Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Catching you up

OK, I should be doing something productive around here like finishing signs or doing the never ending laundry, but thought I would catch you guys up.

I neglected to mention to you that we have a new member of our "family"

I would like you to meet "Annie"

Annie is an orphan around 6 weeks now, we found her in my very back barn on the property. Hubby went out around the 1st week of November and found her on the ground cold and crying, her eyes barely open. I climbed up in the loft cautiously since it is mostly rotten wood and lots of debris and found her siblings (3). She had fallen through a hole in the floor down to the lower level, some 10 feet onto concrete. She seemed OK, so I nestled her amongst her siblings and left them.
I watched each day and saw the mother cat come and go to the barn, I checked the babies once each week to make sure they were well. After two weeks, the farmers
combined the corn next to the barn and I did not see mommy cat, I began to worry .
The next day I heard meowing from the barn while I was cleaning stalls. I went to investigate and found only Annie crying her eyes out, the rest were gone. I left her there thinking the mom may be moving them. After an hour passed and she was still crying I went and rescued her we bottle fed her and now she is drinking from a bowl. Not sure what happened to the rest of them......

Getting on to the house tour, I am working on the video and these stills will have to hold you for now.

This is the tree in the living room, it was every one's favorite. Yes it was 9 feet tall and big!

Here is a close up shot of the decorations.

Here is another tree in the dining room

It has white magnolias and gold snowflakes on it.

Now a shot of the mantle

That is a preview of some of the house and just meant to tide you over, more to follow.

On horse news, Tank is depressed and lonely but I have found a solution. A gracious friend is loaning me her donkey mare "Jane" to keep him company until Frankie comes home in the spring. Travel arrangements are being made and I will keep you posted.
Should be interesting I have never dealt with donkeys. She is 15 or so and a real sweetheart, a standard donkey not a mini. Of course we will take pictures and share when she arrives.

Well, off to the workshop for a few hours until I get to cold out there .....32 and snizzling right now. (That is snow /drizzle for those of you in the warm climates)

Happy trails.....


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Gecko said...

Now THAT is a tree!!! Is it real? We don't have trees like that in Aus, I've seen american movies where they go out and buy a new tree every year, nice and real and fresh...all we have are fake ones that you pull out every year. Not complaining though, much simpler and probably easier to put up in some ways?

(lol the music scared the bejeezers outta me! I'm on a public computer and I can tell you I'm not the only one who got a shock!)

allhorsestuff said...

Bless your heart adopting Annie Kitten, she looks very small! Wonder if momma got scared to come back or maybe she meant for you to have her!

Your home looks so festive and lovely. Multiple trees is awesome.
We tried that once...and someone stole the blame second tree-RIGHT OFF THE PORCH- on Christmas eve!!! I should try again we have a picket fence and a bell on the gate!
You have a real Flare !
Be lookin for the video!

Pony Girl said...

Snizzling! I love it! :)
Great holiday decor! Do you have a lot of antiques in your home? I love antiques!

Pony Girl said...

One more thing...forgot to comment on the kitten! What a precious little thing! How wonderful for you to save her!! (by the way, strangely so, the word verification I have to enter below for this comment? "hicat." No joke! Weird!