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Secret Squirrel

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AKA Charlie the rescue squirrel

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I’ve Been Adopted!

I’m now the proud mama of a Juvenile brown headed cowbird!
while this is not the actual bird, this is what he looks like. I didn’t have a camera with me at work
All afternoon, the little bird followed me as I worked in the garden center, walking back an forth around my cart as I pruned and organized perennials, pecking at bugs and listening to me talk to him. It was slow tonight so I didn’t have to worry about him getting under foot around customers, though I did have to make sure I knew where he was before I moved.  And like a good mama should, I was knocking Japanese Beetles off the plants and on to the ground for him where he feasted his little heart out, pausing every once in a while for a quick little nap. This went on til closing time. 
It started to get dark and I was getting ready to leave, but he was getting sleepy and wanted to stay near me. This of course made me feel bad, so I left  him sleeping by my cart while I hurried and locked up. He was still sitting on the ground when I got done, but I didn’t want him to sit out in the open all night, so I had to finally shoo him under the racks and told him it was time to roost and I’ll see him when I come back.  
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Okay, Yes, he’s just a bird- but it’s hard to get rid of that mothering instinct!
I think my little guy here might have been blown in on the storm we had Monday morning. 
I know he’s been here since then. 

Wild and Whimsical

Out of the dense tangled woods of Diningroomworkshop, steps a timid creature rarely seen here in the Midwest. 
The majestic Unicorn pauses at the edge of the adjoining meadow, raising his head to test the air before crossing to the backyard pond for a cool sip of water…..

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This was a custom and I’m thinking of offering more like him on Etsy. He’s not listed yet, but look for him soon!
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Christmas Orders!

*** Christmas is coming! Order early! ***

I will stop taking orders for Christmas by Dec. 5th. to insure timely delivery!

Each Horse is made after it is ordered so please allow at least 4-5 days before it is shipped~ See Shop Policies for more~ click here

Each stick horse head is handmade, without the stick, and comes with simple instructions to attach your own.

Want yours with a stick attached? use the “add a stick listing” and your horse will arrive ready to ride!

The “add a stick” instructions are in my shop policies page and there is s demo video on YouTube here

Want a different color mane, bridle or a fun color? Leave your questions/requests in “Note to seller” box when you order or contact me first here

Looking forward to seeing you at Etsy!

Even if you don’t want a stick horse, Etsy has tons of handmade and vintage gifts for Christmas! Think of it as a giant craft mall!

A Song of the Woods by Winifred Sackville Stoner, Jr.

“My leaves are turning crimson,” the giant oak tree said, “It’s almost time these children should seek their winter’s bed, But how they still cling to me and gleam with crimson hue, They truly are more lovely than cirrus clouds of blue. “And now throughout the forest – list! hear their voices ring, But ’tis in tones of sadness and sighing they now sing – ‘Alas! ’tis gone, fair summer, and winter’s reign is near, He cruelly strips the forest of all her summer cheer By killing all her lovely leaves and likewise flowers gay And driving all her fairy folk to homes of far away.'”

“My leaves are turning crimson,” the giant oak tree said,
“It’s almost time these children should seek their winter’s bed,
But how they still cling to me and gleam with crimson hue,
They truly are more lovely than cirrus clouds of blue.

“And now throughout the forest – list! hear their voices ring,
But ’tis in tones of sadness and sighing they now sing –
‘Alas! ’tis gone, fair summer, and winter’s reign is near,
He cruelly strips the forest of all her summer cheer
By killing all her lovely leaves and likewise flowers gay
And driving all her fairy folk to homes of far away.'”