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Friday This and That

It's Friday!! It's been a busy week but a good one. We got rain and with it very cool temperatures that have us all in Texas singing because, well, Summer is coming and with it very hot temperatures. We are ecstatic for any break from hot weather, trust me. Keeping our Spring long and drawn out is a good thing. The plants love it too as they are all in full and happy bloom mode.
Lantana starting to bloom. The butterflies love this!

Anyway, I just want to share a few things from around the farm. First off, I found a great treat jar and on sale too! for the dogs' treats. Love the chalkboard label and red lid. I placed it on the top shelf of my etagere:

Then I redid the mantel. I found this terrific horse head in Canton. It had $20 on it but when I asked the man how much he'd take for it, he said $5. Sold! You should of seen me carrying it around with the plants we bought too....dumb me, I didn't bring a wagon.
Of course, I had to place all my vintage horse books next to him:

I also put my wreath holder with my Spring wreath on the mantel in the center and added some things on the other, now that I'm looking at the picture, I'm not sure I like it. I'll have to fix that next time. It'll do for now though:

Bruce will take the dogs out one at a time and work on their listening skills. He took Buddy out first and didn't have the camera so before he took Herbie out, he came in and grabbed it and took some shots of Herbie in the field and pond. Buddy did great...listened and did what he was told. Herbie did fine until he spotted the cattle next door and he had to give chase. Fortunately, he came back when Bruce called him. I love this picture of him (he had spotted the cattle at this time):

Love all the seed heads around him. It's such a great picture. I'm only sorry we didn't get one of Buddy as well. Oh well, next time!

Have a great weekend!


  1. I always enjoy reading about your adventures on the farm! Such a beautfiul place! We had 5 inches of rain and temps were so cool yesterday and today. It has been in the nineties here in Florida so we enjoyed the little cool front too! I am loving that horse head and what a deal! Great picture of Herbie....:) We have been working with Sadie on listening too...she's been a pretty quick study on what we've taught her so far. I love my fur baby! Have a fabulous weekend...Vicky

    1. Thanks Vicky! And yay for rain and cooler temps! I just couldn't resist the horse head...and especially for $5. Not a thing wrong with him either other than a tiny chip on one ear. The boys do better individually...Buddy especially gets to watching Herbie and wanting to play instead of listening. Probably would have been better to start with one and then get another after the other one was at least 6 mos. old but I couldn't resist either one! Love my fur babies too! You have a wonderful weekend too!

  2. OH- How I wish we were just a tad warmer and had green growing things. We were down to 28 degrees when I got up this morning. A crazy Spring here so far. That is a GREAT horse's head-really large, too. It's perfect on your mantle.

    Love the picture of your fur friend in the can tell he just went on are like kids, aren't they? Happy weekend to you- xo Diana

    1. I guess our summers are like your winters- too long with yucky temp extremes. Although I'd rather be too hot than cold. :)
      Loving my horse! He IS perfect.
      Lol, yep, just like a kid - easily distracted yet so sweet. Happy weekend back!

  3. Love that picture of your pup in the field! Wow- that should be framed and put in a gallery!

    1. My husband has always been a good photographer...mine are never are as good! I think so too! I just love it. Thank you.

  4. The best photos are the ones that tell a story. That's what makes the one of Herbie so interesting. It's easy to see he's interested in something out yonder...but the viewer doesn't know what it is (well, WE do, but you know what I mean).

    Can't believe you got that horse head for five bucks! Yesterday I went to Brimfield (yes, AGAIN LOL) and got a cabinet that was marked $35 and without asking the vendor just said $20. Score!!

    Send some warm weather our way por favor. Yesterday was lovely, but today a bit chilly. I don't think I'm ever gonna get started on the garden!

  5. Yes, if we didn't know the story, the photo would still grab your attention! I'm thinking it would make the most beautiful painting. (I keep finding things to paint!). My sister actually laughed at me when I told her about the horse head. She thought I'd lost it. Lol. But $5! I was not going to pass him up....I probably would of paid the $20 for it but lucky me!
    Our weather is cooler than usual too...what a strange year this has been. I'll send you warmer if you send cool down here. :-)

  6. Your home is like a paradise on earth Cecilia - beautiful photo of the field with Herbie in it! Love your $5 score, looks perfect there!

    1. It is beautiful! But before you get jealous, paradise has scorpions and snakes. Yikes! Fortunately we don't see too many snakes and the house can be treated for the scorpions. Lol. I'll handle those issues for my beautiful surroundings though! Thanks for stopping in, Vel.

  7. Wow - what a find - love that Horse !!!
    And you must relish every single second you spend at the farm - it looks so magnificent from where I sit!

    1. Isn't he grand? I fell in love the minute I saw him...couldn't believe it when the man told me $5. I was like, 5? And he was like, well I was asking $20. So I told him $5 was great, I'd take it! Lol.

      I do relish every.single.second I'm there and can hardly stand to leave. Heaven on earth for sure!


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