I made a video to watch how Dizzy hands over the mouse to Scruffy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrCkbLX_BEw&feature=em-upload_owner
So I’m colouring Mandela’s and it is SO much fun! I got some water paint, and it is really nice to work with that. Colouring and creating Mandela’s is very peaceful and relaxing. To make my own Mandela, I use anything I can find in the cabin to draw the lines. It makes it very personal! I used my coffee can, sugar glass, small bowls or big ceramic pots etc. Amazing what a beautiful forms they give when used one after another.
Sunday I went to the well. On my way I noticed lots of crows on the road and on my way back I noticed the red tailed Hawk. I stopped the truck and got out to catch a picture. He just flew off when I clicked. It gave a nice photo. While filling up the water bowl of the horses, I noticed a huge mushroom just outside the pasture fence alongside the trees. I walked over and took pictures, and discovered more mushrooms. One is very poisonous and the other is edible. The third one I have no idea. Didn’t look that one up yet. But I don’t dare to gather mushrooms for edible use. I don’t want to mix them up and get killed by a fungi. Hahaha! Soon I regret it that I walked over to the wood side of the fence. Wow, I was covered in mosquito’s within seconds! Even with my Off spray on! I’m so happy I got a good working horse fly wipe. They don’t have to suffer from the bugs and can have quiet tails while grazing or resting. Now the dragonflies are gone, the mosquito’s are horrible. Also I don’t see the swallows anymore or the Eastern Phoebes. They use to eat lots of those bugs. To be honest...I can’t wait for the first good night frost. That will help to get rid of them.
Sunday afternoon the lumber guy came over to tell me he can’t do my siding. He has no time. A terrible bummer! What to do now?? It’s getting to winter already and now I have to find siding and someone to put it up. Oh dear. I need to colour another few Mandela’s to get this problem solved.
I bought a second hand fire pit. It looks the same as the little BBQ I have, but this one is way bigger and instead of BBQing, I can use it as a little fire pit. I just need some concrete blocks to put it on and make a tiny patio around it. I’m always careful when it comes to fire.
I counted out that I use 110 liter of water in 5 days. That water I use for : coffee and tea, ice tea, drinking water, dog and cat water, dishes, cleaning with a damp cloth, brushing teeth two or three times a day and sponge bath each night. Not bad at all I think! I don’t ‘nibble ‘ on my use of water really much. I just be aware I don’t miss-use it. Of course, my toilet bucket doesn’t use water neither. That is a huge water saver right there. I did not count in laundry as I still do that in my house in town. But I suppose that would add another 20, maybe 40 liters , per week. Once my laminate is on, I will probably also wash the floors once a week, so ad another 10 liters for that. But still....all in all, not bad.
We did had some rain on Monday morning, which was great for the gardens of course. My melons need lots of water to grow faster. And they really do grow very fast! I went to Yorkton in the afternoon and asked my neighbour Sheri to come along. It was lots of fun and I got some info for siding. Still looking around more though. I did get also some more craft supplies like markers and colour pencils and good paper. So much fun to look around the art and craft section at the store. I got some 2 X 4’s, a special saw for my circular saw to cut concrete with and a concrete sheet. We ate some Texan food and had a nice milkshake on our way back. So yummi! It was a very nice afternoon and as soon I got back at the cabin, I unloaded my stuff and then enjoyed the rest of my milkshake on the deck, watching another beautiful sunset.
This morning I was busy on the deck when I noticed a deer, grazing next to the little pasture where the horses were grazing too. Scruffy was laying on the deck and was barking at the cats or something, but the deer didn’t even look up. I got my camera, and took a few pictures. Then Scruffy must have smelled the deer because she ran off the stairs and towards the deer, barking loud. The deer looked up calmly, wondering what all the fuss was about. Scruffy ran closer towards the deer, when this one just turned around and in a slow trot disappeared in the woods. Scruffy followed it a little but but soon returned to the yard. It’s just not her thing to follow deer. She likes birds, when they fly. On the ground she doesn’t care about them neither. Hahaha.
Animals can be so funny.