Max and Allie

Max  and Allie

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Family Day and me when I was young

Hi blog friends. Sunday is for family!!! Meet my Mother -in law. This picture was taken in 96. Her name is Pat Reed. Toms Dad died in 82 one week after mine exactly!!! My Dad died and we went to Daytoma and while we were gone his Dad died. Pat is still alive and very healthy. She has remarried. In the picture she is wearing a sweet shirt that I gave her Christmas 95, It is
decorated front and back with my needle skills
Pat is getting quite old now but the females live to be close to 100 in her family so we fully expect her to make it!!
A picture of me when I was a pin-up girl back in the day!!!!
Have a good Sunday with family in person or with old pictures.
Love you all lots , Bambi, Happy & fern

Friday, January 29, 2010

5 month old Jake and Amanda

Here is Jake at 5 months. This was taken last September. When I feed him last night I was looking at him and now at 10 months old he is no bigger. I have watched his sister get a lot bigger in the last 5 months, leaving Jake behind. He is a midget!!! Learn something new everyday!!!
This is Amanda. She came to live with us when she was 4 and a half years old. She loved to lay in the sun!! She was a Whippet. She spent 6 years with us before she passed. We loved her very
I hope you have a wonderful week-end!! If you are the many that are going to get sleet tonight,
I would suggest you stay off the roads!!!
Come back soon.
Love you all lots, Bambi, Happy & Fern

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Bambi Late Afternoon and a Camellia

Yesterday was a nice day. We had a high temperature of 63, the sun was out most of the day. It was a very nice winter day. Bambi and I walked 4 times yesterday. When we have good weather we like to get as many walks in as possible. The next might not be as good of a walking day.
The picture above is yesterday late afternoon. The sun had started setting. Shadows were deep.
Bambi felt or smelled something underground. She stopped to smell or feel. There was a mole, I saw the ground move. I talked her out of killing it and we moved on. In her younger day, there would have been no way I could have talked her out of killing that poor mole!!!!!!!!!!
But she is an old girl now and she moves slower and rarely kills anything!!!
We have many many Camellias bushes in our yard. This time of year is there time to shine!!!
The bushes are full of blooms!! I just love them!!! I thank God for them everyday and many more things too!!!
Have a very good day!!!
Thank you so much for coming!!! Come again soon. If you are not a follower, please become one.
Love you all , Bambi, Happy and Fern

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Sweet Friends award and my inside fur family

Madi and Mom and Dog Daze have given my this award. Boy my friends have been showering me with awards a lot lately!! Here gos. In the future, I don't follower direction well. When I have a recipe I can NOT follow it to the letter. I have to change it. The same with a quilt pattern.
I am an original, it has to be my way. That is a flaw in my character!!! So I probably will not do this perfectly right. I never do things perfectly right, not ever!!!
Ten things I like to do.
1- I love to spend time with my husband !!
2- Love to spend time with Bambi, walking her, talking with her, brushing her ect....... 3-Love to sleep with Happy up against my tummy.
4-love my computer !!
5- love blogging
6-love getting comments
7-love feeding the birds and watching them
8-love feeding the coons-fox-possums ect..........
9-love my Granddaughter
10- love my grown kids

Now I am suppose to pick others for this award, I am not going to do that. If you would like to take this award for something to blog about, please do!!!! It is all yours!!! Blog friends have learned something about me today!! Not a rule follower!!!

Here is a picture of my fur family out side on the patio, just hanging out. There are really very good friends. They LIKE one another!!
Thank you all for coming!!! I love company that I don't have to clean house for!!!!!!!!!!
Come back soon.
Love ya lots, Bambi, Happy & Fern

Monday, January 25, 2010

A Sweet Girl and an award

Hay blog friends. Bambi here looks like she just did something she feels guilty about. What do you think?? What does her look tell you??
An award from Coco!!! Thank you so much Coco. You are so sweet to give us this very nice award. To teach a dog to high five is a real trick!!! Maybe if you started when they were young!
Does anyone out there have a dog that will high five you?? If so please tell me!!
I am suppose to pick 5 or 10 blogger to pass this on too but I am going to skip that part. If you would like to have it, you are welcome to the award.
Thanks for coming to visit and read my blog. I love you all!! Bambi and Fern

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Family Day

Hi friends!! I hope your Sunday is going well. Ours is!!
The picture is of my Mother and her dentist. Mother was at her dentist's retirement party. He had been her dentist for 24 years. She loved her dentist. And to his credit he took very good care of the teeth. She took them to her grave. In that picture she was 80 years old. I think she looked pretty good for her age. Of course she did color her hair.
I love when you come to visit!!! Come back soon!! Leave a comment and tell me how I am doing.
Love you all lots, Fern

Friday, January 22, 2010

A Nice Day

Hay dear friends, today is so different than yesterday !!!!! The sun is shining and it is 68 degrees, a beautiful day !!!! The Camellias are blooming and happy!!!!!
Have a very good week-end !!!! We plan to.
Love you all lots, Bambi, Happy & Fern

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Part 2 - Christmas in Janurary

Hay friends, Bambi opening her belated Christmas!! There is a couple of first for Bambi in her Xmas box!!! One is beef-hide!! She had never had any before!! She is very fond of it!!! I gave her a little bit at a time. She wants it all the time. She will go stand near where I keep it and she points at it for a hour. She is very passionate about it!!

This morning we had a real bad thunder storm. We had 5 inches of rain in 4 hours. We had hail. There was a lot of flooding around Town. Maybe 2 tornadoes. We here at Reeds, no flooding, no tornadoes, just a lot of rain and lightening. I stayed off the computer until all had passed. I thank Tom for no flooding !!! He has done a lot of work sculpting the land so that when we have a inch of rain in an hour it runs off where he wants it to go.
The other first is a Frisbee. She has never had a Frisbee before. She is very interested in it but can't figure out what to do when I throw it to her. She can catch a ball so I think she will figure it out !!

Thanks for coming.

Love you all lots, Bambi and Fern

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Christmas in January Part one

Hi friends, Diane, Jazzi's Mom came up with a very fun idea last December!! A gift exchange!!~

We all thought that was a good idea and we put our names in the pot. Jazzi drew names and Diane let us know who we got. It was great fun. Bambi got Madi's name. The one that got Bambi's name never sent a gift. So Bambi didn't get anything but what her Dad got her. Diane was in no way responsible for that. It was the luck of the draw!!! Bless her heart she sent Bambi a Christmas box full of gifts!!!!! It came yesterday afternoon late. We opened it after dinner last night. Here are 3 pictures of her getting her Christmas gifts. Part 2 will come tomorrow.
I can never get the pictures right!!! Look at them from bottom to top!!!!!!!!!!
Thank-you Diane thank-you!!!! Bambi is having a ball with the squeaky toys and she loves the
beef hide chips A LOT!!!!!!! She has paid not attaching to the pink monkey yet. Part two of the pictures will come tomorrow and I will try to put them in right order!!!!
Love you lots, Bambi, Happy & Fern

Monday, January 18, 2010

An Award from Stella, Gunther, & Betty

Hay friends, the other day my good friends, Stella, Gunther & Betty gave me an award!!!! Thank-you so very much!!! Showing some love is something I do well!! I an a lover of all animals!!! Two legged or four legged!!! So this is very fitted to me. I am suppose to give it to five other loving people, so here gos.
Sue from Maggie and Mitch
Lynn from Rocky Creek Scotties
Cecilia from Potpourri in N. C.
Diane from Jazzi's world
Phyllis from Crumbs of Happiness
All these ladies are very loving people!! They spread the love very day!!!
Love you all lots, Bambi, Happy and Fern

Sunday, January 17, 2010

My Grandmother and me

Sunday is for family.

This is a picture of my Grandmother and me just one year before she died. She was 97 years old
there without a hair on her head. She wore this awful wig she got at a dime store when she went out. But when you can make it to that ripe old age it really doesn't matter. She lived to 98 and 10 months old. She died of a massive stroke, and the Doc. said she went really fast and probably didn't know what hit her.

She was a very sweet lady and my Dad and I really missed her.

Thanks for coming to read my blog!! I love all my blog friends so much!! You all mean a lot to
me!!! Come back real soon.
Love you lots, Fern

Friday, January 15, 2010

Our Fur Family

Hi friends,
We are back in Fla. today!!!! Yey !! The temperature is up to 65. Now I normally don't think 65 is warm, but after 14 days of living in Boston weather 65 is real nice!!! It is not real sunny today, kinda overcast. We are suppose to have 2 to 3 inches of rain tomorrow!!

Above is our sweet Bambi, a 12 year old rescue dog that has lived in her forever home 11 years and 11 months.

Below is our rescue cat that has lived in her forever home for 12 years, Happy. She has that name because she seemed so happy when she first came here!!! When you got in bed at night she would come and sit on your chest and look down into your eyes and drool on your face while purring up a storm.

Miss computer is feeling much better today! She hasn't done any strange things!! Yay!!

Happy to be able to come and talk to you all today. Happy it is warmer, and happy it is Friday,
Tom will be home all day for 2 days!! I am happy today thank God!!!!!!
Love you all lots, Bambi, Happy & Fern

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Hi friends,
Mary here, She says,

I'm just saying !!

Fern here, I tried to load 3 pictures, only this one would load.
When my spy wear is working my computer can't do anything else. And I haven't been able to do much all day.

Maybe tomorrow I can post.

Love you guys, Bambi, Happy, Fern

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

My birthday Clematis

My birthday Clematis has lived it life and it is on its last legs. It popped up Dec. 21st, my birthday was the 22. This summer bloomer had sent just one flower out just for me. A birthday present from God. It stayed out there with 14 degrees, 16 degrees, 18 degrees mornings, morning after morning. We had one day since my birthday it did not get above 32 degrees all day long. That clematis stayed beautiful , true white!!! It never froze!! For 23 days it stayed true white in the worst cold Florida has seen since they have been keeping records!!

A true gift from God!!!!!

Thank-you God!!!!!!

Thanks for coming to read my blog.

Love you all lots, Bambi, Happy, & Fern

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A painting of Joker-- Picture of Joker-- A rose

Hi friends
This is a painting of one of my rescue dogs-- Joker. My mother painted this of him in the late
80's. It is a good painting and I appreciated it very much. She gave it to me one Christmas.
Joker was bought by a couple who made their living showing dogs. Joker was an Ibsen Hound. At the time there was very few in the US. They bought him when he was a puppy. They had planned to show him and put him out for stud. Joker turned out not to be a good breed dog He was too tall and too long and had a bad bite. We rescued him from them. They had given him away but the people kept bring him back. He was 5 and a half when we got him. We walked everyday kind of like Lulu and Bogart does. Joker was an lets go kind of guy!! He would have been happy to walk all day long!!!!
Something to remind us that it will be spring someday! It will warm up!! We have had 12 days of below 24 degrees and we are sick of it!!!
Love you comments!! Kari will you leave an email or blog address???
Thank-you all for your friendship!!!! Love ya, Fern

Monday, January 11, 2010

Coons & A Baby Quilt

This little baby quilt is not straight, but then none have ever been really straight! That quilt was my 3 or 4 quilt ever made by me. It was funny to me when I started quilting, that I could make a pair of slacks that fit very well and it was so hard to make a square - - straight quilt.
Below is 3 of my coons. I should not say MY coons. They really don't belong to me. I belong to them!!!!! It takes 50 lbs of dog food to feed them every week. We keep a container in the freezer that has things that are eatable that we have thrown away like cooked potatoes skins, beet tops, celery tops, carrots tops, broccoli outer tough parts ect. Once a week all that gets put in a big pot with liquid that has been saved from cooking something and 2 cups of white rice and cooked until done. That is given to the coons and fox and possums. nothing is wasted here. We feed everybody!!
Kari my commenter that leaves very nice comments for me. Is there anyway that I can talk back to you??? Please can this be a two way????
Thank-you sweet friends for your comments and your friendship!!! You mean so much to me,
Come back and talk to me! Comment and become a follower!!! Lets all be friends and love one another!!! Wouldn't it be a great world!!!
Love you all lots, Bambi, Happy and Fern

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Daddy and me and the little trailer

Sunday is for family.
We lived in that 12 foot trailer for another year after that picture was taken. I have my Daddy's eyes. He couldn't see either. I am legally blind in my right eye. I don't see real good out of my good eye!! I am an a mess!!
My Dad was the best part of my then family tho.
Miss Computer is not happy today.
Kari I love all your comments, thank-you. I would love to come to your blog to talk to you. Do you have a way for me to come talk to you???
Kas, thanks for your comments. I have been to your blog today and spent 45 minutes trying to load your comments so I could talk to you, it would not load. Kas is in Australia. They are in to hot weather!!!! We wish she could send some to us!!
Will try to blog tomorrow !!
Love you all lots, Fern

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Happy Pictures

It has been another Cold night!!! So I thought I would put some happy pictures on to help cheer you all up. This cold is getting OLD!!! I want to be back in Florida where I live. I don't like the COLD!!
Here is my Sweet Bambi !! This is the sweetest dog you will ever meet. She spends her life trying to please her family. It makes her happy to do something right. You tell her she is a good girl and she is so happy. When she does something wrong, she gets so sad and she will try to make up with you and she is so cute doing that, that you can't help but laugh and then she just wags her tail all over her body. She is a very special girl.
The picture is a young me and the dog love of my life, Bruce. Bambi is a very close second tho.
Bruce was another pleaser. He just wanted to please!!!! And boy did he !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
He went to work with me every day. .When he needed to be sweet, he was and when he needed to be protective he was!!! I loved that dog so much.

Here is one of the hummers that come to visit each spring. I never get many like I have seen in others pictures. Only a few. And I have tried to feed over winter but that has never worked.
I am happy with the hummingbirds that I get. I really don't need any more.

We are suppose to get 3 more very cold nights and then a warming trend.. I surely hope THEY are right. This cold needs to leave Florida.
See you all tomorrow.
Stay warm, Bambi, Happy and Fern

Friday, January 8, 2010

January - 8 - 2010

Hay dear friends. Blogger is not letting me load pictures today. I don't know what is wrong. Or miss Computer is not happy. It might be both!! She is doing funny things.
Last night it did not freeze but was real close to the freezing mark. Already toay it is 33 and it is not noon yet. So no temperture change from night to day.
We are suppose to go down to 18 degrees tonight. When it is so cold you have to turn off the outside water. That means on hose to put fresh water out for all the critters. I don't know how you do it up north but Tom has a water tank and it is on a hand truck so it can be moved from place to place for the job everyday of putting out fresh water for all the critters. How do you do it up north ????

Sorry no pictures today.

Love you all, Fern

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Award on Jan 4th post

Hay blog friends.

Monday Rocky Creek Scotties gave us an award! Tom and I have been learning how to follow the instructions every since. We have been working on the post and I was ready to post today. I clicked on publish post and it is in line with Mondays post.
I don't know how to get it up to todays post. Lynn do you know how to do that??
Friends that have won the award will not find the award on this page.

Anybody that knows how to fix this let me know and I'll try.

I love all my blog friends so much, you all are going to teach me how to use a computer!!


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Pretty Boy and Bambi

Good morning blog pals. We lived through another cold night!!! When it is this cold everybody should think of the poor animals that can't be brought in. The birds, coons, possums, fox, even the squirrels need water. If you do not feed the birds do so while it is so cold. You can give them bread crumbs, apple peel anything you might be put in the garbage that an animal would eat. Ever dog food a bird will eat if they are hungry enough. I have water out everywhere for the animals. Please put water out if you don't have any water outside for the animals that will need to be replenished everyday. They need the water!!!
The past few nights I have had a lot more coons then usual. They are having a hard time finding food. Pretty Boy up there is almost 8 now.
Sweet Bambi. I love that dog so much. She says I'm just saying !!!!!
Stay warm friends!!! THEY say it is going to be one of the coldest winters in a very long time!!!
Love ya lots, Bambi, Happy & Fern

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Clematis and a Camellia

Hay blog friends, happy cold day!!! Over half our U S is in a hard freeze!! We are too!!

Camellias do not freeze. They get nipped but really not hurt. I love them so much. I have 18. When we were on our walkies this am I counted them.

The top picture is my birthday present from God. It is a clematis and it has been freezing every night for 4 nights with last night down to 20 degrees. The Clematis is still there!!!
Not frozen!! That bloom has been out there since the 21 of December. With no protection.
A Miracle !!!!
Have a wonderful day, Bambi, Happy & Fern

Monday, January 4, 2010

An Award form Scotties

I want to thank Rocky Creek Scotties Adventures

for passing The Superior Scribbler Award to us. We are honored. And of course there are rules! And here are the rules: Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most deserving Bloggy Friends.

Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author and the name of the blog from whom she/he has received The Award. Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on her/his blog, and link to This Post, which explains The Award. Each Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit This Post and add her/his name to the Mr Linky List. That way, we'll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives This Prestigious Honor! Since there are in excess of 1300 winners, we expect most of you have already received it. If you have, please accept it again. Today we pass the award to:

1 is Vicky -- from L A Quilter

Vicky has a dog named Penny. Penny is very cute puppy.

2 is Chris -- from Cats on my Quilts

Chris has two cats that keep getting on her quilts.

3 is Jen --- from Cre8tive Quilter

Jen is a wife and mother and a very prolific quilter

4 is Phyllis -- from Crumbs of Happiness

Phyllis is a single lady who is out of work.. She is an animal lover and quilter and bird lover

5 is Tonya --from Lazy Gal Quilting

Tonya has 4 cats, The head cat has kidney trouble and Tonya has been taking Poky to the vets for fluid 2 or 3 times a week for many many months!!!

There I think we ( Tom & me ) have done this right!!! I hope any way. Thank you Lynn and Cecilia for your help and teaching us to set up links. It is not easy for me who has not even been on the computer a year yet.

I will see you all tomorrow dear friends. Love you , Fern

Happy is in the house!!! Then it is cold outside you can bet she is in the house. Happy is a southern cat. She doesn't like the cold at all!!! It has been real cold. It is cold enough to snow but we don't have the dampness so it will not snow today, but they are talking about it maybe Wednesday night.
We lost are tomatoes Saturday night!!!! We will miss them like crazy!! They have been giving and giving all summer and fall and right up till Saturday night. We had fresh tomatoes Saturday night for dinner!!! We will start new seeds in February for our spring and summer garden.
It is always fun to see the little green shoots come up from the soil.
Today is Karen's Birthday. Happy Birthday Karen!!! I wish I knew how to post links but I do not. I would tell you all to go over and say Happy Birthday to her. Maybe I'll learn before the day is done!!
I love all my blog friends so much!! You all do so so much for my good health!! Mentally and my body you help everyday. That is why I am going to try to blog everyday. I am on the computer way too much but so what, you make me happy!!!! I comment a few times than Bambi and I go out and walk. Then back on and more comments.
Love you, Bambi, Happy & Fern

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Aunt Fern and her husband and me in the early 80's

Good Sunday morning to you all out there in blog land. It is a cold morning but no as cold as they said it was going to be thank the Lord.

The picture is of my name-sake and her husband and me in the early eighty's. Sunday is for family.

The answer to the question What is blooming ---- is the first picture is a tomato plant. Our tomatoes where cherry tomatoes and they have been WONDERFUL. We had such a very good crop this growing season. They are through for this growing season and we will start seeds in February for 2010 crop.
The second and third picture is jalapeno0 peppers. A man in the park where Tom has his shop gave him 6 jalapeno peppers in June because he bought the wrong kind of peppers. They are miniature hot peppers and they too have been wonderful in our stir-Fry's all this summer and fall and winter and are showing no sign of slowing down. There are in pots and can be brought in the back patio to keep them from being hurt from the cold.
You all did pretty good with some doing very well!!!!
Thank-you for playing! I love the plants!

Ms Sew ans Sew do you know how to be a follower ?? I could not find your follow button on your blog.

See you all tomorrow!! Leave a comment and tell me what you are thinking about.
Love you all Fern

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy-- Boss Kitty

Happy New Year-- day two ! My birthday Clematis is surely very special! It is still out there as pretty as it was 12 days ago. I can't believe it. We are suppose to have very cold temperatures this next week. Going down in the teens. Of course we have had them down in to the twenties and it had not hurt that beautiful clematis!!!

Happy was asking for something to eat this noon when we were eating lunch. Tom snapped this picture of Happy. She is the boss of this household !! Today is our anniversary. She has been here 12 years today. 12 years ago she just walked up and said I have been watching you and, now I have chosen you to be my people.

For those of you who have taken a guess at what is blooming in the pictures in yesterday's blog, I will tell you all tomorrow what is blooming. OK ?

If you are not a follower yet, please become a follower.
I love your comments, so tell me what you are thinking.
Come back tomorrow to find out what is blooming.

Love you all lots, Happy, Bambi and Fern

Friday, January 1, 2010

Guess what is blooming

Tom took these pictures today to see if you could guess what we are growing the first day of this new year. Can you guess what we are growing ???
And can you guess what this is ???

Tom took two pictures of these to gave you a better change. Have you figured them out ??
Tom is a wonderful photographer!!! He does so much better then I can do.
Once he took a picture of a truck air born !!!!!!!!

This is my second post today. If you have not seen the earlier post please go back one because you will not want to miss another one of Tom's photo's.
I am going to try to post everyday this year. Lets see who long that will last. But I am going to try !!!!!
Love you all lots, Bambi and Tom and Fern

2010 - Camellia

I ask Tom to take a picture of a Camellia yesterday! He took this one. I thought it was a good choice. This Camellia represents the hope that I have for this new year!! I hope it is a vibrant
and prosperous year for us all!!
We need 2010 to be a lot better than 09 was.
I wish you all a very good new year!!!!
Big big hugs, Bambi, Happy & Fern