That Time: It Flooded

MiniToday we are starting a new type of post called “That Time”.  Any post title that starts out with “That Time”, means that it is something that happened before we started our blog, or it’s something that happened a while back and we never got around to posting it.

 

After a couple days of rain, we finally got a nice dry day, so we went on a walk to see if the creeks had filled up.  We were following the horse trail to the creek like we always do, only to find out that our way was flooded!

 

We looked in all directions for a new way across.

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To the left was the only way.

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Oh yeah, Penny and Duke came with us.  It was originally just going to be Barbarella and me, so we only brought 2 leashes.  I had to give my leash to Penny and Duke, since I am the most trusted off leash.

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I love being off leash anyway (being a good girl pays off).  The only reason I had my leash was because we were farther away from the house than usual, and I was practicing walking on a leash with my new harness.

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There were other paths that were flooded on the way to the creek, but not as much as the one we usually take.

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This is the creek.  It was fuller than we thought it was going to be, it was filled to the top.

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I was the first to wade through the creek (in a very shallow part where the path was supposed to be).  Barbarella came along right beside me.

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Snakes!

BarbarellaI love Spring and all but there is one thing I don’t like about it, snakes! Out here in the country there are snakes, so we have to be on the look out for them.

This time we saw a rat snake.

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Mini was the first to spot it, then I did.

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We were wondering what it was at first, then Amanda and Jess told us that it was a snake and that we should stay away from them, but being a dachshund makes that a little hard to do.

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After staying there for a little bit, the snake moved and started going up a tree.

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But then it fell down, went through the fence and started going up another tree. After that we left it alone.

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Mini and I went over to the fence so we could check out the snake’s scent.

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So far we have seen three rat snakes and one copperhead. If you don’t know which are poisonous and which are not, I’ll tell you. The copperheads are poisonous but rat snakes are non-poisonous. We probably have more types of snakes out here that we don’t know of yet, but I hope we don’t see any more.

Happy Easter!

Instead of hunting for eggs, I was hunting for the Easter bunny.

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It rained today but I still picked up his trail.

 

I found him twice and lost him twice (unless that was one of his decoys?).

DIY rabbit ears

BarbarellaHi everyone, sorry for posting this so late. Amanda’s family came over and we were busier than I thought we’d be. Tomorrow is Easter and I’m so excited! Today I’m going to show y’all how Amanda made my rabbit ears.

 

DIY Easter Rabbit Ears

Here’s what you’ll need

  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Red and white paints or pink and white (we used acrylic paints)
  • Pencil
  • Two paint brushes (one fat to paint it all one color and one that is thinner for design)
  • Some fabric (any color and kind), my fabric is 34 in. long and 1 1/4 in. wide
  • A plate (for the paint)
  • Duck tape (I used pink but white will also work too)

Okay now we should be set. First you draw a rabbit ear on your cardboard as big or as small as you want. Mine are 6 1/4 in. tall and 2 1/2 in. wide.

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Then you need to cut it out. Now place it next to where you just cut it out and trace around it and then cut that one out.

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Now you have two rabbit ears. So we start painting.

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Put your white paint on the plate, get your fatter paint brush, then paint the ears all white.

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In this picture they have one coat of paint

Amanda put 3 coats of paint on my rabbit ears so that they’d be extra white. Then, once they dry, mix your red and white paint up (just put one dot of red) to make pink. Then use your thinner paint brush to do the inside of the rabbit’s ears.

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Now cut a strip of cardboard. Mine is 5 1/2 in. length and 1 1/4 in. wide.

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Then paint the top white (if you want) and bend it like in the picture.

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Now you put your fabric on the top.

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Then turn it over and duck tape the fabric to the cardboard at the edges. I painted the bottom of mine pink too.

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Then turn it back over and cut a slit in the fabric as big as the bottom of your rabbit ear.

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And lift the fabric up and duck tape the front and the back of ear to the cardboard. Repeat on the other ear.

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We are all most done. All we need to do is duck tape the fabric to the cardboard like in the pictures and do the same thing to the other side.

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Now you have your rabbit ears ready for your dog.

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P.S. I hope you have enjoyed this DIY. Sorry it was late.