Yesterday, I told you about eating at the new
little cafeteria in Basehor, with my cousins.
Here it is:
Oh, wait... that's the counter and our charming waitress and
It's small, but the food is good!
Perky's! It even has a cute name!
Keith and I always like to shop or eat locally, if we can, so,
after breakfast, we made another trip to Bonner Springs.
Here's Marty Stubbs from Valley Feed in Bonner, where I have
bought my feed for almost 20 years now, 10 at the old place, and
before that, at the first Calamity Acres. They mix their own livestock
feeds, and I highly recommend them. Marty is also a serious bird
lover, so she carries lots of different blends for feeding the wildings. She also
carries locally produced honey, soaps, and gift items.
Here's Kyle and Ringo, the shop dog. Kyle can help you with just about anything, and she is a talented artist, as well... she does all the chalkboards there.
It's a pleasure to shop somewhere where the people do everything
they can to help you.
And the big smile says it all!
It wasn't all eating and visiting today.
We walked... since the weather is falling tonight, we walked while it was still 30 out.
Keith got there just as we were completing our first round around the old park, he got the idea
while he was doing an errand, and called me... I told him we were already at the park.
Great minds think alike!
And mentioning mice... I have killed so many with the Tomcat traps that
I am taking a break tonight, I can't deal with any dead bodies tomorrow morning, and yes, I know
I'm a wimp.
She was RARING to go, I mean RARING.
I hope they got it out of their systems today, because we are not going out
on the ice tomorrow.
When we got home, I went downstairs to put more seed out...
and while I was spreading it, I noticed this:
Yes, there was quite a gathering.
I couldn't think why they weren't coming right down... I had stepped inside the door to
try to get a few pictures... when all of the sudden, the Coopers hawk flew right through the yard and into the tree in front of our neighbor's yard.
No wonder they were waiting!
He didn't stay long, and then everyone came down to eat.
Tomorrow they will have a good mix of fresh seeds.
Jes was NOT interested in walking the second time today. He came though, because he's a good little sport. He had literally almost fallen asleep as we waited for Keith in the warm car.
Any of you in the path of the storm bearing down on the East coast, we're praying for your safety and well-being!