Flower Tattoo

My darling husband tattooed me last night.  Thank goodness he is fast!  That was pretty darn sharp, and I can’t believe how much it still zings today.  Not very conducive for chores, but thankfully we have boxes of nitrile gloves at hand.  My strawberries and raspberries are in cold, dark storage, so hopefully this hand is healed enough by this weekend to do some serious digging.  Cuz I sure ain’t doing it today.

2011’s baby chicks are doing great, they just arrived. They have their own dedicated shed this year, which is working beautifully.  I am SO pleased with the set up, as the shed contains enough floor space for them and for feed storage as it is divided in half.

Our Amish neighbours, who do not have the ease of using heat lamps (no electricity) have rigged up a propane heated halved oil drum for their chicks, and so far so good.  Much nicer than having them in the kitchen by the wood stove, as was done before.

Really savouring every second of their fleeting cuteness.  (And I’ve booked them in for processing already, not leaving it to the last minute this year, no sir!)


Thank you, honey.


  1. Paula Urquhart · May 4, 2011

    What a husband!! AMAZING ART on such a pretty lady xxx

  2. Robyn · May 4, 2011

    I’m going in to get my backpiece started in a few weeks. it’s gonna hurt =(

  3. Michelle · May 4, 2011

    So pretty!!

  4. kara and JR · May 4, 2011

    thats a big hand!!

  5. Sarah · May 4, 2011

    Best. Tattoo. Ever. Hands down!!

  6. Dan · May 4, 2011

    Lovely. How’s that awesome back piece of yours going? Any progress?

  7. Hayley · May 4, 2011

    AWESOME!!! He IS so fast isn’t he? Gosh it’s swollen!

  8. Alex · May 4, 2011

    looking good!

  9. Meaghan · May 4, 2011

    Beautiful! I loooove the pink. I swell a lot after getting tattooed too.

    Now I’m getting excited to get more work done on my sleeve!!

  10. Ivy · May 4, 2011

    Very fetching! It looks like an elegant glove!

  11. Alix · May 4, 2011

    Beautiful!!! My hubby finally had time to start his first new piece on me in two years but because he is so busy I have been stuck with just an outline for almost 2 months!

  12. Mel · May 4, 2011

    It’s beautiful! I found my foot and hand swelled way more than any other area when tattooed, but the swelling went away after the second day each time.

  13. Bruce · May 4, 2011

    Frey Chicks? I was in Peel Seed yesterday and people were coming in to collect their orders and you could hear all the chicks.

  14. Twwly · May 4, 2011

    Dan – I’ve had another session on my back, we’re making progress. Drawn up the bottom cover-up part, I am sure we’ll chip away at it all summer. I really wanted something that started and finished in one sit. And man, the back really sucks for me, pain wise!

    Swelling has definitely gone down, though I’ve not been easy on it. Planted 100 strawbs and 50 rasp cane yesterday, oy, it was PULSING with pain!

    Bruce – yup Frey’s chicks! Our ducks and geese are coming from Performance, I wish I could drive there to pick them up but it is just too far with the kids.

  15. GroovyMoments · May 4, 2011

    Beautiful tat, and even moreso being from your hub! I would imagine it would hurt like ca-razy on the hand!!

  16. Cynthia · May 4, 2011

    totally unrelated to your post…

    Happy mother’s day to one of the most inspiring mommies I know (well, know through the internet!).


  17. wellbeing · May 4, 2011

    Great ideas. I like pink and purple together. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Regards Ana

  18. Gillian · May 4, 2011

    Did you try the Soothing Skin Ointment? Curious to hear what you think!

  19. Laura · May 4, 2011

    Beautiful! Dont know if this is any help,but I find a couple drops lavendar oil in a basin of water takes out the swelling and the burn a little,doesnt harm the tattoo either…was really useful when I got my wrist done and it swelled up so much I couldnt bend it for a day! Sure you probably know that already though…looks amazing by the way!

  20. Kelleigh · May 4, 2011

    It is awesome! So beautiful Ash!

  21. nicoz balboa · May 4, 2011

    yay! i love!!!!!!

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