Thursday, June 27, 2013

One More Mouth to Feed

Our first egg hatched this morning and now we have a baby chick.  Three more scheduled to hatch today. So excited!

Lots of chirping going on from such a little creature. Life is good.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Two of a Kind

My pony met a handsome Mustang in the grocery store parking lot. 

The green one is mine.

Friday, June 21, 2013

You Can Always Tell

You can always tell how good a man is by the way animals love him.

Donkey just loves Tom Mullen. Me... ah... not as much. What's that all about? I'm a good person and a good donkey caregiver. Just ask Belle and Sable.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Need a Ride?

When it comes to our kids, as parents, we'll do almost anything for them... even carry them on our backs if we have to. This pic was on the front of the Father's Day card our son gave his dad. I think it pretty much says it all.


Monday, June 10, 2013

Review of The Marionette Heart Poetry

The Marionette Heart Poetry
by Jane Walsh 5 Stars
Title: Excellent!

Before I bought The Marionette Heart Poetry, I checked out the author, read the reviews, and clicked on the book to read a sample chapter of poems (like I always do). Knowing this was a collection of poems from a survivor of child abuse, I expected a lot of despair, hopelessness, and many visits to dark places.

Well, I got that and more—the pleasure of getting to know a strong woman who survived it all. Good for you, Jane Walsh. Your poetry is sad, but beautifully written. I almost cried at the dedication page. What does that tell you?

Sunday, June 09, 2013

We've Crossed Over

That's right. We're now offically farmers. Tom and I raise donkeys and chickens and now we're growing more chickens. We borrowed an incubator and we'll have baby chicks in twenty-one days.

The incubator was in the dining room, but it was too hot by the window for the eggs, so we had to move it. They're doing well. I can't wait to see what happens when the eggs hatch. Stay tuned.

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Are You Paying Attention?

Just checking.
Now... onto the heart of this post. I've read quite a number of books on Kindle (and have a whole lot more to go), but I haven't posted reviews. Sorry for being such a slacker. I'm working on it. Here are three reviews I've written. This is my opinion and you might not agree with me, but that's okay. After getting my first bad review, I can now handle almost anything. Well... almost anything. Just don't talk bad about my donkeys.

June 7, 2013.

The Adventures of Mrs. Browning
by Marcia Carrington 5 Stars
Title: I love it!

I love Mrs. Browning and her double life. She’s a widow by week, and on Fridays, she’s a different person. This was a terrific short story with interesting, believable characters, and was well-written. Formatting was good. No spelling or grammar errors. Perfect.

Hint to Mrs. Browning: Give up your day job of being a widow and make every day a Friday. But then, if you did, there goes your double life. I can just imagine all the things you could get into.

Well done, Marcia Carrington! Give us more of Mrs. Browning. I’d gladly pay for another tale about her secret life.

The Christmas Exhibition
by V.T. Vaughn 5 Stars
Title: Not my kind of book, but if it was…

This is not normally my kind of book, but I just wanted to check it out. Graphic, hard-core sex written to please readers of true erotica. If this is what you’re looking for in a book, then this one is definitely for you. The writing is very good and leaves the reader with some mighty powerful visual images.

I might get up the nerve to read another book by V.T. Vaughn, just to see if Jill and… never mind. I’m still blushing. This was my first erotica novel and I’m still recovering from the intensity.

Thanks, Mr. Vaughn, for giving me a glimpse into your world of writing. Your talent shows through on every page.    

Miss Nancy: June 5, 1964 to September 13, 1964
by Dallas A. Dixon 5 Stars
Title: Never a dull moment.

I have to agree with everything the other reviewers said. This book moved right along, has believable characters, and keeps one’s attention. There’s never a dull moment if you enjoy soft erotica with a lot of sex scenes, while following the mystery in the story. If you’re not into that, look somewhere else. Lots of sex going on.

My only complaint about this book—the formatting for proper ebook conversion wasn’t done, the content being uploaded in MS Word. Shame on the publisher! I don’t blame the author for their sloppy work.  

Good work, Dallas A. Dixon. 

That's it for now folks. Stay tuned. More to come. Please feel free to leave a comment or email me at  

Did you notice my sweatshirt had my website on it?  Been thinking about getting a decal (with my website on it) for the bumper of my Town Car. David Hasselhoff has one on the bumper of his Corvette. Really! I probably spelled his last name wrong, but who cares? If he can do it, we all can.

Happy reading and don't forget to post reviews. They mean so much to an author.

My Regards,
Ann Mullen
Land of the Happy Donkeys & Fox Chasing Chickens
Afton Ridge Publishing

Friday, June 07, 2013

Oh My How Fast They Grow

Belle was born one week before Christmas. Here she is at two days old, weighing in at about 50-75 pounds. Tom said she weighed 100 pounds, but I wasn't so sure about that. I could've been wrong... I'm not real good at guessing weight.

Sable and her newborn, Belle.
Here she is now, five months later. I'm still not good at guessing weight, but when she stepped on my foot yesterday, I could've sworn she weighed five-hundred pounds. I could be wrong...

Sable in the back. Belle, front and center.
Warning: Never wear flip-flops around large animals.

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Out For the Kill

A fox killed three chickens, so now we're out for the kill. We're determined to rid ourselves of that pesky critter. Chickens on the loose and hunters in place... but it didn't happen today.

Tom Mullen with his shotgun.

James Kresky with his AR-15.

Maybe next time.