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Ricky has always been a bit of a problem goblin.

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Ricky was often in time out

He gets into things and stays out later than he should.

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Ricky and Robyn built this snowman together

He is also a helpful and loving goblin. He found the perfect forever home near Lake Tahoe last month.

The pirate home

The pirate home

Spice Traders Teas is the home of many pirates! They also make really fabulous tea.

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Ricky in time out

Ricky gets his time outs lashed to the mast now. He is so happy in his new home. Pirates are often into mischief, so he has no lack of  fellow conspirators in his new home(and many fewer time outs).

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Robyn misses him. He has a nice cup of Russian Caravan Tea and thinks about how happy his friend is in his new home.

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If you are a tea drinker, I can really recommend the teas from Spice Traders Teas. They have a wide selection of both herbal and regular tea blends. I mostly make my own teas, but couldn’t resist buying some from them as well.

 

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It has been very busy this week at Woodland Whimsy. Everything has been counted and recorded in a new spread sheet. One of our goals for the year is to keep better records. I have been felting away and my husband has made a couple of new pieces to use in our display.

Walter can stand up

Walter can stand up

If you have ever seen Walter in person, he was always leaning or wrapped around something. He spent his public life looking quite tipsy. No more! Walter has a new stand that lets him show what a sober guy he really is.

Yesterday morning

Yesterday

This photo is from yesterday. Three mushrooms and a tiny terrarium finished. Betty Goblin Baby’s head is almost finished. Poor Betty has been a work in progress for quite some time. She is glad to see that her completion is in sight. See that cute little driftwood bench? My husband made that for me to use in my display at shows.

This morning

This morning

Four more mushrooms completed. Betty has a body and a new gronk(who has also been a work in progress for a while) is getting some work done. It feels good to be busy and productive. I’d best get back to work, Betty would really like to have some arms, legs, and ears.

 

 

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It snowed and snowed at Woodland Whimsy yesterday. The goblins wanted to go out, but I told them they had to wait until today, when it was not actually snowing. They were asking to go out first thing in the morning. It wasn’t even light out yet. It was also 14 degrees. I told them we could go out when it was 25 degrees outside. They were so happy when we reached the designated temperature at about noon. Goblins don’t get cold, but I do. I put on my cold weather clothes and out we went.

Robyn and Ricky

Robyn and Ricky

Robyn and Ricky were so happy to be out in the snow.

Myron and his snow ball.

Myron and his snow ball.

Myron made a snowball right away. I was afraid that he was up to no good.

Oh No!

Oh No!

I was right. Myron hit Fred right on top of his head with the snowball.

Building a snow man

Building a snow man

Robyn and Ricky started to build a snowman. At least some of the goblins were playing nicely together.

Fred's get away

Fred’s get away

Fred climbed up a twig to get away from Myron and his snowballs. I wondered if that would actually keep him safe.

All done

All done

“Look, look! We finished out snowman! Hurry, take a picture of us!” Both Robyn and Ricky were so excited to have made their snowman. He even had a face and arms. They did a great job.

Not safe

Not safe

Poor Fred was not safe. Myron hit him with a snowball and knocked him out of his shrub. I told the goblins that that was enough. It was time to brush the snow off and go in the house for a nice cup of cocoa.

 

 

 

 

 

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Happy Monday! Christmas on Main was a fun event. Sadly, I totally forgot my camera so I don’t have photos of all the wonderful things that were there. It was a small show, but very busy in the morning slowing down in the late afternoon.  I had a good day. I’ll be in Meadow Vista at the Beda Place’s Christmas Fair on Sunday, Dec. 8. I’ll put the flyer at the bottom of this post.

I have finished a few things over the last week as well as starting some new ones. I hope you enjoy the photos.

Roxie and her pet mouse were finished and sent off to their new home.

Roxie and her pet mouse were finished and sent off to their new home.

Myron is my smallest goblin baby ever. He is just barely two inches tall at the tippy top of his ear.

Myron is my smallest goblin baby ever. He is just barely two inches tall at the tippy top of his ear.

More Mice! I finished eight mice this week. (One of them is not in the photo as I sold it before I got pictures taken)

More Mice! I finished eight mice this week. (One of them is not in the photo as I sold it before I got pictures taken)

Bartholomew, the original boggling, sailed off to his new home some months ago. A new boggling is coming to Woodland Whimsy.

Bartholomew, the original boggling, sailed off to his new home some months ago. A new boggling is coming to Woodland Whimsy.

I hope you can come and see me if you live close.

I hope you can come and see me if you live close.

I hope you all have a wonderful Monday!

 

 

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House Hobs by their very nature don’t get out very often. However, our family has several birthdays right around the first of September. Since another family function had most of us in the same general area, which almost never happens. We got together to celebrate some birthdays and Henry wanted to come. It was a breezy day at Lake Tahoe the day of the party.

Climbing up to check out the lake

Climbing up to check out the lake

Henry scrambled up a tree so he could get a good view of the lake. It was overcast, so the lake really had a moody look about it.

 

Ready for balloons

Ready for balloons

Henry was anxious to help blow up the balloons. He got every thing he needed together so he was ready to go.

Filling with Helium

Filling with Helium

Henry controlled the flow of Helium as the balloons were filled.

Tying the balloons together

Tying the balloons together

After the balloons where filled with Helium, Henry helped tie them together to make a balloon arch.

Arch being made

Arch being made

My awesome husband posing somewhat unwillingly to display the balloons Henry is helping him tie together. Sadly, it was way to windy to get a clear photo of the balloon arch once it was done.

Snack time

Snack time

After getting the balloon arch put together, it was time for a snack. My grandson(who is mean mugging me in this photo) very nicely shared his sandwich with Henry.

In the next blog post, Henry will take a look at the cold, cold lake and presents will be opened.

 

 

 

 

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Now that Pierre was feeling pretty comfortable with the horses. It was time to move on to riding.

One more bite

One more bite

Pierre fed the horse one more bite of apple.

Testing

Testing

Then he got some help to see if he would be okay with being on the horse’s back. I’m glad that these horses were so patient with Pierre.

Saddle up

Saddle up

Finally it was time to saddle the horses. Pierre was too short to help, so he watched from the fence rail.

First ride

First ride

For his first ride, Pierre rode with Kyle. “Can I ride the other horse too?” asked Pierre politely.

Ride number two

Ride number two

Of course that was fine, so he went for a ride with Heather as well.

 

 

Solo time

Solo time

Pierre was feeling comfortable and confidant after his rides with Kyle and Heather. It was time for him to have a turn on his own.

Tools for grooming

Tools for grooming

After they take people riding, horses need to be brushed and cared for. Pierre sat in the tool bucket while the process was explained to everyone.

Brushing

Brushing

Pierre was happy to help brush the horses. He thought it was a great way to say thank you for the nice ride.

Water trough

Water trough

That last thing was to make sure that the horses had plenty of water after their hard work. Pierre filled up their water trough for them.

Pierre had such a wonderful time on his horseback riding adventure. When he got home he sat on my lap and told me all about it while he showed me the pictures. It was certainly a day that he will never forget.

All photos in this post were taken by my husband Mike or my son Kyle. I really appreciate their help in telling this story. If you are interested in see more of my work, you can do so on the Woodland Whimsy web page or the Woodland Whimsy facebook page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Good Monday morning! I hope you are having an awesome start to your week. While we were on vacation, My fantastic mother in law arranged for some of the family to go horse back riding. I didn’t go, I was involved in a project with my father in law. Mike thought that Pierre would like to tag along and ride too.

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Checking it out from a safe distance

“Please lift me up so I can see,” asked Pierre. He had never been around horses before and was a little bit nervous. (This is my beautiful mother in law, Charlotte.)

Going to meet the horses

Going to meet the horses

Pretty soon Pierre was ready for a closer look. Mike(my awesome husband) gave Pierre a hand in getting closer.

Getting comfortable

Getting comfortable

They found a nice post for Pierre to hang out on while he was getting used to being so close to the horses. “They are so big!” exclaimed Pierre.

About ready for the next step

About ready for the next step

It wasn’t too long before Pierre was ready to get even closer.

Startled

Startled

Pierre climbed up on the fence close to the horses. This horse neighed at Pierre to greet him. He was so startled he almost fell off the fence. Heather(my daughter in law) explained to Pierre that the horse was just saying hello.

Making friends

Making friends

“I can’t believe how soft their noses are,” whispered Pierre as he stroked the horse and fed her a bit of apple.

Pierre’s adventure with the horses will continue in my next blog post.  If you would like to see more of my art work, you can do so at my web site Woodland Whimsy or my facebook page.

The photos in this post were taken by my husband, Mike and my son, Kyle.

 

 

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Like many of us, Fred is concerned about keeping active and being fit. He doesn’t like to go the gym though. He gets his workout in the forest.

Workout Tree

Workout Tree

All Fred needs for a good workout is the right tree.  “It is great exercise climbing up and down the tree.” Fred explained to me.

Lichen Climbing

Lichen Climbing

“Finding the right tree is very important.” Fred continued, “It needs to have long lichen to climb up and slide down.”

Pull ups

Pull ups

Fred is very serious about his pull ups. He wouldn’t pause, or even slow down so I could get a good clear picture.

Moss yoga mat

Moss yoga mat

After his vigorous tree exercise, Fred likes to slow it down and do some yoga on a nice moss mat to round out his workout.

 

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Happy Monday! A new week is started with all the promise that comes with a new beginning. Fred not only went fishing with the family while we were on vacation, he went out tromping around the woods with us too.

Tree stump

Tree stump

This little stump made a perfect seat for Fred. He sat on it and looked at the beautiful forest that surrounded him.

Coral Mushroom

Coral Mushroom

Fred saw some coral mushrooms from where he was sitting. He ran over the check them out. “These are really good to eat!” Fred told me. He was right. They were delicious.

Slime mold

Slime mold

“This is not good to eat,” explained Fred. ” It is pretty to look at though.”

Sitting on a split log

Sitting on a split log

Fred found a split log to sit on. He likes to sit for a while to figure out what he wants to see next.

Thimble berry flowers

Thimble berry flowers

“I want to see those flowers!” exclaimed Fred, “but I can’t reach them.” Fred got a boost up the steep embankment so he could get a close look at the thimble berry flowers. “When they have berries, these taste very good. I wish they had some berries now.” said Fred wistfully.

Rock climbing

Rock climbing

Fred clambered up to the top of a rock for a better view. He saw something else he wanted to see.

Pennstemon

Penstemon

Fred found some beautiful penstemon blooming in a rocky hill side.

Where is Fred?

Where is Fred?

It was time for us to head back home. I couldn’t see Fred anywhere. I called him and he answered, “I’m over here.” I still couldn’t see him.

Closer

Closer

“Over this way! Come closer.” Fred shouted. Ah, there he is. “I wanted to see this woodpecker hole.” said Fred, “It would be a good home for a little goblin that needed one.” We gathered Fred up when he was finished exploring the hole and carried him to the truck. He was a bit sleepy from his fun day out in the woods. He was happy to get home to his nice, soft bed.

I hope you enjoyed Fred’s day in the woods as much as he did. On Wednesday, Fred will show you how to get a good work out in the woods.  You can see more of my sculptures here Woodland Whimsy or here Woodland Whimsy’s Facebook. Thank you for reading.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I would like to introduce you to Fred. At a bit under three inches, he is the smallest goblin baby I have seen. I found him in the woods of North Idaho.

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When several people in the family decided to go fishing, Fred wanted to go to.

Strapping down the canoe.

Unloading the canoe

Fred was so happy to be able to go fishing. He loves doing new and exciting things. He couldn’t wait to get the canoe unloaded from the truck and into the lake.

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Snuggled up warm

Kyle was a bit chilly, so Fred snuggled into his jacket to help keep him warm.

Checking out the worms

Checking out the worms

Bella showed Fred the worms. “Can I eat them?” asked Fred. Bella explained that the worms where used to catch fish.

In the water

In the water

Finally, the canoe was in the water. Fred jumped in right away and got a good seat. He was ready to go.

Checking out how it works

Checking out how it works

Bella showed Fred how to go about fishing. The poles were all too big for him to handle though. He still had a good time watching and thinking about how he could do it too.

Catch of the day

Catch of the day

Sadly, their luck fishing was not very good. Fred thought that this little perch would make a great feast, but everyone else thought it was too small so it was thrown back.

His own pole

His own pole

When they got back to shore(without any fish), Fred found his own pole and tried his luck from the dock. His luck wasn’t any better than the rest of the crew.

Froggy friend

Froggy friend

When it was Fred’s turn in the restroom before heading home, he saw something up in the corner. He ran out the door. “Please come give me a boost!” I see something up in the corner. Fred said hi to the frog and got a photo take with him. Then it was time to go. Fred was tired and slept in the truck all the way home.

Thank you for reading this story. You can see more of my art work on my webpage or facebook page.

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