Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Flying Squirrels and Come Check Out My New Look!

First off, how do you like the new design?  I worked with Stephanie from Dirt and Lace Designs and she is awesome.  She was really patient with all my totally weird  unusual requests like whether she could use a picture of our log walls for the border.  And she totally made it happen!  Anyhow, she was great to work with, and if you need anything done on your blog go check her out.

In other news, today is Show and Tail Tuesday over at WV Treasures.  Since I haven't participated in a while, I scanned in some pictures of our darling flying squirrel.

Back when we were trailer trash, he lived on the roof of our trailer.  What?  I haven't mentioned the whole trailer thing before?  Yes, when we first bought our land we lived in a single wide until we could afford to build our log home.  A very long six years, you might say. 

So anyhow, this little guy built a nest in the gutters on our roof.
They are nocturnal, so these pictures were taken by Paul late one night.
Isn't he (the squirrel, not Paul, although he too can be cute at times) the cutest?

In this picture, you can see the extra flap of skin on his sides that would spread out so that he could fly. 
Sadly, he disappeared one day.  But I hope that we see these little flying squirrels again on our place in the future.

33 comments:

Steve Surratt said...

I love the new design. It loads faster too. The other one had a delay.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love your new look. The designer did a great job keeping the feeling and tone of your blog while making it really polished. Congrats.

Erin said...

Love the new look, Lisa! And that squirrel is too cute!
;-)

Nancy said...

Awesome blog design. Love it!

That "squirrel" looks a little scary to me. Must be his buggy eyes. ;)

singedwingangel said...

The new design is so you and it does load a lot faster. Aww I want a flying squirrel he is adorable

mamak said...

Your blog looks great! I like it's fresh new look. That squirrel is mighty cute. I have never seen one around here, but supposedly, they are here..

Alessandra @ Tribal Times said...

Lovely blog! We had flying squirrels as well! Curious little fellows too.

Greenacresmama said...

LOVE the new look! You're much more tolerant of squirrels than I am. I'll forever hold a grudge because of the persnickety rodent who lived in our attic in our old house and ate all the young fruit off our trees! Actually, it was more like take one bite and throw the rest on the ground...

Home In The Hollow said...

Yes! You did a great thing going to her!! It looks and feels great, Baby Girl...:)JP

texwisgirl said...

I like the new look too! And yes, it does load faster!

Angela said...

I love your new look! I forgot to mention it yesterday. Whatever you did it made your blog pull up faster than it did before. I didn't think you had much on it but it was a slow loader. Not it's speedy fast!

I haven't ever seen a flying squirrel before! I don't know if we have them here around our farm or not. He sure is a cutie! Much smaller than the squirrels we have and without that big long bushy tail. I hope you start seeing them again! I'm sure the boys would love seeing them.

Tuesdays' Show & Tail!
Angela

Sandy said...

I agree with Nancy. I have never seen such buggy eyes on a squirrel! He look like a character out of a science fiction movie ready to attack an innocent family. Maybe you should hope he doesn't come back around...lol

Egghead said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I have to say that I have never been able to get a good look at a flying squirrel. I have seen them in action while camping by never like this. Really cute! I am loving your blog....you are one busy lady.

ain't for city gals said...

Hey..thanks for stopping by...love your blog..so modern looking for 2011. Looking forwarad to reading your past and future posts..

Jo said...

I love squirrels!,and your new look!..love your blog.
~Jo
LazyonLoblolly

CountryDew said...

I'm new but I like your look! Thanks for stopping by my blog - nice to see a new face! I am impressed with the flying squirrel. That's not something I see in my neck of the Blue Ridge! CountryDew @ Blue Country Magic

Maria said...

I love your new design, it looks great!!!!

Sonya Heilmann said...

I love the new design! And the squirrel is cute!

Texan said...

New spiffy design and I agree for what ever reason your blog did load faster. Sometimes I had tried to load it and it simply would not do it. Of course it so could be OUR Internet connection and nothing to do with your blog...

Chatty Crone said...

Well I love your new blog look. And I like squirrels too, but don't bring them to close to your home! sandie

laughwithusblog said...

I like your new design! Flying rodents...Ahhh! :)

Home In The Hollow said...

Baby Girl..FYI:I'm trying to load the post you just did on the cookies...it keeps bringing up this one with the squirrels...

Katie said...

Great new look! Very cute!

My grandma raised flying squirrels. They are darn cute little creatures! Even if they remind me a bit too much of rats! Lol!

Canyon Girl said...

I haven't seen your old look, but I do like this one. However, I am confused. You said in a comment on my blog that you were signing up to follow it, if I understood correctly. A new follower appeared, called varunner 7, but didn't link back to a blog on the follower form. Since you are a runner, it would make sense that it is you, but I really can't tell. Please let me know.--Inger

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

This is my first visit, so I have nothing to compare to, but I'll be jealous anyway... mine it totally DIY... and everyone should get to be trailer trash at some point... the whole walk a mile in someone else's shoes thing :)

Stephanie said...

Oh my goodness, these comments made my day!

Super Single Mom and Her Side Kids said...

Hmm.. he is cute BUT I recently had an issue with one of those suckers in my attic, so not fun! : )

The Activity Mom said...

Stopping by from Mom Loop...LOVE the new layout! =)

Canyon Girl said...

I figured it out thanks to my email. All is well!--Inger

Nanniepannie said...

We have many squirrels here at Buttermilk Cottage, but not of the flying type. Sorry he ran away, to seek his fortune I bet. I linked with Angela very late and wanted to give you an invite to come over and visit.

Nicole said...

He is so cute!! Too bad he disappeared on ya. The boys would have loved him!!

I also love your new design, she did a great job!! and so did you since it was all your ideas! Love it!

Doris Sturm said...

Awwww....he's just the sweetest little critter - they look a lot like suger gliders, don't they? I've never seen either in real life and have always wanted a sugar glider, but I probably won't get one to keep as a pet, because I don't want him caged up.

In response to your comment, I have a television only to watch my VHS/DVDs and the only channel I get with my rabbit ears is public television (commercial free) and educational. I don't like commercial TV anymore either and have lived without a TV for over a year and not even missed it ;-) I think more people should get rid of their TV - it's such a time waster!

Myya said...

How cool is that! I hope you see more in the future too. AND, I LOOOVE your new design. I think I already told you that but incase I didn't, It is awesome!!!