Max and Allie

Max  and Allie

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

It is getting that time of year

Hey Friends, in that first picture Bambi is shaking her head!! Can you tell??
It is that time a year that when you go outside the ticks jump on you from all angles !!! Bambi has become allergic to the Frontline and other tick preventive medicines, so we have to brush and flea comb her and if I didn't get any while we were out I get some than!!!
This is just one of our stevia plants. That little plant sweetens our tea and anything else we need sweeten!! It is a wonderful plant and I suggest that you all go to the nursery and buy and use them!! They are wonderful plants!!!
When Tom gos to bed he takes Happy's Christmas monkey from Jazzi and puts it on the chair. Happy loves her monkey but she will trade it for him any day!!!
The only true Camellia that is blooming right now!! It is the first to bloom just behind the Sasanqusa Camellia!!! Like Ms K said I do grow a lot of Camellias and have a messy house!!!

Love coming your way, Bambi, Happy & Fern


  1. We hate ticks! YUK!
    Mom is just loving your camellia, Fern!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  2. How wonderful to still have such pretty blooms in the winter.
    Mistaya got away from the ticks when we left Montana but now we have to fight the fleas. At least the ticks didn't make her scratch all the time! Fortunatly she can tolerate Advantage. What a battle.
    Hugs, Gail

  3. Your plants still look great and it is almost December! How do you prepare the Stevia to a sweetener? Do you mash up the leaves? Could we grow that here, where it freezes?


  4. Mis Fern, I did not say you have a messy house...I said my AUnt Edith had a messy house...I said you grow beautiful flowers...
    YOU told folks your house is messy- teeheehee!
    Love ya, Girlfriend!

  5. hi! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. will start a new blog then. As you see, i will be away until Jan 3rd and
    I see you had a German Shepherd at one point. i love Shepherds and we actually raised them...about 30 years ago. I'd love to have another one someday.
    Nothing blooming in my world except rain and wind! :)

  6. You will not believe this, Miss Fern, but we only own 1 cell phone and it will stay home with dad. Mom has no clue how to use the darn thing anyway!
    She will be bringing her camera for the first time this year. Maybe she can find a camellia to photograph!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  7. Man! Google sure screwed up my comment, but I think you can decipher it! Sorry!

  8. Hi Fern

    THanks for your email, always love to hear how well Bambi is going.

    With Stevia can you take cuttings and grow them, have you tried this???
    My mum has a plant and I would like to try this??

    Have you heard of a Yacon, good for as a sugar substittute too!!

  9. Beautiful camellia, Fern - lovely. Very cold and windy here, but no snow:( The pups would love some snow.

  10. That is a gorgeous flower and in December too. We have the horid cold white stuff, nut the winter pansies still valiantly flower.. Hugs GJ x

  11. Your flowers are beautiful, Fern! Glad you had a great Thanksgiving. I love fish, too.


  12. We are getting alot of ticks too--We hardly saw any all summer and then BOOM we're getting hit with them. Like you, I don't like to use Frontline, but I had to dust it off and put in on a couple of the dogs...

    Your Camellia is lovely--My Christmas cactus is blooming right now--Isn't it great to have color this time of year?

  13. Fern what a great post!!!well except for the tick part....ugh!!!

    Great pictures of the fur babies.

    Madi and Mom

  14. What a beautiful camellia! I like flowers very much. I stop to smell them on walks and if someone brings them in the house I want to smell them then, too. Don't like fleas or ticks, though. They are such a problem, even with frontline and all those things.

    lotsa licks, Lola