Thursday, December 31, 2009

Good Bye 2009!

With the beginning of 2010 just hours away, I have a confession...


KC is not on the band wagon yet but he might eventually change his mind.


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Turtles are Family Too!

Yesterday I was going through all the pictures I took this year (2009) and I couldn't believe I have never introduced the turtles! This is Shelley. She is a female Box Turtle and has an attitude to match one cranky red cat... not naming names but see yesterday's blog below!

Shelley lives with Bug (another female) and Lucky (a male). All have been rescued. Shelley and Lucky were attacked by some kind of animal.

They all are healthy and live peacefully.

Brian and I are going to move them to their new area with a prime view of the pumpkin patch! They will have lots more room and last year I started a test run of growing some good green plants for them to eat.

Right now they have dug holes and covered themselves up for winter. We'll see the kids in spring.

Not to worry, everyone here at Seehafer Farm is in good hands.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Mama came up to me when I was reading a magazine on the couch. I grabbed the camera and...

she was very curious about it....

or not.

I think she gets irritated with me.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Country Barn

Christmas was very nice with the Seehafer Family... forgot to pull out the camera... to busy eating good food!! Brian and I drove to White House to see if the Hobby Shop had some parts for his remote control motor (I'll take more pictures of Brian's hobby, the planes, race cars and boats) and that's when I saw this barn. I love barns.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve Morning

I just got done feeding the crew here and the morning sunrise caught my attention. You can kinda see the girls eating.

It was just beautiful.

Have a wonderful Christmas Eve Morning.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

We'll be taking a couple of days off from the blog but I'll try to sneak in here with some new photos with the Seehafer family over Christmas... be back in full swing for sure on Monday!

The Seehafer Farm, Brian and I and all the "Furry" kids would like to wish everyone a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Good News!

It's truly official... KC "Furball" is a Seehafer!!

We went to VetMed on Saturday for his first set of shots and check up. I would have brought the camera but we had Bubba (in for his Adequan injection) and William Jake (in for check up on his neck), so our hands were full.

KC is 35 pounds right now and will probably get up to 50 - 60 pounds full grown... HOLY SMOKE, the puppy can eat!! He's about 5 months old which puts his birthday around the 4th of July!!! KC is our "Independence Baby."

Next month, we're gonna get neutered!! He doesn't understand that but he soon will.

WE LOVE YOU KC!! Welcome home kid.

Friday, December 18, 2009

"Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas."
~ Peg Bracken

Thursday, December 17, 2009


I came across this picture of Mama. It's in my old house on Shelton Avenue, not the one now. I've had two houses on that street... it's a good street with good neighbors!

I call her Woman to her face! She makes me smile because she looks mad at me ALL THE TIME! She loved sinks even back then.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Quiche Lorraine

1 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon shortening
2 to 3 tablespoons cold water

8 slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled (1/2 cup)
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese (4 oz)
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
4 large eggs
2 cups whipping cream or half-and-half
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)

1. In medium bowl, mix flour and salt. Cut in shortening, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through ingredients in opposite directions), until particles are size of small peas. Sprinkle with cold water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with fork until all flour is moistened and pastry almost cleans side of bowl (1 to 2 teaspoons more water can be added if necessary).
2. Gather pastry into a ball. Shape into flattened round on lightly floured surface. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate about 45 minutes or until dough is firm and cold, yet pliable. This allows the shortening to become slightly firm, which helps make the baked pastry more flaky. If refrigerated longer, let pastry soften slightly before rolling.
3. Heat oven to 425°F. With floured rolling pin, roll pastry into round 2 inches larger than upside-down 9-inch quiche dish or glass pie plate. Fold pastry into fourths; place in quiche dish. Unfold and ease into dish, pressing firmly against bottom and side. Trim overhanging edge of pastry 1 inch from rim of pie plate. Fold and roll pastry under, even with plate; flute as desired.
4. Carefully line pastry with a double thickness of foil, gently pressing foil to bottom and side of pastry. Let foil extend over edge to prevent excessive browning. Bake 10 minutes. Carefully remove foil and bake 2 to 4 minutes longer or until pastry just begins to brown and has become set. If crust bubbles, gently push bubbles down with back of spoon.
5. Reduce oven temperature to 325°F. Sprinkle bacon, cheese and onion in pie crust. In medium bowl, beat eggs slightly; beat in remaining filling ingredients. Pour into quiche dish.
6. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Can't Win

I baked a quiche for Sunday morning breakfast with the girls eggs.

Quiche is my one of my favorite, not so sure about Brian but he'll eat anything when he's hungry!

We start to sit down to eat and out of the blue, two vultures moved in.

One takes Brian to the left and the other eyes me to the right!

The one near me goes in for the strike! No one can resist the quiche!

I get the recipe up for everyone tomorrow.

Monday, December 14, 2009


IT'S OFFICIAL!! The Shelton House is FOR SALE!! Brian and I put the sign up on Saturday. I just got done putting her on and!

She's like our work of art. I'll miss the ole' girl.

JD's Eggs!

JD has been hard at work laying those eggs.

There is now a carton full of her own eggs!

Her eggs are even getting bigger in size! On the right side is one of her first eggs.

Good work JD!! Thank you!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Many Faces of Josie

Josie's surprised face...

Her sad face...

Her happy face...

and last but not least, her mellow face...

Josie is just so expressive.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Spread the Love!

Brian and I have this chalkboard in the garage. I started the "Love Fest" by leaving a "I love you" note, then Brian left me one... then Granny Nancy left us one... and then Rachel (our neighbor and friend) left us all a note. It's important to tell your loved ones that they are LOVED!!

Can you just feel the love?!?!?! Have a great day everyone!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

William Jake News

Little man is grounded for a couple of days. We just got him back from VETMED ( with a drainage tube in his neck! Dr. Gables said he will be fine. William Jake must have gotten into a fight with another cat and "POW, RIGHT IN THE KISSER!" Maybe now, it might teach him a lesson...not!

This is a picture of William Jake I took about two years ago at the Shelton House.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Lucky Angel

It's a good rainy day to take a cap nap. I only wish I could sleep like that.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Anybody got a comb?


“If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.”
- James Herriot

Friday, December 4, 2009

KC "Furball" Seehafer?

Alright, the more KC... aka "Furball" (yes Brian changed his name again) stays with us, the harder it is to let him go. When Rue died in June this year, the dynamics changed in the family. It took time for all of us to find our place. Now, KC is here, the dynamics are changing. At first ALL of us didn't take to kindly having a rambunctious puppy around but now, there is actually something good happening. I believe we are finding our places again. We have a morning routine now. When I finish feeding Bubba, Tootie and KC, they start to "play". I don't think Bubba thinks it's playing but it is. Tootie stands in the middle, KC runs around Tootie chewing on her ears and Bubba tries to shue him away. This goes on about 15 minutes and then it's morning nap time.

By the way, KC has been accepted in the "Dog House Club." He sleeps in the dog house now! Bubba didn't let him for the first week, so KC had to sleep in a makeshift house. Bubba is slowly changing his mind about the puppy... it gives him something to do everyday. KC needs a lot of guidance! Can't you tell by that face! We'll have to work with him on the chickens. KC thinks that they are lollypops!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Hanging on the Couch

Angel LOVES to hang with Brian on the couch.

He especially loves...

the scratching he gets!

Life is good...

but not when Katie moves in.