When I went on my evening walk I saw the foxes again. They were now one hill further. Scruffy was rolling in the ditch and I just hoped it wasn’t a dead half rotten rodent or so. Nope. It was even worse. She came running out of that ditch, all green from cow poop. Fresh cow poop. My neighbours cows sometimes wander through and Scruffy thought it was really necessary to mark it with her sent. It was just dripping of her back and back legs and tail. Now how to clean that up when you don’t have running water around. Lucky I had lots of water in the rain barrels, so I filled up a watering can and poured that over her. After she shook (I had to hide for the green poop rain she caused) I wiped her off with an old towel that I rinsed out in the barrels. Good fertilizer soup for the plants I thought. Then I took her for another walk around the yard, so she could shake and roll in the grass and dry up later on the deck. The next morning I brushed her and beside of a very light green glow, she seemed ok. She never smelled so that was great.
Sunday I went to the well around noon. I saw Don and we chatted while waiting for his tank to fill up. When I got back and had all my cabin bottles filled up, I went to fill up the horses water. While doing that I clicker trained the girls for being ok with hosing off their front hooves. They did wonderful. End of the session they were just fine with it and Freya even took the hose in her mouth with no hesitation or fear. It was very warm so a great time to play with water.
Later in the afternoon Paul came over. He brought lots of food, coals for the BBQ. I had set up the little BBQ he had given me for Mothers Day and after putting in some coals and lighting fluid, he lit it and we were waiting for it to become a nice fire. Well, it did not. So Paul put on more fluid. Again it went out. So more fluid again, until the bottle was almost empty. We even put some wood on the top to keep it burning but nothing worked. Finally Paul had the bright idea to read the instruction on the bag of coals. Hahaha. It was supposed to go out and the briquettes would turn into hot ashes. Hahaha. Oh well. We just skipped the BBQ for this time as it got late and he had practice for basketball. We ate salad and melon and sausage. It was great!
When Paul was sitting on the deck, petting the cats, he called me that there was a hummingbird. I could hear it from the kitchen where I was cutting up some food. I thought it was great he saw a hummingbird here. We also had a nice walk at the hillside, with dog and cats. It was lots of fun and it was great to see him again. When he drove off, he stopped at the end of the pasture and saw the foxes. Awesome!
When I cut up an older apple for the horses that I had for a while, I noticed the seeds were sprouting. Cool! I put some dirt into a pot and put it on the stairs. If it grows,before the frost comes, I will keep it inside.
Ah, everything is blooming so nicely. I just love my garden. And on one bush behind the white shelter, the berries are ripen now too. I think they are choke cherries, but not sure. The carrots I planted not long time ago, are growing great too. I really hope it will give lots of carrots in the fall.
In the evenings I enjoyed watching the stars. The sky was clear most of the time and it was beautiful to watch the start of the meteor shower that starts to peak soon. In fact, I think it peaks tomorrow night. I also so northern lights again, and the fire flies. What a beautiful spectacle to watch all that at the same time. I met a barefoot trimster and she will come over on Thursday. She is a very nice lady and I hope with her help I can get Freya’s feet tip top again. They look good, but I really hope to get rid of that one crack in her front foot, as much as possible.
It were a few busy days but I really enjoyed every second of them.