Something happened today that reminded me how much
I miss my animals from the country house.
A friend who lost her husband very suddenly this last fall,
a fellow blogger... is having to place their farm for sale,
and has already started rehoming her beloved animals.
I have had to do it twice, at the first Calamity
Acres, and again, two years ago when we moved here to
this suburban house.
It is so hard, especially if you have invested hours and
many dollars in making those animals comfortable, happy and healthy.
She is facing it with bravery, and I admire her. It's hard.
Donna Adams Madigan, I'm thinking of you and praying for you.
It also reminded Keith and me that we need to prepare better for
"that day"... so that our kids are not left having to pick up the
pieces. We have wills and powers of attorney, but
we need to make plans for funerals and to make a list
for each of us for those who should be notified. At least
with email, etc. it is easier now.
Now, onto something happier for the evening post.
This was in the window of Sonic when the kids and I stopped there this afternoon before walking the dogs. I had Paiton and Jax for a few hours because their parents had to attend another funeral, the second in two weeks. They are at that age, sadly... in their late forties... that relatives begin to leave us.
Only in Leavenworth County... 4H and Feeder Pigs for Sale posted at Sonic.
Holy Field Winery is also a local winery close to this Sonic who has
wine tastings all summer long with WONDERFUL bands, outside, on Friday nights.
Yesterday was gorgeous, 61 degrees!
We are still doing only one loop at the park, until Lilly is all better.
The squirrels were everywhere.
On our way home, our friend was sitting on his pole on Leavenworth road.
Looking at this bird, that I thought was a Coopers, I am now not so sure.
Friend Jill???? A red-shouldered hawk, maybe? Way too big for a Coopers, I think.
Paiton did a GREAT job holding onto Lilly for me, so I could carry the camera.
Alas, there were so many families enjoying the 60 degree weather, that no squirrels were
out in the open.
The dogs are always glad to see the kids, Jester lived with them for a year before coming to us.
After we walked, Lilly and Jester and I sat down on a picnic table and watched the kids play on the play equipment for a while.
After we took the dogs home... we went to Michaels Craft Store for a few things.
We did some modeling of the St. Patrick's day finery.
I actually think the hat looks great on Jax!
Keith and I are going to try to make a short trip to
a close place to take some pictures tomorrow afternoon... we hope you will
We have also battened down the hatches, we have a potential for 10 inches of snow this week!