cody bear's friends

are we ready for chooks?
April 30, 2010, 6:12 pm
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a few weeks ago i had a crazy idea.  crazy.

“i’m getting chickens.”  the notion just popped up.  i like eggs, but i don’t like eating them because chickens are treated sooo badly at the farms.  (i know this.  i’ve been to the big chicken farms.  bad)

so i knew one chicken would be enough, but i didn’t want my hen to be lonely and a couple friends were interested in chickens, so we discussed me keeping them all at my house.

well, we’ve researched it.  i even took a class on back yard chook raising.  i still want the chickens.  i just don’t know if i’m ready for the commitment.

here are the class chickens…

my number one issue:  cody bear.  i have a huge yard, but i really think cody bear will circle the coop and want to kill them.  i think the chickens will be stressed.  and i want happy chickens.  happy, stress free chickens.

but, i think he would like a farm fresh egg every now and then. 

do you have chickens?


wordless tailgatin’
April 28, 2010, 10:38 pm
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things at cody bear’s house
April 24, 2010, 7:03 am
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here’s the news re:……


pickles’ agility teacher moved to the outskirts of town, so we’re sans obstacles.  she has a whole new batch of border collie friends.

and she is obsessed with cody bear, for the most part.

here she is overseeing a few of her border collie friends…

cody bear:

the bear is doing great.  he’s never weighed as much and his gastroparesis is almost a memory. (fingers crossed it stays this way.)  he and pickles and i spent easter at a friend’s.  he may even get re-certified for pet therapy.  and most importantly, he loves that pickles loves him.


(that’s the cat, mind you) spree is still trying to find ways to kill me.


well, i have had an interesting month.  got super-weird sick.   found out i have been accepted at a local gallery for my nature photography.  joined a creepy health club.  and mostly…i’ve just been busy.

i….i…i have to go.   my cat is staring at me.  i either need to feed her….or run.

season of industry!
April 15, 2010, 3:30 pm
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they’re back!  i’ve missed them so.  the bees. the native bees.

the honeybees have been here for a while now, but now that the cactus flowers are starting to bloom, . . . .things are getting exciting!

here is one being a little shy….

this cactus bloom was about 8 feet in the air.  i was standing on a chair about 10 feet away from the cactus.

here comes another one with a not-so-graceful landing….

these are the first two cactus blooms in my yard.  their will be hundreds more.

um….does anyone think i’m a little too excited about this?  it’s ok if you do.  i’m not right in the head when it comes to my little bee friends.

now get back to work.  the bees can’t do everything!

funny ipad post on someone’s blog.
April 9, 2010, 10:43 pm
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check out this person’s funny ipad flow chart!

April 8, 2010, 9:51 pm
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a kiss upon greeting….

insert treat here…
April 8, 2010, 5:52 am
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April 1, 2010, 5:14 pm
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hi!  spring has perked up the dogs, and things are growing again.  i have no plans for the weekend, so maybe i can find some pretty things to photograph.

i found some of these guys in my front yard…

and these guys….

the flowers and weeds are growing out of control in the back yard.  the bees are happy as can be! 

what are you doing this weekend?