We are three gorgeous (and loved) Scottish Terriers who share our lives with our people and our "Heinz 57" on a farm in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Please join us in our day to day experiences.
Our Mom says "Life is so much merrier with a Scottish Terrier".
Good Morning and welcome to TRUE COLOURS THURSDAY. In honor of Halloween, today's colour is BLACK. Our host for today is Blue and if you'd like to play along, just run on over to her blog and let her know - it's that easy!!
Mom has been busy designing an Etsy label because she thinks that maybe she might try to list a few items on there - so far she hasn't, but you can see it shows our house with its tarred BLACK roof.
And our BLACK walnut tree is looking spooky against the blue sky.
Check out this little patient BLACK Scottie dressed in a flying monkey costume. He was posted on one of the Scottie rescue sites. We can't imagine doing this, no matter how many treats were involved!
Here are our twin BLACK Angus calves with their mother watching nearby.
And (um, DAD, hint,hint, wink, wink, nudge, nudge) here is a purse that Mom wants with a BLACK Scottie adorning it.
Have a great day and enjoy our colorful world. XOXO Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java
In honor of our friend Snazzi Jazzi, we are posting our evening meal. As you can see there are boiled eggs and cheese on top of our kibble. Java gets a Glucosamine supplement, with senior food. Piper and Lilly both eat puppy chow and Carrleigh eats small dog food. All of them get an Omega-3 capsule. Java and Carrleigh will eat theirs whole, but Mom has to burst Piper and Lilly's and spread it around on their food. We all get a dollop of olive oil, except for tonight, when Mom broke down and put bacon grease over our food in honor of Miss Snazzi's request.
We have to eat in shifts. Tonight Java and Lilly got the first shift and Piper and Carrleigh are outside playing in the pen. Mom will bring Piper and Carrleigh in soon so they can eat and Java will go out and Lilly might go out in the pen for a few minutes. Lilly and Carrleigh are going through an arguing/hormonal spell so they can't be together right now.
Mom and Dad got us up early. We walked, drank water, ate and then got ready so they could leave us! and go stand in this line. It really looks like a lot of people milling around in a room, but according to Mom and Dad, this was an organized line.
When they got to the end of the line, they saw this sign. It doesn't seem like too many people when you live in the city, but where we live, that's a lot.
The Meadows of Dan Fire Department and Ruritan Club were having their annual pancake breakfast. It is the last 2 Sundays in October. They have buckwheat cakes, pancakes, homemade sausage and gravy. Also butter and syrup. Mom said it was really yummy. Even though she grew up here she had never tried buckwheat cakes and gravy.
Once they left the breakfast, they went to Poor Farmer's Market. Dad teased Mom for acting like a tourist when they were less than 30 miles from home. In her mind Mom could hear the pumpkin chorus singing with the wind-chime band.
The colors of the mums were just phenomenal. And the cabbage grown on the mountain is famous for miles around.
Virginia is also famous for it's apples.
This is a corn maze. Mom didn't get too close to it - somehow it just freaks her out thinking about getting lost in all of that corn. There was a corn maze at our local high school that had an unwelcome visitor this past weekend. A black bear got in there and chased the kids out. It's a good thing that Mom didn't hear this until later in the day.
Their next stop was at Greenberry House. And Mom finally got to meet a fellow blogger. Leslie Shelor is the proprietor of Greenberry House and quite a talented artisan. Mom and Leslie decided that it was time for Mom and Tammy at Footheel Sock Knitter blog to meet, so they made arrangements to meet at Greenberry House next week. If anyone is close by, we're sure they would like to meet you too.
The pancakes had settled so they decided to do a little wine tasting at Chateau Morrisette Winery.And Mom was pleased to see that one of their new wines is dedicated to service dogs. It made her think of our friend, Clive. We know you can't tell what this is, but they are sheep - that desperately need sheering. Their fuzzbutts rival any 'dales'.
This morning when Carrleigh jumped up in Mom's lap,
Mom thought she smelled bad and needed a bath. If you've ever bathed a terrier before, you know they must be thoroughly combed out before bathing. So Mom put a leash on Carr and was going to take her outside to the grooming table. (Mom was even wearing her "professionsal" dog groomer's coat so we knew what was about.)
About the time Mom opened the door to take Carrleigh out, Piper zipped out onto our "inside" porch, stood up against the door to the "outside" porch and low and behold - it opened. And out he went - totally ignoring the two groundhogs who were standing in front of the granary. Piper was off on "the great leaf chase" and the wind was blowing so hard it was giving him a lot of chances to chase leaves.
Mom panicked a bit, but then she decided that Piper wasn't really trying to go anywhere but the corner of the yard where all of the leaves were. She went back in the house and got a leash and her camera and proceeded to do a little off leash photoshoot.He evaded Mom by trying to get behind the farm trailer.
He totally tried to ignore her.
But during all of this running, Mom got a picture that will probably be one of her favorites of him and will go on her website.
While Mom was photoing Piper, Carrleigh was patiently tied to our Canine Hitch. (as you can see in the picture, it is strong enough for bullies, so it should hold a Scottie, right?) Once Piper was caught, Carrleigh got brushed and readied for her bath.and now she's the cleanest one! XOXO Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java
were snoopervising Mom during the fixing of the breakfast bacon.
It was coming along really well, getting nice and crispy, just the way we like it.
And she had some pancakes frying on the griddle.
But then she looked out the window and saw this stoopid groundhog right in front of our Polaris. He was the sentry and we saw another one run between the wheels of the Polaris and back into the granary. After that, all Mom wanted to do was get a photo of him standing up. It didn't take too well out our dirty laundry room window. And the bacon was only a little black around the edges. We still ate it and licked our lips and wanted more.
Wonder if we caught that groundhog, if Mom would fry it up nice and brown?
And welcome to True Colours Thursday. Our host for today is Blue and the colour for today is GREEN. If you'd like to play along, just go over and let Blue know and you're in. It's that easy! Next week's colour is BLACK.
We went into our archives today to find some photos so you may have seen some of these in the past.
Back in May, we were the lucky winners of the drawing Maggie and Mitch had for their 600th post. Those yummy apple treats you see in the GREEN bag are long gone, but we still enjoy the GREEN tug of war toy and of course Mitch's signature pig.
Our favorite mode of transportation is our GREEN Polaris Ranger.
This Scottie cookie cutter is setting on the GREEN 1950's dinette set that is in our kitchen.
Piper has a GREEN bowl.
And here is Lilly standing in the
GREEN, GREEN grass of home.
GREEN always makes Mom think of our Grandpa. For some reason, he wouldn't eat GREEN food, like GREEN jello, GREEN jelly or GREEN cake. He did like GREEN vegetables, but stayed away from any foods that contained GREEN food dye.
Good Morning and welcome to Wheely Wednesday with Angus. He is going to show you some of Mom's endeavors during the last couple of weeks.
She and her cousin made hats for our local Roanoke Warming Families project. These are ready to go to the post office and she will mail them tomorrow - the deadline is October 31st.
She almost has a Cookie Sheet Baby Blanket knitted for a project Sue brought to her attention. She needs to get this finished and in the mail by this weekend. The deadline is November 1st.
And she has been making gift tags from copies of vintage Scottie cards and prints. She just prints them out on the computer, then glues them to a manila tag and embellishes them with a button, bead or bell - pretty simple and cute!! We know we'll be seeing these on our Christmas gifts!!
Every year, she makes unique Christmas "cards" for Dad's coworkers. One year she wrapped microwave popcorn and put a tag on it that said "We're popping in to wish you Merry Christmas" - pretty corny, we know, but they loved it. BOL!! She has given them packs of birdseed, custom wrapped candy bars, Christmas wands (candy canes) and a plethora of other things. This year she's having a hard time trying to come up with something - she's cheap - it must cost about the same amount as a Christmas card and stamp - if anyone has any ideas, she'd love to hear them.
We're off to help Mom clean out the fridge - we love that job, but she won't let us do it by ourselves.
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Life and musings about our everyday life in the Blue Ridge Mountains. We are two gorgeous (and loved) Scottish Terriers who share our lives with our people and our farmdog, Ivy, on a farm in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Please join us in our day to day experiences. "Life is so much merrier with a Scottish Terrier".
Our Mom has her own blog, Rocky Creek Ramblings. She is on a quest to discover a healthier lifestyle.
From Footheel Sock Knitter on April 7, 2009, from Martine and Sugar in May 2009 and from the Relentlessy Huge Mango in May 2009.
From Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie
April 22, 2009
From Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie
April 22, 2009
From NY Bully Brats & Travis
May 2, 2009 & May 5, 2009
International Blogger Award
From Martine and Sugar - 05/27/09
The Ginger Jasper Award
From GJ on May 27, 2009
JUST SHOOT ME AWARD
From Trix - 06/14/09
We entered the Sugarific Photo Contest
Presented to us by Golden Samantha on April 6, 2009
Awsome, Pawsome Award - 08/09
From Martine, Candy & Captain Crunch
From Dog Daze - September 2009
Scots swimming in the snow
Check us out!! We had a foot of snow the 1st of March. We liked it and did Piper ever get covered with little snowballs. His skirt is the longest!! Imagine that. I don't know why we girls couldn't have longer furnishings.