Saturday, July 11, 2009

July is here!

Howdy All!

I have been playing way too much Farm Town on Facebook! I even want to harvest the farms I drive past on the way to work! My carbon gardens are driving me nutty - so messy! LOL! The 21st of June was Max's 12th birthday and the 5th of July is Ruger's first! The little dude and the old man! Ruger is now taller than all the labs and weighs in at 61 pounds! But as you can see below he is still a tall and sleek looking guy. He has done so well in obedience and now has his PAL (Purebred Alternative Listing) from the AKC so we will be doing some trials with him this fall! We will also be taking him out to the field this fall to learn about birds!

Speaking of gardens - some of the first fruit of our labors: carrots, radishes and snow peas.

The fun of Arizona is that it does cool off later in the evening, Sammie and Latte are out with us chasing sticks:

While the storm is headed our way:

And we let our latest visitor go free! He was sitting in our carport when Jeff came home on Monday night. He walked past him in the dark twice and then turned on the light in our carport and there was an Arizona Sidewinder! He was a little guy, only about 16 inches long and so very cool-looking (except to my reptile fearing friends, sorry Joyce and Judy!) Jeff caught him with the snake stick and we set him free to about 5 miles away in the Ironwood National Monument that runs behind our house.

So never a dull moment around here! We have our share of Colorado River Toads (also very posionous and dangerous to the fur-kids) but have been fortunate with only 4 rattlesnakes in the 3 years we have been here.

It was a nice quiet 4th, a pool party with friends, Jeff was on call servicing AC and had to leave but we did bring hime home BBQ chicken and desserts! :o(

The next few weeks have 2 obedience graduations, and August 3 is the first day of school (already, EEK!) Talk to you again soon!

Peace and Love,

Momma Teece


  1. It scares me that you have a snake stick! :)

  2. It seems that all the critters, the four footed and also the crawly ones at your humble castle are doing fine. Glad to see that it got relocated to another apartment. I haven't been out to Ironwood in about 8 months.

  3. Snake stick....??? I didn't know this was the norm..or is it??

  4. Well, Nika and Parker - the snake stick is not the norm...but Jeff and I would rather live and let live so Jeff, the wonderful Eagle Scout that he has made a snake stick. It is a long pole much like you'd use for a walking stick with a loop of string or wire on the end that allows you to grasp the snake behind the head so you do not get bitten! Most folks call the Fire Department to get rid of the snakes - but we can handle it and the heroes at the FD can use their expertise to help someone in need! Larry - you and Ringo and Meesha should come romp with us! Ray - A snake stick sure beats driving to the ER (people or fur kids) if someone gets bit! Take care all!

  5. Wow! We are really pleased to find you! Love your site, photos, and just to know about your life!

    Come for a our hands full with a new little golden, but am working hard to guide her to become a well mannered adult...although, her site just shows the playful side....

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose and her mom and dad