Greetings and Holykisses Yall,
This week, we made a new flower bed to safeguard some peonies that we're transplanting from Angel Mother's house. The peony roots originally came off "her" parent's gravesite in South Dakota, so they're very special. I called the local nursery and they said it's touchy moving them this time of year. Great.* I really feel a need to get them moved because we rented out her house and I want them here where I can look after them. I'll never forget the day she and I planted them there. She was really sick that day and yet wanted to help dig so badly. She didn't like watching someone else work, and her not helping. She was always a busy lil bee. We spent several hours together outside that day and made many memories. The peonies have done fairly well there and when they bloom I like to take those very flowers to her grave.
Oh how I pray they survive the move to this new flowerbed.
Here at our house I dug out all the grass and turned over the soil really well, and then put a weed barrier down. Then started filling the bed with...
a little topsoil on the very bottom and then many bags of potting soil. I'm going to buy a little miracle grow soil for the very top part yet and try to hurry and get them settled in because they're starting to think about coming up. I pray they take okay to their new home. I keep looking to the word... plant in FERTILE SOIL. The lady at the nursery really thinks I should wait, but I really believe they must be moved now.
Thanks for your prayers and well wishes over the drop off dog, and the little hen who was taken.
I know I sound cold hearted over the dog... and it is so not his fault. He's only doing what he has to so he can survive. I just get so aggravated because people drop them off out here so often. If we kept them all... what would we do? Usually they find their way to our porch, just like Pearl the cat. But this dog, has been running for several weeks now. I've talked to other neighbors who are fed up with him as well. He needs to be caught and taken to the pound but there's a long waiting list to even get "IN" and they charge alot to take them now too. It's so frustrating.
I still can hardly believe my hen was carried so far away and grateful to have found her when I did. This morning when I got up and looked in my craft room she was still in the laundry basket. The sun was shining and when I went to pick her up she started cluckin.
I set her on the floor and gave her some bird seed and she went to peckin at it. She could stand well, and didn't tip over. She can walk but hasn't very much. I left her out so she can get a drink and have full run of my craft room if she wanted to. I left the screen door open between the craft room and livin room, and it's possible for her to get in our living room if she really wanted to. lol But she doesn't have the gumption. Myguy will probably raise his eyebrows in my direction, when he sees that door was left open, but I think he's gettin more used to this sort of thing. He used to say, "If it's sick, orphaned, limpin or snotty nosed, she'll drag it home." I don't think trying to catch and keep the border collie is a good idea. But I wish we could catch it and find a home for it. It's a very pretty dog. If you live in my area, and want him, come on over and bring a couple packages of hotdogs and some patience... you might get a couple new friends. The dog and me too!
I counted all 4 puddleducks today. WoooHoOoO! And it's soooo warm outdoors! Mid 60's! I looked all over for signs of the border collie but he's nowhere in sight. Kept our chickens locked up in their coop today, but Percy the guinea and 5 other hens are still loose.
I'm out the door to enjoy some of that sunshine! I hope your day is sunny as well!