Wednesday, May 15, 2019
This pic does her justice because it shows her dirty tongue from carrying sticks! So happy, so forgiving. Just what a good dog is. She could push my buttons! From being a little pup she had the Chessie attitude and it continued to her adulthood. Obstinate! Oh, yeah! As much as I had to admonish her for various misdeeds, she never held a grudge, never pouted, and was always ready to just throw a stick in my way so I could throw it for her.
Our neighbor lost their springer spaniel just before Christmas and it colored the whole season. It took until spring to unlock that mystery. All the time of wondering, hoping, PRAYING, before she was found along the shore of the Mississippi not a mile from home. Now our neighbor grieves with us over our loss. That's friendship over the lives of these four-legged wonders.
Our new best friend has yet to be born. She will come from Red Branch Kennel in Wisconsin Rapids. We will anxiously await the birth of the next Catfish Corner Andy's_______. Haven't got a name yet!
Something nordic and simple that can carry by voice over the creek that she will love to swim.
Sunday, January 20, 2019
Happy 2019, and we are still here!
Let’s take a look back on the past year……
Don’s Jan. 1st trip to ER, a morning so clear,
An ambulance ride did not include CHEER.
February, March, April and May,
SHERRI’S in the Etsy shop slaving away!
Glass boxes she makes are shipped out each day.
June and July, the water’s so HIGH,
abundant Mosquitoes were filling the SKY.
Phys therapy in AUGUST, more in September,
THOSE were great days WE like to Remember.
A lovely OCTOBER, so few pony rides,
Days growing shorter, The fun stuff slides…..
NOVEMBER we’re Thankful
for friends near and far,
who come for a VISIT
since we don’t travel by car.
Now it’s December, time for family
and friends. And OUR hope for each one…..
Peace and Joy Without ends!
Don's continuing to literally make small steps toward improving his mobility. It's been a long road for him but he's a "never give up" kinda guy. Being able to work from home as been a true blessing. It still seems weird after having had many years of "retirement" here at Catfish Corner to now be so consumed with an online shop.
It was one heck of a year at SherriStudio on Etsy! The last weeks before Christmas were grueling but everyone with pre-Christmas NEED BY dates got their orders before the big day.
A giant lidded box was designed for holding wedding cards, and later a brooch bouquet from the wedding.
The wood base display cases have been a successful addition to the shop offerings.
Three cuckoos were spotted in an eagle nest a the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, MN. That's just across the creek from Catfish Corner.
Lots of beautiful nature at work, as per usual! It was a good year!
Sunday, April 8, 2018
Turns out it was a red tail hawk and it appeared to be stunned. Maybe the roosters did their job and tried to protect the ladies? I took it to the house to show Don and then grabbed the camera and took a few shots outside.
The predator was placed on the picnic table to regroup. When I came back out to take a few more photos it flew to a nearby treetop and appeared to be fine. I hauled the dead chicken down to the creek bottoms thinking it might be a tasty meal for a passerby. The carcass was still out there this morning and wouldn't you know......the red tail was in the tall tree top by the barn waiting for the next target!
Sunday, December 3, 2017
It's been one heck of a year. Just ask Maggie! She decided to help me one Sunday morning when I was filling the wood pile. One minute she was carrying sticks around and the next she was violently vomiting!
She got worse very quickly and was hacking up blood while I was trying to contact our regular vet...but she's gone so I had to call the next nearest in Durand. It was a hair raising twenty mile trip, going way faster than I wanted to drive while she's retching the whole way, crying and wheezing. I'm PRAYING we make it there before it's too late! She's was suddenly too quiet in the back seat as I pulled into the vet clinic. I opened the door to find her....ok! And then I noticed the bloody stem of the problem lying next to her:
Life on the farm is kinda laid back? Not really......
Next episode: I got bit by a flying squirrel. (It's no wonder I never have time for updates!)
Saturday, June 17, 2017
The time flies by so fast it's hard to keep up with all the new items! My Etsy shop, SherriStudio, has continued to keep me very busy making photography boxes and wedding accessories. Here's a sampling of the most recent items.
|OUR HOUSE is a popular card box for weddings and anniversaries.|
|It's a very, very, very fine house! It won't hold a cat or a dog, but will it will hold a boatload of cards stuffed with cash and well wishes!|
|The EMERALD holds 11x14 photos with two compartments for USB, etc.|
My customers always have the best ideas and it is a pleasure to transfer wishes into reality.
|Super tall hurricanes 7x24" tall; 6x18" tall; 5x12" tall|
This photo was shared by a customer of multiple hurricane sets busily at work!
Thursday, January 12, 2017
We are so fortunate to have a Snake Man who lives in our neighborhood who agreed to take in the orphan and has since named him Homer! A homer he is and he has a good one now with one who knows how to take care of him and who will keep him alive until spring when he can go out to the wild and share his own snakey story of survival.