Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Project #1 and Twins

Hi everyone! Ok, so in my last post I shared with you that I was working on a couple of projects. The first project I'm going to share with you, is one that I'm doing for a friend of mine. She is designing beautiful jewelry and has decided she wants to start selling it. We all know that once you decide to sell, you need somewhere, a place, a shop to sell your treasures. That's where I come in, I'm helping her to design her "shop".

Below is a picture of the new/old door to her shop. I know, it doesn't look like much......but give me a couple of days and I'll share with you how I transform it into a beautiful new door, most becoming of a new shop ;)

And now for the I didn't have another set of twins myself. My twin boys are enough for me. But we do have the sweetest new twins on the farm........

Here is the one I call Itty Bitty. She is the smallest of the pair, the runt, the little red head with spunk. She came right up to me yesterday and this morning. Albeit, there was a fence between us, cause momma is protective.

Here is her sister, as you can see they are not identical, :) And this little darling is quite a bit larger than her sister. This one the mother tends to favor. She is protective of both, but she is only allowing this little one to nurse. I don't know if it's because she doesn't have enough milk or what, but cowboy Justin, is now bottle feeding Itty Bitty. Of course, I volunteered to do the bottle feeding. When I was young and living on the ranch, I bottle fed all the calves the mommas didn't want. At one point, I had seven calves that I bottle fed, (it was more like a bucket with a nipple) I call this little darling, Fancy, because I fancy the color of her ;) I hope my landlord doesn't mind that I'm naming their calves ;)

Here is Itty Bitty and Fancy. I was trying to get a photo of them running around, but they would stop, almost like they were posing for me. Last year the mommas were bred with a Black Angus bull, so all of the calves looked the same. This time the mommas were bred with a Charolais Bull, that I of course named Charlie, and the calves are beautiful!

Until Later,


  1. Awwwwww.....

    they are SO adorable!!!

    what fun on the farm for you! i bet the boys are having a ball having the babes around.

    love the door!!


  2. Oh they are soooo cute! Dying to see what you do with that door!

  3. The twins are so cute! My FIL made a headboard out of an antique door, it turned out so nicely!

  4. The twins are just adorable! I had to giggle at you naming the cows. How funny! I can't wait to see the door makeover. It sure is a great door!

  5. Hi Toni, love the door the way it is, but can't wait to see what you do. Thanks so much for stopping by and one day my dream is own a barn to have my own sales from. Have a great day, Theresa

  6. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the door. Cute calves.

  7. I know you work your magic on that door and I can't wait to see it!

    Love the babies!


  8. Toni ~ how sweet the twins are cute, cute, cute. I can hardley wait to see what you do with the door. I'm excited!

  9. Very cool door! I'll bet it will look great!
    The calves are adorable. That is the only thing I miss from our dairy~the calves. They were so fun.

  10. Nothing like new calves to say SPRING...even with that snow yesterday! We are painting when we can...but mainly *in* the house...we were able to a bit outside last week...we are currently *discussing* the sale...March 1 is my deadline:)
    That door is awesome!

  11. They both look incredible and cute!

  12. Those twins are so adorable to look at!


My door is always open & I hope you will come by often to visit, maybe have a cup of coffee or tea with me. ~Hugs, Toni~