Thursday, April 29, 2010

Feeling Better

feodor rojankovsky....
more on him tomorrow

guess who's feeling better?
and not like my neighbor last year....
its springtime in the rockies which means the bears are awake and hungry.
it weighs heavy on my mind everytime i let the kids out to play. oh, and don't forget the mountain lion and wolverine. no wonder i love my new print - a gift by Hidden Eloise. thanks Sarah! xo

baby's update

xo milady

Monday, April 26, 2010

Catching Up

finally, my girls are laying eggs again!

Hello friends. Let's catch up. I've been a little busy. its spring in the valley and babies abound.
I did go and feed the bum lambs on my birthday. they are so sweet, so fragile, so in need of a warm hug and milk. i fed a little brown one that looked like a tiny elk toy. when i returned to feed on another day i saw the unfortunate pile of those who didn't make it. i like to believe my little elk was part of the robust group now feeding from a bucket ringed with nipples.

i also went to see about some baby goats. one in particular decided she liked me. alot. for some odd reason, my husband won't let me get her. (though he will kiss a pig...) speaking of pigs...we had quite a day yesterday. remember Morgan's painting Horse Chase?
well, it came to fruition. the kids picked out their show pigs, we drove for miles, and then, they escaped from the trailer. one got ended up in the horse paddock relentlessly chased by our frisky colt until the poor little thing ran right into a fence. Tate grabbed it while the stars were still circling around its head. the other ran into the the great wood and headed up the mountain. Roscoe and I gave chase, bushwhacking and tripping over and empty rugged river bed. we lost sight of the little guy when we heard a distressed squeal coming from the neighbor's property- which meant only one thing....Otis. Otis the giant slobbering loverboy with the head the size of a cow's was on the piglet, head in his mouth. i was sure that was the end of that little piggy. But Otis actually saved the day. he kept the pig in place until i could get to it at which point i flung my body over it to keep it from darting off into the wild west one more time. i picked him up like a baby and tried to calm him down as i carried him to his new home.
we all made it home okay and i am grateful.
Thanks Otis, thanks for not killing the piggy. Thankful that i didn't poke my eyes out on the scrub oak branches or twist my ankle on the rocks while trying to chase a pig into the wilderness. thankful that our investment is still alive.

more on my lamb obsession Blossom & Dot

Have a lovely day!

xo milady

Friday, April 23, 2010

Good vs Bad Old


design sponge makeovers...sometimes i like the befores better! GOOD


Funny commentary on ugly house photos i've been on this site for days - it makes me feel better about my house :) or at least motivates me to paint the cabinetry in my kitchen! ( i think i saw some similar ones to mine on there..oh no!)
My house was built in the late 70's in all its glory. I'm always looking for some inspiration to evolve it.
Thinking about how i love old stuff but only certain old stuff.
Thinking i need to do something other than this today.
Have a good day!
I'm going to go check on the piggies now.
xo milady

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Yearling

my little friend turned one today. one year ago she was born and one year ago tomorrow i would give her to myself for my birthday. this year, i am going back to the sheep farm to bottle feed this year's crop of motherless babes. i will try really hard not to bring them all home.
i am also going to visit some newborn miniature goats.
i never said i wouldn't bring home one of them.
besides, blossom could use a roomate.
remember this?
i love my weird life.

xo milady

Friday, April 2, 2010

Happy Easter my Friends!

i love this card my sister gave me this year

May the promise of spring's renewal make you jump with joy!
we're hitting the road tomorrow so i'll wish you all a happy easter now.
i hope to figure out how to do this from a laptop. we'll see. until then. xoxo
donald brun lambie illustration
xo milady

Birthday Party

it goes something like this: 8 guests and one big brother who is a little older than me. Some of my friends want to play with him and not me. its MY party.
i'm mad. then i realize, i can control this crowd, and plant my face in my "dirt cake". everyone is laughing! think i'll do it some more. now i'm laughing!
all the while the big brother is downstairs and missed it.
ha ha.
xo milady


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