Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sometimes You Can't Teach A New Dog Old Tricks

I thought I'd give ya'll a break from the spring workings; for a while anyway. Jack topped out the last of the concrete fill yesterday and is working on backfilling now, so it is sorta boring. I do intend to do a little follow up with some drawings and more info though.
Anyway, here's Chigger with a little comedic relief. She finally wore out her old frisbee, to the point of ripping out the center. She still wanted to play with it however, but would get it stuck over her head like this all the time. She could not seem to figure out how to get it off either. We got a good laugh out of it but I would eventually have to free her from her circle. I felt kinda bad too because it kinda seemed to hurt her feelings if we laughed too much and she would try to hide.

She really didn't want me to take these pictures either but I managed to snap a few. We did buy her a new frisbee but it doesn't fly as well as this one did. At any rate, she still has fun with the new one.

As some of you may have gathered from recent comments, it seems I am back on for the out of town job, so I have been busy once again getting ready for that. One reason I'm not helping backfill the spring box. I've had more stuff to get ready this time but am still waiting. Apparently, the steel has not come in for the job, plus, they are having trouble finding somewhere for me to stay. The area I am going to is one that was hit hard by the tornadoes back in April, so many of the hotels etc. are filled up with people rendered homeless by the storms. And, obviously, I can't room with any of the guys who are already there, so accommodations for just me are a little slim. With any luck Daddy Rabbit has found something starting Monday though. The job we are doing is not a result of those storms either. It was started months before that hit and being mostly concrete, did not suffer any damage although it was in the midst of the storms. So, I'm still just waiting and trying to get what I can done around here until then.
The garden is winding way down but I am still trying to preserve, pickle, dry or cook whatever I can. Making plans for what to plant for the fall and winter now. We also ordered 25 meat birds which should arrive around Sept. 6th, so that will be a new experience. They other chickens are doing great and producing lots of crap and eating lots of bugs but other than that, not contributing much yet. The hens from the bunch should start laying in a month or so however, so that's something. The birds that are coming are actual meat birds and should be harvested within about 8 weeks of their arrival. We'll have to do this when I come home on the weekends.
So, things are never boring around here I guess! Always busy, busy. And now I need to go throw so I can keep some kind of inventory in my stores about town.


Floridacracker said...

Chigger has the sweetest face.

Anonymous said...


Once again you have proven that resolve can overcome obstacles! Although I'm jealous of your abundance of springs, I'm not going to be rabbit, I mean rabid, about it if you know what I mean.

On a sadder note we lost Mom last Thursday but she got her wish and was able to stay at home and pass with her family all around her. It makes you reflect on your life up to this point and question what things in life are of value and worth pursuing. You are doing a good thing with your farmstead and blogsite,it gives the rest of us that are still running the ratrace a place to go to see how things could be.

Take care and keep in touch,


PS The wife thought your water problems were NOT funny.

edifice rex said...

Hey FC! yes, she does. She is such a sweet little num-num.

Hey Barry! Oh, I'm very sorry to hear about your Mom. My sincerest condolences to you and Ronnie and family.

On the other note, NO, it was not bunny, I mean funny.! heh!

Ed said...

I've seen plenty of frisbees that dogs have chewed up but I've never seen one worn out. That is a lot of fetching!

Jenn said...

Freezer full of chicken for the winter sounds wonderful!

edifice rex said...

Hey Ed! She LOVES that thing. However, she did helps it's destruction along a little. It got a small hole in the middle and then she proceeded to tear the inside out. I'm not sure why. Crazy dog.

Hey Jenn! Sounds good to me too!!