Saturday, July 28, 2012

Helping Others Don't Cost a Thing

Just wanted to give a shoutout to Donald Breeden, owner of Don's, Aroda, VA. Don buys, sells, and trades all kinds of stuff. Need a new car part? House doors? Give him a call 540-718-7089 or email Here's to one neighbor helping another.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Pull Up Your Pants

A new widget has just been added to my site so you can click and follow my Tweeter Updates, and thank you in advance for doing so. But I'm sure you've seen it by now (it's on the right sidebar), so while I'm doling out useless drivel, let me also say there ought to be a law against young guys dragging their pants around by their knees. Stop it! It's not a fashion statement anymore. Nobody wants to see your underwear, and by all means, not your butt. Pull up your pants, put on a belt, or better yet, buy/steal the right size. Steal, you ask? That's right. When you dress like that, what do you expect people to think? Folks see you in a different way. And, it's not good. So, do us all a favor and pull up your pants, or stay home! No hate mail please. Just saying...

Folks, what do you think?

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Donkey Update

Sable and Donkey are adjusting to their new home. Sable looks bored, but Donkey loves to play... and scratch. Here is a short video of Donkey doing his thing.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Just Call Me Farm Girl

Our two donkeys were delivered Monday, and boy have we been busy. We purchased the donkeys from Carlyle Weaver (Madison, VA 540-718-1200) and found out that a lot of the stuff we were told about donkeys wasn't true. A rope fence will not keep them in. Mr. Weaver laughed good-heartily when he saw our setup. We have a stable, but the fencing wasn't finished and we had roped off sections of it. He said the donkeys would just walk right through it. Fortunately, we have a large dog pen that we could keep them in temporarily. He unloaded the donkeys into the dog pen, and now Tom is working diligently to get the rest of the fence up. Note: We used our pickup truck to block off one area. Love those donkeys! They're so adorable and friendly. So, if you're looking to purchase a donkey (and I'm sure he also has horses—I'll get to see for myself Thursday), he's the man to see. He's honest, his prices are very reasonable, and he cares about his animals. He called us the next day to see how the donkeys were doing. Tom and I used to be city folks, so I'm sure he probably thought the donkeys had gotten away from us. He was glad to hear all was well.

The dark brown donkey is female (a Jenny) named, Sable. The tan donkey is male (a Jack) named, Donkey.

If you have the space, donkeys make good pets. Once they get to know you, they'll come right up to you every time they see you. And, if you don't take a minute to speak or pet them, they'll nudge you and let you know they want attention.

Give Carlyle Weaver a call (540-718-1200) and you too can enjoy the love of a donkey.

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Heat Too Much For You?

It's hot here in Virginia! I can't remember when the temperature has ever been in the 100's for so many days. The plants are wilting, the grass is dying out from lack of rain, and folks are staying inside. So what can you do when you don't want to go outside and brave the stifling heat? Like they say... "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen." In this case, grab your Kindle and sit down with a good book and enjoy the air conditioning. South River Incident, the 2nd in the Jesse Watson Mystery series will be FREE on Kindle, August 1, Wednesday. Don't miss out. Get your copy and follow Jesse and Billy as they venture into dangerous territory... again. You'll be glad you did!