Friday, June 29, 2012

Back to business as usual

Now that the dust has settled, we’re back to doing the things we love to do…working in the gardens, taking care of the girls, designing, stitching and sewing for me and reading, listening to music and chilling for Mr. Painted Quilt…

and counting the days until our new Westie puppy arrives!

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I don’t know which one but he’s one of the furbabies in the picture above. 

I can’t believe it!  Just this afternoon we received confirmation and pictures from the breeder that all the pups have made it past the two week crisis period and are doing fine…

and one of the males has been reserved for us! 

Now we have to wait until mid August because they have to be at least 8 weeks old before we can bring him home.  We’re thrilled beyond belief!

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Mr. PQ and I started working in the new flower beds around 10 a.m. and finally called it quits at 1:15 p.m.  It took us all that time to edge, plant a few blue hydrangeas that our neighbor gave us and spread and level some mulch.  We’ll probably tackle the other bed on Monday and then that’ll be it for this year.

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The flowering dogwood is in full bloom.  It is absolutely gorgeous and the photo does not do it justice.

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The fragrance from the rose garden is intoxicating.

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And would you have a look at the girls!  They have grown by leaps and bounds and absolutely love their new home in the coop.

Look at these two hanging out on top of their feed dish…

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and the other two hunting bugs in the corner.  There isn’t a fly or bug to be found in their coop because they snatch them up in an instant.

One day this weekend we will open the doors and allow them to go outdoors to free range.  From everything that we’ve read and been told, they will find their own way back to their food and water inside the coop.

We’ll be keeping our fingers crossed!

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The much-needed rain that fell while we were away made a big difference in our little kitchen garden.  Everything doubled in size almost overnight and we’ll probably be eating our own lettuce in another three or four days.

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Tomorrow is market day, my favorite day of the week.

You’ll know where I’ll be, bright and early.

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42 comments:

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

So happy you found a puppy. I know you can't wait to get him.

Annette-California said...

Puppies are so cute. Your photo of the roses looks so crisp and clear I can smell their gorgeous fragrance:))
love Annette

Carol said...

Hi Kaaren. I'm so happy that you will be getting one of the super cute puppies. You can start thinking of a name for your little puppy. Your flowers are beautiful.

Monica said...

Babies! They are absolutely prescious!

Mary said...

Those puppies are adorable. Have you picked a name yet? Your gardens are coming along so nice. Love them.

Joan said...

So cute! I'm so happy for you. Happy Canada Day weekend!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

So happy you have your 'puppy in waiting' after such a horrible experience. All your flower and vegie beds look fantastic and soon your girls will be gleening all the pesky bugs from them.

WoolenSails said...

They are so tiny, can't wait to see them as they progress and maybe she will know by then, which one will be your little guy. Your chicks looks like they are loving their new home.

Debbie

Darlene said...

I am so excited about the new puppy! :-)

My goodness The Girls are getting BIG.

Beautiful yard and kitchen garden.

Janet said...

I love a happy ending and I think the pups look adorable. The garden looks wonderful and when the girls go out, they'll hunt down any snails for you.

Janet-Olde Crow Primitives said...

I am so happy for you Kaaren. A new pup....they look so sweet. I would want them all :)

I love all of your pictures.
Have a great Canada Day weekend.
Janet

Sharon said...

I just knew a puppy would pick you, hurrah for passing the 2 week hurdle. These are very cute dogs.

Lesley said...

Nice to hear a little puppy will soon be joining your family! How wonderful! Good things come to good people just like you!

Karen said...

I'm so happy that you've found a puppy and those little sweeties in the picture are just precious. As we all know time flies by and it will be mid August and you will be bringing him home. Love your other pics as well.

Hugs-Karen

EllenaElizabeth said...

I know that feeling, waiting, waiting, tick tick...the time seems to go so slowly and then all of a sudden you have your new little bundle of terrier wonderfulness! I have a scottish terrier myself. My friend had a westie for 16 years. Love your chooks too. We are getting some soon and I can't wait. Look forward to seeing your little boy pup soon.

Patty said...

So happy for you. You have some beautiful gardens.

Sandy said...

I am so happy that you are getting a puppy! Congrats!

Sandy said...

So glad to hear the good news about your puppy! The girls grow so fast...can't believe it.

Pamela@ Our Pioneer Homestead said...

Beautiful flowers! :)

Janet O. said...

Such cute little fuzzy puppies. So glad you have one reserved.
Love your yard. Glad your roses are scented. It is so disappointing these days to see a beautiful rose, take a sniff and smell nothing. So many are bred just for color. I always make sure the varieties I plant have a nice scent--to me that is half the beauty of a rose. : )

Teresa F. said...

THe puppies look adorable. i'm glad to know they got through the most critical period. Now you just have to wait ( I know the waiting is horrible ) but you'll get your new friend in no time. Do you already have a name?
Your garden looks wonderful. I love the roses.
Hugs,
Teresa

Jenny's Craft Place said...

Love your photo of the roses. Looks like you have plenty of garden to keep you occupied :) Happy crafting, Jenny

Ali said...

Glad to hear you'll be getting a new puppy soon. Thanks for showing us around your lovely garden. If only we could smell it.
Have a lovely weekend. Ali x

GerryART said...

We eagerly await - - - -
hugs ♥

Quilt Hollow said...

I'm anxious to see this new addition to your family too! I'm glad you were able to find a litter after all that you went through. Have you thought of names already?!!

Sheila said...

Great to hear that you have found a new puppy and they sure look cute :-0 Your little chooks are adorable , growing up so fast .Your gardens are really doing well also .

Linda said...

OMG! Kaaren, What an adventure you had.
I can just see mr dh going up to the door and seeing this man.
Not all kijiji is bad. We purchased our Fergus from a kijiji ad and he is beautiful/handsome.
I know he has no papers but we were ok with that. I did receive vet info and called it. It was on the up and up. I guess I was one of the lucky ones. I hope the time goes fast for you and so happy you have decided to fill the void. Happy Canada DaY!

Stephanie Davison said...

Hurray for happy endings! Can't wait to see more pics of your new little guy!

LOVE the color of your roses! They're gorgeous!

Needled Mom said...

You must be sooooo excited. How fun it is to have pictures of the wee ones too.

The garden looks so healthy and beautiful. I hope the girls will not bother the veggies.

Our chickens always headed back to the coop when dusk set in. They are much smarter than turkeys!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Kaaren I am so happy to hear that the puppy situation has been resolved. I'm sure you will adopt a lifetime friend that will bring you years of joy.

Candace said...

At first I thought that picture was wool getting ready to be spun! Aren't they just so warm and fuzzy and adorable! I'll be counting the days along with you and Mr. PQ, Kaaren! The garden is looking spectacular! Did the Rutgers tomatoes make it? Oh and Les Girls - what beautiful big eyes they have! Bet you can't wait for some beautiful, but eggs!
Cheers!

Kathy MacKie said...

So much fun to be included in your planting progress and your first green salad will be delicious for sure.

Merilyn said...

So glad to hear all the puppies have survived and that in a few weeks you will have another little family member!!! Yes your girls do look quite grown up now and I'm sure will just love to be pecking around the grass looking for delicious titbits very soon! Just love your dogwood tree, I'll have to check out whether we can get them here, they are just delightful looking plants!

SueB said...

The puppies are just to cute. Looking forward to all the photos of the new little one. The chickens are getting big..

Carrie P. said...

I am so happy for you both. the puppies are adorable.
Looks like it has been a good week at your place.

Gmama Jane said...

Love that you are getting a new puppy! I told my husband about a blogging friend who had been through cancer and then to come home and lose her precious little dog was just too sad. I'm so thankful, new life is coming back into your world! I loved the tour of your beautiful place in Nova Scotia. You're the only person I've ever known to live in NS...it sounds like such an exotic place to live. I would love the climate I think. So I enjoy when you give us a glimpse of life in NS!!
Blessings
Gmama Jane

Suzanne's Pastimes said...

Hi Kaaren - Just checking in for a quick visit. I am so glad to hear that you are getting the puppy. I can't imagine our house without the little fur balls. They really are family members. Your gardens are looking great as are your chickens. Well wishes.

Shelley said...

Hooray on the puppy! And the girls are getting prettier...they have lovely eyes lol!

Denise in PA said...

Kaaren, I'm so glad to hear you will be getting a new puppy after all. Those little babies are adorable! I am so sorry you went through that horrible experience - but you did good in the end, saving those precious beings and stopping at least that operation. I so look forward to watching your new little grow and will celebrate with you when you bring him home!!

Janet said...

Can't wait to hear what you name him.
Do you by chance know the name of that beautiful rose? Your flowerbeds look great. Wish mine were that nice.
Janet

Barb said...

cutest puppies ever!!

Marie said...

How exciting, you found a new puppy...I look forward to seeing pictures.