This week’s random thoughts:
1.) Recently I’ve been upset that so many of my plants have been severely damaged by deer. Allow me to introduce the next generation of plant destroyers.
2.) The deer may have damaged a fair amount of my glads, but because of our plentiful rainfall this summer, I’ve had an abundance of blooms. I’ve managed to salvage some for our enjoyment too.
3.) I’m pleased to share some HAPPY news: William/Guillermo, the Corolla foal that was sick and had to be removed from the herd, has been released from the NC State vet school hospital, and is now at the Corolla rescue facility. They’re planning an open house in October, and we’re planning to be there. He’ll be adopted by a veterinarian who’s on the board of directors at Corolla Wild Horse Fund. That’s his surrogate mom, Pebbles, in the video with him.
4.) We arrived home yesterday after dinner and errands just in time to catch the sunset with a friend.
5.) Here’s a teaser for you. Can you spot Marshall’s gray kitty, Chessie, in this photo? She’s in there, and I’ll provide her exact location in Monday’s post.
Enjoy the weekend!
~These Days Of Mine~
Five randoms to begin the Fourth of July weekend:
1.) Of my six uncles, only one was a “bonafide” farmer, but I think the other five all had gardens. So did my mom and probably all five of her sisters at one time or another. Summertime visits to my grandmother’s, where the aunts and uncles gathered frequently, brought about talk of corn “tossling” (tassling) as well as ripening tomatoes. I seem to recall that if either of those things happened by the Fourth of July, that particular summer’s garden was deemed a success.
2.) Yesterday, I paid a visit of condolence to a dear friend who had lost her son-in-law. My travels took me through some wonderful Virginia countryside, where I saw quite a bit of corn “tossling” in the fields.
3.) You most likely recall my post about baby Guillermo/William from the Corolla Wild Horse herd. We had seen William when he was only three days old, then the following day learned that he had been rushed to a vet hospital in critical condition. Since that post, William has greatly improved. The GoFundMe page to help with his medical expenses has resulted in donations of over $22,000 to date, which has enabled him to get the best of care. Baby William now has a surrogate mother named Pebbles. This video warmed my heart when the Corolla folks shared it yesterday. To think little William once required CPR and oxygen….
4.) My friend, Donna, spent last Friday night with us in order to take in the Olden Days festivities. Sundae was her sleeping companion for much of the night (good thing Donna is a kitty lover). Saturday afternoon, when I returned home from the festival, I found that, after we left home that morning, Sundae had apparently brought Donna a “gift”. Sundae had deposited her favorite toy: a stuffed octopus just inside the doorway of the guest bedroom.
5.) Our plans for the Fourth really aren’t in place yet, but our flags sure are.
What are you planning for the holiday weekend?
~ These Days Of Mine~