On my blog I tend to quite often mention the animals we share our life with … as well as our hearts.  We really love this part of our extended family and now you can put a ‘face’ with the name!  I hope you enjoy your visit with the rest of our family!

In Him~

Homesteader Sandi


This is Sophie!  She is the oldest gal around.  She’s moving slower these days, but always greets us still with her happy wagging tail!





Here is Sadie!  She now runs to her heart’s delight on our farm …





And finally for our dogs, we have Harry … Giddy-up G’s favorite!  This is one spoiled English Springer Spaniel!  He’s become amazing at catching fish from our pond!  LOL!!








Here are our feathered friends ~


In the forefront is Princess, her name says it all … this was one spoiled and very much loved bird.  I miss her terribly and can’t bring myself to take down her pic on my blog.  She will forever live on here.  RIP, Princess – Feb. 2014.

  Here is Sparkle!  He is such a sweet and full-of-song Budgie.  He was so lonely after Princess passed on, so we purchased another Budgie, Joy.  I’ll get her pic up soon.  Joy’s coloring is similar to Princess and none of us have worked with her as our hearts still mourn Princess (though Joy’s purpose and presence helped bring Sparkle out of his depression).


We also treasure these feathered friends ~


Golden Comet and Plymouth Rock laying hens (the girls) and our only rooster, Rooster!

Our chickens are fun to take to the fair, to pamper (they RUN when you call “here chick, chick” for treats), and they bless us with a lot of eggs!  Rooster, in the background, has passed on – May 2014.


We still have Max, he is way over 3 feet long now!  And here he is as a youngster ~





Here are our mousers …

Mama Cat

Mama Cat











For Christmas, 2013 Giddy-up G received the only gift she asked for … a ferret!  Oh my goodness, we love Friskie!  She is a daily joy and amusement in our classroom!


She's really mine?!!

She’s really mine?!!


Rosie and Friskie - fast friends.  They play together on the classroom floor often!

Rosie and Friskie – fast friends. They play together on the classroom floor often!



 These next pics are of our horses, Cowgirl and FiFi (pronounced fee-fee).  We love them so much!


Ima Cowgirl Cadillac ~ Double-Registered Foundation American Quarter Horse, belongs to BirderB







Artfully Hot N Jazzy ~ Registered Appendix (Thoroughbred & American Quarter Horse), belongs to GiddyUpG



G grand champion 8.2.14