We hope you like it and we beg of you to feel free to snag this for yourselves, it is not 'locked'...
We hope you will have a wonderfur Christmas. And before we know it it will be 2017!!
Pipo reused last week's selfie, but Minko obliged with a new one...and so did Dog-Guy.
Anypaws we sure hope you will enjoy this season of Joy and Hope, Peace and Blessings.
We are deep in the midst of winter here, even though the calendar says it will still not be offurcially winter for a few more days. MOL! Tell that to the weather maker:)
There is a deep blanket of snow here, and the temp is 12F (-11.1C). Brrr! And tonight we may see the thermometer dip down to the zero mark or even colder. Too Cold!! Just too cold. And wind, oh my it howls and blows the snow all around. The roads are a mess and the plows have a hard time keeping up. So we all take extra time to go anywhere away from home, and if we can we just stay home. Of course us furryones love that:)
|A tree in the neighbor's yard|
|This years unburned wood pile...|
|Wanna sit here for a while? The chairs have some nice soft cushions on them...|
|We might be able to melt some snow if we used the BBQ!!|
|Left over purple coneflower heads|
|Remember this tree from the spring? Its our weeping cherry tree.|
|We would love to see this again! Spring cannot come soon enough!|
|Pawppy has a new toy to help in clearing the big snows, and it is getting good usage already.|
|Pawppy sure can make that snow fly!|
|Pipo is bird watching, while Minko just sleeps...|
|All these birdies are American Goldfinches in their winter feathering. In summer the males are bright yellow and black, with a bit of white, now they are difficult to tell apart.|
|They love to cling to this feeder 'sock'!|
|Suddenly Minko decides the birds might be interesting afterall, MOL!|
|We see chickadees, juncos, nuthatches and cardinals too. Not too many blue jays or other birds as yet.|
|We are watching the Burd Channel.|
|Waiting a turn on the feeder 'sock'.|
|All the finch 'closeups' are from before we had snow. They were hungry then, now they are ravenous!|
|Male Downy Woodpecker|
|Female Downy Woodpecker...before the snow came...|
|Female Downy Woodpecker|
|Hairy Woodpecker (they are much bigger than the downy, but look similar. The beak is heavier too.)|
|Downy woodpecker (Female)|
|Downy Woodpecker...taking a selfie??|
|Female Red-Bellied Woodpecker|
|Male RedBellied Woodpecker|
|Red Bellied Woodpecker, Male|
|Female Red Bellied Woodpecker|
|Red Bellied Woodpecker, Female|
|Red Bellied Woodpecker, Female|
|Off to see what pawppy is doing...|
|Thanks for cleaning the walkway, but your machine is way too noisy.|
|I want my grass back.|
|Sheesh, its too cold out here!|
Well, Petcretary has been way too busy lately and we apologize on her behalf for the lack of comments in your blogs and responses to them on ours.
She has had the plumbers here again on account of issues that came up after the Thanksgiving week watery messes, some of which included the toilet which was new in April, being ruined by the sediment in the black water after the well was fixed. UGH:(
They also put on new shut off valves to the washer and new hoses to the machine's water supply, the old ones were fixing to burst. Nope we don't need another round of flooding here...no wait...we *did* have that on past Friday night. Petcretary threw in her uniform and some towels, started the machine up and after a bit sat down at her confuser with a coffee and um...she heard a funny noise. Oh No! The washing machine overflowed yet again. (Which it had done after the well was fixed...) For pity's sake, the washer had just been inspected the day before and all was deemed well, except the hoses which were now replaced. So now that man has to come back and determine why this is happening...for the second time. (The water will not shut off...) The wet dry vac is getting good usage...sigh...and the washing machine has to be 'babysat' when we use it to make sure we are there to turn off the water supply at the right time in the cycle. Good grief.
Add the snow removal chores and the constant needing to bash down the icicles and using the roof rake...well, it keeps a peep out of mischief! Hah!
In between all that she wrote and sent out our Christmas cards. And of course some of you will be getting them if I had your address. If she forgot anyone it is not intentional, and she will return a card to whomever she gets any from:)
Dog-guy gets his fun from 'helping' the workers we have been seeing here...but we just go and hide!
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