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(This is a post I started A LONG time ago and then forgot. The picture ideas are too pretty NOT yo post. I still have not settled on a good way to organize my laces, so please share your ideas!)... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Penny Sanford Designs
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My Great Pyrenees Roscoe was found and returned home this month thanks to several local Good Samaritans. But it was the networking capabilitues of In Defense of Animals Hope Animal Sanctuary that led to the chain of events that got... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Penny Sanford Designs
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Marianne stepped on Jenny's face today, on purpose, and Jenny did not even growl! For a highly prey-driven Westie, that is a HUGE deal! Jenny was napping under the covers as I was doing some hand sewing. You can see... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2018 at Penny Sanford Designs
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Thanks to SusieQ, I have learned that a powerful medicine for healing a grieving, sick chicken...is jealousy! Marianne was at death's door. She had not eaten for six days after Mackie's death. She had a sour crop, and I was... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2018 at Penny Sanford Designs
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I wish I could tell you when or where I learned to take pride in how I mended everyday textiles. I think it comes from seeing a tidy little patch on my great-great-grandmother's quilt. (No photo available at this time.)... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2018 at Penny Sanford Designs
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My Great Pyrenees Roscoe has been found!! Photo by Sharon Smith Stone, In Defense of Animals, Hope Animal Sanctuary. About three weeks ago, he and Willow disappeared. Willow returned that same afternoon, but without Roscoe. We all thought poachers had... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at Penny Sanford Designs
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My beloved Major Mackie, a rescue Westie, died a little over a week ago. He had lived here on the farm more than 11 years. I estimate he was 14 years old. That is a good age for a Westie.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2018 at Penny Sanford Designs
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There is much excitement over a real patient here in the Chicken Hospital on the farm. Marianne, Luke and Ethel just had a staff meeting! SusieQ spent a restful night in the bathroom, apparently not venturing out of her cat... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2018 at Penny Sanford Designs
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Jeb Clampett would know how to get rid of the vermin that is breaking into my chicken pens at night! And Granny could turn the marauder into a tasty stew! So far, the varmint has eaten three Cotton Patch Goose... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2018 at Penny Sanford Designs
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Around Christmas, I had too many tangerines. This variety has few if any seed, so "tangerine" may not be the most accurate name. I tried freezing them. Today I tested them after around five months in the freezer. Not bad.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2018 at Penny Sanford Designs
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Never knew chickens would grieve. Marianne stopped eating the night my beloved Westie Mackie died. They were napping buddies. When Mackie was under the weather, Marianne would sleep near him or even on top of him. The night he died,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2018 at Penny Sanford Designs
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Sarah's three eggs were discovered broken yesterday! I do not know what happened. No signs of any predators getting in the pens or covered runs. The feathers in this picture are probably Sarah's feathers. She may have been in the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at Penny Sanford Designs
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Meet Dolly! Dolly started sitting on a nest this week, but her only egg was a wooden egg! I do not know whether Dolly was pushed off her nest by the other hens, or whether that Broody Mood hit her,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2018 at Penny Sanford Designs
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These three goose eggs are as important to me as if they were gold eggs! In a week stained by the death of my beloved Westie, Mackie, these three new eggs represent LIFE! (Not yet ready to write about precious... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2018 at Penny Sanford Designs
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Sarah and Abraham, my Cotton Patch Geese, have a new egg. I have waited a few days to post about this, in fear of "jinxing" her new motherhood. So far, Sarah is tending this egg by covering it with hay,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2018 at Penny Sanford Designs
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Update 4/17/18: Henrietta has rejected her nest. The big bossy hens pushed her off of it several days in a row. Then she was moved to a holding pen to protect her from bossy hens. At the same time a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2018 at Penny Sanford Designs
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New designs are nerve wracking, whether sculpture or embroidery or anything else. You think you have stitched a Westie, but a month later, when you look at the piece again, it looks like a polar bear. You are too deep... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2018 at Penny Sanford Designs
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My best friend Pamm sent this picture to me today by email. I must have published it on this blog in years past. This is my cherished grandmother Ora Belle Dunn Hamer who died in October, 1979. (This picture was... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2018 at Penny Sanford Designs
They are snuggle buddies at night. When Mackie is uncer the weather, Marianne is a mother hen to him. She can walk on him and even perch on him, and he never complains!
Toggle Commented Apr 8, 2018 on The Mystery of Marianne at Penny Sanford Designs
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Marianne is a chicken. Do not tell her that. She thinks she is part dog, part human and part cat with only the best chicken traits. Today she watched TV with me. It is certainly not the first time she... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2018 at Penny Sanford Designs
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My last remaining kiln is dead. I test fired it with a piece of porcelain earlier this week. My four kilns bought between 1993 and 1995 were WARRIORS! (If every machine we use lasted as well as those kilns, this... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2018 at Penny Sanford Designs
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A friend (who wishes to remain anonymous) gave me this very cool dog house with side steps and a balcony on the roof. It matches Marianne's house in the farmhouse. (Marianne is a BIG topic for another post.) Tom is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2018 at Penny Sanford Designs
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Sarah and Abraham, my Cotton Patch Geese, have a new pool. Did you know geese breed in the water? Sarah has laid five eggs so far this year, two of which were accidentally broken. The other three were "blown" and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2018 at Penny Sanford Designs
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The three little Cairn dog brooches in My Etsy store. A Toto Cairn and two caramel Cairns. Hand embroidered by me. My original designs. Can be used as a brooch, a necklace or a Christmas ornament. FREE shipping to North... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 at Penny Sanford Designs
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Another step of restoration. Reopening My Etsy shop It has been since 2012, I think, since I made these little brooches that can be worn as a necklace or used as a Christmas ornament. I will prattle more about them... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2018 at Penny Sanford Designs