Friday, August 31, 2007

Turkey Carcass On The Lawn

Tonight the sky is so clear and bright that I swear that I can hear the stars singing. Today was another spectacular day.  Warm and bright and every moment in the sun a blessing.  September weather in August.  Amen!

Because it was cool today -- I roasted a turkey to have for dinner and other things for the next -- well, weeks.  Deep freezer filling time again. If I ever get snowed in, I will be good for months.  Oh, I am getting to the turkey carcass on the lawn, I am. 

Cats.  I have "barn cats" 12 of them.  The problem is that they have a whole different idea of themselves.  Lounging on the porch cats is what they think they are.  And mostly what they do.  Oh, they do the cat thing -- catching mousers and grasshoppers and butterflies  but that is because they want to.  Not because they have to.  Have you ever seen a dozen cats moving a feeder bin that holds an entire 25 pound bag of cat food from one end of the porch to the other to let the cat food provider know that the bin is EMPTY?  Not a pretty sight or sound.  The wrath of cats is terrifying.  Turkey carcass -- getting there.

Because the world's most spoiled barn cats (the ones that get to sleep in the house in storms and temperatures nearing or below 20 degrees, barn cats, yah, that's what they are) are the world's most spoiled cats, and because I already have 2 turkey carcasses in the freezer to become turkey stock, I placed the turkey remains in a foil pan on the lawn for the cats.

And tonight as I was listening to the singing of the stars, I could not understand why the stars smelled like roasted turkey.


Thursday, August 30, 2007

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Today Was A Perfect Day

Today Was A Perfect Day - Weather wise in any event.

Eighty degrees, bright blue sky, today was late summer at summer's best.


Sunday, August 26, 2007

Inbetween the Rainstorm and Full Moon

Inbetween the rainstorm and the August Full Moon , a Luna Moth emerged.  Again, right beside the entrance to our maintenance shop.  I say again because for the last few years, very close to the same spot, a Luna has emerged and spread it's wings.

Not particularly close to any trees or bushes, not in a space that would be considered "safe" for a fragile emerging beauty, so far the Lunas have survived because we work around them.  Silly Moths, but beautiful!

Link to a Wikipedia article on Luna Moths


Saturday, August 25, 2007

Rain and a Dark Road

Number one reason why you should think twice about moving out to the country?  If, oh, say it rains an unusual amount and an intersection that almost never floods, does.  And if the water is moving, and if it is dark, and if you drive into the shouldn't be there water, you may just find your full size SUV swept into a deep water filled ditch.

If you smash out your back window, escape drowning and heroically climb to the top of your vehicle, you may still spend hours sitting on the roof waiting for someone to notice.

Happened last tuesday morning, just down the road from me -- line of sight from my house.  I was sleeping, he was sitting on the top of his SUV (I presume NOT sleeping).  He is fine.  I feel bad that I wasn't awake to notice that someone needed help.  But that is what happens out in the middle of nowhere, in the night, if you end-up in a ditch full of water, in the country.  You handle it yourself, and wait for someone a quarter of a mile away to notice, or you wait until someone drives by (which was the case this time).

Just something to think about.  This one ended happy, I have two horror stories that didn't.  I will tell them some other time.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Saint or Drag Queen?

My alter ego "Nonnie" has changed her name and her blog address -- to believe it or not -- Fabiola!  ACTUALLY it is a saint's name (I KNOW that the first thing that I thought was -- wow, what a great name for a Drag Queen!)  I was so there from that moment on.  Saint's or Drag Queen's name, how can you go wrong?

Anyway, Fabiola now has a blog on blogspot (replacing poor Nonnie, who sadly, while a lovely gal, shared a name with a biscotti manufacturer).

I transferred all my "Nonnie" posts over there and added a new one.  I promise to update Fabiola more often than I did Nonnie.