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What Would YOU Wish to Discuss About?


On account of a wonderful go to from 5 relations, straight out of a business for _______ (Fill within the clean–Allergy medication? Arthritis medication?), wherein previous individuals are nonetheless in a position to sustain with and benefit from the children, I’m behind on the whole lot else. “Every part else” being far much less essential than household, proper? (Observe: Utilizing the phrase “children,” makes me really feel previous proper there.)

I used to be taking a look at previous posts, as I do once in a while, to see if I may repost one thing I wrote that hadn’t been lined shortly, and was reminded that asking readers what they like to speak about has resulted in all types of excellent issues. As in, me studying issues I didn’t know earlier than, and/or, didn’t know I didn’t know. As in, readers attending to deliver up subjects essential to them that I’ve by no means lined.

So, the ball is in your courtroom! What would you want to speak about within the weeks and months to return? I’m really interested by what you will deliver up.

MEANWHILE, again on the farm: Initially, it’s like a Disney film out right here since Nellie has been gone. (I insert one other phrase in entrance of “Disney” when mentioning this to pals. Insert phrase of your selection.) The chipmunks are line dancing on the backyard wall, the bunnies have been getting busy below the bushes, and the Blue birds are virtually pulling out strands of my hair for his or her nests.

                Male Rose-breasted Grosbeaks (photograph from 2013)

That is fantastic: The yard is sort of a film scene of carefree wildlife having fun with the summer season. Three male Rose Breasted Grosbeaks on the feeder! Phoebee infants fluttering their wings so adorably I wish to feed them myself. Chipmunks sitting outdoors the kitchen window cleansing their cute little faces with their cute little paws.

This isn’t fantastic: The yard seems like a scene from Watership Down, with a number of generations of rabbits having their very own household reunions in entrance of the peonies–all the higher to eat their manner by way of my backyard. I didn’t even trouble planting snap peas this yr; no time to construct a fence to maintain out the bunnies. A woodchuck ate all of my lily bulbs, chives, and who  is aware of what else in one among my gardens. Chipmunks are continuous entertainers in summer season, and brokers of destruction in winter. Now we have pals who had to purchase a brand new automobile as a result of the chipmunks ate a lot wiring of their Prius it was unable to be repaired.  The tales of how a lot injury they will do are infinite. That is all a reminder that there was a purpose that people and cats shaped a bond collectively. We’ll do our greatest to handle the wildlife whereas having fun with the flurry of small mammals and birds round the home. I’ll hold you posted on how we do.

However most of all, Jim and I had the enjoyment of internet hosting my three nieces final week, every wonderful in their very own manner, and two of my grand nephews. Listed below are just a few photographs of the particular time we had collectively.

The boys, who reside in a suburb, beloved operating free on the farm. They have been GREAT with the canines, and the canines have been nice with them; that made the go to additional enjoyable for me. (And, nonetheless: Observe that each night I put the canines away of their crates for awhile. I will need to have had a minimum of a 100 shoppers who stated “However he was sooo good all day lengthy on the household picnic!” Till he lastly bit the four-year previous, as a result of he was exhausted.)

 

Operating up the steps that lead all the way down to the Wisconsin River:

 

Each one received to go driving due to pals Taylor and Lou Ann. The boys (notice the palms behind their backs!) realized all about security round horses and tips on how to be sort and mild to them.) The star of the present right here is Pocahontas, a beautiful Quarter horse.

Everybody received to play in buddy Donna’s big hay mow; I snapped this photograph of the sunshine coming by way of an previous window:

One final shot from the backyard, which is usually between blooms: Some late blooming Iris that remind me of flowers which can be about to morph into fairies:

That’s it for this week. Time to muck out the home, get again to working the canines, writing a novel, gardening within the backyard, and making an attempt to make the world a greater place–for animals in addition to folks. I hope your week had even a fraction of as a lot pleasure as ours did, and I sit up for some attention-grabbing ideas from you about future weblog subjects. I’m so curious what you’ll ask for!

 

 

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