Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Like to draw?

How pencils are made from graphite, clay and wood at the production site of Faber-Castell AG in Nuremberg, Germany.


Faber-Castell is one of the world's largest and oldest manufacturers of pens, pencils, other office supplies and art supplies, as well as high-end writing instruments and luxury leather goods. Headquartered in Stein, Germany, it operates 14 factories and 20 sales units throughout the globe. The Faber-Castell Group employs a staff of approximately 7,000 and does business in more than 100 countries. The House of Faber-Castell is the family which founded and continues to exercise leadership within the corporation. They manufacture about 2 billion pencils in 120 different colors every year.


Today's funny :o)

Mr. Smith climbed to the top of  Mt.  Sinai to get close enough to talk to God.  
Looking up, he asked the Lord.. "God, what does a million years mean to you?"
The Lord replied, "A minute."  
Mr. Smith asked, "And what does a million dollars mean to you?"  
The Lord replied, "A penny."  
Mr. Smith asked, "Can I have a penny?"  
The Lord replied, "In a minute."


Gettin' ready.....

.....  for MORE snow!

Hubby testing the generator:

Monday morning ice:

The neighbor's horses taking a nap:

The gang wandering about in the sunshine:

Looked up and noticed this icicle hanging from inside the limb- never saw THAT before!


Monday, February 18, 2019




Today's funny :o)

A really BIG H/T to Donna!

As I get older, I realize:
#1  -  I talk to myself, because there are times I need expert advice.
#2  -  I consider "In Style" to be the clothes that still fit.
#3  -  I don't need anger management. I need people to stop pissing me off.
#4  -  My people skills are just fine. It's my tolerance for idiots that needs work.
#5  -  The biggest lie I tell myself is, "I don't need to write that down.  I'll    remember it."
#6  -  I have days when my life is just a tent away from a circus.
#7  -  These days, "on time" is when I get there.
#8  -  Even duct tape can't fix stupid - but it sure does muffle the sound.
#9  -  Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could put ourselves in the dryer for ten minutes, then come out wrinkle-free and three sizes smaller?
#10  -  Lately, I've noticed people my age are so much older than me.
#11  -  "Getting lucky" means walking into  a room and remembering why I'm there.
#12  -  When I was a child, I thought nap time was punishment.  Now it feels like a mini vacation.
#13  -  Some days I have no idea what I'm doing out of bed.
#14  -  I thought growing old would take longer
#15  -  Aging sure has slowed me down, but it hasn't shut me up.
 #16  -  I still haven't learned to act my age.

A big treat!

Bought the gang a BIG treat at TS last week. It was filled with lots of good pecking at goodies - especially mealy worms!


They loved it!


Then they went for a walk:


There was quite a bit of snow on the ground:


By yesterday, most of it had melted:


Charlie pretending he's found goodies for the girls to eat:

The official Coopville Clean Coop Clucking Inspector:


I hope all this cold weather will be over soon....... sigh.......