Sunday, January 30, 2011

Rock Away

Here's another "Chair Project"...

I love this little antique rocking chair from the moment I saw it.

It needed a new seat cover and some wood work done.

I painted it a Navajo White with...

this great fabic I had.

Put them together...

add a pillow and it's finished!

The hard part about working on furniture, I've have to let it go for the Seehafer Farm Antique Booth.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Project Preview

I have a confession to make, I have a chair fetish. Yes, I LOVE CHAIRS! All kinds, large and small, wood or wicker, painted or stained, standard and rocking.

I have looked everywhere for the picture of this chair I took before I started sanding it but I have no idea where I put it on the computer! This very cute chair was painted solid white. I bought it at Southern Thrift for $3.99. I pictured painting it in my head a sweet pink but as I started to sand it, these wonderful colors started showing themselves...

This chair was painted a robin egg blue, next, a sage green and then a white.

I'm starting to think about not painting it pink. The chair looks very cool with the three colors showing. I just might finishing sanding it and putting a clear coat of polyurethane on it. It looks like it came right out of a farm house. I love that idea!

By the way, Bubba, Angel and Trigger... the "Seehafer Senior Citizens" are all doing good and hanging in there. We're keeping a close eye on them and their doctors are being update on them twice a week. Dr. Nicole Harris, Dr. Scott Gables and the girls over at VetMed are just amazing! They are not only wonderful with everyones "kids" but with us humans too.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

It's Part of Life

I'm so sorry for my absence these several days. Brian and I have been dealing with our "senior citizens" recently. Angel is doing good and Bubba, we are taking it one day at a time. Bubba's levels for his liver are not good. Dr. Harris at VetMed did a ultrasound and found masses within his spleen with possible metastasis to his liver. Dr. Harris consulted with a radiologist and Dr. Gables. While not able to confirm them tumors without surgery, they think it is cancer. Brian and I have decided not to do any surgery for Bubba. He is on medication, eating tons of food and getting kissed about thirty times an hour. Bubba will be 17 years old this year and Brian has given him a wonderful life and would like for him to be comfortable for whatever time we have left with him... Allison at VetMed calls it "bonus time"... that's a very good way of looking at it. Bubba is doing fine right now and is napping in front of me after he ate most of my Mushroom-Swiss Burger. If you're asking me, I think he's working the "sad eyes" pretty well, just joking, I really love that dog. Brian, I feel, will be the most affected by Bubba's passing. How do you let go of a good friend and family member that has been by your side, through thick and thin for 17 long years? Not very easily.

Please keep Bubba and Brian in your prayers.

Thank you so much and I'll keep everyone updated.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Snow, Snow and More Snow

As I'm writing this, I turn to my left to look out the window and what do I see, snow... snow on the ground and snow falling from the sky. It's been like this for days. I'm not complaining, I'm just not use to it. The girls (Rose, Dorothy and Blanche) haven't yet come out since the Red-tailed Hawk episode but now I'm thinking it's the cold they don't like... and the Hawk, of course. They've been under their heating lamps staying warm. The girls have also been served their fresh fruits and veggie directly in their roost daily... yeah, Brian and I have suckers written on our foreheads.

Trigger (the rabbit) is doing good. Apparently, rabbits do good in the cold. His home is filled with warm straw that he throws into his wooden house. We fill his water every three to four hours because it freezes.

The turtles have been in hibernation for about a couple of months now. They are in the ground keeping warm. We won't see them till spring.

Right now we are dealing with Angel and Bubba. Last week we found out that Angel has Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Bubba had some blood work done on Tuesday. It came back yesterday and some of his liver levels are off. We're going in today to do a ultrasound of his liver. Both Angel and Bubba are 17 years old and they are getting the best care here at home and at VetMed with Dr. Gable, Dr. Harris and the rest of the wonderful crew there. We are very thankful to them for all the care and support they give all of us.

Monday, January 10, 2011

And Then There was Three...

I've got very sad news, J.D. was attacked and killed by a Red-tailed Hawk late Friday afternoon.

When I got home, I noticed Rose and Dorothy under the deck but they were acting very strange. There was no sign of J.D. and Blanche. I took a quick look around the yard and no sign of the girls. Here's the honest truth, I started to panic a little. I ran around looking in the dog house, under the deck again and the garden area. By this time the Rose and Dorothy RAN into the roost and went straight inside which they NEVER, EVER DO. Just then, I went into BIG PANIC mode and started crying... some soon to be farmer, right?!?! Blanche all of a sudden came out of nowhere and ran straight for the roost too. Still no sign of J.D. I had this feeling of dread come over me. Just as I came up to the Willow tree and pond area, I saw feathers everywhere and then saw J.D. I called Brian immediately, crying. He was already on his way home from work and we buried her under the fruit trees in the garden. That night we brought Rose, Dorothy and Blanche in and took a closer look at them to make sure they were ok. They are fine physically but haven't come out the roost since Friday night.

On Saturday morning, our thought of a Red-tailed Hawk was confirmed by him (or her) swooping down for seconds. The hawk was about 4 to 5 feet wide with the wing span. I can see why the girls don't want to come out the roost. Brian and I now have a rule, the chickens don't come out unless we are out there with them in the yard.

We loved J.D. very much and will miss her.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Seehafer Farm Antique Booth

Everyday I'm learning about antiques.

What I like doesn't mean that everyone else will like it.

So, I'm reading up on all kinds of magazines, listening to advice of other antique dealers and...

learning to trust my gut...

but even with all that, I still can't get away from getting the things I like.

I'm still learning.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Oh, To Be A Cat...

A Cat's Prayer

Now I lay me down to sleep,
The king-size bed is soft and deep...
I sleep right in the center groove
My human can hardly move!

I've trapped her legs, she's tucked in tight
And here is where I pass the night
No one disturbs me or dares intrude
Till morning comes and "I want food!"

I sneak up slowly to begin
My nibbles on my human's chin.
She wakes up quickly, I have sharp teeth -
And my claws I will unsheath

For the morning's here and it's time to play
I always seem to get my way.
So thank you Lord for giving me
This human person that I see.

The one who hugs me and holds me tight
And sacrifices her bed at night.
- Author Unknown -

Monday, January 3, 2011

Looking Back

I started looking back at all the pictures we've taken this year. We've had a full year.

Big Fluffy Dog Rescue found K.C. a wonderful family in Massachusetts. He is very happy, very healthy and very much loved by his new family.

Our great real estate agent, Micah Phillips sold my East Nashville home in April.

The beginning of May was Tennessee's worst nightmare. The flood affected thousands of people but with strong will and God's grace, we are rebuilding.

Here at the farm, we've lost special little ones... Katie...

Pumpkin... Joe (he's behind her)...

and Albert... They will always be missed.

The year 2010 is the year we started looking for the really "Seehafer Farm" and we hope to find our new home soon.

Thank you for all the support and love through the good and bad times. 2011 will be a good year fulled with new adventures.

Happy New Year Y'all!