bend wyatt one crop

bend wyatt one crop

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Water Rescue!!

I keep forgetting that stuffies can't swim.
Sorry Mr. Lion...


Thursday, March 29, 2012

Ask Wyatt and Stanzie

We have decided to call our Friday feature, "Ask Wyatt and Stanzie".
There are certain things that Stanzie knows way more about!

Stanzie knows about critter control!
Today's question comes from Mr. Pip and Goose.
Pip asks: 
Do you have any experience with skunks? We think we may have one in our yard - a couple of mornings we woke up to a familiar smell. It was faint (so maybe it's in a neighboring yard). Do you know of any natural remedies to encourage the skunk to move somewhere else?

Your pal, Pip

Goose asks:
I'm with PIP, how do you keep the skunks out of the yard. I got skunked kissed 6 times last year. MOM was not thrilled. Anything we can do?

First....Do not provide a food source.
Keep garbage cans tightly sealed. Never leave dog or cat food outside. Never feed wildlife. 

Second.....Do not provide shelter.
Seal up all areas under decks, sheds, etc.

If you suspect critters under your deck. Keep a spot light going under there for a week or so. They like the dark, so they will most likely leave. Then seal the area.

If skunks and raccoons are coming for your veggies and fruits in the garden (or the Koi pond), try setting up a motion activated sprinkler or motion activated lights. Nothing says "MOVE ALONG" like a blast of water in the face! Works on deer too!

From our experience, most of the critter repellents on the market are only semi effective.
Most, are a mixture of blood meal and something like coyote urine and they smell SO bad, that you will also be repelled from your yard! Also, they wash away with the first rain.

What do you do if you have been skunked? Ms. Stanzie

Wrap the dog in a towel, do not let dog rub on you or in the house...we know from experience!
Tomato Juice does not work...we tried, LOL
This product gets rave reviews.
But, what if you are miles from the store and you need help now!

1 gallon of water, 1 quart of hydrogen peroxide (h.p. can bleach fur, you may substitute with lemon juice or white vinegar), 1 cup of baking soda, one squirt of hand or dish soap.

Put a little Vaseline on dogs eyebrows to help keep mixture out of eyes. Avoiding eye area, sponge and lather mixture into dogs fur. Let sit for 10 minutes. Rinse well.

Be Aware and Take Care, Puppy and Kitty Pals!
You don't want to end up in the Wash-O-Matic!

Wyatt and Stanzie

We would love to hear your skunky stories and solutions.
And keep those garden related questions coming!

P.S. For those of you who commented on yesterday's post about Emma...she is the neighbor's dog and lives down the street. But, we will be visiting her often!!

The new girl on the block!

We have a new girl on the block!
Her name is Emma.

She has one blue eye and one green eye.

She likes to play tug.

She has a lot of attitude.

She thinks it's funny to unzip my mom's sweater!

Welcome to the hood, Emma!
You are going to fit right in!!


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Nod to Bruce

Dad's brother passed away last week.
He left this earth for a better place. A place without diabetes. A place without angst and pain.

The true artist in the family tree.
We wanted to share just a small sampling of his work.

"What is Hip"

He loved photography.

"Buddha's Palm"

He loved drawing.

And Rock and Roll.


He left us a legacy of photos, poetry, artwork and music.

He was an original. He was loved.

Rest in Peace, Bruce

Frogs and Taters

Stanzie says,
"Is that what we are having for dinner?...Yuck!"

No, silly Stanzie.
We are planting potatoes today.
We plant the seed potatoes with the eyes pointing up. Now we cover with loose dirt and a little bit of decomposing straw.

Somebody is watching us.....
We got the camera and he actually poked his head out... 

And Smiled!

Everybody is a ham at our house :D


Monday, March 26, 2012

March Scavenger Hunt

Join the fun!!

Hunting for photos in the rain....Sunday, 3/11/12


for dogs

A place to see films, drink beer and eat pizza!


Making Portlanders snicker for 40 years....


The calm before dinner...

Street Name
Our Danish Street Sign

Half a Face
Froggy in the Garden

Pulling out some old favorites....


Mom and Stanzie....."Just 5 more minutes"

Happy Snapping!
Wyatt's Mom

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Squirrely Sunday

In the Trees

Under the Rocks

They are everywhere.....