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Indoor Activities

1 Dec

It’s official.  All five days of my Thanksgiving break have had crummy weather: rain, wind, gloom, and this morning, I woke to snow.

They are big fat wet flakes.  I have no idea how I’m going to have pictures to do blog posts this week.  Hopefully, I can scrape together a couple posts from the few pictures I took on Wednesday.

In the meantime, it’s been a lot of indoor activities.  Mama and I have been having long philosophical conversations.  She’s quite the wise bird.

Mama having breakfast

I finished a scarf that I started last February, and gave it to my mom.  Now I’m working on a new knitting project.

I can’t tell you too much about it because it will be a Christmas gift.

I also have been reading.  My current book is about the father of author Alexandre Dumas.  I had no idea his father was the son of a French aristocrat and a Hatian slave.  He also used his father’s military career as the basis for some of his novels, The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers.

Anyhow, I have a reading buddy.  Rocky is always right there when I curl up with my book.

Rocky

I also decided to try and work on some of the feed bag totes that have been cut out since the middle of the summer.

I still have more cut out to finish, but I got a good start.

I was completely out of the all flock feed, and I’d sold out of the goat feed and scratch grains too.

One afternoon I decided to try to photograph Sky wearing a Santa hat.

Sky

That didn’t work well because he doesn’t sit still.  I can’t get far enough away to take his picture either.  He’s plastered to my side.

Maybe the weather will get better and I can try putting it on Pluto.  He’d make an adorable Santa goat.

Seven Years and Seven Months

27 Nov

That’s how long I’ve been dreading this day.  That’s a long time for a cat to live with mouth cancer.

seriously snaggletoothed Snickers

Typically, they live for a couple of years after diagnosis, but it’s been seven years and seven months for Snickers.

Snickers

He was gifted to me when he was just a little kitten.

He truly was a magnificient specimen.

I will miss him dearly.

Odds and Ends and Goats

6 Nov

I have some goat pictures from the weekend that I thought I’d share.

Chiffon and Marge

Moose

Athena and Cinnamon

Reva

Chiffon

Litha

Gidget

Dolly

I also was going to share that Sky is crazy jealous of Mama Phoenix.  Seriously. But he does pretty good about not bothering her.

Sky and Mama Phoenix

I am happy to report that the mouse that was caught between a Rocky and a Sky did not survive.  Sky finally reached it and took it outside!

Rocky, mouse and Sky

That’s better than the last time Rocky caught a mouse that Sky stole.  That time, he just took it to my living room and let it loose.

Vinnie’s twins are doing well.  Venus is enjoying going out to pasture.  She is still friendly with Chiffon after they were penned together for a week or so.

Litha, Vulcan and Venus (Chiffon behind), Cookie; Blaze and Penny behind

I’m also happy to say that Penny Lou is kind of looking after all the kids who were up north with her.

Penny with Venus, Vulcan, Angela, and Moira (Annie behind)

Astra is ignoring her girls, so they hang with Penny too.