Friday, August 28, 2015

Todd

Todd has been with us for awhile now.  He was injured when he was only days old. We think he might have been trampled by other waterfowl.   Todd is a Barnacle goose and he lived in Rhode Island with a man named Peter and Peter needed to rehome him and dad said yes.  One of Todd's legs was badly broken and it's not repairable. Todd is a fighter and he has more spirit in his little body than you can imagine.

Can you see Todd's hook foot?   His wire cage has to be tiny hardware cloth wire so his foot won't hook the wire and he'd be stuck until  it was discovered that he needed help.   Yup, it's happened.    He's such a little trooper!

 Todd sleeps inside dad's workshop in his own hay-filled pen.  He requires a lot of special attention and our dad takes very good care of him. 
 Dad and Todd "fly" every day to exercise Todd's wings.  Unfortunately, Todd was pinioned when he was only a day or two old.  Had Peter known that this accident was going to happen, he wouldn't have been pinioned and he would have had two working wings but flying away wouldn't have been a good thing for Todd.  Things happen for a reason.
 Are you ready for your swim, Todd?

 We get a kick out of Todd's rudder foot. 



Todd is a very happy little boy.   Some days are harder than others for him but he's not ready to give up yet. 
Way to go, Todd!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Monday, August 24, 2015

The 2015 CalendAire Quilt

We're slack in our duties.  Forgive us.   This post should have happened 3 weeks ago.

Introducing CalendAire~~
CalendAire is the 2015 Airedale Quilting Bee quilt to benefit Airedale Rescue.  We think this quilt is just fabulous!

CalendAire is a calender quilt starting with January at the upper left hand corner and moving clockwise.    Our mom contributed a block for this year's quilt.  She close July, located at the bottom right hand corner.  Of course the beach reminds her of being on Nantucket, her most favorite place in the whole wide world.
If you are interested in purchasing tickets in hopes that you might win this quilt and don't laugh, we were winners in 2011~
That's me and Maggie with the Home At Last quilt♥
So see, it really can happen!

This is our bio picture for this year's quilt~  We're goofing around with mom.


Make sure you check out the Airedale Quilting Bee blog for all of the latest news and incentive gifts - http://airedalequiltingbee.blogspot.com.     Good luck to all who donate!



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

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly





Saturday, August 22, 2015

Our Morning Walk

Our weather lately has been very hot and humid and horrible but this morning, it was mid-50's and wonderful☺ 
Look what rolled off the farmer's truck.  A cantaloupe!


 A little bit of privacy please, mom.  A boy needs to take care of his business!
 This must be fruit bowl Saturday.   An apple tree dropped an apple right in front of me!   I'll carry it for awhile, okay?
 Time for my snack~
 Hurry up, Mitch!
 Let's get a move on~~
OMD, a whole pile of apples!  Do you think someone put them here for the deer to eat?
 We're almost home.
 That was one fun and refreshing walk!

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

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Monday, August 17, 2015

We're Still Around

We're still around and we are still checking in on all of your blogs.  We are staying busy - too busy!

 Dad and mom are staying steady on the front of the house.    Can you see the eyebrow window wayyyyyup there behind the leaves of the tree?  They're nearing the top!    They are finally feeling confident that they'll finish before the snow flies. 

 We had an ice cream picnic today~

All finished, mom!
 Do you need any help, Mitch?
 Dad bought mom a new computer recently.    It's wireless.
It only comes with a monitor, a keyboard and a mouse and there are no tails to plug in. It's a touch screen but mom prefers the mouse because it's what she's used to. She is trying her best to ace it but she's ancient and it's taking her lots of time.  She says that "old peeps" don't like change. 

 Mom and dad have been going to Archie Moore's for beer and nachos lately and we're not at all happy about it because they don't invite us to tag along.   We like cheese and tomatoes too, ya know!
So that's the latest with us. 


Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Ice Cream on a Rainy Night

Dad took me and Molly and mom for ice cream!

 It was raining but we didn't care, did we, Molly?!
 There are two very starving pups here~~
 Thanks, mom!
 Thanks, dad!
Can we do this again next time it rains?  This was fun☺

We are going to be taking an extended blogging break.   Life is getting in the way.   Please don't forget about us!

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

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Friday, July 31, 2015

Flower Friday - At the Neighbors

Our cucumbers are growing like crazy and we're at the point where we need to give them away or we'll be throwing them away.  Mom took some cucs over to our neighbors and we wanted to share their garden here today.

This is their black-eyed Susan vine.   You can't really tell in this picture but it's really TALL and growing way over our heads!

 The same vine is  growing in a clay jug.  We love the way it's sprawled all over the ground.
 This is the close-up of the flower.  It's so cute!
 They have a Hibiscus!
 The Casa Blanca lilies are spectacular and so fragrant!
 And the StarGazer lilies are sooooooooo beautiful and smell fabulous!
 The fragrance of the lilies was just intoxicating and there were so many of them!
 This is the gable end of the building where the lilies were growing.  
 The foxglove is so pretty with her speckles. 
 The sunflower is so cheerful☺
 Flowers in containers are everywhere!

We want to thank our neighbors so very much for many, many smiles.  Everywhere we looked - it was just beautiful and so serene.
We won't be forgetting those lilies for a long time to come!
Happy Friday, everybody!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Monday, July 27, 2015

Out for Dinner

Dad announced that we were going out for dinner and that we were going to Glenwood!

 Hotdogs and onion rings and sweet potato fries~
Mom and dad were REALLY stingy with the onion rights but we both did get a couple of sweet potato fries~
 On the way from the AireMobile to the house,  this site greeted us☺
Happy Monday, everybody!

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly