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By: calpoppy , 8:05 PM GMT on March 04, 2014

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My friend has been searching for a new Corgi pup for a couple of months and I do believe she found they right one yesterday.



We traveled to Valley Center yesterday. A neat town with winding roads, big horse ranches, avocado groves, ponds, big houses, little houses , views of mountains and valleys, huge boulders with moss, and oak trees! A perfect place to pick out the perfect pup!





Even though there was only two pups to choose from (the rest had been sold) we got to see them all! Plus the many beautiful adult corgis the breeder had.

Silly Corgi!





GG you would have been in Corgi heaven, LOL!!!



Some Corgis have a gene that can cause Degenerative myelopathy and one of the parents of this litter is a carrier. So my friend is having the pup she picked out tested before she totally commits to the little guy. She just went through this terrible disease with her last Corgi. This breeder is hopeful that she can eliminate this gene from her breeding stock in a couple of generations.

This was the only breeder that my friend found that even tested for the gene.

We had a great time with the puppies and the breeder was really a neat gal!!










Which one do you think she picked?

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65. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
7:29 PM GMT on March 23, 2014
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64. palmettobug53
3:38 PM GMT on March 23, 2014
Hi, Cal. Hope your Sunday is a good one.

When I was growing up, we used to tether one of our dogs to the clothesline like Sandi describes. Our yard was not completely fenced in. Dad had put up a privacy fence across the back and one neighbor had put up chain link down his side but the front/other side were open. What was funny is that the untethered dog would stay put, as long as the other wasn't loose to roam with him.
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63. sandiquiz
9:07 AM GMT on March 23, 2014
I hear you and the dogs have had a run in with the 'long arm of the camping law'.

Many years ago I used to go away for weekends with my first hubby and his family in their caravan. They had a black Labrador who hated the lead. He happily walked to heel wherever they went, but on the camp sites he had to be tethered if outside the van.
They used to take a washing line with them, which was strung from the van to a nearby tree, after slotting the handle of a long lead over the line. He could then walk backwards and forwards over the distance of the washing line, and he didn't feel tethered. It seemed to be the only solution for him, as he would pull on a fixed point lead, whereas this way he could keep moving. He didn't seem to cotton on to the fact it was still fixed!

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62. palmettobug53
10:39 PM GMT on March 22, 2014
Now, that's cool!

Love the cacti flowers, too, but that old house? Oh, yeah.
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61. BriarCraft
9:12 PM GMT on March 22, 2014
After enjoying your great photos, I expected to see more about your onroad/offroad desert trek, but I see that'll have to wait.

Hey WU! Check out Poppy's AC!!!

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60. WeatherWise
12:20 AM GMT on March 21, 2014
Hi Calpoppy! How are you? It's SPRING!

Happy Spring!


Spring is the Cardinal in the Red Tips



And Spring is the chickadees in the Bluebird House!
Hey, and the Bluebirds showed up one day too late.


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59. GardenGrrl
6:19 PM GMT on March 20, 2014
Happy Spring and Happy Trails!

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58. Ylee
4:17 PM GMT on March 20, 2014
Hope you, Mr. P, and TnT are having a good time!
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57. Proserpina
3:55 PM GMT on March 20, 2014


"Spring has returned. The earth is like a child that knows poems." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

WISHING YOU A VERY JOYFUL AND MEMORABLE SPRING!
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56. WatchinTheSky
9:35 PM GMT on March 17, 2014
A little luck for your road trip!

Won't be worrying about rain ;)
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55. Proserpina
5:24 PM GMT on March 17, 2014
@Maria photo 20140317_1056_edited-1framed_zpsf36d7a9a.jpg

Today we woke up to eight inches of snow, it clung to every branch, covered the few spring flowers that dared to bloom yesterday, frustrated Mimi who wants to be in the snow to play, gave me the opportunity to enjoy the winter wonderland and to take lots of photos.
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54. calpoppy
4:11 PM GMT on March 17, 2014
I forgot Bug and ycd!

Hi Bug! The trouble out here with cali natives is they are expensive!!! So I have many seedlings in the greenhouse that will help fill in my areas and they are a lot cheaper then buying the 1 gallon cans.

Hi ycd! You must be on your way by now, hope it is a lot of fun! We do stand out in our Minnie, LOL! Always a chance to run into each other. I ran into people I know in Yellowstone before!

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53. calpoppy
2:31 PM GMT on March 17, 2014
Hi BFH! Happy tails is correct also, LOL! The wind may delay our trip by a day :( 50MPH is forecasted here, 35MPH where we are going. Now I have to see what it is in between!

Hi GG! Our wildflower show is growing stronger every day! Though we don't have the huge fields of flowers like the hill country, it still has it's own beauty.

Hi Pros! It is amazing how fast the pups recover from the spaying! You kept the ecollar on, we do not. Best that you do, we just don't like them. They have a clear version now which I think the pups would like better. At least they can see :)

Hi Briar! I am more scientific because of what I did for a living. Always looking up plants that I was unfamiliar with to see if I should order them.

Almost every customer I had did what you do. Buy then place the plant. I would always cater to that impluse by placing showy plants out in prominent places so they buyer would be interested, most all nurseries do that. I also prided myself in getting the unusual plants. People like that!

The off road, but on a ROAD comment is my way of saying why do they call it off road!! I have this big book of off road, roads. None of it is off a 'road', LOL! My road would be considered off road, I guess because it is dirt? Just an eccentric hermit thinking again, LOL!!!

Hi Ylee! Thanks!! I guess I will be cooking up some corned beef today!

Hi CITW! Your right on the pup! It doesn't look good for Cali and the rest of the southwest!!! But we still have a very good show of wildflowers, go figure.

Hi WW! And a Happy St. Paddy's day to you too!!

We are in a wait and see with our trip right now. Don't want to go with the trailer with those wind gusts!! Hopefully we can leave Tuesday, but Wednesday would be fine too! It isn't like we were taking days off of work!

To all have a nice St. Paddy's day, cooking the corned beef (without the cabbage, lol) and the wearin' of the green. Now I gotta find some green or Mr. P will be pinching me, LOL!

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52. WeatherWise
1:04 PM GMT on March 17, 2014
It's St. Patrick's Day - Don't forget to wear GREEN!




Have a wonderful Monday!
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51. Cloudyinthewest
6:46 AM GMT on March 17, 2014
Hello again,

I thought you might like to watch this video about the Folsom reservoir at its driest. This might be an interesting area to find some unusual rocks. People have been exploring the dry lake area here.

As for the weather, the California drought continues. I believe that this is the driest year ever for Central California. 1976 will become the second driest year. I believe that the state have seen all the rainfall that it has received already, even though that we have one more week of winter and all of spring to come. This blocking high pressure over the eastern pacific will keep weather fronts from coming our way through autumn. Record breaking temperatures have started again and will continue through the spring and summer.

As for Nevada, the western side will have one or two light snowfalls before May. Otherwise, many windy days through the summer with above average temperatures. Some rain will occur here from time to time especially in the summer during evening thunderstorms.
http://youtu.be/EXAhtuCC1P4

Dave
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50. Cloudyinthewest
6:18 AM GMT on March 17, 2014
Hello Calpoppy, I believe the puppy she picked was [in the fist photo of all 6 puppies] the second puppy sitting down on the left, in between the first puppy sitting down and the third puppy standing up.
Sincerely,Dave
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49. Ylee
6:15 AM GMT on March 17, 2014
Happy St. Patrick's Day, cal! Have a great trip!
From Millan.Net
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48. BriarCraft
12:31 AM GMT on March 17, 2014
Hah! You can take the gardener out of the gardening center job, but you can't get the dirt out from under her fingernails. You do go about it in a more scientific way than I do. You have to have a better success rate than me.

My method is spot something I want, buy it, bring it home, and then see if I can figure out a good place to plant it. Bad me.

I think the desert heat has done something to your head! As proof:

We have an offroad trip planned ON A ROAD
ummm, by definition, there seems to be a conflict here
Up by the New York mountains
would that be the Adirondacks?
Also maybe up to Kelso dunes
the town of Kelso is about 25 miles south of my house and, while it has hills, I haven't seen any dunes

Have I mentioned something about eccentric desert hermits?


Have a good trip. Take pictures!!!
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47. Proserpina
11:25 PM GMT on March 16, 2014
Mimi @Maria photo PicMonkeyCollagef_zpsfb210830.jpg

Mimi and I want to thank you for all of the help, suggestions, support you gave us during those couple of scary days.

Mimi is back to her old self, willful, maddening, adorable, unstoppable,.... She kept us on our toes today and is still going strong. Sigh!
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46. GardenGrrl
10:52 PM GMT on March 16, 2014
Fun your trip is about to start (or started).
Oh plant shopping.....we really don't have many great nurseries around here especially for local plants.

The best nursery I have ever been to is somewhere in the Hill Country past Austin. In the boondocks. They had everything from regular commercial plants, exotic commercial plants, natives and xerics from all over.

They kind of had to drag me out of there to continue our trip ;)
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45. ycd0108
8:29 PM GMT on March 16, 2014
Might just see you on the roads calpoppy:
Our rig is fairly common silver grey and lots of Canucks winter in Arizona but I should be able to spot yours in traffic or in a Park.
It'd be great to meet up somewhere.
Just about time to shut this terminal down because Tloml is packing the clothes (she won't let me pack because I rarely change my clothes anyway but I usually pack three or four outfits).

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44. palmettobug53
6:52 PM GMT on March 16, 2014
Ya'll have a good time on your trip.

Did you leave enough money in the bank after plant shopping to cover gas? lol

I know what you mean about visiting garden centers. It's like plunking a chocoholic into a bon bon store!
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43. BFH
6:35 PM GMT on March 16, 2014
Poppy, wishing you “Happy tails, er, trails”. Have fun and travel safe.
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42. calpoppy
5:19 PM GMT on March 16, 2014
Hi WW! Well to start off I am a recently retired garden center manager 25 years, so that gives me a little more insight into plants than others. But it gets down to doing research on the plants. You need to know where they are going, full sun, part shade. shade. How tall can they grow and do you want things like berries for the birds, flowers or an evergreen screen. Also when it comes to Cal natives, how fast do they grow? Many drought tolerant plants are slow growers.

For me I wanted berries for the birds and very drought tolerant. All for sun, except one area that is partial shade and I ended up with a Ribes Aureum (currant). I also got some Mountain Mahogany, another Nevins barberry, a desert peach, a California sage, desert marigolds, Mahonia Fremontii and my impulse buy a silver lupine which gets 5' tall!

As for the orchid, I buy whatever kind I do not have! In this instance I think it is a Vanda orchid, quite pretty and more upright then the Phalaenopsis.

The native plant place is called Rancho Santa Ana Botanical gardens. When I lived down the hill (the lower elevations big cities) I went there quite frequently with my young kids. Then it was free now it is not, LOL! But now they have a nursery with nothing but Cali natives. For me you have to be very careful buying plants at these places, many are not for the high desert and not cold hardy, so research is a must.

We are getting ready to go to the Mojave again. So I won't be around much after Monday. I see Ycd is leaving too, traveling time for WU all!
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41. WeatherWise
6:14 PM GMT on March 14, 2014
Okay Calpoppy, So not photos - then tell us the story in words1 What did you see, what tempted you the most to take it home with you, which native plants did you actually choose? It sounded like such a neat place - what was the name of it? Have a wonderful weekend!
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40. calpoppy
4:39 PM GMT on March 14, 2014
Hi WW! No pics of the native plants nurseries we went to. I was more into buying then taking pics, LOL! Nothing worse then two plantaholics going to 3 nurseries!! We can't control ourselves let alone each other, LOL!!

I hope you had fun balancing the umbrella :)

Hi Ylee! I think you are right, it is a matter of time. Each day I see a huge difference in their response time! They enjoy their training, probably because they are out doing their favorite thing, hiking!

Hi Sandi! Sheep dog trials are really neat to see! We got the idea from a sheep dog training book. Though we don't use sheepherder whistles (we just can't get the knack of them) we use one that is good for over a mile. The sheepherders use a whistle that they keep in their mouth, I would imagine they do that to keep their hands free for hand signals.



We use some hand signals for the girls too. The respond very well to those also.

Since the girls are 1/2 cattle dog they have herding instincts, so we use those instincts in our training. They don't nip the back of our legs like some other herding dogs will, but Tess will use her shoulder on my leg and push me towards the door, LOL!!

I bet your heart sank with Max outside in the dark!!!! Especially when you don't know what they will do and him being so young and still kittenish!

Well plant shopping is done for the season! Got some neat Cal. native plants and one cactus and one orchid and one bonsai starter plant :) It was native plants I was going for, but we got sidetracked, LOL!

I have planted some but need to get outside to plant the rest!

Everyone have a great Friday!!!



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39. sandiquiz
3:28 PM GMT on March 14, 2014
I was interested in your post about training the dogs to stop and come to a whistle.

My granddad was judge at the "sheep dog trials" in the North of England. Many shepherds used a whistle to control their dogs when rounding up sheep.

I think I need to train Max to stop and come back. The other night he managed to get out of the kitchen door, and bolt across the decking. Luckily he stopped to investigate the bird seed that had fallen off the table and I was able to get him before he jumped over the fence and away!
He has never done it during the day, but it was pitched black, so perhaps something different for him! Whatever his reason for doing it, he gave me a heart stopping moment!
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38. Ylee
8:57 PM GMT on March 12, 2014
I think that TnT should be road ready in a few weeks, and over time, will become excellent traveling companions. No, they won't be perfect by April, but they are smart pups, and they have good trainers, so it'll be just a matter of time!
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37. WeatherWise
6:08 PM GMT on March 12, 2014
Hi Calpoppy - we are going to rename you Calpuppy with all of these doggie ventures. You sound like a real trainer. I am impressed. Would love to go along with you to the native plant place! Please share your ventures, there, with us. Have a great afternoon. I am going to try to do my walk with an umbrella. Quite a balancing act to work camera and keep it out of rain while still holding on to the unbrella. As long as it is just light rain it will be okay.
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36. calpoppy
5:37 PM GMT on March 12, 2014
Continuing with a dog theme here is a link to the pictures of the 2014 Iditarod race. Link It is over and Dallas Seavey came from behind to win. The race had a lot of bare patches in the race, which sure doesn't happen very often! Here is to the dogs who are as tough as any dog out there!!
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35. calpoppy
4:00 PM GMT on March 12, 2014
Hi Pros! They are beautiful pups, I hope my friend hears back soon on the testing of the little guy she picked out.

We are doing more intensive training with the pups now. Getting them ready for more trips. Since we are off leash all the time out here, recall is the MOST important command. We have let them chase to many critters and now we have to see if we can change their habits. So using a whistle we have been recalling them. Today I was out hiking on my own with the pups and got Tagg to recall twice on a chase with the whistle. The third chase she was gone before I knew it and it took her awhile for her to come back. The 4th time (lots of bunnies right now and deer) Tagg stopped in her tracks and came back while Tess kept on going. Tess is a little more single minded. Dogs train best with constant repetition, so on every hike we recall them several times. We are also keeping them from ranging to far from us. We have been using the whistle for the command to stand or stop also. One blast for that command, two short blasts for the recall.

We will continue to do the training on our next trip.

For not having fences our pups are as good as gold. They don't even leave with the dog up the road when she goes home from visiting us, they stay on their property.

A low of 36 this morning, a nice change! Warming up for the weekend, though we don't get the Santa Ana wind here so we will not be near as warm as down the hill.

Tomorrow off to the native plant nursery with my friend. I have a list but I doubt I will stick with it. There will be something there to tempt me, LOL!

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34. Proserpina
10:03 PM GMT on March 11, 2014
I love Corgis! These are beautiful! Great photos of the little pups.
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33. calpoppy
5:53 PM GMT on March 11, 2014
Hi Ylee! Don't tempt me with the shotgun ;) I may try to enact a law that will classify dirt bikers as varmits, open season, LOL!

Hi Bug! It would be, this is Cali land of everyone suing everyone!! The problem isn't actually on my property though there is one part of our property that is across the road and they have been going though that. The problem lies in the canyons to the west and east of us. All private property and very secluded. LA county has a off road task force specifically to deal with this problem. They are all on dirt bikes, what else, LOL! The problem is getting them here on time. When you live where I do the response time of the sheriff's department is in hours not minutes :(

Hi Briar! LOL!! That is way to funny about desert hermits! I have actually told a guy who was what we call a shopper (looking for something to steal for drugs) that nobody who lives out here is normal, crazy people live here. He got the message, LOL!!

Yep, work in hot desert for tales of hot desert, LOL!!! We like the history out there and fortunately we have air conditioning in the Minnie!

And of course GG would guess it. I thought she would :)

Hi WTS! The attachment to the pole would be the toughy! You can use a sticky substance called tanglefoot around the pole to keep the ants off. We don't want the ants to have problems with their glucose count now do we!!!

There are actually considerate dirt bikers out here. The bad ones are really a small number, but their damage stays for a very long time. And it just galls me that they know they will get away with it!!!

Getting the Minnie ready for our next trip, next week. I think the wildflowers will be blooming then. We have an offroad trip planned ON A ROAD, LOL! Up by the New York mountains. There is supposed to be a canyon with oak trees, can you believe it!! I want to see! Also maybe up to Kelso dunes and a hike to Teutonia Peak. Next month we work out there for stories!
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32. WatchinTheSky
4:36 AM GMT on March 11, 2014
Ylee just beat me to a suggestion, feeder on top a pole. A couple of problems to overcome, of course - keeping ants from running up the pole to a massive sugar high and attachment to the pole. It was really windy (and warm, mid 80s) yesterday and one of my feeders emptied out. I may have to try the pole idea ;)
I am sure there are considerate dirt bikers, though I might be hard pressed to recall any :(
Though it is not legal of course, one of our 'neighbors' down the street takes his loud bike up on the grove trails, I'm sure he figures it is his personal dirt track. It echoes off the hills like crazy.... He then returns to his house on the narrow streets at way over safe speeds. Grrrrr...
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31. BriarCraft
9:08 PM GMT on March 10, 2014
Pepper their britches with rock salt!
Don't you wish you could without getting sued?
hmmmmm
What about a big sign:
TRESPASSERS WILL BE EATEN
That might actually get their attention. You never know what kind of eccentric hermits live out in the desert. Put a good scare into them and suddenly they'll become real respectful of the desert hermit's desire for peace and quiet.

That is so cool you saw a pair of golden eagles! Hopefully they set up housekeeping somewhere nearby.

So you're going to trade hard work in the hot desert for tales around the campfire? You better take notes, is all I've got to say. I want a full blog report (or three) when you get back. You gonna take the peacocks with you for protection from rattlesnakes?

Oh, and I figured if anyone could guess the winning corgi pup just from photos, it would be GG.
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30. palmettobug53
11:51 PM GMT on March 09, 2014
Is it illegal to put caltrops on your own property?

Of course, even if it wasn't, you'd have to watch where you walk or you'd stick your feet and TNT might damage paws. :-(
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29. Ylee
11:10 PM GMT on March 09, 2014
Brandishing a shotcun can be more effective than a no trespassing sign, sometimes..... ;' )

Would it be feasible to attatch the bottom of the oriole feeder to a pedestal or a pole?
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28. calpoppy
6:48 PM GMT on March 09, 2014
Hi Bug! Puppy breath, they should bottle it. Eau De Puppy! I love it too!!

I have seen her blog. That is pretty cool that the states allow that. Labor in exchange for a place to stay! This part of the Mojave Preserve that we will stay in April is an old school house that was for the mining town that once was there. There is a group of people that have refurbished with there own time and money and that is the group we will be staying with. I know they are trying to get an old stamp mill running and Mr. P is very interested in that.

Hi Ylee! WTS and I have had a few discussions on Oriole feeders and bees that invade Oriole feeders. The Oriold feeders have bigger holes so that allows the bees to enter. The one he uses I had but the wind out here just destroys it. So I am hoping that this new one will be good. I got a hummer feeder last year that I really like. Easy to clean, the wind doesn't splash the nectar out, and the bees can't seem to get in.

Another beautiful day in the neighborhood! A little breezy but that keeps the temps down a bit.

My latest rant will be on dirt bike riders! Inconsiderate, rude, destroying private property, causing erosion and just plain noisy!! I contacted the sheriffs office and will call when the riders cause problems. I want to put up spike stips, LOL!! But I won't, cause I at least obey the law, they don't. Illegal out here to ride on private property even if it is empty land! So there, I am finished! I am going to be the crazy desert lady yelling at people I think, LOL!!
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27. Ylee
2:56 AM GMT on March 09, 2014
Maybe WTS could give a tip or two on oriole feeders?

Volunteering at Mojave sounds like a lot of hard work, but I'm sure you'll have a lot of fun!
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26. palmettobug53
1:24 AM GMT on March 09, 2014
OMIGOD. They are so cute; I'd be in puppy breath heaven!

Oooh. A trip to the Mojave? That sounds cool.

Beth (PeaceRiver)and her ex put their house up for sale and lived in their RV at a State Park in FL for a while, free of charge. Well, free barring X number of hours a week volunteer work. Picking up litter, clearing trails or whatever was needed. She said you could do that all over the place; that some retirees travel the country and live at State Parks in exchange for a few hours of their time.

She's single now and living in Massachusetts. She has bought herself a small, used RV, refurbished it and will be heading out again once the weather gets nice.
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25. calpoppy
5:38 PM GMT on March 07, 2014
Hi NEwx! Babies of just about any species are adorable. Your pup must be all grown up now :)

Hi Skye! They are cute! I had such a good time with them and talking with the gal who breeds and shows them.

Hi Ylee! Yes it is metamorphic! Classified as a course loam or pebble loam, all originating from granite, though throughout the area there are large pockets of clay and of course the dreaded caliche! We luckily don't have clay or caliche. Caliche is formed from mineral deposits and is as hard and impenetrable as concrete. People use jackhammers to get through it, LOL! The soil in my raised gardens are not from here though. Years of adding compost, and other assorted stuff has changed it considerably :)

Hi WTS! I can hope!! When I worked the nursery up in the mountains there was a Golden Eagle that hung out for about two weeks up by the nursery. It had a fan club as people would come by daily to see it!

Along with the Bullock Orioles now a Scott's Oriole has arrived. The feeder Mr. P got was horrible (not his fault), so we are taking that back. I ordered another feeder on Amazon so that will be here Monday.

I guess we are set to do some volunteer work out in the Mojave Preserve in April. They are letting us use their electricity so we can use our air conditioner, YEA!!! At night after the work day we have a pot luck then sit around with a cold one or a glass of wine and tell stories of the Mojave. Some of the people that will be there have family that homesteaded the area. I bet the stories are good!!!



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24. WatchinTheSky
4:41 PM GMT on March 07, 2014
OH! 2 golden eagles - and no cam :( But maybe they will be regulars. That would be so cool to see.
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23. Ylee
3:10 PM GMT on March 07, 2014
Your soil must be volcanic in origin, am I right? You must've been subconciously communicating with your friend telepathically, lol!
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22. Skyepony (Mod)
2:59 PM GMT on March 07, 2014
Those are just ridiculous cute.
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21. NEwxguy
9:18 PM GMT on March 06, 2014
wow,look at the faces on those cute things.Pups are just awesome.
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20. calpoppy
9:15 PM GMT on March 06, 2014
Hi WW! I think your Cardinal pic should be your Christmas card for this year!!!

Hi GG! Bingo! The two sitting on the left are the two she had to choose from, a boy and a girl. PSP had that middle pup pegged so do you. It would take a very dog savvy person for that pup. I think he would be a great dog, just needs a strong person.

Well she took the one full of mischief! I really liked that one but I didn't want to say anything since it was not my choice. But he and I hung out together for quite some time. Very lovable, but playful and actually the smallest of the litter. When my friend said she couldn't make up her mind, I kept saying in my mind, take this one, take this one, LOL!

Hi Ylee! I would take a flood, LOL! Gardens are always for the hopeful, especially around here. Our soil is amazing, like black gold. Lots of good stuff has been put in it over the years.
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19. Ylee
6:17 PM GMT on March 06, 2014
Good luck on the garden, cal! Hopefully, it won't freeze, flood, dry up, or get eaten! :' )
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18. GardenGrrl
5:46 PM GMT on March 06, 2014
I'm guessing in the group picture she had to chose from the two sitting at the left. The big one in the middle is going to be a handful if it doesn't go to an experienced dog person.

The bottom picture where she has the pup with the stripe over it's head looks like pure happy mischief.

So, if you friend wants mellow (for a corgi) she picks the one in her lap on the top. If she likes clowns she takes the bottom one.
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17. WeatherWise
5:31 PM GMT on March 06, 2014
Hi Calpoppy! I can't imagine having to choose! I would probably be coming home with all of them! They are each so precious! Thanks for sharing your outing and day with us!
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16. calpoppy
5:03 PM GMT on March 06, 2014
I have to shout this out! Just saw two, TWO Golden Eagles on my hike this morning!!!! And guess what, NO camera, LOL!!! One flew just below me and TNT as we were going down a hill, he just hovered there, then moved up the draw. TNT just stared :)

Hi SP! I knew you weren't in the market for a pup, neither am I but I stilled picked out the one I would have taken home, LOL! And you picked one of the two that she had to pick from ;)

Hi Sandi! From what I read the Corgis already have Dachshund in them so it isn't a far reach to breed the two again. They look like a smooth coated Corgi!

There was a big problem in LA with people who were selling baby bunnies that were to young to be taken away from the moms. Of course the bunnies ended up dying. The people that sold them said they were dwarf bunnies. There are certain groups of people with no morals in this world!
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15. sandiquiz
7:20 AM GMT on March 06, 2014
I think the Queen was one of the first to breed a Dorgi, by accident....but liked their personality. She doesn't breed her dogs personally, but they are bred on her estates.

I also hate to think of the little puppies, and kitties, being taken from their mums too early. Here in the UK pedigree cats have to be 16 weeks old before you can have them and dogs 12 to 14 weeks, I believe. I hate to go into pet shops and see tiny kittens or puppies for sale:-(
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