Sunday, August 24, 2008

Beautiful Flowers - Dahlias

On Saturday, I participated in a craft fair at the dahlia farm outside of Ventura. It was one of the most peaceful and relaxing fairs I have ever been to or participated in. The farm also boards horses, goats and there are plans for chickens too. The tennis court is being changed into a greenhouse.

Ann and Andy Dunstan are the owners and they are very warm and gracious. So is there daughter Lottie. I met their friends and neighbors as well and they were the same!

I hope to participate in the fair next year as well.

For pictures of their beautiful flowers, please go to

Here are the directions and phone number should you like to purchase any dahlias!

From the 101 take Hwy 33 towards Ojai. Exit Casitas Vista Rd. (4th exit). Turn right onto Castitas Vista Rd. and go under the freeway. Turn right onto Santa Ana Rd. Go about 500' to 7922 Santa Ana Rd. On the right by the horses. Call if you have any questions. 648-6808

Saturday, August 16, 2008

New Addition to the Family

I have been looking for another dog for Cody. Preferably a dog 2-3 years; one to pal around with and play with so he doesn't get old. I thought by Christmas I would make the decision. Well Christmas came very early this year. My boss brought home another dog from the vet as the puppy had been there for some time and was going to have to go to either a shelter or a rescue.

I went to Long Beach and picked up the most adorable black and white springer spaniel. Cody came along. I spend 2 hours in a car with Cody hyperventilating the entire way. But it was for the best. The puppy's name was Cody and have since changed it to Copper, since he is black and white just like a cop car.

I am rereading how to train a puppy. Since Copper really hasn't had a home before, he needs to settle in first. He and Cody are great pals and are playing constantly. Just what I wanted.

Here is the link to my flickr site if you would like to see more pictures.