Sunday, May 29, 2011

Kitty rescue

My youngest son and his girlfriend found a kitten in a ditch along the road on Saturday evening and brought it home. We went back and knocked on doors hoping to find the owners and momma cat! We had no luck, so we went to PetSmart and bought some Kitten Milk Replacement and a little bottle and nipples. The kitty hasn't started nursing the bottle, so we have resorted to a syringe with a nipple. It works pretty well. We've been playing Mommy kitty and stimulating its bowel movements and urinating with a dampened cottonball. I am guessing it is 3-4 weeks old. We can't tell if it is a male or female yet. Hopefully, we can keep it healthy! It is a sweet little thing.
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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Hooked on Pysanky!

My Delrin Kistkas, Pysanky books and dyes have arrived. I think I am hooked on Pysanky. I've made five eggs since.I thought I'd share close-ups of a few of them.

I think this is my favorite.

Yes, I'm definitely hooked on Pysanky!

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Friday, May 6, 2011

Baby bats

Baby bat birthing season has begun. I've been finding baby bats below the bat house for a couple of days now. I put as many as I can back into the house. Sometimes I am too late, and they have already died. My oldest son, Dustin is holding these 2 babies. They are clinging to one another. I really need a taller ladder. I can just barely reach the bottom of the house if I stand on the step next to the top on my tiptoes!
This is the view looking up into the bat house. It is normally much darker, but I used the flash to light up the inside. We have a second larger house waiting to be put up. Hand digging a post hole won't be easy in our "exceptional drought" clay.
I can sum up my evenings after school with watering, weeding, picking beans and rescuing baby bats.
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Sunday, May 1, 2011

A mess of beans

My Granny always called a meal's worth a "mess". I picked my first mess of beans of the season on Saturday. I also found a nest of fire ants AFTER they found my foot! Ouch. I've been spending almost every spare moment of daylight out in the garden weeding and watering. I recently saw a map showing that this part of Texas in in an Exceptional drought. I didn't know there was a level more than Extreme! I will take drought over the tornadoes other parts of the country have been experiencing.
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