Friday, July 31, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
I named him Little Jack. Short for Jack-o-Lantern, because we took him in right around Halloween. Jack cleaned up and gained weight, got checked out by the doc, who confirmed he had broken ribs. He tested negative for diseases & got all his shots & got fixed. But he never got his voice back.
Here is Jack this year:
Jack's fav thing to do is to get harnessed up & take walks with my husband. I don't let Jack go outside without a leash ~ I'm concerned he'll run away & get killed. He's not the smartest cat when it comes to taking care of himself around outside animals, and he still can't meow very well. But he's my Jack.
Monday, July 20, 2009
These are not the final firewood pictures, more will be posted when they're closer to being done! Since I took these pics 2 days ago, they have split more firewood and made more complete rows.
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Here it is sitting upright, with the rakes resting lightly against the ground.
Leaning forward, rakes in the air:
Up-close shot of the rakes:
It appears the brand Champion is printed in the seat.
This property was a historic farm back in the 1700's, 1800's and early 1900's. I can picture this being pulled by horses out in the fields.
Here is what looks like some sort of historic well ~ it's right beside the ice house. It's about 3 feet round. If you take off the cover there's water down there. The walls are made from metal. The cover is also heavy metal.
This is what it looks like inside:
The interier well looks pretty deep; we aren't able to tell how deep it is. We were told it may be something from the historic days used to produce electricity which was run to the house. We have another historic water well on the property which looks nothing like this.
This house was built in the mid 1800's, and there was a prior house on this property from the 1700's. If you know anything about such things, please let us know! I've researched it, but have found nothing online.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Shadow was a wild thing, she came & left like the wind. She ate and ran. One day we saw her on our front porch, then at the same time we saw her on the back porch! It was then that we realized we had two Shadows! Once we knew there were two, we were able to tell them apart - one was larger, one was more petite. One was male, the other female. They were both pitch black with a few white hairs on their chest, with big golden/green eyes.
It was love at first sight for Shadow when she met our inside cat, Jack.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
We named him Jerry.
We put food & water out for Jerry, eventually offered for him to come inside, but he declined. He never lets us pet him, he always keeps his distance. He seems to be happy living outside, free to do what he wants. He travels around the yard/property, but usually returns twice a day, for his morning and evening meal. Sometimes he sleeps on the chairs on our front porch at night.
Often we see Jerry hunting the wild mice, birds, woodchucks and wild rabbits - he likes to play tag with the woodchucks; they ignore him. The rabbits are too big for him to actually hunt, but he enjoys pretending. In return for food, Jerry does his best to keep our property rodent-free. He would get rid of all the birds, too, if he had his way.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
The black vultures watch over the guys as they work, just checking on them, making sure they're still alive!
After the work, the men go on a ride...