Monday, October 24, 2011

A Gander named Gus…

{and other random thankfulness}

Meet Gus -  Greta’s husband #3.

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Goose Pen~

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and a special latch that my Blacksmith made for me.

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Beautiful late October days… we’ve been so spoiled.

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Chyna Cat.

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A healthy supply of winter wood – almost done!

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October evenings and quilts and warm pups.

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Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.
--Robert Louis Stevenson

37 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

a very nice series! :)

Rita said...

Ahhh! Love the nice goose pen and the warm puppy. Fall is my favorite time of year. :)

Thistle Cove Farm said...

What a FABULOUS quote and OH so true!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

I love that you got you a Gus.
I love your hand made latch even with a touchmark!
I love the picture of PW and his pup.
And that quote is AWESOME!

edenhills said...

What a great series of photos. I love the African geese!

Teresa

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Very nice pictures! That's a lot of wood! Hope it's enough for the colder temps! Enjoy your day!

Cindy Caudle said...

Love the pictures and especially the one with the puppy. Fall is my second favorite season. I still like Spring the best.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

You have a great set of photos, Tammy. Love the quote, too! Have a nice week!

Country Dreaming said...

Great pics. Love the geese.

Melinda

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hi Tammy, what a wonderful post! Love your geese and love the new latch for the goose pen :) Beautiful photo's and I love the quote at the end. So true.
Maura :)

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

Love Gus! He sure is handsome :) I know Greta thinks so too!!
Beautiful and oh-so-true quote!
Thanks for the smile, Tammy!
xo, misha

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

That's a pretty sweet pup photo! Made me smile this morning.

summersundays-jw said...

Loved reading this. Sometimes it's refreshing to just hear someone say "life is good". Jan

Gone Country said...

Great photos! And yes, no matter what is going on in our lives, there is always something to be thankful for!

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Great shots, love the puppy!

V.L. Locey said...

Lovely images! That is a handsome gander you have there. =)

McVal said...

Awe! Sweet pups to snuggle with after a hard days work.

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Beautiful header, beautiful post Tammy! I am glad Greta is a couple again :)

Nezzy said...

It was so good to meet Gus!!! Greta must be hard on husbands...heeehehhe!

Your pictures are just magnificent sweetie.

Yep, we're workin' on our woodpile right now. Heck, I didn't even turn on the furnace 'till we got back from Texas Friday. It was cold baby!

God bless ya and have yourself one fantastic day sweetie!!!

lowercase letters said...

love that quote! nice pen for your geese. impressively done!
love nice fall evenings like that. :)

Elle Bee said...

Great photos. I love your geese!

Deanna said...

That latch is way cool.

Nice photos. It looks like you are going to stay toasty warm this winter.

Perfect quote.

Jayme Goffin said...

love this post! I was in your neck of the woods last week and thought of you as I crossed over 'Flat Creek'. The latch is to die for. Love the quote at the end. Love. it.

Dog Trot Farm said...

Just look at that sweet little puppy face, makes my heart melt. Now that is a pair of good looking geese and I love the rod iron latch. Wonderful quote too. Sending greetings from Maine, Julie.

Janet said...

more stories about Gus and Greta please

Rural Revival said...

Ha! Wooodn't you like to be finished with wood...stacking? It never ends though does it? I thought of this as I began lugging wood this afternoon back to the house...not far from whence it first came. Sort of like back and forth but in real slow motion. : )

Love,love,love Greta and Gus!

Lynda said...

Don't you just love October?!! It's definitely one of the best weather months of the year. Hooray for the safety of the pen for Greta and Gus, the Sequel.

Leslie @ Farm Fresh Fun said...

Congratulations to Greta n Gus #3! Goldie is just perfect!!! Great pics and quote. We just brought in a big load of wood and have the stove crankin' for the first real day. Loved my visit- THANKS!
xo
Leslie

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Beautiful photos. I especially love the new puppy photo.

FHCS said...

Love the photos....looks like a beautiful life! Loved the quote...ever so mindful to always be thankful!

Sheryl and Denny said...

Gus is so handsome. Love your pics. Having a blacksmith on the farm would be handy!!! nice job.

morningbrayfarm.com said...

What wonderful things to be thankful for. :)

Debi@7Gates said...

There is nothing prettier than stacked wood. I think we are probably going to need it sooner than later! Love that Gus .

Karen said...

Beautiful pictures. Coming over to your blog is always like a mini retreat for me:)

Blondee said...

Gus is very handsome. I know nothing about geese....can you just pair them up and they get along? No fighting or bullying like there can be with chickens?

I also love the cute puppy in the quilt. We spoil our 'baby' the same way on the cooler days. She has a fluffy sheepskin blanket that we refer to as her 'Elmo' blankey. ;)

Have a wonderful weekend. ;)

Deanna said...

Love the photos.

I have a stupid question. Do you get goose eggs. If so, do you cook with them? My inquiring mind wants to know ;)

That latch is awesome.

We have had a wonderful Fall, haven't we.

Deanna

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