Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Little house finches growing up and first Roses from my garden~~

Wee little house finches are growing up. They have their young'un feathers with little tuff's of down here and there.

These two big and beautiful Rose's came from one of my three Rose bushes... and the Rose plant isn't even knee high yet!
The blurred photo in the background is one I took of Mt St Helens.

Update on Sadie~~~

 Her surgery was on the 23rd and we picked her up on the 24th.
The swelling has gone down, with the collar on, she has stopped pulling at the stitches.

Sadie is home. Sent home with no pain meds... like WTF. 
She was in some serious pain, very swollen. So I called my normal Vet and she gave me a small amount of pain meds for Sadie.
Poor wee thing is crying, barely able to get around at this point. Is heart breaking..
But it needed to be done.
We have to keep an eye on her all the time for 3 to 4 days and then make sure she doesn't jump or do anything silly for 2 to 3 weeks.
DS will take the night watch and wake me up if there is a problem.
Not mind, that is going to be a problem, at this point. 

Monday was a holiday and Sadie was dysentery problems. Which had me a little worried.

Fast forward to Tuesday...

Over 5 hours I have waited for my Vet to tell me she will give Sadie something for the Diarrhea she has been having because of the antibiotics. 
She said she would talk to the surgeon. 
I know they are busy... but it just takes a couple minutes to call. 
I can't do chores(have to be in house to wait for the call) or let the animals out to eat (because the horses are not good about not trying to run through when I am trying to drive through their new pasture.)
Not to mention poor Sadie is feeling off enough she has pretty much stopped eating or drinking.  Plus a limping cat with the runs.... not a good combo.
Sigh ~~  Am beyond frustrated at this point, and can not understand why we had to wait all day to get her help?!

However, after calling a couple more times, (of course at that time, I have to do animal chores) my Vet gives me the ok to pick up meds..
I run off to my Vet's to finally be able to get Sadie something to help with the current issues she is having. 

Please keep your fingers crossed this is the last of the issues poor wee Sadie will have.... and she will heal quickly and walk normally!

Friday, May 24, 2013

House Finches and Kitchen Garden~~

The House finches decided within a day of me putting up the hanging Fuchsia, to move in, build a nest and raise 4 babies in it.
Mama Finch doesn't mind me watering the Fuchsia. Am very careful to water around them...and the nest is high enough they don't get wet.

 Kitchen garden as finished as it is going to be for now.  Still need stone caps on some of the Beds.

Super heavy rain storm caused some issues with the stone dust... but a ditch dug along the front should keep that from happening again.

Needed to put some bird netting up around the Kitchen garden.. and added a cheap little gate. Keeps the Chickens and Nari out.

Have ...

3 types of Heirloom tomatoes
2 bell peppers, different colors
2 Thai Dragon peppers... for Asian dishes (Since this state doesn't seem to do Asian)
4 Artichokes
4 cucumber plants
Some WallaWalla Onion starts... though heaven knows if they are the real thing.
Basil, Rosemary, thyme.... plus a couple of flowers to help keep the bugs away.
Not a big garden this year but it is a start.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Mother's Day May 12th ~

Had a very nice Mother's Day. 

Started out with DH making a nice breakfast and then onto Williamsburg. The first time I have seen Williamsburg with leaves on the trees and flowers all about.
I just loved all the beautiful gardens, simple but well maintain and incredibly done.

Above is DS, in one of the unique gardens at the Governors mansion.
First time I went around those gardens.
It had garden's within gardens....... was magical. 

One of the many walled Gardens, have many more photos to sort thought, so these are just some of the first.

A Beautiful Cottage garden and little house below.

What do I spy with my little eye, but a Minion in the sky. 
LOL... wasn't expecting to see that.  And who ever was flying that thing... was throwing it around like a race car!

A Secret garden path.... we went down a lot of those. Where most people do not bother to go. We had the place pretty much to ourselves back there.
Did I say I loved it?  ;O)

Plan on posting a few more of the photos in the next few days, as I get time.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Sadie needs Surgery........

Bad news on Sadie... our little orange cat.  Both Stifles keep going out and with one side, she is popping her leg out of the joint socket.
She needs Surgery, in tune of $1,000+ dollars.... is either that or put her down.
Surgery needs to be done very soon, she can't keep going like she has.

Make an offer on any of my original paintings... some will come with frames, some without.
Need to sell some Art to pay for this...   So make an offer.. please pass the info around.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Visitors ~

We had some visitors move across the Farm yesterday.  Was kind'a surprised because they are pretty far from water.
Not sure where they came from, but I haven't seen any geese nesting in the area.... they would of let me know.
Going to assume they are heading for the pond at the back of the property.

Jacob ewes ~

The Jacob ewe lambs are settling in. Have them in my tack room, needed a place small enough to gentle and halter train them.
The smaller one with the uneven horns is taming out the quickest.  
She also loves to jump... thinking of calling her either "Dragonfly" or "sparrow"  .... what do you think?
The one with the Face shot, she is going to be a little harder to tame, she is acting like she comes from the Alpha ewe.  
Her name just popped into my head... Abigail.  LOL