Flu, frogs, snow, & warm weather. Crazy February recap!

Another month has passed!  This month I had the flu, which took me out of commission for over a week.  Four days of laying around, unable to do anything.  Then an additional week and a half trying to fully recover my strength and appetite.  I cannot tell you how happy I am that is over.  When…

Simple Life Sunday – Our first year in the 100 acre woods

If you missed the last Simple Life Sunday post click here. Sounds like a title for a Winnie the Pooh story.  No bears here, but plenty of bees, now if only I could find that honey pot. This grand adventure happened quite by accident.  We had no intention of moving shortly after I left my…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Harmony & One Love

Last week I brought home a sweet dog from the shelter for a “doggie overnight”.  (It ended up being a few overnights, 4 to be exact).  The shelter where I volunteer was happy to give him the break and I had the opportunity to give them feedback on his behaviour.  Plus, we wanted to see…

The Changing Seasons – February

This monthly challenge has really inspired me to get out and take more photographs.  With an abundance of subject matter to photograph and a challenge to motivate me, my Nikon has been venturing out more.  In the past, I would often leave my camera behind, but now I find myself reaching for it.  “I have…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Seasons

Our boxer, Josie, enjoying the fresh snowfall. Within the same week, we had an unseasonably warm day.  With temperatures nearing 70° F (21° C), I had to break out the sandals. How I love Indiana, where you may have snow one day and sunny warm weather the next.  This is the case right now.  Today…

The Changing Seasons – January 2016

This monthly photo challenge is new to my blog for 2016.  The idea behind this challenge comes from Cardinal Guzman’s blog.   Living on 100 forested acres, this challenge really appealed to me.  I try and get out for a hike or a 4 wheeling excursion several times a week.  Last year, I found it fascinating…

Sustainable Sunday – Homemade dog food

When we adopted our boxer from the Humane Society I wanted to feed her high quality food.  After much research and much frustration, I arrived at the conclusion most of the dog food on the market is junk.  Even some of the “top of the line” brands are full of things I do not want…

A pet break from Sustainable Sunday

October has been a busy photography month, leaving me with less time to blog.  No complaints here, I love my job and this time of year is wonderful for business.  November has arrived and it does not seem possible only two months remain in 2015.  Seriously, I am looking for the pause button on life…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Today was a good day

For this week’s photo challenge, instead of sharing a fabulous travel day, I have opted to share a typical day.  Saving those awesome travel days for a Travel Thursday post.  So why have I chosen to share a typical day?  I have to admit my day-to-day is pretty awesome.  I do not say this to…

Sustainable Sundays – Trail maintenance

When moving to our new place, with 107 acres, I knew trails would be a top priority for me.  The previous owner had made several hiking, biking and 4 wheeler trails on the property.  My job, find them, mark them and map them, all before spring. Once spring hit and life re-emerged doing all of…

Sustainable Sunday – Our new furry friends!

The past couple of weeks have been exciting around the Shamy household.  Two Fridays ago, while volunteering at the Morgan County Humane Shelter, we found 2 “furrever” friends.  I volunteer at the shelter taking the dogs out for a walk and giving them some much-needed love as they await adoption.  Shane and I have been…