Tag Archives: dog

What About Them?

20 Aug

I shared yesterday that I really stress about going back to work because of my goats.

Well, what about the dog and cats?

Sky and Rocky

Sky has spent most of his summer lounging in the house.

Sky

Of course, when I left  him out overnight one night (He wanted to. It was nice.), he decided to play by throwing my little strawberry pots all over the patio and deck.

“I was just playing. Don’t put me in jail!” -Sky

I went ahead and planted them in the tower, even though their roots were really just getting started.

The next morning, while I was milking goats, Rocky decided to play in the dirt.

Rocky

He even pulled one plant out and left it laying on the carpet.  I had to repot them and move it to the front porch for now. I also had to add a couple more because Sky played outside in the strawberries again.

I’m kind of afraid to see what trouble they are going to cause when I go back to work.  Snickers has been lounging on the deck most of the summer, but I won’t be able to let him out now.  I don’t want him to end up on the roof again.

He is also really losing ground with his weight.  I’ve been feeding him numerous times every day.  Now he’s decided that he can’t eat the canned cat food again.  I’m back to cooking an egg for him every morning and evening.  Thank heavens the chickens and goats keep him in food!

I don’t know about the animals, but I already have separation anxiety.

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Cookie and the Zucchini

30 Jul

I’ve been getting a lot of zucchini from the garden.  That’s not a surprise, but I noticed my mini-pumpkin was looking bad.

Then it moved to the cucumbers.

And now the zucchini are starting to look like they are wilting.  I hate squash vine borers.

You might recall that was half the reason I moved my garden up north.  Sky was the other half.

Sky

I am going to have to figure out the pesticide way to get rid of those things.  In the meantime, I’m using zucchini and I had a couple that I was going to bring in from the soap room when I remembered I hadn’t given Fionn his breakfast.

Fionn–he is doing much better.

I set the zucchini down on the barnyard side of the fence because Sky was on the other side.

I ran and got his food and gave it to him and turned around to see Cookie at the zucchini.

Cookie napping with her girls(Chiffon above and Marge in front).

By the time I got there, she had liberally sampled both of them.  This girl. It’s a good thing she’s cute and sweet.

I decided it wasn’t a big deal; although, it would have been nice if she had stuck with one and not just random bites all over them.  I cut the bites out and grated it to make bread for the people helping bale hay.  A double batch makes three loaves, and that would be perfect.

Half way through my recipe, it just didn’t seem right, so I looked at the top of the page and discovered I was making a double batch of zucchini brownies.

Well, that’s a lot of brownies, but I can’t complain because they are delicious.

Through the Windows

26 Jul

I think I mentioned a while ago that I was going to try to finish replacing my downstairs windows.  You know because I can’t take a decent bird picture through the old distorted glass.

cardinal

downy woodpecker

Well, the windows were finally replaced this week. I like the way they look.  As I replace them, I’m going from the black around the windows to white. Some day, the 1970s fake shutters need to go.  It’s a work in progress.  Doors and the deck are next on my list.

Sky

Bob was the first one to make use of the new window.

Bob (so clean you get to see my reflection)

I’m pretty sure he’s not going to be happy with the changes to the front window because I’m pretty sure he would slip off the ledge if he tried standing on it now.  Poor cat.

Rocky

My first bird shot through the windows!

red-bellied woodpecker

While I was moving things back I had the thought that I could give myself more room if I used the bench for my plants.  I’m happy with that.

Then I could move Sky’s pillow out of the middle of the floor.  He likes the new place for this pillow.

Sky

Look who’s been hanging around my window this summer (in the interest of full disclosure, this window was replaced last year, but I really wanted to show off the luna moth)!

luna moth

I’m thinking the new windows are a good thing.