Friday, September 20, 2019

Nature Friday

We are joining Rosy this week for Nature Friday~

Mom took me out the garage door that leads into our back yard late one afternoon and look what we discovered.  We hurried past because he looked like he was going to jump on us!
 Can you see those praying mantis eyes?  They are so creepy and they rotate!
 Our Wild Cherry tree in our small woods has berries.  
 And our Holly berries keep getting more and more red!
 We found a cute mushroom in our yard.
 Ooops - poor Sunflower~
 It's getting to be the time of year when stuffs attaches itself to my furs if I drag my face through the vegetation along the side of the road~

Mom treated herself to a handblown glass pumpkin.   She's a pumpkin NUT and she just loves it!
Happy Friday, everybuddy!
Love ya lots♥
Molly

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Bye Bye Hickory Tree

We have a huge dead hickory tree in our yard. It was alive last year and this past winter did it in.   Mom guesses that it's around 75 feet tall.  The tree removal service will be here soon to take it down.
I'll watch out for them, mom!
 The first branch is on the ground.    Can you see Landlord Bob sitting in his chair at the end of the Arborvitae hedge enjoying the show☺
 The branches are falling one by one~
 He's really high up in the Aire!
 And now for the trunk.
 He's almost there~
 The tree is down with lots of clean up to do~
Mom and I made soup.   Mom made up her own recipe.   It's a chicken stock base with chicken thigh pieces in it and stewed tomatoes and a shallot and celery and carrots and spinach and chick peas and pigeon peas and I helped!
 Mom always gets carried away with the Parmesan cheese~
And one more thing - the New Jersey barn will be a huge two story house with a garage underneath.  The structure is 32' X 68'.

Love ya lots♥
Molly

Monday, September 16, 2019

Saturday, September 14, 2019

A Great Movie

Mom found The Art of Racing in the Rain on our firestick.   It wasn't the bestest quality because it's early on but she decided to give it a go and watch it anyway~
 We can't watch a great movie without popcorn, mom!

 Tossing it through the Aire is 87 times more fun!
More, more more!
 We LOVED the movie.   It didn't make mom too sad because she had already read the book so she new what to expect but the movie was wonderful - and so was the popcorn!
Progress of the NJ barn~
 And now for your entertainment~
The owner of the barn is a tightwire walker.   How cool is this!
Love ya lots♥
Molly with Mackie

Friday, September 13, 2019

Nature Friday

We are joining Rosy in Texas for Nature Friday this week~

Off we go~~
 The Phlox and Sedum are the same color and look so pretty blooming together~
 The Sedum smells good, Molly.   Come and check it out!
 The Staghorn Sumac is turning its autumn color~
 The Jewelweed is going crazy with flowers!
 We found a mushroom family~
Meanwhile, at the barn raising in New Jersey~
Happy Friday the 13th, everybuddy!

Love ya lots♥
Molly with Mackie

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Remembering 9-11

Mom made simple yummy pizza - just pesto and fresh mozzarella~

 We get seconds, right?

For all of those who died and for those who fought to save lives~
We will never forget~
Love ya lots♥
Molly with Mackie

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Tasty Tendon Tuesday

 Beef tendons are sure yummy and crunchy!
 Meanwhile, mom has been decorating her tree for autumn~
Have a terrific Tuesday!

Love ya lots♥
Molly with Mackie

Sunday, September 8, 2019

True Story

Mackie is back and he'll be here for a whole week!   His daddy is leading another barn raising - this time in New Jersey.
 You will notice in the above picture that I am wearing a prong collar and now Mackie and I are twinsies.  It bothers mom that I am wearing it more than it bothers me.  Mom much prefers me to be wearing my harness.

This past Tuesday, mom and I were walking with Miss Dotty, and we spotted a small black dog walking with a lady up ahead of us.  She was training her dog at the time to sit and "look at me" and he was responding beautifully.    As we got closer, mom immediately noticed that the black dog was a very young puppy and sooooooo cute.   I went into berserk mode spinning and trying to get at the puppy and mom was doing all that she could to get my attention and to control me.   She was afraid that I was going to back out of my harness.   The lady and the puppy moved quickly away and mom was very upset with my behavior.   She needed to figure out why it had happened.  When we first moved from our apartment back to our old stomping grounds, we met a Golden Retriever puppy one morning.   I sniffed him and then proceeded to growl at him.   So mom is thinking that I don't care for puppies very much (thank doG I was never a mother with pups, right!) 
She thinks that I was telling the puppy that this is my territory and I don't want to ever see you on my walkie again?     I have had recent bloodwork and I am healthy so my health is not an issue.

We knew that Mackie would be spending a week with us and mom wasn't going to have 2 Airedales going nutso on a puppy so she told me that until my behavior has improved - I will be wearing my prong collar.
We have not seen the puppy since the incident so maybe he took my advice *wink wink*☺

What is that red thing hanging upside down, brave Mackie?    You go first to see and then I'll follow! 
Happy a wonderful Sunday!

Love ya lots♥
Molly with Mackie

Friday, September 6, 2019

Nature Friday

We are joining magical Arty for another Nature Friday~

No, I am not a SunflowerHead, mom☺
 We found Veronica near a mailbox~
 Clover at the side of the road along Farmer Will's fields~
 Smartweed.
 Toadflax.
 It's a beautiful day!  Can you see them?
Can you see them better now?   You can bigify.
Globe Amaranth~
 We found this huge leaf on the ground.  Thankfully, mom didn't put it on my head to snap a picture!
 The mushrooms at the bottom look like eggs~
 A beautiful white Hibiscus!
 Mom made me into a cheerful Sunflower☺
 Happy Friday, everybuddy!
Love ya lots♥
Molly