Sunday, May 12, 2013

The Queens of Tuckaway

I know that you're hoping this is a post about me....who wouldn't, right? But it's really just a bunch of photos of the stars of Spring here at Tuckaway.....the magnolias!!!! 

These beauties are truly the queens, and we had a perfect Spring for them this year, cool and slightly damp, with moderate temperatures. This culminated in a frenzy of color!!!!!

The winner of the giveaway, is Debra Beck!!!! Congratulations!!!!! Since you are kind of local, I'll make arrangements to deliver your prize, or maybe you'll want to come visit the chicks and pooches!!!! 


Sunday, May 5, 2013


It's been a relatively quiet weekend around here. Spent a few hours Saturday in the office, and then the rest of the day working around Tuckaway. There is just never enough time in the day to get everything accomplished on the to-do list!!!

While shopping at Target yesterday, I was getting my Mom a Mother's Day card, and realized how much I miss getting one for my Grandma. So, instead, I decided to do a giveaway to another Mom or Grandma. You don't have to be a Mom or Grandma though to enter, just leave a comment, and I'll draw a winner at random next Sunday....Mother's Day, in case you forgot!!!!

My Mom and Dad just returned from a trip to New Mexico to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. The actual anniversary was June 2 of 2012, but Mon was still recovering from chemo, so the trip was postponed a bit.

Here's a couple photos from their wedding day, and one that's a bit more recent!!!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

We're Baaaaack!!!!!

Well, no excuses or apologies, just let it be known that it has been a busy year!!!!

The chickens are good, and the dogs are doing well too!!!

I'm going to try posting to the blog from my phone, in an attempt to post a little more frequently. This will probably force me to keep the posts a little shorter, so I don't bore people to death!!!! goes!!!!

Hugs!!!!! Kent

If anyone knows how I get the photos into the text area, let me know!!!! LOL

Wednesday, February 29, 2012


This one's gonna be short and sweet..... a quickie if you will.  My blogging friend Mark needs our support.  You may recall that I've blogged before about Mark, his partner of 20+ years Fred, and their four beautiful children.
 They have adopted these four beautiful children, but now their family could be separated because of Fred's citizenship status and our country's DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act).  Please check out Mark's blog here and join in writing to our government on their behalf. 

In 2012, I have a hard time understanding why we need such legislation as the DOMA, who are we really defending, all the straight people that have done such a great job preserving the sanctity of marriage.... I think not!!!!  Please help out by writing, calling, or e-mailing if you can.  I know they'll appreciate your support.

Looks like a pretty "normal" family to me!!!! If there really 
is such a thing!!!!

In case you missed it, here's the link to Mark's blog Our Simple Lives.
Thanks again for your support..... I will now step down from my soap box!

Peace!  Kent
Sorry.... had to do one more pic!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Yes, I felt it was time for a facelift.... so here is the new logo for "Two Guys and a Loom" as designed by my sweet friend Meredith!  We've also used this same concept for an Etsy banner, business cards, and product tags.... someone could mistaken us for a real business!!!!
So.... whaddya think.... hello.... I can't hear you, oh wait, there's the thundering applause!!!!  As you can see, the rest of the blog has a fresh new look too, all thanks to Meres!!!!

Some other things around here are getting facelifts too, cuz ya know bathing suit season is fast approaching!  The chicks are getting ready for the season by eating more chicken salad!
What!!!!!  You don't feed your chickens salad??!?!?!
This is a treat that the girls get about once a week, and they love it..... plus it will help them look their best when summer hits and those bikinis come out of the closet!!!

Speaking of the chicks, they're finally starting to earn their keep, or at least one little lady is.  We've been getting one little pullet egg about every other day, although yesterday I found two, so someone else is starting to step up to the plate as well.
Aren't they about the cutest darn eggs you've ever seen?  Plus if my calculations are correct, they're worth about $27.63 each.... who said you can't find a golden egg!!!!
Maxine's back issues are doing better, although she is still on restricted activity and no steps!!!!  So that means Daddy Kent has to carry her up and down the steps at least twice a day, and we have now lowered our mattress to the floor so that she doesn't have to jump up and down..... can ya say SPOILED!!!!!

Had to show you a gorgeous hat that I got from my blogger friend Sharon at In Stitches..... she is just amazing, especially when you consider that she spun the wool from her sheep and a neighbor's, then knitted this lovely cap!!!!

It looks pretty good on Madge, and all natural dyes for my bald little head!!!!
Speaking of my bald head, I got myself some fashion accessories since I thought I could use a little lift too!!!

This is one of my new Oticon hearing aids!!!!  In Chroma Beige of course!!!!
It was interesting when people learned that I was getting hearing aids, their first comment was usually something like..... "Your too young for hearing aids"...... well, hearing loss can effect people at any age, and it is more a factor of genetics and other factors than age alone.  Plus, I was just missing too much in conversations with Chris, my family, and my clients.  So.... hear we are today with hearing aids at the very young age of 4?..... forty-something!!!!

Hope you all are doing well..... would love to hear some comments here on what you think of the new look.... of the blog silly, not the hat, chickens, dogs, or my ears!!!!

Peace!  Kent

Monday, January 23, 2012

Gone to the Dogs!!!!

Sure.... they look all cute and innocent, but they are thieves!!!!  They are stealing us blind, robbing our bank accounts and just wreaking havoc wherever they go!!!!
Haven't posted in a bit, mainly because I've been playing chauffeur to these to heathens.  Maxine (on the left) came down with a slipped disc in the middle of her back in late December.  Once we figured out what the problem was, she was immediately put on bed rest.  That means never off the leash outside, and she has to be carried up and down the steps.  Our v-e-t (ya know you can't say that word out loud) is wonderful though, instead of a 3-5,000 dollar surgery, we have been doing laser treatments 2-3 times a week, followed up by chiropractic visits.  Yes, you read it correctly, re-read it if you must, but she goes to the chiropractor at $45.00 a pop!!!!  Can you tell we love these too.

Meanwhile.... not to be outdone by Princess Maxi, Prince Henry decides to have anal gland issues (I'll spare you the details, but trust me, it wasn't pretty!) followed up by a bladder infection!  He's now on antibiotics for two weeks and then another round of bloodwork to make sure the infection is cleared up.

I sometimes wonder what we did before we had dogs, and then I sometimes dream of being a dog-free home, although I know that will never happen.  We love these two just like family, and are willing to make the sacrifices (and right the checks) to keep them healthy and happy!   After all, wouldn't you do the same for a member of your family?
So for now, Princess Maxi rests comfortably on our bed healing a sore back.

Her life if so rough!
Speaking of rough..... Prince Henry just left tonight for a date with a bitch (hey, don't blame me, that's what they call 'em in the dog world) from Colorado.  Her flight arrived this afternoon, and they will "hook up" this evening.  He'll be back home on Thursday evening, and we'll be back to a normal (if there can be such a thing) routine!

Isn't he a handsome boy!!!!
So, I guess there's not much more to say other than we love our pooches, and life at Tuckaway just wouldn't be the same without them!  I'll leave you with a final question..... What would you do for love?!?!?!

Click here to see Diva Shirley Bassey 

Peace!  Kent

Friday, January 6, 2012

Friday Funny!!!!

Do you sometimes feel like this lady, a little out of control, just hanging on for dear life!!!!
Sometimes I feel that way, and not totally in control of what's going on in my life.  This was one of those weeks.  Went back to work on Wednesday, after 12 days off, and re-entry was a little rough, add to that both dogs having issues, it just doesn't make for a smooth week!

I did get some weaving done over my break, but now I have an empty loom!!!!
But..... that enabled me to get the sectional beam put on that has been sitting in the corner for over a year!!!!
This is one of the scarves that came off of the loom, and was a gift for our family's Christmas exchange.  My brother's stepdaughter Chelsea was the lucky one that ended up with the scarf, and it looked great on her.
Not too many holiday photos, but thought this was a good one of my Mom, me, and my younger brother Tim.
Dad, Tim and me..... three of the four Sholder men, my older brother Kevin is missing.
Since the upstairs loom is empty, this will be next to go on.  A warp for table runners.  A new venture for me, but looking forward to using some "cutter" vintage tablecloths for the weft.  Nothing like re-purposing something and giving it a new lease on life.

Sometimes that's what we all need is a new lease on life, or at least a new outlook on life!!!!

Peace!!!!  Kent