Wednesday, June 8, 2016

SIGNS OF AN ORPHANED FAWN ~ TIPS OF EARS ARE CURLED

SIGNS OF AN ORPHANED FAWN ~ TIPS OF EARS ARE CURLED

Wild Heart Ranch The ears stand back up after a few days of eating. So far after at least 10 years of using this sign with callers that if ears are straight, watch from a distance for mom and let us know, 100% of the fawns with straight ears who were NOT suffering from another issue, (dogs, flood, dead mom) were claimed by mom. They DO dehydrate before the ears curl, but this is a sure way to tell from a distance you have an orphan or if ears are straight, lets give mom a chance without spooking the fawn off its spot, potentially sending it into danger or getting it lost. I trust it and I would never deny an orphan, but nothing is a bigger fail to me than taking a baby from a healthy mom.
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"Ears are straight, fawn is great. Ears are curled, fawn alone in the world." Look at the ears before picking up a fawn. It takes a few days of not eating for the ears to curl. Here's a photo of both scenarios."

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

BEAUTIFUL MANSION WHERE I'M WORKING ~ PAINTING CABINETS

BEAUTIFUL MANSION WHERE I'M WORKING ~ PAINTING CABINETS

This fabulous home is where I'm working right now. 
I know I promised more pictures of Patti's beautiful new home and I will do that soon.
I started this job several weeks ago.  I am painting LOTS of cabinets.  I was supposed to glaze all the cabinets in the house, but the owner decided she wanted them to be a creamy white.  I agree with her.  The decorators are painting walls and ceilings a beautiful taupe and woodwork and trim are a gray white.  My cabinet color is more a creamy white.  The decorators said they wanted the cabinets to be a little different color from all of the other trim.  
These very beautiful, elegant stair railings have been painted a medium brown.  
This crystal chandelier is right by the front door and lots of windows, high and low.
It sparkles all the time.
The floors in this grand entry are marble.  They're covered with heavy paper to protect them from paint overspray and equipment being brought in and out of the front door.
The marble is in the entry and all of the other floors in huge great room, dining room, living room, hallway, powder room and office will be a darkly stained wood, wide planks. 
 Those floors had a thick carpet before.
The kitchen has marble floors, too.
So, I'm telling you why I haven't been posting lately.  When I'm finished painting for the day, I'm tired and always have something on my list that needs to be done.  I don't work long days, but it's all very physical and I do get tired.  This job will take a few more weeks.  The owner said she doesn't mind me sharing pictures with you.  So, I will do that, but it might be a while.
Just wanted you to know I'm still around and will post when I can.