Thursday, November 16, 2017

Dreaming in these Hues

One of four roosters we kept for meat this winter. He is by the honeysuckle vines.

The wildflower field and hens

Potting shed and one of my gardens

Bees domain

Our pond and newly given sitting rock.

Our home

Sugar maple

Horse pasture under the sugar maple

 Japanese and Kershaw squash curing on top of our firewood.

It is all in Black and White

There was a black and white challenge in Facebook last month. I was challenged by my missionary friend, Tamara. So I dove into it. My daily coffee grind.

My garlic passion

current project

ongoing projects

rest spot

future project

our farm footwear

My ammo

Queen Pumpkin

Finally the harvest of the last of the winter squashes in my living room. All are cured and ready for a long winter.

This is Puff A.K.A. Cotton Ball. She is ignoring me and trying to catch a bird or mouse. She is only outside during the day as she trees herself at night. Plus owls and coyote would love to eat her. The two boy cats are fine outside. While Puff was a farm foster kitten delivered by a person with a van full of her litter mates, she is no toughie. She is super soft, fat and round and is no farm cat. But she thinks she is and tries to be. She is spotless and super clean and stays that way even after rolling in the dust and chasing a chicken. She wants to grab a chicken badly. But our two shepherd will have none of that and chase her under the firewood pile for doing so. She does not like our dogs but tolerates them to a certain point. Then she comes inside to be adored like the queen she is.

November Frost

My constant companion these cooler days has been little Frosty. While we have other cats, this foster kitten has found our home to be his. Not a single call did I get for him. So after 2 months of postings and posters Frosty be ours.

As I work from home Frosty is always with me.

Under my desk, sewing table, sewing machine, bathroom and bed. He is at my side all the time. When I am away from the house he goes with the adult cats. He plays and runs with them and even naps with them.

His coat is very short and he is always seeking warmth. He is not old enough to go outside yet as the the other cats do.

Huge ears and pink nose and short silver hair.

Mmmm, good to be in a home.