Monday, March 30, 2009


I woke up, went out the door to the garage and was heading to feed the critters. It was about 6:40. As I was fixin to don my boots I heard that sweet, familiar cry--that of newborn kittens. I could hear that they were in the shelf/cabinet. I opened it up and found that it was Trixie and her new litter of five. She had not done a thorough job of cleaning them, so I got her box I had fixed for her and brought them inside. One of the kittens--a light gray tabby-- I thought was dead at first. I had just kind of put it to the side and was worrying about the ones that were alive. I got them situated and looked back to that cold, gray tabby. He mewed. And then moved. Well, I figured, he may die after all, but let me try just one thing. So I filled the sink a little with hot water and gently placed him in it, keeping his head out of the water of course. As he began warming up, he started moving and mewing really well. All right!! We were getting somewhere. I took him out, and began drying him and stimulating him with a towel. I am happy to say he is doing great now and is one of the most active of all.

Well, while all of this was going on, Trixie had another contraction and gave birth to yet another little one! So now she is the proud mother of six beautiful bitty kittens.

Now that they are inside, our dogs can't seem to get enough of them. Our Highland terrier, Zac, absolutely adores them. Our Yorkshire, Annie, is a little jealous, but still enjoys watching them.

Now, Trixie's sister, Dixie, is also expecting---I think she is in labor as I type --so I brought her inside so she could see her new nieces and nephews.

It has all been so beautiful. Even if you are not a cat person, you have to admit it is still remarkable. To me it is just a reminder of how beautiful life is. Any birth is a miracle.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

William Harris Homestead

Ohhhh.... I am in love.
We were finally able to go to this wonderful place. All I know is I have finally found the perfect house plan.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Monday, March 2, 2009


When Georgia gets snow, there is excitement. There are snowball fights, power outages, and whole cities just plumb shutting down. Little did we know that we'd end up with that much snow. Oh my was there snow. We have no TV so we didn't watch the news, but heard on the radio it was coming. But hey, we got snow last year, so didn't think we'd get all that much this year. But then it began falling. My did it fall. For several hours. And it just got bigger and faster and colder... I don't like cold weather, but I have to admit, this was gorgeous. I have never seen that much snow--ever. It was so pure. We just stood watching it fall.
The most snow I have seen was maybe three inches max---this was at least nine. I ain't kiddin'. So we all bundled up and headed outside.

It was so much fun!!! I only ended up falling down the snow laden steps of our porch I was content with that. Josh and I had a great idea, though, just listen. We do not own a single sled, so we thought we'd make our own. We took the top to one of my feed bins, tied some haystring around it, hooked a lead rope to that, and placed an empty feed bag on top of it. The idea was for me to sit on the feed bag on the lid, him take hold of the lead rope, and take off running. It was going to be a blast! But no, it didn't work. At all.

There is still a good deal of snow out there, so maybe we'll try again tomorrow. :)