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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 51years.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

HOW WAS YOUR DAY?

I've got no pictures but yesterday morning as I was sitting at the table having my coffee. I happen to look out the window and I could see a female robin with a bunch of dry grass in her beak being chased all over the neighbor's roof by a male robin. She was tying to get away but he kept jumping on her and chasing her and she in turn was running away from him. She was determined to built that nest and she just wasn't interested.  This went on for about 5 minute and he just wasn't giving up. Finally she flew away in the trees and the male robin followed her. She was so focused to built the nest or maybe she had a headache. I really don't know if he gave up the chase. It was kind of funny watching this behavior.

This morning at the barn, I came upon the male barn cat who had apparently fell in the wet cow manure. He was half covered in wet manure and looked just awful. His tail, under belly and hind legs were wet and black. Yuck, yuck.  He must have been pushed off the narrow cat walk on the gate by a heifer or cow. I've seen it happen before but the cat didn't got dirty that time.

Anyway the cat went to get a bite to eat and when he saw the little back mother cat, the one who has two small kittens,  he started to chase after her and she kept running away. I grabbed the hose and gave him a blast but he didn't like that but it didn't stopped him from trying to climb on her and she just kept trying to get away. Finally I grabbed my broom and wacked him with the bristles and he ran up in the hay loft.

I may be chasing that tom cat in my dream now, lol..

The barn cats are a bit on the wild side. I never pick them up for fear of being scratched or bitten  because of my lymph nodes being removed and I worry about  getting lymphedema. Swelling of the arm from infection can be problematic. Not a very interesting post today but such was my day. I'm just glad that I'm not being chased like that, lol...

I tilled most of my vegetable garden this afternoon with my little Mantis tiller until I got a rock stuck in the tines and I was running out of gas any way. So I decided to put my tiller away. Then I  weeded a tiny flower bed and I really didn't accomplished much after it got hot. It was already time to feed my calves.

I hope that you all got a taste of that beautiful sun today.  Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.
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20 comments:

  1. Hi Julia ....been having trouble leaving commets on your blog and also having trouble with Pat's blog ...my day will be great if this comment goes through....love reading your blog but could not comment ....so I am on my old pc and it takes longer ,but if its works ,that well make my day...
    take care Nettie

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  2. always intersting picture or no picture. Can I ask why you had your lymp glands removed?
    cathy

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  3. OK I am laughing at all the females getting chased around your property today. You better be careful ---- it might be your turn tonight! LOL

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  4. Julia ~
    You are such a busy lady!
    It was beautiful here in Ohio, too. I got some yard work done and the screens in my doors. Woo hoo! Fresh air.
    Pug hugs :)
    Lauren

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  5. Sounds like the animals around your place are getting a little frisky!

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  6. Haha I just laughed at all of the poor females in the area. Glad you got the cat with a broom. Gosh males like that can be so mean.
    I didn't get a lot done today. Just plain ole wore out. I do hope you have a very nice week. You must be really strong, Using my Mantis just wipes me out. I use mine in my chicken pen to keep the dirt turned and to take care of the dust bath holes. My chickens just love clean dirt.
    I am glad you are having warm days. We are going to have three days of rain. :)

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  7. So nice to have summer weather to watch nature and the garden!! I love being out in it and hearing the birds etc! Your stories make me smile, Julia! Hope the Tom stays away and the robins are done chasing too! The garden will grow and be perfect because you have a wonderful green thumb!!

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  8. Vigorously nodding my head in agreement with Donna. :)

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  9. Julia, thank you for the comment you left. You contiune to inspire me in so many ways. I too will try to live life postive.
    cathy

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  10. Mating season seems to be in full swing! The tomcats around here seem to be after the females again even though last litter isn't weaned yet. Yeesh!
    Zip says the Mantis tiller wears him out too. They are such fast bouncy little machines!

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  11. Hi Julia, The way you described every thing you didn't need a camera. Those barn cats sound like their pretty active. Blogger is a pain with the comment problem still.I think we have all been patient. Have a good Monday!

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  12. I love your stories. Poor stinky kitty! I've been watching a robin's nest this spring. It's fascinating.
    We were busy sorting...separating trash from treasure at my house! Looks like a flea market right now!
    Have a good week!
    Courtney

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  13. Mating season. Mmmmmmm.

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  14. Better watch the other tom cat tonight Julia, tis the season I guess. I love my Mantis tiller also. Haven't got up the energy to beat the black flies off to start tilling the garden yet. I think the story was better without pictures. I could just picture it in my mind.
    My day was working at the hospital and looking for patio furniture tonight. Take care

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  15. I am reminded of Disney's 'Sword in the Stone' when all the animals are 'twitterpated'. :)

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  16. I feel for the poor mama cat and robin.

    Mira's mama

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  17. Mira's mama. Mmmmmmm. :-)

    (interesting that the captcha I was asked to enter for this post was an anagram, the letters of which could be rearranged to spell "love". Mere coincidence, mind you, but nice all the same.)

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  18. Sorry, that was "loved". Distracted by a movie while typing.

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  19. Mira's papa, some gremlins must be sending you a message via word verification. It's uncanny sometimes what word comes out that fits right in. JB

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  20. Julia, you will have to tell your barn cat he needs to clean up a little if he wants to go chasing the ladies.

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