Saturday, December 10, 2011

Our Path Project

Last summer we gave up on finding the right house and moved an RV onto our daughter's land. Daughter has about an acre and a half of land with a strip across the back that was just overgrown brush and ground cover. Walking is the only exercise I get, so I asked Son-in-law to weed-whack a meandering path across that area so I could "hike" from our place to theirs and get a bit of a workout.

Daughter loved the idea and so did Granddaughter. The Path has become a family project. We look for pretty rocks and logs to line it with and now we're designing points of interest. Daughter put on her pedometer to measure it and now she's using it to leash-train a new pup. We've decided to add signs and yard art to commemorate family birthdays and Christmas. Next year we may put up lights. Today I heard someone in the neighborhood ringing an old dinner bell, so now I'll be on the lookout for one of those.

This path project has turned out to be something really special and fun -- also FREE! If you have some extra space and decide to try it, please share your ideas. I'll post photos, soon.

I just checked OLA for more ideas and found some great wind chimes and birdhouses.

Blogs part two!

I was sitting here trying to decide what to blog about, so I Googled "about blogs" to see what came up. To my delight and surprise, there as a blog post from OLA Team Blog written by ChateyCathey ABOUT blogging, and it was on the FIRST PAGE of my search! I got so excited about seeing a link to our blog, about blogs, on the blog search that I Googled, that I forgot what blog info it was that I was looking for! So there you have it.

Here are a few things you can find at that are

NICE biker glasses from singleton000

1916 Ford Model T from grgauction!

Gotta have a John Deere Combine manual from dsowens65!

Hi-Power portable telescope from neatstuff333!


I blogged about things being made in America and went hunting on and found some more which I am listing below.

From latherupsoap I found these:

Chap Stick Vegan All Natural

And I found this from zannesbazaar
2012 Z'oodle Calendar

And from curiocache

Born in the USA Patriotic Childrens Tee Shirt FREE SHIPPING

And I also found this from AKelly110

American Motor - Made In America Tapestry

I am sure if you search you will find many many more itesm that are made in America and a lot of handmade and hand crafted items. While you are searching please stop by my store at chateycathey as I have made in America items also.

Merry Christmas to all

Meet Molly

I received this in an email from a friend who forwarded it to me and thought it so wonderful, I had to share it!

Meet Molly.

She's a gray speckled pony who was abandoned by her owners when Hurricane Katrina hit southern Louisiana. She spent weeks on her own before finally being rescued and taken to a farm where abandoned animals were stockpiled.

While there, she was attacked by a dog and almost died. Her gnawed right front leg became infected, and her vet went to LSU for help, but LSU was overwhelmed, and this pony was a welfare case. You know how that goes.

But after surgeon Rustin Moore met Molly, he changed his mind. He saw how the pony was careful to lie down on different sides so she didn't seem to get sores,
and how she allowed people to handle her.

She protected her injured leg. She constantly shifted her weight and didn't overload her good leg. She was a smart pony with a serious survival ethic.

Moore agreed to remove her leg below the knee, and a temporary artificial limb was built. Molly walked out of the clinic and her story really begins there.

'This was the right horse and the right owner,' Moore insists. Molly happened to be a one-in-a-million patient. She's tough as nails, but sweet, and she was willing to cope with pain.

She made it obvious she understood that she was in trouble. The other important factor, according to Moore, is having a truly committed and compliant owner who is dedicated to providing the daily care required over the lifetime of the horse.

Molly's story turns into a parable for life in Post-Katrina Louisiana .......

The little pony gained weight, and her mane finally felt a comb. A human prosthesis designer built her a leg.

The prosthetic has given Molly a whole new life, Allison Barca DVM, Molly's regular vet, reports.

And she asks for it. She will put her little limb out, and come to you and let you know that she wants you to put it on. Sometimes she wants you to take it off too. And sometimes, Molly gets away from Barca.

'It can be pretty bad when you can't catch a three-legged horse,' she laughs.

Most important of all, Molly has a job now. Kay, the rescue farm owner, started taking Molly to
shelters, hospitals, nursing homes, and rehabilitation centers. Anywhere she thought that people needed hope. Wherever Molly went, she showed people her pluck. She inspired people, and she had a good time doing it.

'It's obvious to me that Molly had a bigger role to play in life, Moore said. She survived the hurricane, she survived a horrible injury, and now she is giving hope to others.' Barca concluded, 'She's not back to normal but she's going to be better. To me, she could be a symbol for New Orleans itself.'

This is Molly's most recent prosthesis. The bottom photo shows the ground surface that she stands on, which has a smiley face embossed in it. Wherever Molly goes, she leaves a smiley hoof print behind.

If you feel like it, forward this and share it with all of the animal lovers that you know.

God's creatures often reflect the character we aspire to.

And if you are looking for special things for you pets, just click on my little pony below to see them at! Thank you!