Precious's Prairie Prattle

I'D LIKE TO FILL YOU IN ON THE PONDEROSA HAPPENINGS

May 27th 2012 9:26 am
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Where did the month of May go????????Zooming here and there,
blinked a couple times AND May 2012 has Disappeared!

My lap time has been skimpy! As my people drag themselves
to the house at the end of the day. Since I'm into napping
on Grandpa's lap.....I'm most upset with the growing season
and their schedules. They come in at night eat,cleanup and
shortly they are off to bed......
I am NOT IMPRESSED with where they have spent their time.

Grandpa has been busy with spring calving...We now have
3 bottle calves. The neighbor didn't want to feed his 2
anymore. So he called Grandpa and ask him to take them.

Grandpa has been fencing,fencing and more fencing repair
and replacement. He rebuilt a small section of the cattle
corral.
There is alot more to do there. An old cow tore out the
cattle chute.He had to build a new one.

Gpa and Gma have been busy with this vegetable garden project.
Gpa had to prep the soil...work it all up for Gma. This took
a whole day...He still has some work to do in 1 area before
the assorted squashes,cucumbers and sweet peppers can be planted.

Gpa helped Gma mark off the garden,label the rows and helped
plant the potatoes. Here is what they put in their garden:
potatoes,2 types of sweet corn, 4 kinds of tomatoes,orange
and purple carrots,yellow onions, green and yellow beans,red cabbage,broccoli,
cauliflower,swiss chard,parnips,red and white radishes, red romaine,and
2 types of mixed lettuces.

We still have cucumbers,cantaloupe,assorted sweet
colored bell peppers and more tomatoes to plant.
It was so dry when they planted
a couple days ago...Gma had to water
everything really good.

The 1st. night the temps. dropped into a touchy zone.....Never
froze at 35 but close. The next night when the weather was very
iffy: Gma covered all the started planted with buckets and flower
pots to protect them.

Yesterday she left the covers on because it was so cool.
The plants had a portable greenhouse around them. Last night it stormed....
We had wind,thunder,lightening,hard rain,hail...
it was a very noisy night! This morning we have
big water holes all over. Even with the wind,
our gauge caught a good 1". So now Gma doesn't
have to water
for awhile.

We also supervised her weeding in flowers,watering apple trees
and planting some annuals in pots. Moss roses,red geraniums,
asparagus ferns. She has a double red begonia and
a mixed planter the grand
kids gave her for Mother's Day.
She planted daisy,black eyed susans
and cone flowers from seeds. She had to haul
all her pots into the
cattle room when the weather took a nose dive...

We also had the car to cleanup,a gas grill,patio
furniture,steps and patio....Of course, there are
always dirty clothes and house to take care of....
Some baking on a rainy day. A couple supply runs
thrown in there.Yesterday the house was toasty as
Gma baked beer bread and a pound cake.

Despite the heavy outside schedule, Gma cooks
every night for us.
She has made Mazy and I salmon,chicken
breast and venison...So we've been having
a smorgie around our kibbles.

By our house, we had a roll over accident...
Gma stayed with the woman until ambulance and
medical help arrived.
The pickup rolled 3 times and was destroyed.
The lady had guardian angels watching over her.
She was banged up pretty bad but will heal.


I've been taking as many naps as I can on the
master's bed or the loveseat in the sunroom.
Gma and Gpa have been making me go out for fresh
air.......Phooey! I'm an old CAT now and not into
hunting anymore! I didn't like supervising yard,
garden and ranch projects...

The herd of barn kitties have been making Gma mad!
They dig in her flowers and in the yard....Leaving
little holes and pressies all over! Gma says,"
is that anyway to behave???" When they feed them
SO well and they have acres and acres for litter
boxes....

So you see, here on the prairie our days just Blur
one into another!
Then we start all over again......
Pals,We hope things are going well at your houses????????
Have a safe Memorial Day.
Remember that Freedom Isn't Free...
Take a moment to silently thank
those who gave for us all.

Your prattling kitty pal,Precious

 
 

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Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

May 28th 2012 at 1:34 am

Wow, y'all have been busy! All that food you get sounds pretty yummy!


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