Thursday, March 7, 2013

Another Day

Thank you for all your comments last night.  It is easy to keep the affected hens quarantined, because they are in a separate henhouse, so thank heavens for small favors. 

It hurts me to know what a mistake I made, but I'm trying to forgive myself. 

Today, something came in the mail for me. 

A brand new copy of this wonderful craft book came, as a prize in a drawing on 
Leann's blog The Old Parsonage.  THANK YOU, LEANN, for this wonderful gift!  I'll put it to good use!

The deck that was covered with snow just a week ago is now almost empty of snow.  I am going to work on the planting boxes tomorrow and tidy them up.  The little birds, who were so eager to eat and drink here, have given up the free food for the most part, though they are still eating in the garden. 

It's time to tidy up the buddleias, so I am going to research how to do it right in the morning.  I have a long list of gardening things I want to start working on, and hopefully, in the next week or so, we'll be able to start work on the greenhouse.  In all practicality, we won't be able to use it for this year's crops... so I'll start those inside over the weekend.  

This guy is feeling better... and it's a lucky thing the snow is melting because the henhouse is smelling decidedly nasty, since the birds were cooped up so much.  I'm going to start cleaning it out this weekend since I can now trundle a yardcart through the mud to the compost heaps.  

The buds against the blue sky remind us that spring is really upon us.  

The funniest little face in the world reminds me how lucky we are to have our animal companions... and spend so much time with them.  Tonight, a blogging friend of mine is hurting badly, having lost her companion of 18 years... Ramona... my heart goes out to you and your husband for your loss.  It makes me draw mine a little closer tonight... Ramona has suffered not one but two losses in two weeks, and I know her heart is hurting badly. 

That's it for today from Calamity Acres! 


  1. Nice book, love Martha Stewart......your poor friend, my heart goes out to her for it is never easy losing a beloved pet, so sad....Blessings Francine.

  2. That last picture is so sweet and I know that it does make you hurt for your friend. It's hard, really hard, and nothing much helps, but it is always good to know other people understand. It helped me and I hope it helps your friend.

  3. that book likes nice.
    I am sad for your friend too. very sad.
    i send hugs

  4. I'm always jealous of snow. Whether it's coming or going... I've never seen snow fall, so I'm a sucker for snow pictures.
    And, Mary Ann, I wanted to let you know you've won Rita's book on my blog Ink Dots. Let me know your mailing details and I'll pass onto Rita.
    Dotti :)

  5. As of yesterday all of our snow had finally melted but when I woke up this morning there was a layer of new snow coating the ground. Not a lot, just enough to cover everything. The sun is coming up so I'm hoping it'll all melt away again. Prayers for your friend on her loss. Hope you have a fantastic Friday!

  6. You don't have any snow? What's that like? We had no snow here, too. But today, different story.

    I'm sorry about your friend, I really am. Losing someone you love (no matter what the species) is so hard.

    And the buddleias? Whack them back to about 6 inches off the ground. They bounce back every year when you do that.

  7. Ah that is just the sweetest little picture of Abby, she has the cutest face. Mary Ann, sometimes it is the hardest to forgive ourselves, it seems we are loving to others and offer forgiveness, but to the one person we must take care of (ourselves) we are not. So, please just put this behind you, chalk it up as a life lesson, and put it away. You are one of the most caring person I have blog met ...please take care of yourself!
    P.S. we love your deck!!
    stella rose, mags and mommie

  8. Thank you all for your kind words. I'm so lost right now without my big girl. 18 years of loving her and caring for her. Missing Country so badly and I knew it was time to let her go.


  9. So sorry to hear about your friend Ramona's losses. One is tough enough but two in such a short time has to be overwhelming.


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