Friday, July 29, 2011

Friends Next Door

Sweet Dolly, my favorite neighbor.  When I cajole her to the fence for a treat, that big nose comes toward me followed by a greedy big mouth.  She likes to kick and nip at those audacious enough to also want  a goodie.  I admonish her for being a bully but it appears to fall on deaf ears.

She is in her glory when hitched to the red wagon for a trip to the cider mill.

The 4-H calves on the left with multiple hens scratching around.

Good thing none of these critters are calling to me.  Two years ago I saw three little donkeys in this very yard next door and fell in love.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Adornments Begin

I have recently begun adding ornamentation to the donkey shed and nearby area. Of course, I wanted to share these new looks with you.

The two pictures above showcase "the lady" I garage-saled from Denise & Jamie.  In hindsight I think the arrangement overshadows her a bit, but we worked so hard to get them to stay, I'm not rearranging at this point!  Think I should name her??

And if you look to the left of Gabriella's cute little behind, you'll see St. Francis.  Dorene and I found him at a resale shop, although it took me a few weeks to decide whether he wanted to help safeguard the donkeys.

Next to come is a large scrolled hanging which will go on the end wall of the shed.

I'm sure the donks appreciate all the fall-der-all.