Friday, May 31, 2013

New do

Mick: OMG- What have they done to you?!?

Sad cat

We have had a stray cat around since last winter. I think it may have been a case of a country drop off. He is friendly with dogs and ppl. And he will approach you and likes to be petted, but only on the head. If I attempt to touch his body, he leaves. Yesterday he crawled into my lap... Yay. But then I realized why he does not like being touched. His whole body is a massive mat. The most concentrated one being the one that covers his back. Then i noticed the the skin around this large mat is tearing. After this sickening discovery I made a call to our vet. Yes! They can help! They sedate poor kitty and shave him. He has been in a car carrier since 9 because he is not to have food noe drink. He is not a happy dude.
I like having a cat around and I miss my Oinker terribly but judging from the way he pees everywhere, I just can't take a chance to bring him in.
I see my husband softening on the no cat on the deck rule... I hope we don't have trouble with this.
So hopefully after today's trip to the vet kitty will be in less pain. And mat free.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Gardening DIY

Face it who is more of a Do-it-yourselfer than a gardener. After all they grow there own food. And fill their spaces with pretty flora. This is a little project that I decided to do when I went crawling through my garden shed in search of a pretty something to plant some pansies in. The wagon normally reserved for pansies is filled with dirt and nasturtium seed. Everything I used in this project I had on hand. Basket was one destined for the dumpster and leftover paint. Bit of glue and a garbage bag cut in half. The hardest part was waiting for the glue to dry on the home made garbage bag liner.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Fly away home

Ive always had a soft spot for Ladybugs. The proof that this has been going in my whole life came this week. My Aunt is downsizing and sending treasures back to their original gifters. I gave her these cute critters when I was 7 or 8. You know it is special to have them back. And it's even more so when I found out that after they began to fade at 20 or so years, she took them to my granny to be repainted.
Xox Aunty M.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

More noms

Tomato, avocado, cottage cheese, sprinkled with black pepper.
My body must know I need this as it tastes as gratifying as cake ever did.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Nom nom

We are a little over halfway done calving. These mamas that have babies already are out on grass. They love it. Now if only the rest would hurry up.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Art days

Yesterday I had a great visit with on of my dearest friends. She has moved away, so I seldom get to see her. She is in the area visiting her family and catching up with old friends. She is a talented artist and was begging to learn the gelatin printmaking technique. We spent a few hours laughing, playing and just enjoying each others company. I have decided that I need more friends who get excited when I mention that I got a few sheets of 40 x 60 inch paper.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Playhouse furniture

Four boxes- assembly required. Thank goodness it's a beautiful evening to work on it.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Nutritionally speaking.

A close look at the label will tell you that these corn/quinoa/flax cakes don't do anything for me, except hold my peanut butter. And that my friends is a noble profession.