Playing in the Mud

Bentley came over to play with Tucker Monday afternoon – Telly was sick to death of Tucker and Bentley just can’t get enough of him!  

This big puddle in our yard was irresistible to those two.


And after an afternoon of tearing around the farm, this was what they all looked like.


And after Bentley went home…..


Here is my beloved porch – full of firewood mess.  I can’t wait to clean it up, buy a new rug and move my chair out there!


I spent 1 hour 20 minutes on the phone with my blog “guy” this morning trying to straighten out my many questions regarding the blog.  One very cool fact was noted on the Stats page – this blog has had over one million visits!  Thank you, Readers, for making my day!

38 thoughts on “Playing in the Mud

  1. Helen G

    Have you been watching the Westminster dog show? Such fun to see all the different breeds. Love you doggies too!

  2. Jane dumler

    WOW over a million visitors–you are very popular and do such a great job –we love your posting. Take care–spring is around the corner.

  3. Michele

    And Tucker’s best bud, Bentley, was also exhausted. Stan said when he put him in the pickup Bentley let out a big sigh and laid down. 30 minutes later he had a bath, toweled off, and was ‘out for the count’ for the night. Nothing beats spending a fun day with your best friend. đŸ™‚
    Thanks Mary!!

  4. Janet

    I have been known to read your posts before I read an email from my kids or even my friends. Your emails are so interesting and always make me smile! ALWAYS.

  5. Susie

    It doesn’t surprise me that you have had 1 million visits. You blog is the only one I follow and
    I never miss a post. Please stick around, my day wouldn’t be the same.

  6. Kathy

    YES you make our days telling us about your days! And sharing all the fun you make in your home.
    We sure love reading your blog.

  7. Ellie

    I’m not surprised you’ve had a million visitors! You write a great blog that is really fun and interesting to read, always upbeat! Even when you tell of something sad the humanity there is real. Thank you for doing this. I love reading every blog.

  8. Diane

    You have a million readers because we love your blog so we’ll keep reading and you keep writing–even Steven:) I have forgotten is Bentley a darker Golden Retriever or an Irish Setter? Our Irish was named Arsenic–better the dog than one of the kids!! Warm here in Central Ohio–45 yesterday and 49 today, but not as nice as Florida. We’re home:(

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Diane – isn’t it great to be home? Bentley is a golden retriever – very dark red.

  9. Diane

    Hi Mary, Just catching up. Our good friend did mornings and our good neighbor did evenings, but Squeak was very happy to see us. She lets just our friend pet her so we have had TONS of purr time since we came home yesterday and I haven’t been out of her sight!! She does think I’m her Mama:)
    You have a million readers because we love your blog so you keep writing and we’ll keep reading:)

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Diane – please let me correct you – I’ve had a million visits – not a million different people. For example, you have visited multiple times. Hug Squeak for me!

      1. Diane

        Ooops. A million visits is still great:) She’s sitting in the sun right now so I’ll give her a hug. Same to her “twin” Millie.:)

  10. Martha Engstler

    I ditto every thing that’s been written about your great blog. I too look for it as soon as I go to my email. You have an army of admirers that love you and your blog.I love Iowa so am not surprised to get such a special blog from such a very special lady.

  11. Carolyn Boutilier

    Over one Million and I hope you continue showing us your animals and quilts. I look forward to your comments and pictures. Shenandoah Valley VA
    Carolyn B

  12. Robin Boggan

    Mary I look forward to look at your blog! Good for you over a million viewing! Love seeing what you are doing in the quilting department! Thanks for everthing!

  13. Helen

    Mary I love your love for animals. They are lucky to have you in their lives. LOVE your blog it’s always so positive!!
    Thanks, Helen

  14. Kathy Schwartz

    Great dog photos!! I hope they all got a little Valentine treat–maybe a big hug. Thanks for your blog–I can understand the “million”. Good for you.

  15. Ann Barlament

    That big old puddle does look inviting…if I thought I could get off the ground, I’d be rolling into it with the dogs!!!

  16. Sara Reynolds

    I love your blog, too. I read it every day and always enjoy hearing about your day, the animals and all your sewing projects.

  17. MartyCae

    You make my day! Love all the quilting news but really love all the animal stories! Love to see pictures of grandkids, nieces and nephews and your visitors. I can’t wait for spring. Just sit around looking at flowers online. Enjoy your day.

  18. Dorothy Sheldrake

    Thank you for doing the blog. I a quilter and a dog lover and A want-to -be farmer. Living in So CA all my life. On 20 acres now, so at least I have some space. Never lived in snow country. I love reading all your many adventures. I think of you as a friend.
    Dorothy

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