Max and Allie

Max  and Allie

Friday, April 30, 2010

Container Gardening

Here is what I have been doing.... We are not finished yet by a long way.... In these containers are strawberries, oregano, thyme and basil.
The stuff the containers are sitting on is not permanent. Tom is making a structure for the plants to sit on.

Some of my amaryllis.

I have had another good day!! I hope you have as well!!! Seven days without any dizzy spells!!
Have a wonderful week end dear friends........
lots of love coming your way, Bambi & Fern

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Gardening mostly in pots

Good afternoon friends. I have been out in the yard this morning. Bambi and I took a long walk. I loaded a assortment of pictures today.

The first photo is the tomatoes one year when we had the big garden. We had a very big garden 10 years!! I worked my self to death!!!!! Look at all the beautiful tomatoes. I caned, I pickled

and I jammed!!!! I worked harder than I had ever worked before.

This year most of are garden will be in containers, is in containers!!! I still have some more planting to do. Last year all are garden was in containers.

I thought you might like to see a quilt today. This quilt was at Paducah, Ky in 99's big quilt show. I really liked this quilt.
A picture of me in, I think 2000, I made the collar. I am planing to TRY to get back to sewing. I have been going through my fabric stash looking for fabric that I would like to make shopping bags out of. We always shop with cloth bags. We try not to bring home so much plastic bags!!!!
I hope my body will let me sew, we will see.

By the way, people, I have not had a dizzy spell since last Saturday. If I can get by without one today it will be 5 days in between spells. Maybe they are over for this go around!!!!

Thanks for coming to see me!!! I love your visits.
Love you all lots, Bambi and her Mom, Fern

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The garden is coming along

Good morning blog friends!!! Bambi wanted to say hello to you all this AM ........ She says we are getting ticks and by we she means me too!!! Bambi has Frontline to help her. They haven't made any tick prevention for people yet!!!!!
This is my favorite amaryllis that has just come into bloom. Isn't it pretty!!!!

Some of my daylilies have come into bloom. I do love daylilies..

Below is my hydrangea. The first of the season.... They are beautiful but they are water hogs!!!
That is not good!!! Some years in the last 15 years have been so dry. They will survive if you don't water them, just not look great doing it!!!!! I don't water them much anymore.

I hope you are all going to have a good week. I have not had a dizzy spell since last Saturday.
I surely hope they are over for a long time. It has been years in between them in the past, but the last few years it has only been months between the spells.
Love you all lots, Bambi, Happy & Fern

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Big garden Memories

Big Garden Memories is for sure this picture above!!! The years I had the big garden going I had a bouquet of fresh cut flowers on the kitchen table everyday!!!!! I have fresh cut flowers in the living room and sometimes in my bathroom. Tom didn't want flowers in his bathroom, but every once in a while he got a rose. To look at this yard now you would never believe it is the same place. With Tom's hernia he does very little in the yard now a days. When you drive in the driveway you would think no one lives there.
We had our storms this AM. One tomato got injured, something must have hit it in the wind. I hope I can save it. I have 7 tomato's growing. We had 2 inches of rain, a lot of wind so I have a lot of limbs to pick up.
This is Friend!! He came to us in 86. He was a strange dude!!! He was a constant companion
when I was out side in the garden. When I walked Joker he always started the walk with us and about a half a block away he would sit and wait until we came back!!! Greeting us as if we had been gone days.
Good memories!!
Love you guys, Bambi, Happy & Fern

PS I forgot to tell you all that, this is my 200 post!!!

Friday, April 23, 2010


People have asked me if the coons walk right up to me? If they know me they do. When a coons has babies they will bring those babies to meet me when the babies are about 4 weeks old. The babies are usually afraid of me at first and it takes several times of coming for them to trust me. Than for the rest of that coons life it will know me as a person that they trust and will feed them. So you could say that I am a friend and as with a dog or cat that is forever. If they get hurt and have an infection I can put antibiotic ointment on them and they get better. I never knew how long a coon lives and really still don't. One of the coons is 8 years old this month!!
If you have more questions please ask.
Have a wonderful week-end. We are suppose to have bad storms Sunday.
Love you all, Bambi, Happy & Fern

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Bambi, a coon, Little Darlin bathing after a ear of corn

Hey blog friends. We had our rain on Tuesday!!! It rained an inch. So all the plants are happy.
Well, folks I went 3 days without a dizzy spell, then yesterday I had one again so I guess I'm
not over them yet!! I have been to many doctors and have been checked out for all kinds of reasons. There is one reason I have not been checked out for and that is inner ear problems.
I have an appointment for that but that is not for another month!!
Dr Tom thinks he knows and he is usually right. I will tell you all after we have been to the ear
Bambi up there is doing one thing she loves to do!!! Roll in the dirt!!!! Oh that is so fun she says!!!

We are not having 85 degrees everyday now but we have got up there a few days. Yesterday Mary came to see me for the first time this spring in the day time. The coons don't come in the day time except when it is warm and they can't sleep. A little later in the day a strange coon came but I didn't have my camera with me. So I can't show him to you.
You all seemed to enjoy my Little Darlin the other day so I thought I would show you another picture of him...
I have to make soup again today b/c we ate all I made on Monday. It was really good !!!!!
Love you all lots, Bambi, Happy & Fern

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

My friends in blogland, how are you feeling today?? I was not dizzy yesterday and so far not today so maybe they are over for a while.
Bambi and I were out putting fresh water out for the critters yesterday and I had the camera with me in case something interesting happened. Bambi got right in my face and said to me you will not take my picture when I am this close will you? So I did !!!! There she is right close!!
The pictures below are of my friends that have gone to the rainbow bridge. We miss then everyday!!! But they are happy now and not sick anymore. Run free sweet friends!!!

We are suppose to have some rain today. We sure need some rain, we haven't had any in a long time. I have the little seedlings out and have had the out for about 8 days now. Bring them in at night, take them out every morning.
Thank you guys for coming to my blog!!!! You all mean a lot to me!!!!
Love ya lots, Bambi, Happy & Fern

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sunday, pretty day!!

Hi blog friends. Today is another pretty day in Fla. We have had so many I am beginning to worry. Nature has a way of balancing everything out. So we are probably in for some really bad weather soon.
Isn't my light pink Clematis beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!! I love that plant so much!!
Here is Tom many years ago with his cat Tiger. They were two peas in a pod. Tiger went from kidney failure. Tom would have given Tiger his kidney if he could have!!!!!! We kept Tiger alive much longer than we should have!! In fact Tiger died, he was not put down. Tom just couldn't let go. It was so hard on us both!!!!!
Have a great Sunday friends.
Keep smiling, Bambi, Happy & Fern

Friday, April 16, 2010

A quilt and A rose

Another pretty day!!! We are starting to need rain but none is in sight. I thought I would show a quilt that I have showed a long time ago. I have a lot of new followers that haven't seen it. This quilt was at a quilt show that I went to years ago and I just loved it.
The picture below is of a rose at the gate that Tom drives in and out at. The front gate!! We live on a wooded 3 acre lot and have a 6 ft fence around 2 and a half acres of it.
My dizzy spells have not be here so far today!! YA YA
Have a good week-end dear friends. I love you all and need you all!!! You are the only sores to the outside world except for Tom I get!!!!!
XXOO, Bambi, Happy and Fern

Ps, Tom is looking into getting surgery either Houston or in London. They both have good reputations. London is cheaper ever with air fare and staying there.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

In the interest of full disclosure

Good morning friends. It is another beautiful day here in Tally town.
I have things I want to talk about today. Tom has a hernia !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He has had one for a while now. Maybe two years. Of late it has gotten worse. He will have to have surgery. When and where is the question. Another big question is how to pay for it. We have no health insurance. So it will come from out of pocket. It (the hernia) has started to affect what he does.
So it will have to be pretty soon.
Another thing I want to tell you is that since Sunday I have been having dizzy spells. I had my first one while out feeding the coons at dark thirty. It was a trip trying to get back in the house.
My blood pressure is fine so it is not that. I have had 4 more dizzy spells since Sunday night.
So life has not been as fun the last few days. Any way I just wanted you to know why I had not blogged since Monday. I feel pretty good this morning so I think it is pasted.
Don't worry about me it is just part of life for me. I was an alcohol syndrome baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you for your comments. I love company I do not have to clean house for!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love you all lots, Bambi, Happy and Fern

Monday, April 12, 2010

Mondays Memories-- Little Darlin

Monday Memories!! Meet Little Darlin !!! He was a stray that just showed up one day when I was still living at home with my Mother. He was a kitten about 3 month old. Of course I didn't turn him away. He loved corn on the cob!!! He ate only the corn of the corn, not the cob. He would eat a whole ear himself!!! It was one of his favorite things he loved to eat. He had a Sweet tooth!!!
We had a beautiful day today. The sun was out all day long!!! I worked some in the garden today. Hope you had a good day!!
Love you all lots, Bambi & Fern

Ps. I did it backwards again!!! I know better, really I do!!!!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Blogaversary one year-- Happy Spring !!!

Happy Blogaversary to me !!!!!! One year ago I started blogging!!!!! It has been a wonderful
adventure !!!! I have found so many great friends !!! I am so hooked !!!! I will blog for the rest of my seeing life !!
The pictures are of our place... Where Bambi and Happy and I spend all are time!!!!!!!!
Happy Spring everybody!!!!!
Love you all lots, Bambi, Happy & Fern

Friday, April 9, 2010

Blogger Sick Again

I have spent the morning trying to load pictures. Do you see any??? NO !!! Blogger will not load any for me this AM. I even tried different pictures from different files and it would not load any!!!!!
So............... Hi dear friends!! It rained last evening !! We had over an inch. The air feels much better today. Much cleaner!!!! We are back to spring like weather-- thank God !!!! It had been so hot for so early in the year!! I am afraid of what the summer is going to hold for us!!!!!! The weather has been so erratic all over the world for the last year. And now we are having earthquakes around the world even in this country.......... It is scary !!!!!!!!

So life goes on for some of us!!!!!! We have lost a lot of good people in this last 6 months tho..........
I hope you are having a good day!!!!
I hope you have a wonderful week-end!!!!! We plan to!!!!!
I will try later to load pictures, maybe tonight........
Love you guys a lot, Bambi, Happy & Fern

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Happycat - a quilt- and the first rose of the season

Good morning dear friends!!! We are going to have another beautiful hot day!! It is suppose to rain tomorrow and then we are suppose to get back to the spring we are really in. But for the last 5 days we have been in summer.
I thought you might enjoy a quilt today!! A Florida quilt!!! lol
We have our first rose of the season. I love roses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Happy Wednesday everybody!!!! I hope you have a good day and you get to do something that you love to do. When you get to the age of retirement you get to do at least something that you love to do everyday!!!
Love you guys very much, Bambi, Happy & Fern

Monday, April 5, 2010

Mondays Memories- Joker and Don's wedding day

Hi blog friends. We have another lovely day. It is suppose to get to 84 degrees!! We have kinda skipped over spring and gone right to summer. We have a wonderful Easter. Tom and I have been doing a lot of work in the yard the last 3 days. When it gets finished I will show it to you.

Monday Memories is of Joker, my rescued Ibsen Hound. Joe was 5 and a half years old when I got him and was not use to to living in a home with a family. He had lived in a kennel all his life. He lived with us for over 7 wonderful years. He died of kidney failure.

The picture below is of my second born son on his wedding day. It turned out Don was not cut out for marriage. His marriage only lasted one year. That was a lot of years ago now and he has not tried it again. He has a girlfriend tho that he has been with for about 3 three years. Maybe one day they will marry.

Thank you all for coming to my blog and leaving a comment and for being a follower. I love you all!!!!!!
Us bloggers love our comments.
Until next time, Bambi, Happy & Fern

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Bambi, Camellias and Happy

Today is a beautiful day!!!! We are suppose to get up to 80 degrees today. We here in the woods with lots of trees around will probably only get up to 77 which is not bad!!!!

The first photo is my sweet sweet girl Bambi!!! She is such a wonderful friend to me. We have been together so long she never does anything wrong!! She knows everything I say and am going to do!!! WE are best buds!!!

I took this picture the other day b/c the camellias give us a big show right at the end of their blooming season. Next week they will be gone, all those blooms. Gone until next December.

Happy cat on her food table her Dad built just for her. She ate up there many years. Now she can not use her food table!! Poor thing!! Being of very advanced years she can't jump up or get down from the food table any more!! She has her bowl on the floor and Bambi will not touch it.
I may not blog again until after Easter. So dear friends, Have a wonderful week-end and a great Easter!!!
Have lots of fun, Bambi, Happy & Fern