Thursday, July 31, 2008

My Latest Mercantile Offerings.

Old Fashion Gourmet Candy Corn
A Halloween Favorite Treat Since 1898

Hallowed Ground Coffee Shop
Spine Tingling Flavor Bone
Bone Chilling Goodness
Hauntington Square
London England

Here are my latest offerings for August at TDIPT Mercantile.

If you would like to check them out you can click ~here~. While your there check out the other amazing artist offerings. I'm still amazed to be part of this truly talented group of artist.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Harvest Dogs

Look ! I caught Biscuit & Goldie on the 4 wheeler harvesting pumpkins. Even they are getting ready for Halloween. ;) ~They had to get out bright and early because with temps near or at 100 degrees we try to get all our outdoor work done early.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Our Bucks are back some velvet with them too.

Lookey here ! Chuck AKA Mr. Goldieloo ;) put out his Deer Cam yesterday and got a few pictures of some deer. The bucks have velvet on their Antlers right now.If you look closely at these bucks you can see the Velvet. Later in the summer/fall you can see the Velvet actually falling off the Antlers and sometimes some bleeding. Chuck tells me that some hunters like to hunt simply for the Trophy like to shoot the Bucks right now so they can have one mounted on their walls with the pretty Velvet Antlers. Personally we enjoy them much more by watching them and getting these cool pictures. Last year I even named a few of them and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I see them again soon.
Here is a little information about the "velvet" if you would like to read more.~~
During growth, antlers are covered with a sensitive skin commonly referred to as “velvet.” This velvet is filled with blood vessels that constantly feed the antlers the vitamins and the minerals necessary for bone building. Antler growth demands a lot of vitamins, minerals, protein, and energy, so adequate native forage or supplemental feed must be available to meet these requirements for maximum antler growth.
Antler growth can range from two to four months depending upon the individual buck. After this time, a hardened ring forms at the base of the antlers (burr) that shuts off blood flow to the velvet-covered antlers. As a result, the velvet deteriorates, dries up, and falls off, often assisted by the
white-tailed buck, which rubs his antlers against tree bark.
At this point, the antler growing cycle is complete, the buck will prepare for the rut, and the shedding cycle will resume after the fall and winter breeding season.
Oh yes "rut" that is a very interesting picture taking time too. These bucks can get very aggressive. Between them and the deer hunters. I stay out of the woods. Oh the poor Does. ;)

Sunday, July 13, 2008

~*~The Brillante Award~*~

WOWSERS! I was just bestowed the Brillante Award from Chrissy over at

The Primitive Cornish Hovel.

Thank you Chrissy ! This is truly a Honor!
Once an award is received the rules are as follows:

1) Put the logo on your blog.
2) Add a link to the person who awarded you.
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4) Add links to those blogs on yours.
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs.
My Nominees are :
1)Mo @ Wings & Paws Primitives
2)Ivonne AKA The Crackling Crows
3)Betsy @ Foothill Primitives
4)Teresa @ Aunt Polly's Attic

5)Cookie @ Curds and Whey
6)Jackie @ TFC Folk Art
7)Jamie AKA Peach Street Primitives

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Too Early for Halloween ? Bring it on !

OK, the 4th is over I'm gearing up for Halloween. Its my favorite time of the year. From Halloween it is just a count down to my third and second favorite times of the year which is Thanksgiving and Christmas.Summer has been nice but now it is too hot and humid so the thoughts of nice cool Autumn days sound sweet.I don't mean to even wish the days away. I try to enjoy each day to the fullest.....still, like a child anticipating Santa at Christmas ... I cant wait for Halloween.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Happy Independence Day !

Wishing everyone a Safe, Fun and Happy Independence day !God bless the Good Ole' USA !

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

I have made a BIG MESS !

I must apologize for the mess I have our blog in right now. I was TRYING to spruce it up a bit and somehow in the process lost quite a bit of my information. Which included all my blogs links I had exchanged. So I will be contacting all of you bloggers I share links with again soon to get your address. If I don't happen to contact you, because I may have a hard time ( I have CRS ;))remembering everyone...please let me know so that I can get your link back up. I hope to have this all back in tip top shape again ASAP. One day I have to learn to leave things alone ! ;) Sorry yall.