Category Archives: TaMara
I’m back and still a bit tired. But I thought I’d post the view from our hotel room:
Having some fun with Spotify while working this afternoon.
Thank goodness no one can see me at my standing desk. 😀
I have company flying in tomorrow and then I’m heading out of the country for a week or so. It might mean I’ll be scarce for awhile, but I’ll have some great photos when I get back. And hopefully some adventurous food stories.
For those wondering if the ducks will be okay this winter, it’s 22 degrees out and they are in their pool. Although they have been spending more time sitting near the patio door – but I think that has more to do with their social nature. They just want to hang with their flock.
I don’t remember if I mentioned it, but Bixby is relishing his new job. Every morning he is first out the door to let the ducks out of the duck hut. If he had thumbs, I would be superfluous. He then inspects the morning eggs (we are getting 1-3 each morning), and despite his size and enthusiasm we have had no egg-tastrophes. Then in the evenings, he watches over us as I gather the ducks for bed.
The girls need their scritches! They love to be scratched and rubbed, on the chest and under their wings. Don’t forget the beaks!
We had scare a week or so ago – the Cooper’s Hawk I watched grow up this summer decided to not only go after Mabel and Maddie, but Zander, too! I chased him off, but he decided to stay in the tree next to our yard. That’s when I sent Bixby out with instructions to look after our girls. He was amazing, he stood near the ducks and when they moved around the yard, he moved with them, quietly standing guard. Love that dog.
Which is a good thing, because someone…and I’m not naming names (Bixby, Bailey) decided to leave me this surprise:
Speaking of dogs I love, here is beautiful Bailey chillin’ in the yard. She has been here a year and has really blossomed in the last few weeks. And talk, man, does this dog love to talk.
Hopefully I’ll have a recipe post tonight. Until then….
A little blurry…but too cute. Cereal, ice cream, soup, she’s there for her share. And potato chips? Forget about it, she makes it clear you have to pay the chip troll for any peace. We have an extreme difference of opinion on style – I like the wavy, she prefers traditional. Her disapproval is intense.
Lucifer uses the best music:
(And yes, I’m still around, just incredibly busy. I’ll get my groove back soon. Until then…)