16 Dec

Snickers might be old and fighting cancer, but that doesn’t keep him from thinking he should fight other cats that find their way into his yard.  I had just sat down to lunch when Sky and I heard the yowling and went out.  I coaxed Snickers out of the magnolia tree, but the interloper was still up there.

I shut Snickers in the house.


I made Sky quit playing and go inside.


Bob was happy to go in.  I don’t think he even noticed the other cat.  Besides, he just got his annual shots this morning, so he was more worried about himself than anyone else.


Then I left for an hour.  That’s usually enough to get a cat to come down, but when I got back, it was still hanging there.  Literally.  Both back legs were just hanging, so I got worried that he was stuck.

My dad came with a ladder and my son.  My son climbed the tree and tried to rescue the cat, but when he got just to where he could almost reach it, the cat scampered farther up the tree.

Now he’s stuck there until he can figure out how to get down on his own.  It shouldn’t be that hard, but he was still up there at the time I published this.

At least he looks a bit more comfortable too.


Friday’s Hunt v4.24

15 Dec

Welcome back to Friday’s Hunt. I want to thank everyone who joined in last week. It’s very simple. Anyone can participate. The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter. Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to visit some of the other entries.

We are working on round four! It’s hard to believe. I did make a slight change. It will still go through the alphabet for the first prompt, but there are two other prompts that will change each week. As always, you can choose to do one or all. If you enjoy the week’s favorite, by all means continue to add that. If you didn’t participate this week but would like to next week the topics will be: Starts with Y, tree, and shadows. I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top. I am crazy busy with work off the farm and everything on the farm right now, but I will try to make sure to visit all participants. I have to say, the change to my teaching assignment this year is really killing me. Without further ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with X:  Of course, I’m using Xerxes for this.  Who knew when I named him that I’d use him for the letter X every time?  I actually didn’t plan on keeping him, but I’m glad I did.  He’s awfully cute.

Sam Goodberry and Xerxes Moxon Osboer

Craft:  I need to go practice my craft of soap making.  I have several soaps that I’m out of and several that I’m almost out of, but I have the hardest time finding time to get anything done the way my off-farm job has been this fall.

Growing:  My June babies are growing like crazy.

Caroline Goodberry

Caroline, my sweetie, is almost as big as her maa anymore.

Caroline and Annie

Now it’s your turn!

Random Stuff and Updates

14 Dec

Obviously, we’re still waiting for crias.  I’m beginning to wonder if they’re ever going to have babies.


But they do seem content with just standing around and eating.


Snickers and Leo were enjoying a nap.

Snickers and Leo

I saw a random squirrel in the oak tree.

Margarita is doing quite well, and she and Maggie are bonding again now that Maggie knows her girl is truly weaned.

Margarita and Maggie

I’m looking forward to longer days soon.