Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Eli and the trees! Again!

Good grief!! Why did someone not remind me of how life changes after bringing home a new puppy? Like I am not enjoying every minute of this job! :)


It has been years since Poppy and I raised a puppy.  We have no regrets on picking "Eli". He is the most lovable, content, quiet puppy we have ever been around. However, I have not had time to be on the computer! :)

The weekend was special as Andee, Todd, and Madison came for a visit. Actually they came to work, and work they did! Todd brought his chain saw and cut all those big pine trees that have been sprawled across the back yard for eight months, into pieces small enough that a human being could actually move them. After the sawing, Todd and Andee loaded logs onto the wheelbarrow and dumped load after load into the woods. We now have a back yard free of fallen trees! How special is this...that they would spend their weekend working at hard labor for us! Did I take a picture? No! I forgot! Madison cared for Eli while we worked! Again, no picture! Where was my mind?

Now to get the last of the debris out of the back yard!  Poppy and I worked on doing just that yesterday. I am determined to pull every sprig of Ivy from this yard! 

Weetie stood guard as we worked...Again...



Eli learning from Weetie...



Poppy taking a break.  Weetie has a full time job keeping such a big baby from walking all over her! There has been a little jealousy here.



Weetie was probably telling Poppy to not pay any attention to that silly puppy...


Did I tell you how beautiful yesterday was? It was 77, sunny, and wonderful outside!! I didn't want the day to end.



Friends, I promise to find (will try) something besides Eli to post about, and finally can stop talking about the trees! :)

Thank you for stopping by.

Love,
Henny Penny

14 comments:

  1. It's so nice to har a big job done, and also nice to have willing helpers. Eli is so cute--don't stop with the photos!

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    1. That's so true! I'm sure there will be more pictures! :)

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  2. I for one will enjoy watching Eli grow up! Puppies are more time consuming than babies and this is the time he will learn the most, get him out and about meeting other people, touch and squeeze his paws and stick your fingers in his mouth and ears every day so he gets used to it and knows he can trust you. Have fun! :)

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    1. Such good advice. I will do all those things. He has his first doctor's appointment tomorrow.

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  3. Puppies are cute! We don't mind cute.
    Am I to understand that you are not saving all that cut up wood for fire wood, but just dumping it in the woods?

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    1. Actually, we have a fireplace in the cabin and plenty of firewood on the porch. So we gave all the firewood from the hardwoods to my sister. They heat with wood. What we threw away was from the pine trees, which is not good to burn for firewood. I wish we could have sold the large pines for lumber but there was no way a truck could get in our back yard to haul them away...thanks to my landscaping! :)

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  4. Eli is a cutie pie and I love hearing all about him. I know that you are glad that you got to spend time with Andee and her family. Don't worry about being in a rush getting the bonnet and the picture to me it is no rush.

    Love you Vicki

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    1. Thank you Vicki. We did enjoy having Andee and Todd. It went by too fast. Love seeing Madison too!

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  5. How could you not take thousands of pictures of that a cutie!

    Good luck with the ivy. You may have a job for the rest of your life. We had a big tree taken down fall before last which was surrounded with ivy. With all the resulting sunshine I wanted to be able to plant something around the stump but the ivy had to go. I knew I didn't have the stamina or time to dig it all out and so hired someone this spring to do it for me. He, fortunately, had had experience digging ivy out of his own yard and so dug mine out. He said that you have to dig down to where the roots stop (and that was about 12 or 15 inches down) otherwise the ivy would just regenerate. An alternative, if your ivy is sort of localized, is just to let it be and surround it with a border of some sort so that it can't snake along the ground and root as it goes then when it starts to leap over the border just cut it back to that edge.

    Yesterday was wonderful here as well. Mid 60's. I got some bushes pruned back for the coming (I hope) spring, some perennial tops cut back, some raking done and off loaded half a truck load of manure that I got a couple of weeks ago at a local horse farm. So nice to be outside actually doing something!

    Today it snowed a little again this morning, has gotten much much colder, and is supposed to go down to 10 tonight. What fun!

    Victoria in Indiana

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    1. I appreciate the info on the Ivy. That stuff is hard to get rid of. I pull one long root and it lifts three more out of the soil. I thought maybe after I pull up all that is visible, then I would carefully spray any new growth with Roundup. That might work. :)

      Can you believe how quickly the weather can change? It is supposed to get down to 25 tonight. And you had more snow!! Oh my! Well spring can't be far away!

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  6. Eli is a cutie.

    Bonnie will be joining the farm team this summer in their adventures. She had made peace with the cats, chickens and cattle.

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    1. Thank you! Bonnie is a cutie pie too. Puppies are so easy to love!

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  7. I think Weetie want Eli to know that she is the Daddy's girl.
    77 degrees?!!
    We are in a snowstorm right now!
    Jane x

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  8. Sorry to hear about another snow storm!! Yes, we are showing Weetie extra attention right now so she won't feel too hurt.

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