Sunday morning I spend a couple of hours to clean up inside the cabin. With all the sawing there was a lot of dust everywhere. Plus it was just a big mess in there. LOL It took me some time but now it is all organized and cleaned up again. Then I watered the garden with the last of the rain water in the barrels. I noticed how the squash, zucchini's and cucumbers were growing well. Great! The water melon is still little, but I really hope it will mature well.
Carol had invited me over for a nice supper with some friends in the evening. When I came home the first thing I did was I picking raspberries for Carol from my backyard. I noticed they were really ready. Later in the afternoon I arrived at Carols. I went to say hello to the horses. It was so cute. I called my horses and they were the first to come out of the woods! We had a lovely supper, made by Christyne, the Wwoofer of Carol. It was a recipe from her home country, Chechoslowaky. I believe Christyne comes from Prague. The recipe was Goulash with potato pancakes and a lovely cucumber salad. It was funny though, because she made it the same way as my mother used to make it. Very fine grated, with some vinegar, salt and pepper. It was a lot of fun with all 9 of us around the table, sharing stories and laughs. After supper, when friends started to leave, I went to see the horses again. I wiped them all off with bug wipe, and also gave them their treats. It was a great Sunday.
Now Monday I had quiet the experience at my acreage. Carol and Christyne would come over around five or six in the afternoon to help me with connecting 2 wires of my fence. I had made a fruit and veggy salad for after the work. After I went on my way to the acreage, soon I got into a big rain. I was happy. My garden could use some good rain. But while driving, I left the down pour behind me. Oh well. Even better as we had work to do. When I arrived Dizzy and Taz came running and after I unload my truck I fed them in the cabin. I noticed the ground was damp and by the tracks in the sand, I could see there was a good down pour here before. I checked my rain barrels behind the cabin and wow....they were three quarters full! I suddenly remembered that I had another large garbage can under the trailer so I got it and also put it behind the cabin to catch water if it would rain again. The cloudy sky did look like we could get some more rain. Then I put my new solar lights on the deck stairs. They are nice cute little balloons and I’m sure will look great in the evening. After I was done I checked on Dizzy, if she ate her food. Of course she did. Hahaha! She loves to eat.
I went out of the cabin and at that same moment lightning and thunder. SO LOUD! It scared the heck out of me. Then it just started to pour like out of nothing. I had not even time to get to the trailer and Scruffy was dying to get into the truck. So I let her in and went in myself too. So much lightning and thunder. I don’t mind all that rain, but the lightning was less pleasant. Taz ran under the trailer but Dizzy stayed in the cabin. Scruffy was looking outside, wining. I don’t think she liked all that noise. Then it started to hail for a while and that really sounds very loud on the roof of the truck. Anyway, we sat it out, the whole long down pour that took around 40 minutes. When it cleared up, my yard was an oasis of puddles, something I hardly get to see because it all drains so fast away.
I got out of the truck. Scruffy refused to go out so I let her stay. She was still upset about the storm we went through I think. I noticed above the pasture there was this beautiful fog rising up from the wet ground. It looked awesome! My five rain barrels were all filled up. In fact, the 4 I had there before were running over and the extra one I had put down just an hour ago, was almost full. So much water to collect from my roof. Wow!
Carol and Christyne arrived shortly after. They had the down pour while driving! Carol told me they saw a bear not far from the acreage. There are lots of bears around here. I put Scruffy into the trailer and we left into the woods to repair the fence. Christyne discovered a big branch that leaned on my top fence wire and removed it. Thanks Christyne! Carol, Christyne and I found the spot of where the wire had to be fixed, after walking by it the first time. So we had a ‘nice’ walk in the woods, with the company of many many mosquitos. I hoped they would be all gone by that hail we had. But nope. Still all there. In no time we were all soaked from the long wet grass. But we got the wire fixed.
We went back to the trailer and had a nice summer supper together. Carol was so kind to put up a call on facebook to friends to come out this weekend and help out with the cabin. Thank you so much, Carol. What a wonderful idea. It will be awesome! Carol and Christyne left and I got ready to go home too.
I had to take Dizzy with me, because she had to go to the vet in the morning, together with Hunter, to be fixed. I put Dizzy, with some treats, into the kennel and put her on the back seat with Scruffy. Of course Dizzy didn’t like to be in the kennel and was calling me over and over again. I talked to her, to calm her, but she was just so upset and kept crying. I was driving for about 10 minutes when suddenly Dizzy jumped from the backseat onto the front seat and onto the dashboard, looking outside and around her! It scared the heck out of me! And out of Scruffy! Poor Scruffy was hiding with her face against the back seat, as she was thinking: This is a disaster and I’m not going to watch this! LOL
I’m so grateful for the quiet grid roads. I stopped the car at the side of the road and Dizzy climbed onto my lap and just purred and purred and purred, happy to be with me. It seems that one lock of the kennel didn’t close right, so she squeezed through the little gate. She isn’t much cat, she is very small. I took 10 minutes to let her calm down, talking to her and petting her. But then I put her back in the kennel, which now I had put onto the seat next to me. That way I could keep an eye on her. She was much calmer with me in sight and I could drive home safe.
When I came home I brought her into the spare room, that I had prepared for her with a litter box, her toys, food and water, and a nice comfy spot to sleep. Dizzy was SO happy to be out of the kennel. She was looking around, but every time came to me and rolled right next to me, purring and holding my legs with her little paws. Aw....she is such a cutie! I spend 15 minutes with her, then she ate and drank and I could leave her alone so she could sleep. I didn’t hear her the rest of the evening and I’m sure she was deep asleep after her big adventure. I went to see her just before midnight and she was laying on her blanket, looking at me with sleepy eyes. I let her eat for the last time and then took her food away. She wasn’t allowed to eat after midnight. Then I tucked her in for the night. I’m sure she had a great sleep, because it was quiet all the time.
This morning I put her into a different kennel, and Hunter into the Kennel Dizzy was in before. I brought them to the vet and of course Dizzy didn’t like the trip. But she could see me, I had put her next to my seat again. It still took 15 minutes before she quiet down. I can pick them up tomorrow anytime before noon and then Dizzy will have to stay at home for 3 or 4 days to heal. Hunter will stay home anyway. She is older and her healing will take longer. Dizzy will have to stay in the spare room during her healing time and only can come out when Polly is outside or in the computer room. Polly isn’t too friendly with Dizzy and I don’t want Dizzy to get hurt in a nasty cat fight.
After the vet I went to see my horses, as it was only a short drive from the vet. All horses were in the woods near or in the shed that is there. I called my ponies and both came walking out of the woods. I took some photo’s and then I put fly wipe on them. Christyne came over and we opened up the extra pasture that she and Carol had made with some wire and temporary posts. After I made all the bowls with some treats ready for all horses, and I called Sugar, who normally comes right away with the rest of the herd behind her. Not this time though! Flicka and Freya were nibbling on their treats, but I didn’t want to put the other bowls out without all horses there. My girls would eat everything! LOL I kept calling and shaking with the bowl, but nope, no herd. So I put the bowls back in the barn. Then I brushed my girls mane and tail. After I was done I had a nice coffee break with Melva and Christyne and then it was time for me to go home again. On my way back, I was only driving for maybe 5 minutes, I saw a big black bear running over the road in front of me. That was so WOW! The bear ran too fast to get a picture though. But I really enjoyed the sight of it, running in a full gallop. Carol told me that one time Melva and she came driving up the road to their farm, when they saw a mother bear, standing straight up looking at their car, and 3 babies next to her!! 3 babies! Wow. Yep, lots of bears around this year.