Monday, December 31, 2012

The Tail end of 2012...

The last few months have been a whirlwind...
Getting JoJo the pony.
Remodeling our boat house/garage into a living room.
Having a house guest. (luckily a very easy going one, and a hard worker too...)
Christmas and all it entails... including but not limited to a parade.
 A peaked pony (Cricket) getting better still...
A peaked Pup (Kippy) better now...
We can all use a nap. 
So let's take a little wonder thru the holiday season and catch up a bit.
Marley has perfected the art of the nap. 
Kippy and Marley "sharing" a toy....
See how fast he can move his paw? He's like a blur!

A rare moment of pups lined up by the Christmas tree...
Odd Christmas decoration you're thinking? When we were in Ireland long ago, I crept into an abandoned old stone house... and inside it was dark.  When my eyes adjusted to the light, there inside the big fire place was a BIG sheep, standing there staring back at me!!  He looked about as happy as the one above!  I excused myself and left him to business, before I got an angry sheep dents on my person!!
Mice love Christmas too!
A new Christmas friend!
What?  What is so funny? Did you take the picture? What are you looking at?

Awwwwww.... JoJo.

A flake.
My treat to myself... a Christmas bear! 
The Christmas scenes are all over the place in here!
and now, just before the end of December, it has gotten cold.
Looking up the river at dusk...
chilly winterberries.
Cricket foraging for grass with his Dad.
Me, being lazy by the fire.
Me, being not so lazy, running with JoJo on the front lawn.
I wish you all a healthy and happy NewYear, filled with good things and happy moments and most excellent memories!


  1. A Happy Year to you and your family also Mel. The Christmas sheep is lovely ... I understand his feelings ;-))))
    Good to see that the cats have found the couch on its new place.

  2. Hello Mel, wishing you and your huge family a great 2013. I hope life will treat you well and give you enough time to do all the things you enjoy doing!

    1. Thanks~ I hope you have a wonderful new year as well! There is indeed so much I want to do... but mostly I want everyone to be healthy and happy!

  3. I was making my way here to wish you a Happy new year. You are going to be so fit and healthily with all the exercise with the walks and exercising Jo Jo. I have just been on a walk, icy wind blowing off the sea, caught in a shower. Now going to draw some rosehips.
    Hope you have a great year, health wealth , you already have the happiness.

  4. Love your Christmasy pictures...Your animals look like lots of fun and hard work. So glad you popped by to my blog...loved the comment you left. Sounds like you needed to come to the North Pole with me for a rest. Happy New Year to you... :)

  5. Christmas at your place looks so nice and colorful! Is that the new living room?

    Have a lovely, easy going new year!

  6. Wishing you a very Happy and Healthy New Year Mel.that goes for all of you there!Love the scenery inside and out! I'm hoping to keep well too, not like last year. You got snow!!!! It's sort of wet and mild here? Bit drab, but steady. Have fun in the snow, pooches look fab! :)

  7. Lovely Christmassy pictures. Marley is a such cutie

  8. Thanks for visiting my blog! Looks like your new pony is very beautiful. I always look for temperament first, but when the horse looks so nice on top of it, that is icing on the cake! Looks like you and me have a similar appreciation for christmas time. We JUST took our tree down yesterday! I was so sad to see it go! Thanks for visiting my blog!

  9. Uhum. ...knock *Knock*kock. ~So sorry to bother you, but it is getting rather late in January and we are ever so hoping you will have a new blog post up soon.
    We do look forward to your lovely bogging .
    Indeed we are one (possibly two) of you biggest fans .
    Yes we most definately loved your year end post for 2012.
    Now have peeked in each day of 2013 ~hopeful to see a post .
    It is a New Year.
    Are you on Safari?
    Hope to see you back here soon with your wonderful wit, clever craftiness, fun storytales, remarkable art and eye catching photos ! Carry on :)

  10. Lovely new header. Hope you have not worn yourself out with all the exercise and fresh air and your big family all needing your attention. Hope all is well at the animal farm.x