Here is Coco, a.k.a. Ump, wearing her old Adidas sock bandage and Daisy, outside waiting to come inside. Coco was bitten in the neck by our other barn cat, Poppy. The wound was slow to heal and required a 24/7 bandage and pad to protect the wound. When we left for my surgery, the wound still needed treatments, so we boarded her at the vet. She came home looking better then she reopened the wound. Out came another old sock, new bandage made and Coco is ready to heal again. Life is never boring on the farm.
I happened to find this huge black beetle pondering across my neighbors basement floor. She almost weighed as much as a full spool of quilting thread and was the size of the palm of my hand. She is a black rain beetle and is a rare find indeed. They take 13 years to mature and both sexes emerge just before rain and fall to mate then burrow underground again. The female does not fly only the male, so that was why she was walking in the basement. She was the neatest bug I have found yet. I set her outside to find a mate in the woods.