Wednesday, April 30, 2014

THE AIRPLANE By Rowena Bastin Bennett.

An airplane has gigantic wings
    But not a feather on her breast;
She only mutters when she sings
    And builds a hangar for a nest.

I love to see her stop and start;
    She has a little motor heart 
That beats and throbs and then is still.
    She wears a fan upon her bill.

No eagle flies through sun and rain
    so swiftly as an airplane.
I wish she would come swooping down
    Between the steeples of the town

And lift me right up off my feet
    And take me high above the street,
That all the other boys might see 
    The little speck that will be me.


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The News Paper

It is forty-six degrees in New York.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Fred's Star Wars The Clone Wars Reviews: Nute Gunray ARC

When a botched attempt on Padme's life lands Viceroy Gunray in Republic Prison. What follows is three episodes focusing on various people attempting to rescue/imprison him.

Bombad Jedi

PROS: Some surprisingly good action and humor.
CONS: Padme AND Jar Jar. Enough said.

Cloak Of Darkness

PROS: Guest Jedi  Luminara Unduli is a very entertaining character. All the action is top notch this time round.
CONS: Ashoka returns to...act like a 14 year old. I understand it, but its still annoying.

Lair Of Grievous

PROS: EVERYTHING. Kit Fisto, the action, the drama, the atmosphere, Kit Fisto, this is one of the BEST Clone Wars episodes.
CONS: Grievous is FINALLY allowed to kill a Jedi, and its with a BLASTER.


Draw a crazy picture
Write a nutty poem
Sing a mumble, gumble song
Whistle through your comb
Do a loony, goony dance
Cross  the kitchen floor
Put something silly in the world
That ain't been there before -Jane

This is Home

                                   This is Home 


                                                         The Weather 

Today- 40 in Carson city
Tue. in the day time- 71/ 41 
Wed. in the day time- 76/ 41

                         POEM OF THE DAY

Hearts, like doors, will
    Open with ease 
To very, very little keys;

And don't forget that two of these 
   Are "Thank, you ma'am;' and 
"if you please."

                                           Quiz time 

Was Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins?

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

How to Easily Peel Farm-Fresh Hard-Boiled Eggs | The Prairie Homestead

Border Collie

Border collie
Other names-none.
Use-Sheep herding, herding, agility and other sports, obedience, jogging/hiking companion, search and rescue.
Best known for-High energy, highly obedient.
Physical description- slightly longer than tall they are very quick and graceful. Ears can be folded or pricked.
Coat- they can be short haired or long.
Color-they come in a very wide variety of colors; the most famous being black and white but they can be solid, bicolor, tricolor, merle, or sable; they are not allowed to be all white.
Height- 18-22 inches.
Weight-males are 30-45 pounds and females are 27-42 pounds.
Temperament- all-though they are very willing to please they need a hard job to keep them form destroying everything.
History-they come from the border area of England, Wales, and Scotland. In a 1873 sheep dog trial, it was noted that a dog named Old Hemp, herded using "the eye" rather than barking or nipping. This impressed the shepherds of that time and Hemp be came the father of the Border Collie; later when a standard was drawn up no rules where made addressing looks, just work type. It was brought to the U.S. in 1915.
Climate-they have been bred to adapt to allot of climates.
Health/care-hip, cancer and eye problems should be looked out for; but usually long lived.10-15 years.
Reproduction-the average litter size is 4-8 puppies
Work- the Border Collie is used when there is plenty of herding to do; this is not a weekend farmer’s dog.
Availability-not all that high on the A.K.C. ranking, but breeders raise them for work not show. Very easy to find.

WINDY NIGHT By Robert Louis Stevenson

Whenever the moon and stars are set;
    Whenever the wind is high,
All might long in the dark and wet,
    A man goes riding by.
Late in the night when the fires are out,
    Why does he gallop and gallop about?

Whenever the trees are crying aloud ,
     And ships are tossed at sea,
By, on the highway, low and loud,
    By at the gallop he goes, and then
By he comes back at the gallop again.


Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Josh loves "123 Count With Me." -Jane

Top 5 Herbs in My Family

5. Rose- Its name came from Latin. It can come in most of the colors. Its family is the Rosaceae. There are 100 species. They are beautiful. A single red rose means love and yellow means friendship. Rose is an astringent. Hips are good for soothing and are high in vitamin C. Many people really like the scent.

4. Burdock is good for pulling out things like a splinter. My family puts it in our salve. Don't make a tea out of it. Helps cleanse the blood.

3. Steveia is good for sweet in tea and stuff. And it's not like sugar so its healthier.

2. Peppermint is good for stomachaches. You use it in teas or candy. And its stem is square.

1. Camomile puts you to sleep and soothes you.

OK, bye.

by Jennymay

Adventurs Chapter 3

The strange man was wearing a Stetson and trench coat.
“GET OUT OF MY HOUSE!!!” yelled Cadon
“I'm just here on business.” replied the stranger
who are you?” Cole asked
Cadon “Ya rite! I doubt that's your real name.”
George “Its the closest thing to my name in your languish...”
Cole: “Why are you here?”
George “To sell.”
Cole “To sell what?”
“What type?”
“Witch is..?”
“Space faring vessels.”
Cadon “Cole!”
“Do you know what happens every time 'he' shows up?!?!?! People go missing!!!”
“I know where every one of them is.” George put in
“Well if he does sell space ships it would explain the disappearance.”
If? IF? That's the problem 'if'”
George “I can Show you one if you want proof.”
“Okay where?”
“In your back yard.”
Cole “Ill go check.” and then Cole went to the back door and said “AWESOME!!! How much?”
“What?” Cole said as he came back into the living room “Oh... and what happened to my YouTube channel?”
“There is a possible murderer in my living room who parked a space ship in my backyard and your worrying about your YOUTUBE CHANNEL???!!??!?!”
yeah... why wouldn't I?”
your absolutely NUTS!!”
“Thank you.”
“That wasn't a complement.”
George “$200,000.50
Cole “What? Oh yeah... Deal!”
“COLE! Your buying a spaceship of the black market!”
Hay! Its Perfectly leagle! I have the license right here.” and he pulled out a piece of paper with some strange writing on it “See perfectly leagle!”
Cadon “Nether of us can under stand a word on that! How do we know it doesnt say 'cupcake tastes like cheese!'!!”
George “Because that would be stupid.”
Cole “Okay I'm back.”
Cadon “You left?”
“Not vary observant. Anyways here is the money!”
and in a few minutes Cole had bought the ship, even wile Cadon was telling him not to. After the transaction George left and Cole (With The Sword tide to his side) climbed into his new ship.
Cole “So... Where to now?”

Monday, April 21, 2014

This is Home

                                       This is Home 

_______________________________________________________________________________________The Weather: 37 in Carson City,  40% chance of rain.
Tomorrow: 55d /30n, 40% chance of rain.
Wed: 62d/34n, 0% chance of rain.

                           Poem of the Day  

Old King Cole was a merry old soul, 
And a merry old soul was he;
He called for his cup,
      And he called for his fiddlers-three!

Ev,ry fiddler had a fiddle,
And a very fine fiddle had he;
Tweedle dee. tweedle dee,
Went the fiddlers-three,
And so merry we will be.

                                        Quiz Time

Does an inside cat live longer then a outside cat? 
The answer is at the bottom.

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Fred's Star Wars the Clone wars reviews: R2 lost arc

During the battle of Bothawui, R2-D2, who contains the Republic's military plans, is lost in space.  both the Republic and CIS attempt to hunt him down, while Ashoka and Anakin have to deal with his replacement.

Downfall of A droid

PROS: The Republic uses tanks to attack Separatist capital ships. That was really awesome.

CONS: R3-S6 could only be a more obvious traitor if you literately wrote traitor him.(?) also, Ashoka is (big surprise) annoying.


Duel of the droids

PROS: For anyone who was annoyed by season 1 Ashoka, it is very satisfying to see her lose against Grievous. Also, the action gets some upgrades from last episode.

CONS: R3-S6 was a bad guy? really? I never would have guessed.


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Top 5 Princesses.

Top 5 Princesses

#5 Rapunzel

#4 Anna and Elsie

# 3 brave

# 2 Arora (sleeping beauty)

#1 Ariel

Australian Shepherd

Australian Shepherd
Other names- Aussie, Spanish Shepherd, Pastor Dog, Bob-Tail, New Mexican Shepherd, and California Shepherd.
Best known for-ranch work, tricks, high energy and highly obedient.
Physical description-some are born with tails but almost all are docked at an early age.
Coat-long, double coated.
Color-red and blue merles, red, black, white, brindle, tri, or yellow, any of these can have white and/or tan markings.
Height-18-23 inches.
Weight-males are 45-65 pounds and females are 30-45 pounds.
Temperament-alert and fast learners, they live to please and need jobs to do.
History-brought here by basque shepherds via Australia. They were first really noticed by the public as rodeo clowns in the mid 1900's. The Aussie is probable a fairly old American breed, but because they were working dogs, there are very few records.
Climate-very adaptive.
Health/care-be careful choosing a breeder, common problems are eyes, hips and deafness in blue merels. Lifespan is 10-15 years.
Grooming-low grooming requirements for a long haired dog.
Reproduction-do not breed 2 blue merles together, the average litter is 6-9 puppies.
Work-an adaptable herder who is best with cattle and sheep but can work ducks, horses, kids etc…

Availability-a dog with papers may take some effort to find but they are very common in the field.

FAREWELL TO THE FARM, BY Robert Louis Stevenson.

The coach is at the door at last;
    The eager children, mounting fast
And kissing hands, in chorus sing; 
    Good-bye, good-bye, to everything!

To house and garden, field and lawn,
    The meadows-gates we swung upon,
To pump and stable, tree and swing
    Good-bye, good-bye, to everything. 
And fare you well for evermore,
    O ladder at the hayloft door,
O hayloft where the cobweb cling,
    Good-bye, good-bye, to everything!

Crack goes the whip, and off we go,
    The trees and houses smaller grow;
Last, round the woody turn we swing,
    Good-bye, good-bye, to everything.



I am very tired. We just went around the block. I am Hot. -Jane

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


We met Ms Nickie and her two dogs, Caprie and Jewels. -Jane

ANIMAL CRACKERS By Christopher Morley.

Animal crackers, and cocoa to drink,
    That is the finest of suppers, I think;
When I'm grown up and can have what I please
    I think I shall always insist upon these.
When do you choose when you're offered a treat?
    When Mother says, "What would you like best to eat?"
Is it waffles and syrup, or cinnamon toast?
    It's cocoa and animals that I love the most!

The kitchen's the coziest place that I know;
    The kettle is singing, the stove is aglow,
And there in the twilight, how jolly to see 
    The cocoa and animals waiting for me.

Daddy and Mother dine later in state,
    With Mary to cook for them, Susan to wait;
But they don't have nearly as much fun as I
    Who eat in the kitchen with Nurse standing by;
And Daddy once said he would like to be me
    Having cocoa and animals once more for tea!


Monday, April 14, 2014


Tia's foster son came to our house today. -Jane

Adventures Chapter 2

Adventures, Chapter 2

It was dark in his own head, not to mention boring, so he left. Everything was wight. Two men was talking in a corner.

"...He has been in a coma for three years, i don't think there's much chance of him waking up now."

"who are you talking about..." mumbled Cole. One of them turned towards him and Cole instantly recognized him. it was his friend, Cadon. "Hi. What are you two doing in my house?"

Cadon looked hesitate to talk but said... (proper way to write this: said, "We are...
"we are not in your house. Were in the hospitable." Cole looked at Cadon and the other man (He could tell he was a doctor) and sighed, he did not like the hospitable at all.

“why am I here?” He asked.

you don't remember?” Cadon replied.

not in the foggiest!”

“a missile went off course and landed in Hangton Valley.”


“To say the lest, your lucky to be alive!”

“Good. Still lucky then, its boring being in a coma! Anyways... how long do I have to stay here?” Cole asked the doctor.

“Until we are sure you wont have a relapse.” the doctor replied.

“Meaning?...” replied Cole trying to get a more precise answer.

“A week or so, if your lucky.”

“Good, I'm lucky”

The week passed very uneventfully to Cole's surprise they let him out 3 days early.
Cadon came by to pick him since Cole didn't have a car or license(it expired). On the way to cadons house Cadon told him about a package the came for him today.

“...It was a sword! Why did they send me a sword? It was sent to the right address, I checked that 3 times! Weird right?”

your vary talkative today. But that is strange alright...” Cole then told him what he remembered from the crash 3 years ago, including about the sword. “...and then I blacked out.”

“The sword is following you!” Cadon replide.


“I wasn't series you know.”

“I know your not Harry's god father!”

Cadon shook-ed his head and turned the car into the driveway.

Inside was another surprise for them both, a man was standing in the front room.

Fred's Star Wars the Clone Wars reviews: Rookies

The story of domino squad continues, as they are assigned to Rishi listening post were they must work alongside Captain Rex and Commander Cody to warn the Republic of the impending invasion of Kamino.


PROS: Great action scenes (As should be expected by now.) and a well paced story.

CONS: Domino squad is quickly bumped down from five members to three and although Heavy gets a heroic death, the other two die like red shirts.

VERDICT: 8/10 (One of the best first season episodes.)