Thursday, February 11, 2016

Projects, Snakes & Puppies- Oh My !

 This pattern I just love, gonna be my next project. Dug around in my stash and pulled out suitable plaids, no fabric shopping needed.  Once started I want to get it finished.  Too many UFO's in my closet.

Found a beautiful print to use as a quilt back for a kit I have stashed.  Colors are more of a gold, camera flash washed it out.

  Weather is so warm this week, it will be nice to sit out for a little while.  I enjoy watching Moose and Dreamer munch hay.  They grab wisps of the bermuda with muscular lips, amazing how they can grasp just what they want from a hay pile. It's like a kid picking at his brussels sprouts, Moose and Dreamer would rather eat alfalfa every meal.

My peaceful scene was disrupted when I spotted a strange object next to my chair. Right under the mesquite tree that would provide shade later in the afternoon.  Ick, it was a snake, a Coach Whip !  Better than a rattler, but still a snake. Something didn't look right, I poked at him with my walking stick and realized he was dead.
  Poor DH had the task of digging out Mr. Coach Whip.  He said the snake didn't have a mark on him, perhaps he died of starvation and cold because his body was stuck tight.
There must be another entrance to that snake hole, or was it a mouse hole? Did the snake go inside and find a chamber to turn around in? Maybe he caught a mouse, ate it and was too fat to escape. Oh my goodness, so many questions about the death of a snake. (((sigh)))

Poppet is running, running. His black ears are flapping. Moose has his ears back, showing a little consternation over this flying puppy.  Dreamer is wondering when I'm going to feed him some hay.

Little Poppet is always talking to the horses.  Little does he know.... a bath and grooming session is in store for him.  Hope it's not a wrestling match. His poodle coat is still in the puppy stage, very soft, wavy with no matting.  But he will soon "blow coat" for adult hair to grow in.  I may as well clip him down before matting starts.  Plus, it's so warm now he's always panting.

No resting today, it's too hot now.  Have to wait for later when the sun crosses over and starts to tuck down behind Mustang Mountain.

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