Tuesday I went to the well. When I filled up the water of the horses, I played with the horses with the water hose. Flicka and Freya are familiar with the hose and Flicka even takes the hose in her mouth to catch the water. Yentl liked the water flowing over her nostrils . So cute!
I gave her some water in a little tub because she pawed in the big tub , making the water all dirty again. Hahaha. Very playful pony! She loved here little tub with water and splashed away.
Tuesday evening there were beautiful northern lights. I turned off all lights in the cabin and had a beautiful show right from my windows.
This week I also enjoyed many shooting stars. It's that time of the year again with metheor showers. So nice to watch.
Last night during sunset, I could hear the drums from the Indian reserve near by. The wind carried the rhythmic sound and the sound of singing all the way here. With coyotes howling in the background, the amazing colors of the sunset and the drums and singing......beautiful. :)
Sunday there were big thunderstorms going on and a couple of tornadoes touched down. One house was totally ruined. So sad! Fortunately no people hurt.
They storm split right before getting here so that was good.
Wednesday another thunderstorm in the area but again, fortunately , it passed and we only got a good rain and some lightning.
Both evenings I spend with Sheri. We made movie nights out of it. It was lots of fun and we enjoyed two Startrek movies and great food and snacks :)
Yesterday I started cutting up the big branches that I had dried. Then I dragged some more big branches out of the woods and cut those up too. Lots of dead wood laying around. It's good to start to collect that. They are great for small fires during the first cooler days.
I also started to make manure fire logs. I got a wheelbarrel of fresh manure out of the pasture. The older manure is for the gardens. I put the wheelbarrel behind the white shelter so I could work right there where I stored it to dry.
I scooped manure in a bread pan that I use as a mold. Then turn it out on a board in the shelter to let it dry.
I will try to make 20 to 30 a day. Or more when it's not too hot out.
I was planning on starting this in spring but didn't get to it. I hope to make enough for at least half winter.
The Cicada insects are out again. They make a very high pitched sound , almost like an electric buzzing. Really different!
The wood frogs are using the water bowl that I always keep full for dog and cats. It's funny to see how they like to stretch out in the water or sit on the rim of the bowl. I'm thinking of making a tiny pond in the flower garden. Something easy to clean. I love to watch frogs bathing and maybe some Gardner snakes will come for a bath too. I know that they enjoy a bath so now and then.
Best news saved for last.
I got a new addition to the critters family. Today I picked up a dog from the animal shelter. He was found , wandering the streets. Very shaggy looking. He's probably wandering for a long time. Short nails , rough coat , full of fleas and worms. So a visit to the vet next week and he needs to be neutered for sure.
But he is so sweet! Very friendly and happy.
When we got almost home, he put his big paw on my shoulder and licked my cheek. Like he was saying : thank you for adopting me! Aw, Soooo cute!
I called him Django. It means: I Awake.
Once we got in the yard , he didn't wait for me to open up his side of the truck. Climbed over the front seats to get to me. Hahaha, he is definitely not used to riding in a truck I guess.
I let him drink and then I walked him on the leash around the yard and on the driveway. He walks good on a leash ,which is good because he's big. Don't want a puller this size. He's a pyrenees cross. His head comes to my hip. Very large boy. He was a bit worried with the horses. Their nickering scared him.
I put him in the kennel and then got Scruffy out so they could meet in a safe way. I'm glad I did it this way because Django wanted to play and him being so much bigger than Scruffy and Scruffy being not that well , he would hurt her.
I left Scruffy outside for a while and then I put Django on his leash and let them meet outside of the kennel. It all went well. Both happy dogs. I walked them on the driveway, so Django could see that Scruffy wasn't worried about the horses. The horses followed us and Django got more comfortable with them.
On our way back in took off the leash and Django just ran back to the yard really fast and so happy. I think he was very glad to be able to stretch his legs.
So far he is not interested in the cats. The cats are not sure yet but hopefully it will all go well.
I hope Django has find his forever home here. He is a real sweetheart.