Greetings and Holykisses,
Seems like forever since I've visited "blogland."
Thanks for not giving up on me- and being so patient!
It seems like so much has been going on and yet;... not really so much.* Now how can that make any sense?
Since I last blogged, I did get my dental implants. I'm so thankful to have that behind me and gotta give God the glory because my dentist said even more bone grew from the bone grafts I had done 4 months earlier, than he'd even thought! (That's MYGOD!!) And getting those screws put in there wasn't bad at all. Piece of cake. "Piece of crumb cake!" my Strongheart would say. ;)
What else is new.....
This past week, we had snow in our neck of the woods. It's been getting so cold at night that our pond has frozen many times. I can't remember if I told yall, but something had gotten the second to the last puddleduck. I found it laying next to the pond completely eaten. That left one very scared puddleduck out on the water. Some of you may remember the one with the funny hair on it's head? We named it Hairdoo. Well; that's the only one left.
After witnessing all the horrors- she turned plumb wild. Scared to death of anything or anyone that moved. We really suspect that it was coyotes that ate the others and every night they would howl their heads off down by the pond. I felt so stinkin sorry for that last duck. I worried about her all the time but couldn't catch her coz she stayed out on the water. Then the pond started freezing and you know what that meant. Whatever the predator was; it could walk on the ice to get the duck. I seriously could hardly sleep fretting over it. That poor duck would try so hard to keep one little spot of ice churned up enough to keep swimming. But then the temps dropped even further. I couldn't imagine she'd still be alive come morning. As soon as I woke up I pulled on my boots and ran out the door. There she was standing right in front of our chicken coop! My heart just started pounding! I waited for Myguy and together we tried to herd her into our chicken coop. I was so afraid she'd get past me and high tail it back to the pond but she seemed utterly beside herself. The pond was froze and she had no where else to go. I just started praying and finally she went through the door of the coop! Sheer joy! I ran down to the barn and scooped up a pile of fresh hay and took it back up to the coop and put it in one corner. A little while later I peeked inside and she was laying down in that bed of hay; snug as a bug in a rug!
I know that was a long story for just one lil ole puddleduck.
But I love that duck!!!!!!!!!
Okay; here's another thing that has started taking up a lot of our time.
Our old barn has seen better days for sure. Unfortunately, so is the chicken coop that's up by our house. We started realizing it all the more when we finished the wrap around porch and our view became the chicken coop. lol So my dear husband has started tearing out old posts etc in our barn, and is going to build a new coop down there. When that's finished, he's going to hop on his little bulldozer and hopefully "improve" the view. ;)
And the barn: well; let's just hope we can turn it into fort Knox. By that I mean: possum-proof, coon-proof, skunk-proof, coyote-proof, fox-proof, and dog-proof. We have til Spring to get it all finished. Then we'll have an order of baby chicks coming as well as all our other fine- feathered friends that will need to move into their new home sweet home.
This afternoon, the dogs and I went on our daily walk. We still have some snow in the shady spots and as nice as it is to see it snow.... it's nice to see it go.....! After our walk, I went around the garden and inspected flowers and bushes. Thee Oxalis in this chair, are thinking about waking up already. And even the Mallow below it has a lot of life.
Walking around the edge of the potting shed, I spotted Bigdaddy's olde workboots. I'm remembering the pretty impatiens that were planted in them last year. Remember the toads that called them home? Kinda makes you wonder if burrowed down in the toes of those boots if perhaps a toad or someone else could be sleeping?
And last but not least, I had to show you Hairdoo's new friend. My neighbor Jackie gave me this sweet little Muscovy out of her own flock to be a friend to Hairdoo. She was quite sure it's a girl, but after I got home, I started wondering if maybe Hairdoo is actually a boy duck because he has a couple curled tail feathers like you see drakes have? lol I'm still puzzled. He/she.... whatever they are,.... they're becoming the best of friends.
Yall have a wonderful weekend! I better get a move on!
It's "date" night for Myguy n me. Guess what?.... He turned the big "46" this past week!
WhooHooO! I'm not married to a "younger" man anymore. lol