Friday, June 19, 2009

dog training session 1

Well, we finally found a dog trainer who seems to mesh well with our family and the infamous pooches, Sally and Buttercup. Last night we spent the better part of 2 hours learning and working with the pups and the kids. It was fabulous. Right here at home in an environment that was respectful of dogs, children, and adults. that was really key to finding someone to help us out. We have been successful at some small things, but none of us have had prior pup experience, so we all needed to be taught. The canine girls responded to our trainer, Cari, really well. It seemed that within moments of her arrival she had them nearly performing. She also brought along her son and his cutest tiniest little mop of a dog, Jemima. We were told by Gia several times last night that when she is 6 she needs a small dog like Jemima. So, we will see about that. As for right now, we learned several pretty straight forward commands and how to effectively teach them to our pups. We have put our new skills to the test both last night and this morning and everything seems to be working as it should. Hopefully everyone remains enthusiastic! Cheers, and pics for all to see later!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Completed Doll Quilt for DQS#6

I just realized I never shared the pics of completed DQS#6 with you. My partner received it about a month ago, so I can post the finished pics now and know that my partner enjoyed it. I need to share pics of the one I received also, it is a beauty! Well, as I downloaded teh pic I realized I may not actually have the completed pic, so here it is nearly complete.

Monday, June 8, 2009

There are Kids in the Garden

We have been working on our garden this week, trying to get caught up with the rest of the gardening world. Emilia has been really enjoying the fine taste of soil, and Vincent plays the role of urban farmer very well. pics of garden soon to come.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Chicken cake

We had a 4h poultry club potluck today. Well, our section of the alphabet was to bring dessert, so we made a cake. As you can was not just a plain cake. A hen cake to be exact, she is even sitting on an egg. Hope she makes you smile.