Lots happening here this spring!
Bad Pants has been away this past week and won’t be home until this weekend. So, I’ve been working on his “Honey Do” list. It’s been a learning experience as I do things I’ve never done before and my muscles remember how to do things I haven’t done in about 20 years.
Good weather is arriving, so I’ve been busy with farm clean up and getting outside chores done. Kitty, Dude and I put up the garden fence this weekend. This is the first fence I’ve ever put up and well, while not perfect, it’s functional. Ok, so it might look like a drunk put it up as the posts aren’t in a straight line and the fence needs to be pulled a bit tighter. However, Casey and the goats inspected it and decided that the fence passes inspection. Now that the garden fence is up, I’ll be planting starts and getting the garden going in the next week.
Our good blog friend, Squirrel Gurl, brought us a new kitty yesterday. Kitty is as of yet un-named. It appears that this guy (or girl, I’m not stressing kitty too much yet) was someone’s beloved baby at some point that got left behind at SG’s apartment complex. Other than settling in and needing a lot of groceries, kitty seems to be really nice. Kitty has one blue eye and one green eye and could be Merlin’s twin with a bit shorter hair and half a tail.
This picture was taken by SG before she brought him to me. I’ll get better pictures as soon as Kitty starts to settle in and quits hiding in the quarantine room (laundry room).
While SG was here, she allayed my fears about Maddie’s weight. SG says Maddie looks good. Thanks SG! I just tend to be paranoid with her after our experiences when she first came. The kids also enjoyed playing with Stormy too. We hope SG and Stormy come visit again soon!
The ground is drying out and becoming safer for riding and working the horses. I’m so excited!
Dexter is progressing. Now that he’s settled in and bonding, and the number of critters in desperate need has dropped (Kitty needs very little compared to Moon and Ajax), we are working on becoming a normal dog. Time wasn’t what he needed. We tried that. I actually need to teach him how to relax. Dex is about the biggest chicken-dog I know. So, I’ve been blocking him out of his crate and sort of forcing him to join in with the family. This morning, we learned about brushing as he’s shedding horribly. We are also working on laying down and relaxing. This was quite a challenge for him as he was convinced I was going to kill him. Dex is very submissive. It took a bit for him to get that I just wanted him to lay on his side and relax. Once he got that, I let him up. He even stayed laying with me for pets and scratches in a relaxed manner for another 10 minutes until I got up from sitting on the floor myself. Baby steps, but we’re getting there!
That’s about it here at the moment. Just Kitty, visitors and chores! A busy but fun weekend! How was yours?