Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Officially Spring!

I think Rowdy's favorite part of the day that does not include food is our early morning walk.  It is easier on him than the longer afternoon walk, which he still goes along on. I can tell he hurts, but while it still makes him happy and he wants to go, he can go.

I used to try to do a blog post weekly, and I know I have not done so recently.  The tail end of winter is just not a great time to get out with the camera and since this is pretty much a photographic journal for me, I don't like to post when I have no photos.  Things may pick up here now that the weather is improving almost daily.  

Sam has already planted lettuce/arugula under the hoop frame in the garden and done some tilling.  The bees seem to be doing well and the next warm day we have when I am at home I need to open the hives and possibly add more space for them.  I am thankful we had a mild winter and they over-wintered all right.  I may get a honey harvest this year.

One of my recent projects was to build 3 wing jumps.  I needed to add a few jumps to our practice area and decided this was the way to go.  I enjoy building this stuff.

Here is Grover demonstrating his jumping skills.

In a little over a week, Grover and I are attending an all day agility seminar in Huntington WV.  I'm looking forward to it.  While we go to class every week, it will be nice to get input from another source.  It will also be good for Grover to experience a new facility.    Since last August, we have not run anywhere other than the club's practice building and the Fieldhouse in Zanesville.  I hope to go to some trials at other venues again this summer, and it will be nice for Grover to go someplace different prior to

Sam also built me a practice A-Frame, which I have been working on painting.  It is heavy, so once we get it out in the field, it likely won't move very often, but it will be nice to have.

I was just having fun with the camera yesterday, calling Grover through the weave poles.  Rowdy knew there were treats at the end, so he was running along.  

It looks like I will need to get out in my practice field with the mower before too long, doesn't it?  Our neighbors have already mowed.  I think it goes against all Sam believes in to mow before April 1st!  We'll see if he decided to mow the yard today while I am at work.  

I finished a  sweater a couple weeks back and never got any good photos of it until last week.  I absolutely love this sweater.  

I really don't have any projects going right now except a pair of socks, and that is nothing to get excited about, in my opinion.  I'll come up with something soon, I hope.  Meanwhile, I do have spinning ongoing, and a scarf on the small loom.  My big loom is empty and I am trying to decide what to put on it.  I think I may need to get some rugs going.

My son Ian's wedding is coming up in just over 2 months.  We have our airfare booked and I have bought my dress and some new boots and a jean jacket to go with it.  I still have some travel plans to make, but I know the time between now and then will just fly by.    I am really looking forward to the big event.  Both my brothers will be there, both my sons, my mom and Sam's mom and my aunt.  And my sister-in-law, niece and nephews, who I have not seen now in over a year.  It should be a great time.  That and Michelle becoming an "official" member of our family.  I wish everyone could attend, but it is a long way to travel and I understand some people just can't make it.



  1. Sweater is great! I'm looking for cowboy boots for a wedding too. Granddaughter is getting married in May at a dude ranch in Bandera, Tx.

  2. Sweater is great! I'm looking for cowboy boots for a wedding too. Granddaughter is getting married in May at a dude ranch in Bandera, Tx.