Puppy update

The puppies are now 6 weeks old these pictures were taken at 5 week. They all have great personalities.

I make up pet names for all of them the first one is Curly Girl, the second Lucy, the third Stumpy, the fourth Chip. Stumpy is very short to the ground its just funny to see him run.

Lucy and Stumpy are both sold. She is keeping curly girl and Chip is being DNA tested to see what color pups he would throw he is the only male of the bunch. You can get a dogs DNA tested for $150.00.

The puppies mom Little Lady went home with our daughter and kids a few days ago we had started weening prior to this and they were only with mom at nighttime. I am feeding them food 3 x a day and they are drinking water really good. They love the grass and trying to run in it. They like to bite and chew on each other just to hear each other cry. The wrestle, play and love to be petted on. Curly girl rolls over for a tummy rub.

Taking care of this batch of pups has been fun but I would not want to do it all the time it is a lot of work cleaning up after puppies and keeping their area sterilized.

Zoee has taken on the job of the surrogate mom babysitting them on the back porch while they are in their handmade play pen area.

These pups are using the puppy pads in both locations as well as potting in the grass when outdoors.

These pups have been a good change of pace from the everyday routine of staying home and out of the general public.

Life is good and puppies make me smile.

Bahia grass seed

In the field behind us there has been Bahia grass planted for years and years. I have taken lots of pictures in these fields over the years.

When the Bahia goes to seed it makes these shoots and they are so much fun to photograph.

The rusty colored seed stalks against the creamy green background makes for a nice picture.

The beauty in something so simple shows us life is all about the little things.

Rainy day mushrooms

When it rains we always get lots of mushrooms growing in the yard and the pasture.

We had a fairy ring of a bunch of mushrooms in the pasture and some scattered mushrooms in the yard and pasture.

Mushrooms come in all shapes and sizes and some have more texture than others.

I find them intriguing to get pictures of because you really want to show off the definition of them to capture their true beauty.

Mushrooms can be quite photogenic if given the chance.

The beauty of Texas Sage

Texas Sage is a beautiful shrub I love the color gray/green color of the leaves and the flowers are so beautiful and fuzzy.

Ours keeps growing leggy so I think after it blooms this time I am cutting it way back to make it bushier.

Colors everywhere in the landscape can always put a smile on your face and a twinkle in your eyes.

Lots and lots of Cardinals

The cardinals around here are also known as red birds.

We have so many juveniles right now I guess it is a group of teens hanging out. As teens they go through changes with their feathers and sometimes they look a little scraggly.

I love sitting outside while they are eating they get use to seeing you. I love the sounds and whistles the red birds make.

I am always hearing new bird sounds but I do not always find the bird to identify it.

The sights and sounds of nature and the wildlife that surround us allows us time to take a deep breath, relax and enjoy it.

Chilling like a dove

I was able to grab a few pictures of some dove.

The first one was in a feeder checking out the second dove in the water. The one in the terra cotta saucer was using it as a chill out station. I had placed a few smaller containers of water for the birds on that side of the yard. The saucers work out well and are easy to clean.

Doves are beautiful birds their movement is so graceful and they seem so carefree.

Capture nature with your camera and enjoy all that wildlife has to offer.

Mangave Red Wing

Mangave is a cross of Manfreda x Agave.

They are somewhat of a hybrid plant they combined the growth and pattern of the Manfreda with the refinement of the Agave.

I found these two plants I have on clearance at Lowes. Regular price for a 2 quart container was $15.00 but I only paid $5.00 each.

My favorite way to get new plants is on sale but especially on clearance.

The Terra Cotta pots I bought about 20 of them around 15 years ago from Garden Ridge Pottery I really miss that store.

We have added a rock garden area to our side deck and everything over there is sedum, succulents or cactus type plants. We put in almost 2 yards of pea gravel.

We still have not figured out if we are power washing and staining again or painting this deck area lots of boards have been replaced already. We will wait until the temperatures are cooler to actually do this. This deck area is two levels the upper level is 10′ x 30′ feet the lower is 12′ x 20′ this will take several days to get this job done.

Rock gardens areas with water are really pretty so I am thinking about a large tall fountain type pot the ones I really like are glazed and around $500.00 but this would look good in the center of the area. I have never spent that much money on a pot but for a fountain I think it might just be worth it.

I can always come up with new projects for the house or the yard and I love working in both areas.

3 week old pups

The pups are now 3 weeks old.

When I turn the light on in the morning they all stand up in the box and look at me with wagging tails.

Then I say ” Good morning Puppies” and they all start whining lol.

This batch of puppies is so cute but so different than litter #1.

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