Wednesday, June 28, 2017


Have fun!   


Today's funny :o)

Ah, Summer.....

Perfect to be outside yesterday....

Hubby cut the grass:

My favorite spot to sit now:

The potatoes are growing fast:

Just planted some more in an old tree stump:

The poor, neglected gang:

Louise like to perch here - Betty can't nip her:

A BIG bug:

Charlie posing with one foot on a rock - he thinks he is soooo cool:

In the afternoon the clouds started rolling in:

They were building up fast:

Plenty of thunder...

...but no lightning or rain:

Hubby dragging the love shack back by the coop:

Just a typical summer day in Coopville!


Monday, June 26, 2017

A wee widdle one

Our neighbor had company yesterday and they arrived in this:

A baby Mercedes!!!!

Here are the specs:

  • 65.47 in
  • 106.10 in
  • 56.3 in61.22 in
ENGINE CONFIGURATION3-cylinder turbocharged engine3-cylinder turbocharged engine
DRIVE CONFIGURATIONrear wheel driverear wheel drive
POWER (HP)8989
POWER (KW)6666
TORQUE (LB3FT)100100
ACCELERATION (0-60)10.1s10.5s
FUEL ECONOMY (CITY/HWY/COM)[4]31/39/3433/39/35
WEIGHT (LBS)2,0502,127



  • Panoramic sunroof
  • All-season tires
  • Silver Tridion with matching mirrors and grill
  • Lockable service hood
  • 15” 5-twin-spoke light alloy wheels
  • Fog lamps
  • Lighting Package
  • Rain and light sensor
  • Powered and heated mirrors
  • Tire pressure monitoring system


  • Air conditioning with automatic climate control
  • 3-spoke multi-function steering wheel
  • 3.5” color display in instrument cluster
  • Black leather upholstery
  • Ambient lighting
  • 3 cup holders
  • Height-adjustable driver seat
  • Heated seats
  • Powered and heated mirrors
  • Cruise control
  • Power windows
  • Center console with pullout compartment
  • Dashboard mounted tachometer and clock
  • Flat folding passenger seat
  • Retractable cargo cover
  • smart radio
  • Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming
  • Sunglass boxes and coin holder
  • Lockable glove compartment
  • Tailgate storage compartment


  • ESP® - electronic stability program with hill start assist
  • Anti-lock braking system (abs)
  • 8 airbags
  • Alarm system
  • Central locking system with remote
  • Crosswind Assist

The fuel tank is not a conventional one - the fuel is stored in a "bladder". The trunk is really tiny - He had a pair of sneakers and a soccer ball in it. Don't think it could hold a week's work of groceries, though.

The owner loves it - his company has a fleet of them. I'd be afraid to take it on the highway!
(But it would be fun to use to round up the gang)!


Today's funny :o)

A wonky egg...

.... from Maude.  She's my oldest hen now and doesn't lay an egg every day. But when she does, they are quite large though, but this one is a bit different:

At first I though it was a "rubber" egg, but the shell was hard:

One of the girls probably stepped on it - there was a small crack in the shell:

Heard Charlie making stupid noises right under my window:

He was trying to lure one of them into his love nest:
(Who could it be? She ran into the bushes to hide)

It was Thelma!

 A colorful mushroom:

Lilies!  Lots and lots of 'em!