Narnia at the Farm

Narnia at the Farm

Everybody look for the Lion…

 
I’m sleeping with the dogs at the farm for the next 10 nights, and keeping the home fires burning for my brother. He has run away to Hawaii, the shit.

After swearing at the coffee maker that I couldn’t get to “coffee” (again – this happened to me this past summer when I “farm-sat”, and this time, Aubrey showed me step-by-step what to do – nothin’. His coffee maker will not make me a single cup of coffee.), and swearing at the wood-pile that didn’t want to give up a few sticks of wood to get the fire going in the the airtight stove (at least I won that battle), I took the dogs out into a Winter Wonderland.

Kaylee was stunned, ecstatic, and overjoyed with the amount of snow at the farm. She plowed non-stop through snow up to her neck in places. Bert and Ernie caught a bit of her joy bug and romped around with her, when normally, they usually all kind of cut away in different directions during morning runs.

Aubrey also showed me how to get Netflix up and running on his bedroom TV yesterday, you know, so I could take my new “No Netflix” lifestyle and just pitch it out a window and get all addicted again on Night 1. “You don’t even need to sign in!” he exclaimed. “See? Just turn it on!”

“Sign in to your account.” Is actually what comes up on that screen when I turn it on.

Thanks, Aub. Either your instructions suck, or I have become Tech Stupid (and that’s very possible).

I did get this glorious photo, though – which is now a Christmas Card at Les Becker Designs (you should buy one to send to your Gramma).

And I got the fire going, Former Girl Guide that I am! The farmhouse had better still be standing when I get back out there tonight.

Winter sport in Wawa, ON…

Winter sport in Wawa, ON…

Snow-Covered DogTaken January 12, 2017 with Samsung Galaxy S6© Les Becker

Snow-Covered Dog
Taken January 12, 2017 with Samsung Galaxy S6
© Les Becker

In Wawa, We Papoose 'Em.Taken January 14, 2017 with Samsung Galaxy S6© Les Becker

In Wawa, We Papoose ‘Em.

This is how Ky and Carson dressed to go dog-walking with me. I got to lead (or be led by) both dogs, something that hasn’t happened since late fall. They seemed to fall back into old habits pretty well at first, but I did discover one thing the hard way: both Kaylee and Ringo want to chase snow machines.

There are a lot of snow machines on the streets of Wawa.

I can ski now, though. Sort of.

It’s Good to be Home…

It’s Good to be Home…

I Think He Missed MeTaken January 6, 2017 withSamsung Galaxy S6© Les Becker

I Think He Missed Me
Taken January 6, 2017 with
Samsung Galaxy S6
© Les Becker

This is how Ringo and I spent most of today. The drive back from Wawa was good and I made great time, but I think I was gone too long to suit Ringo.

I think next trip, I maybe, kinda, probably, might take him with me.

A New (for me) Fur-Baby!

A New (for me) Fur-Baby!

Photo ©Kyla Ward, April 16, 2016

Photo ©Kyla Ward, April 16, 2016

Meet Ringo! He’s a 7-year-old American Bulldog hailing from Georgia and most recently Florida.

I get to be Foster Mom to the little dude – he belongs to a very dear friend’s son, and he fits right in with our weird little pack of all-sorts.

Mothra Strikes Again…

Mothra Strikes Again…

My Favourite Jeans.Of Course.Taken March 4, 2016 withSamsung Galaxy S3

My Favourite Jeans.
Of Course.

Taken March 4, 2016 with
Samsung Galaxy S3

The cute little girl-cat-turned-boy-cat-that-has-grown-to-unforeseen-monstrous-proportions-considering-he’s-maybe-only-9-months-old has got himself a new favourite activity.

He eats my clothes.

It started with socks and underwear.

Then he moved up to pajama pants and the straps of my camisole shirts (followed quickly by the bellies of my camisole shirts), the sleeves of my long-sleeved (ha!) jersey shirts that are part of my work uniform, and the ribbing along the bottom of both of my sweat shirts.

I don’t have a lot of clothes – on purpose. I’ve been “smallering” now for years, and my wardrobe consists mostly of two full sets of work uniforms and maybe three full sets of my “non-work uniforms”, because, especially in the winter, no one can see what I’m wearing, so I just wear the same damned thing all the time.

And now the F-ing cat (newly re-named yet again, this time to “Mothra”) has eaten a hole in one of my two pairs of jeans.

The weather had better warm up fast and soon, at this rate.

Random Song-for-the-Day: “Cake by the Ocean” – DNCE

He Sleeps the Sleep of Hell’ry Raised…

He Sleeps the Sleep of Hell’ry Raised…

Tricksy Sleepin

Poor, Exhausted Cat
Taken January 28, 2016 with
Samsung Galaxy S3
© Les Becker, 2016

Tricksy spent the entire morning chasing one old cat or the other, and wrestling the dog.

As I write this, all of the animals are asleep in the same room, at the same time. Things could go to hell in a hand-basket in very short order.

Hopefully, I’ll post again tomorrow…

Random Song for-the-Day: “Hold On” – Walk Off The Earth

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