Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Mouse At School

Timothy decided that it was "Take Your Mouse" to work day.
After all, he didn't leave the pantry in Ohio to sit at home in NM.
He quickly learned that the day starts bright and early
at this elementary school! He explored the room,
and found Chester the Monkey in front of the M.
How are children going to learn how to write an "M"
if they can't see the letter?
But Timothy joined in on the game before the children came in.
M.....Monkey, M....Mouse

Today's date is Tuesday, November 9th.

It's getting chilly!
Timothy felt a sneeze coming...

Timothy hid in my cabinet most of the day.
He said it wasn't fair that he was getting all the attention.
Maybe the students needed some, too.
So polite!

Before he knew it, the students had gone home,
and there were 10 minutes left in the duty day.
So, he checked his photos and comments on Flickr.
Does anybody like me?
I think they do!!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tailoring Overalls

Last night, Timothy played a little game I liked to call
Goldilocks and the 3 Overalls.
These overalls were too big....
those were not the right color...
but these could be just right with a little tailoring! So, Timothy woke me before 5am.
He swears it was the time change
and our downstairs neighbor, taking a shower.
He figured as long as we were up,
we might as well fix his overalls.
The back seam was opened a little further
to allow for his tail to peak through in the right place.
The velcro closure was moved over to make
the closure in the back more narrow.
And finally, he asked to remove the Boyds tag,
which I swear should not be removed under penalty of law!
And here he is, in overalls that he will keep!
If only I could call in "lazy" and stay home to play!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Timothy Pantrymouse

I went to check my Facebooks updates
one afternoon, after my afternoon nap.
There, in my Newsfeed,
was a little Pantrymouse named Timothy! He was, of course, living on the Moor.
I realized that as a one of kind, if you fall in love,
you'd better move quickly!
So, move I did.
And move he did,
because only a few days later
he became my 9th Craggy Moor resident.
He did come with the overalls,
but we checked him out from stem to stern anyway.
He said as a mouse, he didn't mind.
Clothing is optional.
He met Craggy Cousin Chelsea
before being introduced to Sam.
Sam has Boyds clothing that just might fit
and expand Timothy's wardrobe choices!

The denim overalls had a nice, narrow fit in the shoulders,
and were a good color, but the opening for his tail was a bit high.

The green velor overalls also fit well, were a suitable color,
and the tail opening was in a much better position.
Well, at least I have some choices, thought Timothy.

And Then...
What should I do next?

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Sandia Mountain Field Trip

Yesterday was a special day!
I was chosen to go on a field trip!
We rode on a bus on the freeway,
and up the mountain.
This rustic cabin looked like a great way to spend the day!

What? Nobody told me I was going for a hike!
We walked up the trail to our first "outdoor classroom"!

Hey, what do you guys see out there?

I see green stuff all over the pine tree!

Rosie was a our fearless leader,
so we would learn important things about nature,
and not get lost in it.

We hiked up and down, winding around....

...stopping periodically for lessons,

exploring, and noting observations.

Where are the fall colors?
Why is this forest all green?
Apparently this is an evergreen forest,
with a lot of pine trees and junipers.

Here is some more of the fuzzy green stuff.
It is lichen.
Did you know that there are more than 400 different
kinds of lichen?

It was kind of pretty when I could sit a spell.

Cactus in the mountains?

This is a desert/mountain region,
which means the cactus lives among the pine trees.

Rosie shows photos of animals taken by the camera
set up near the spring of water.

Is it almost lunch yet?

What is it?
My guess: a seed pod from a yucca plant
was eaten, and came out with the scat
(scientific name for animal poop).
Then, it broke open, and you can see the seeds.

Tree sap.
Hey, that was easy.

Hard earned mountian views!


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Santa Fe Renaissance Fair

Santa Fe Renaissance Fair
September 18, 2010
Many vendor, food and game booths were set up
at El Rancho de Las Golondrinas
for the Santa Fe Renaissance Fair
on September 18-19, 2010.
Kaley, being a button jointed bunny made from wool,
enjoyed the historic and natural parts of
El Rancho de Las Golondrinas.

I'm really here!"

The ox carts were used for carrying goods up the
El Camino Real between Mexico City and Santa Fe.

Entering the Courtyard

Embers in the Horno

What can we do with wool?
Spin it, sew colcha embroidery...

Inside Spinning Wheel

Gathering of Carding Combs

More Spinning

"See, I have a tail of handspun wool,
just like what you are doing!
And I am made of wool, too!"

Belly Dancers

Man From Taos
Selling Sage Bundles
and Telling Stories

Little Rabbit with the Rabbitbrush,
also known as chamiso.

Lots of Fairy Shopping

Rebekah from the Clan Tynker

Fairy Costume Contestant