit has made an appearance~
 And so have the wild columbines. 
 And last but not least - the Sensation Lilac!   We love the color and she's edged in white ☺
And we can't not post an update on the gosling situation.
We truly believe that this newest gosling is a Barnacle goose!  He's much smaller than Effie.
This picture was taken not long after he came out of egg and the incubator.  Hatching is very hard work for a little goose!
And the next day -- Best friends already☺

So until next time..............

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Effie

You are probably wondering who or what an Effie is.
This is the incubator on top of our dryer in the laundry room once again.  Before dad left to go to Bar Harbor, he "stole" eggs out of the nesting boxes and put them inside the incubator.

 Do you see the puncture in the egg with an F right up front?
 The F on the eggs means "fertile". Dad candled them before he left and we did have some duds in the bunch that were tossed.  Dad wasn't sure about one of the eggs so that's why one egg has a Q.  
 Meet Effie!   She is a gosling and heaven only knows who her mom and dad are.    No worries, Effie. I'm Uncle Mitch and we have that straight,okay! 
 There are other eggs in the incubator and so far, none have pipped and we don't hear chirpies coming from inside and we don't see the eggs rolling around so we wait..............

 We hope you have a goosey sibling to keep you company, Effie!


Update~~
Effie is 1.5 days old~
 And we have pippage!  This egg is the smallest of the bunch so is this a Barnacle goose egg? The Barnacle geese were in the nesting box before Huey and one of the Grey Lag geese tossed them out and we think they might have laid an egg and the Grey Lag was sitting on it inside the nesting box.   
That's the egg tooth that you see in the picture.  He's hatching his way out. 
 This gosling is very quiet.  He's not chirping much at all.  Effie is cheering him on to hurry it up!
We're joining red nose day~
No child should have to live life in poverty.
So until next time.............

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Our Friend Fern

Our friend, Fern, has moved onto her next journey and we are so sad. Fern was one of our best friends and she was one of the nicest hoomans we have ever met.  She was so loving and caring to her pets and to the raccoons that came to visit her every single day.  She and her husband had the most loving relationship  and Tom took such good care of Fern throughout their entire marriage and all the way up to the very end. 

 He is as wonderful a person as Fern was and  we came to love them both. 
 Mom will never be able to look at another camellia for as long as she lives without thinking of Fern.  She had a green thumb for all plants.

We picture Fern reunited with Bambi and Zoie and Joker and all of her other pups and we see her happily giving them lots of hugs and kisses.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Tom and to their three kitties - Circle, Allie and Max.  
We miss you, Fern, and we will always love you♥

Sue, Mitch and Molly

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Bar Harbor Raising - TimeLapse

We thought you might enjoy seeing this.  It's the barn raising in Bar Harbor and no one is slacking ☺



We had to share these two pictures.

This is dad presenting Sam his very first chisel.  It's in a handmade case with his name on it.    Sam is so excited about being an official Northford Timber Framer!  Dad said that when Sam's name was called to come up, he literally flew up there!  He was given the week off from school with his teacher's blessing.  He was to report back and tell the class all about his barn raising experience and what an experience he had ☺

 This picture is of Sam and his dad putting Sam's chisel to good use.  
So until next time...............

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Monday, May 18, 2015

Happy 11th Birthday, Putter

We are celebrating the birthday of our goodest and bestest AireFriend, Putter!  She is 11 years old today!
Our mom made Putter a quilted block for her special day and it arrived in Seattle a few days ago.  Do you see the tag that Putter is sniffing?  That is a very special tag.  Putter gave that "Best Friends" tag to Maggie in March 2007


  Mom decided that it would be very  nice to give it back to Putter seeing as the girls will always be goodest and bestest friends, forever and ever.

We also sent Putter Blue Dog Bakery Doggie Cream cookies for her special day but we saved out a few of them so we could celebrate her birthday with a pawty here at our house.    The cream cookie is our base and mom put banana pudding on top!
 yummmmmm~~

We are having so much fun celebrating your birthday, Putter!
♫♫  Happy Birthday to you - and many, many more! ♫♫
We love you♥
Mitch and Molly

Sunday, May 17, 2015

I'm One Today

You all remember me, right?
Guess what?

 Today is my very 1st Birthday☺

Shall we pawty?    Scrambled eggs and bacon for everybuddy - as much as you want!

Love ya lots
The birthday girl - Twozie
 

Saturday, May 16, 2015

A New Buddy

Mom went to the garden center yesterday.  She wanted to buy a gardenia for the garden because she loves them so much.  She didn't find any gardenias but she did come home with this~~

We just happen to think this is better than any plant she could have come home with.
Nice goin', mom!

And the latest in Bar Harbor, Maine~~
The red building with the cupola was raised by the Northford Timber Framers in 2003.  It's a house that belongs to Professor Mike and Kris.  This new timberframe will be living quarters also.   How cool is this!
 The roof is going on already.  These guys are sure fast and awesome workers! 
 So until next time............

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Friday, May 15, 2015

Flower Friday

We're joining Dory again for Flower Friday~

The apple tree is in bloom. 

 And so is the dogwood~
 The fragrance of the lilacs is intoxicating and we are loving it!

The white lilacs~
The double French lilacs.  This small tree has been here forever.  Every year that goes by looks like it's going to be its last year but it keeps on coming back year after year~

Our friend, Lauren sent us this picture.  Our dad is hard at work in Bar Harbor, Maine☺

Happy flower Friday!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Magic Cheeseburger Window

Mom said that she was treating us to a huge surprise!


 Guess where we got to go and it's not even our birthday!
 Hello - we're placing our order!   We would like a cheeseburger and an order of chicken McNuggets, pretty please with sugar on top!
 Mom said that she didn't want to eat in the parking lot.  She wanted to take it home to make sure that this really was a plain cheeseburger with NO ONIONS, just like we ordered.   It was our first time ordering and she kinda didn't trust the cooker peeps so she needed to check up on them. 


 I will have a McNugget please!
 Meeeeeeee too!
 The McDonald's chefs listened to us - there wasn't one onion on our burger - just cheeeeeeeese☺
We had our burger half on top of our dindin. 
 Good to the very last drop!

 Thanks, mom!  That was the most wonderful surprise ever!  Can we do it again tomorrow?!
So until next time...........

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly