Wednesday, August 10, 2011

This n that and everything in between

Howdy!! Blogger doesn't want to upload my pics so hopefully they will fix the problem soon.

As usual life has been crazy.

I bought Grace a small wading pool and she really enjoys it on these rather hot days. Her pool is in the shade in the breezeway so no worries about her getting too much sun. She is teething again! Ugh! I bought some of those homeopathic teething tablets and they seem to be helping her relieve the pain. She has also learned how to pull herself up whether it be the furniture or her crib! Next thing she will be walking and really keeping me racing around. 

My farrier was out last Friday to give all the horses and donkeys a trim. Wouldn't you just know it but two of the horses and one of the donkeys are having hoof problems. And for the life of my farrier or myself we just can't figure out why. Par for the course! I have been carefully going through everything trying to figure out what the heck is going on.

One of the outdoor kitties has been missing for four days now. I have no idea where he is. I have searched high and low for him with no sign. Sigh. One of the hazards if living in the country. Although the other night I was outside about 2 am ( one of my many sleepless nights) and noticed a new cat eating the cat food. Either someone dumped him/her off or it has been here the whole time. I do know that the cat took off like lightning when he/she saw me.

The bats are multiplying each night. The other night I admit I actually had had enough of them flying too close to me and high tailed inside.

One of my hens is an egg eater! Not good! I have it narrowed down to three as to who is doing it. It is difficult to catch the culprit in the act when there is so much that has to be done. As soon as I figure out who is doing it, well, I am afraid she will have to move on to another home. No, I don't have the heart to eat her.

The Guinea Keets are clowns. Downright comical. They prefer the company of the two older roosters and it is so cute to see them follow Stew Pot or Jeff Lewis around. Especially when the keets get out of sight of the boys they just get all hysterical and start screaming until they find them.

The garden is producing wonderfully. The other night I made blackberry cobbler and if I say so myself it was delicious! Here is the recipe I use and it is so easy.

1/2 cup melted butter poured into bottom of baking dish

3/4 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar                                  Mix together in a bowl until creamy then pour into baking dish
2 tsp. baking powder                      over melted butter
3/4 cup milk                                         

Pour whatever fruit you choose over mixture. Do not stir! Bake for 1 hour at 350 until golden brown. Eat and enjoy!  I like french vanilla ice cream on the side with mine.

The helicopters and small planes continue to fly over the valley looking for marijuana grow sites. Obviously there are a lot of them because they fly a lot!

Hunting season for bear has started so there have been a lot of gun shots to be heard. I'm not a hunter so it saddens me when I hear it. Deer season starts next month. I sure hope the buck and his does that live on the hill behind us stay here on the property where they will be safe.

Time for me to go. Grace is awake from her nap. I WILL catch up with all you of soon. Sure do miss what you have all been up to!

Until next time............................


  1. Sorry about the disappeared cat...though I like to think that the one cat we had who did that went off to go the way he wanted to (probably picking a fight with another cat!) I sure hope you can figure out the hoof issues; those are kind of scary to me (never having owned a horse myself).

    It's always funny to me how we anticipate a baby's first steps so eagerly, and then kind of regret it when they can suddenly get into EVERYTHING! lol

  2. Hi there!
    I can't believe that Gracie is attempting to stand up....already!
    You are busy indeed around your place.
    And since blackberries are my favourite, and that this recipe is so easy, guess what I'll be making when they are available around here in a few weeks?

  3. Try putting a plastic Easter egg in the nesting box. When the culprit pecks at the Easter egg, there will be no "reward" and may well stop the habit.

  4. Go, Gracie, go!! I can just picture her holding on and 'bouncing'!
    Your cobbler recipe sounds yummy! I'll have to try it! I can just see that ice cream beginning to melt as it sits next to the warm cobbler... Oh, I'm hungry!

  5. We had a chicken who was eating eggs for a little bit. We fixed it by something similiar to what Lisa suggested- except we used golf balls. I guess she got tired of pecking at something that probably made her beak vibrate and quit eating them!

  6. WoW! You have a lot of animals! I love animals! Horses are pretty! Love your blog!

  7. We've had a problem with coyotes hauling off chickens..even heard from one blogger of a coyote taking her little dog. Hope your kitty shows up.

  8. Seems like difficulties like company and it can make you head shy but hang in there, the sun will shine soon, I promise. It always does. Count your blessings, they always way out number the trials.


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