Wednesday, May 27, 2009


I have lots of questions as of late...this is nothing new for me as my poor mother can attest...I have always asked questions and it frustrates her to no end. When she tells me news of her old friends in Vermont or about people in the past; I ask questions that she cannot answer and I wonder, why doesn't she think to ask? I tell her, 'I will ask them for you' and she agrees that I have no problems with that! But, these questions are here goes...

When will my arena be completed? Why did the original excavator whom we trusted and have given a whole lot of work in the past five years just brush me off after daily calls last week and after promising me they would come when the ground dried? And... after waiting an entire year? I called another excavator recommended by the gravel company...supposedly they are coming Monday. I am not holding my breath. Their rates are close to the original one so that is a good thing! I waited a long time allowing the crush-n-run base to settle, noticed the huge puddle and called a few times last year but was thinking of building a roof above so nothing was urgent. Now with the recession, we elected not to build at this time, in case you were wondering why it took a year....

Why did 'gray cat' not stay around when he was fed good food and could see my other cats were treated with lots of love and have a good home? Did Daddy Cat tell him to go away?

Why did the losers across the river shoot this poor gooses' mate a couple of weeks ago? I heard a shot one day, then heard a goose squawk loudly for the longest time. Those two were in our field earlier which was just fine. Now the lone goose eats corn if the deer do not chase it away. Poor baby, it watched me feed the deer and saw the deer get close to me so I hope it knows that our farm is safe. He walked a few steps towards me, but I am not pushing it...maybe he will tame up and realize that this is a good home!

Why do borer bees continue to buzz my head and threaten me when they know I am just going in and out of the barn?
Why are my special barn fans on back order AGAIN? I ordered them in March and now I will not receive them until June 13th. I chose this brand since it had the size I wanted which wasn't too big nor too small and the other brands I researched did not have that size. The motor is sealed and it oscillates if I remember correctly. They are expensive. I am not comfortable using box fans anymore as I have heard of fire I was trying to do the right thing! You would think a manufacturer would get the inventory ready for the season...hello!!!!

Why did a huge branch on my pink rose fall to the ground? Did the dogs have something to do with it or was it too heavy? Maybe I should have cut them back afterall...regardless, they are really beautiful and I hope the buds will bloom.
Where has my huge toad been in the last week? She has lived in the flower bed for two years now. Did the black snake eat her? I saw that skin under a bush and pulled on it and you won't believe this, but I think the snake was still shedding!!! My tug was met with pressure on the other end and not all of the skin came off! When I looked the next day, the torn skin that was under the bush was gone. I didn't want to search too closely as those boxwoods are thick!

Now, does anyone have any answers for me?


Paint Girl said...

You are so funny! You remind me of my sister, always asking questions, questions no one has an answer too! She always gets on me for not asking enough questions, and I tell her, I don't like to be nosy!
I can't believe you pulled on the snakeskin, I would have ran the other way just seeing it! Creepy! I have such an intense fear of snakes! And spiders!
Sorry, I have no answers to your questions. I wish I could help you out!

JAN'S PLACE said...

I agree with paint are to funny! I bet you keep your husband amused...just think how you will be able to entertain yourself with question and answer games when you get old!

Me.. I would of probley called over the dog to ckeck out the snake!

So.. you said you are using the Nikon Rebel? Very nice.. so much to learn with the new cameras!

You say your hay is from Washington?! Wow..that would explain the higher price of your hay!

Dusty Devoe said...

I wish I could answer just one of your questions! Thanks for stopping by mny blog. The little eating horse is from web-fetti. I had the running horse at first too, but since Dusty's passion is food, I thought this one was more fitting!!!

ocmist said...

Hi, Kritter Keeper. I came over from Jan's Place to check out your blog. I've a feeling I will be back whenever I can. I wonder, was "gray cat" a full tom? If so, he might have gone off looking for a "friend"... especially if you have another older Tom to watch your girl cats. OR the older tom ran him off, OR do you have coyotes? That's what happens to a lot of the cats around here.

At least the snake doesn't sound like the poisonous kind. I don't mind the gartersnakes around here, but the rattlers and I have a running feud and it better split before I get my gun because I don't want a snake-bit horse or dog. We've already had one of our dogs die from complications after being snake bitten.

Your place sounds wonderful. God has given us 5 acres out here with hundreds of acres of BLM land that the cattle ranchers use to graze cattle on surrounding us, so it's nice and quiet here, too. I LOVE it! If you want to know more about us, you can check us out at Where the Corgis tell the stories! Linda (OC's Mom)

Teri said...

Ahhhh, if we ever had answers to all the questions, there would be no reason for waking each day. Keep asking! (p.s. I have many similar and wish I had some answers too!)