Welcome to Cranky Puppy Farm!

This blog belongs to two Gen X-er's smackdab in downtown Kansas City where we've been renovating and decorating two old Victorians built in the 1890's. Our life is filled with 3 demanding Pomeranians (1 of them cranky, of course), honking cars, noisy neighbors and the hustle and bustle of city life but we dream of the day when we can move to our 40-acre farm and hear nothing but the wind and the cows next door. Until then, we're chronicling our triumphs and mishaps here as we try to garden and preserve on 2 city lots, raise chickens, and learn all those things we should have learned from our grandparents. Welcome to our world - we hope you'll stay awhile!

Scenes from a Fall Day

Friday, October 19, 2012

Oh, my  it's been awhile since I posted!  Unfortunately, I apparently grossly underestimated the little things that we needed to do on the house and we're still working away.  One more week, though... one more week and we'll be done!  Then the appraisal and the meeting with the realtor and we'll evaluate where we are. I still promise to give you pics....I just have to find time (and a time when I'm not utterly exhausted) to get it all together.

In lieu of hold music while you're waiting for me to finish renovating and get back to the business of chick wranglin' and tomato wrestlin', I thought I would show you some pics from the beautiful fall days we've had this week.  Count me surprised since we endured a drought all summer. I really thought we wouldn't see any fall color at all.  Mother Nature never ceases to surprise, does she?

A beautiful tree-lined street one street over from us.  Who put that telephone pole there!?

My poor cell phone just can't capture how gorgeous these maple trees are.  The reds are much more brilliant in person.

And soon these leaves will join their brothers and sisters in blanketing the Earth against Winter's steely cold grasp.

But not today, says the Rose.  It's a beautiful, warm, sunny fall day!


  1. Do you know what kind of tree that is? I have been looking to get some but don't know what they are called!

  2. Pretty pictures! Yolanda, that last tree looks like a green ash to me.

  3. The ones that are really red in the first pictures are maples - which variety, I'm not quite sure. I would love to have a driveway lined with them. They're so red that they look like they're on fire in the fall.

    I think Lisa Lynn is correct about the ash tree. They seem to be losing their leaves much earlier than the other trees in the area.

    The leaves are gorgeous, aren't they!?


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