Resulting from an excellent go to from 5 relations, straight out of a industrial for _______ (Fill within the clean–Allergy medication? Arthritis medication?), during which previous individuals are nonetheless capable of sustain with and benefit from the children, I’m behind on every little thing else. “All the pieces else” being far much less necessary than household, proper? (Notice: Utilizing the phrase “children,” makes me really feel previous proper there.)
I used to be taking a look at previous posts, as I do occasionally, to see if I may repost one thing I wrote that hadn’t been lined shortly, and was reminded that asking readers what they like to speak about has resulted in all types of excellent issues. As in, me studying issues I didn’t know earlier than, and/or, didn’t know I didn’t know. As in, readers attending to carry up matters necessary to them that I’ve by no means lined.
So, the ball is in your courtroom! What would you want to speak about within the weeks and months to come back? I’m actually inquisitive about what you’ll carry up.
MEANWHILE, again on the farm: To start with, it’s like a Disney film out right here since Nellie has been gone. (I insert one other phrase in entrance of “Disney” when mentioning this to pals. Insert phrase of your alternative.) The chipmunks are line dancing on the backyard wall, the bunnies have been getting busy underneath the bushes, and the Blue birds are virtually pulling out strands of my hair for his or her nests.
That is great: The yard is sort of a film scene of carefree wildlife having fun with the summer season. Three male Rose Breasted Grosbeaks on the feeder! Phoebee infants fluttering their wings so adorably I wish to feed them myself. Chipmunks sitting outdoors the kitchen window cleansing their cute little faces with their cute little paws.
This isn’t great: The yard appears to be like like a scene from Watership Down, with a number of generations of rabbits having their very own household reunions in entrance of the peonies–all the higher to eat their means by means of my backyard. I didn’t even hassle planting snap peas this 12 months; no time to construct a fence to maintain out the bunnies. A woodchuck ate all of my lily bulbs, chives, and who is aware of what else in one in all my gardens. Chipmunks are continuous entertainers in summer season, and brokers of destruction in winter. We’ve pals who had to purchase a brand new automobile as a result of the chipmunks ate a lot wiring of their Prius it was unable to be repaired. The tales of how a lot injury they’ll do are countless. That is all a reminder that there was a purpose that people and cats fashioned a bond collectively. We’ll do our greatest to handle the wildlife whereas having fun with the flurry of small mammals and birds round the home. I’ll maintain you posted on how we do.
However most of all, Jim and I had the enjoyment of internet hosting my three nieces final week, every superb in their very own means, and two of my grand nephews. Listed below are a couple of photographs of the particular time we had collectively.
The boys, who stay in a suburb, liked working free on the farm. They have been GREAT with the canine, and the canine have been nice with them; that made the go to additional enjoyable for me. (And, nonetheless: Notice that each night I put the canine away of their crates for awhile. I will need to have had at the very least a 100 purchasers who stated “However he was sooo good all day lengthy on the household picnic!” Till he lastly bit the four-year previous, as a result of he was exhausted.)
Working up the steps that lead all the way down to the Wisconsin River:
Each one obtained to go using because of pals Taylor and Lou Ann. The boys (word the arms behind their backs!) realized all about security round horses and methods to be type and mild to them.) The star of the present right here is Pocahontas, a stunning Quarter horse.
Everybody obtained to play in buddy Donna’s big hay mow; I snapped this picture of the sunshine coming by means of an previous window:
One final shot from the backyard, which is usually between blooms: Some late blooming Iris that remind me of flowers which might be about to morph into fairies:
That’s it for this week. Time to muck out the home, get again to working the canine, writing a novel, gardening within the backyard, and attempting to make the world a greater place–for animals in addition to individuals. I hope your week had even a fraction of as a lot pleasure as ours did, and I stay up for some fascinating options from you about future weblog matters. I’m so curious what you’ll ask for!