Bringing in the Hay

It’s hay baling time around here. Not here at the 7 Acre Wood. No hay growing here. We do have some critters here that like to munch on hay though, so that means finding someone else with some hay fields.

IMG_2794Conditions have finally become ripe for cutting and baling and loading and hauling and filling the barn here at the “ranch.”

Electra got to go along for the ride —

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 I wish you a bountiful week!

A Day With Kay

I have a dear friend, Kay, who lives far away and we don’t get together very often. So when we do, we make a fun day of it and spend lots of time catching up. We recently had one of those fine days. It was an artsy day with a visit to and tour of the Craft Guild of Dallas. It is a big, spacious, light-filled, well equipped, inviting environment for artists of all kinds. This was followed by lunch at Gloria’s Latin cuisine restaurant where Electra napped nicely under the table.

Next stop was the Art Barn at the University of Texas at Dallas. This was recommended to us by our guide at the Craft Guild – Cynthia Saathoff who has some work available at the Art Barn gift shop. The Art Barn is one of the original buildings at UTD and it was recently up for demolition to make room for bigger, newer buildings.  Ms Saathoff lead a move to save the building with an “Arms Around the Art Barn” campaign that evidently worked!

We topped the day off with some cold iced tea at La Madeleine’s where Ellie enjoyed the cool tile floor and some nice ice cubes.

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Parks and Recreation

IMG_0580Electra has been on the road quite a bit. She’s been to the playground to play with our Princesses. She took Flat Stanley on an adventure to Dinosaur Valley State Park, which is just up the road from the 7 Acre Wood.

She has read books with friends at the library, and visited friends at their home.

Restaurants are becoming old hat to her. She watched movies of a cattle ranch at Stampede 66 in Dallas.

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And watched ducks on the Brazos River at Buzzard Billy’s in Waco.


And we had a group meeting with a special guest, Michael Jernigan and his working guide dog, Brittany.

meeting timeWe have encountered many good friends and some truly inspirational folks. The world of a guide dog pup opens up whole new worlds.