Monthly Archives: November 2018

2018
11/12

Category:
farming
Life

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Frightened

It has turned cold and that means in a barn, there are more rodents seeking a warm place, where food is available.  So we have several bait traps out with this product.  The animals cannot get inside the traps.  However, someone helping us emptied a trap into a garbage bag and put a different bait into the trap.

I looked in the office and saw Beau, with the garbage bag ripped apart and he was very interested in the contents.  That frightened me!   There is no antidote for the rodenticide used in Tomcat Bait Chunx.  It is toxic in small amounts.   A toxic amount in a dog will manifest either as paralysis or convulsions.  It is deadly.

So off to the vet we rushed.   They made him vomit and then gave him activated charcoal.   And we pray while waiting for 4 days.   We don’t really know for sure if he ingested it or how much.  We do know that 2.5 cubes of this stuff are missing.  It is toxic by weight and his being a big boy at 99# is helpful here.

This is a photo I snapped of him looking and playing normally this afternoon.  We’re supposed to keep our eye on him, but if he shows symptoms, there’s nothing that can be done.   Not a good thing.   So we cleaned the barn today with him helping us.  Kept us and him busy and now the sheep have a nice clean barn to mess up.

If you use any poisons, please check and recheck that other pets or children have no way to get to them.

2018
11/08

Category:
Life

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Breakfast in bed with DH

As an early riser I awoke to the first frost of the season this morning.    Guess what I did after my drink of water.cereal bowlI prepared my bowl of oats with plenty of blueberries and crawled back into the bed to have “breakfast in bed” with my DH.   Since he gets up “late”, it’s the only way to have breakfast with him.  And it’s a good quiet time to think through the day and catch up on anything on my phone.

 

2018
11/07

Category:
Garden
Life
quilts
Sewing

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Turkeys and ducks

The ducks are finished and the turkeys started.   These are essentially small quilts and the binding is put on the same way as a large quilt, which takes a bit of time.

The garlic is planted and the plants that can’t survive a freeze have been moved.  We’re expecting our first freeze tonight and as usual, it barely got done.   It’s amazing how deadlines help push one to get things done.

Tomorrow is the dentist and the next day is the optometrist.   And another week will be gone, and we will have arrived at week’s end.  How does this happen so fast?

2018
11/04

Category:
food
Garden
Life
Sewing

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Potholders and gardening

Potholders:   Working slowly, but steadily, these are now ready for the Insulbrite backing, and binding.

 

The quilting machine has been updated with a new computer which I now get to relearn how to use.   The older computer is no longer supported, so there really wasn’t an option if I wanted to use the computer aspect of it.

We also have been putting some time into readying the hoop house for winter.   We will let it rest this winter as there isn’t time for everything.   So the last of the tomatoes (I think) came in, the kale will stay where it is, in the back and I’ll plant the garlic yet this month.  The citrus, we will move to a warmer place.