Early Saturday morning as I was sitting at the computer, I heard a kitten crying outside. Sure enough there was a very thin black calico kitten right outside my sewing room door. It ran from me but I put out some food just in case it came back.
I was determined to finish tilling the pumpkin patch before we got rain late this afternoon so I started early before it got too hot. The weeds were starting to multiply and the vines were starting to spread out. One last tilling for the year. I hate this job and I’m really not able to do it easily so until Reed can take over, I think I’ve tilled my last pumpkin patch. 58 hills of pumpkins is too much work for an old lady – ha!
The dirt is so black and workable -I love to see it like this, all cleaned up and ready to grow!
On my way back to the house I heard Telly barking and knew exactly what was happening. She had found the kitten! I ran as fast as I could but the kitten was mortally injured. I picked it up and went into the quilt shop and in the throes of death the kitten bit my right index finger.
I called the clinic to see about getting a tetanus booster and was told to go to the ER.
I got the tetanus shot and they cleaned the bite, gave me antibiotics and warned me about the painful rabies shots and/or death by rabies. I drove back home, got the dead kitten and returned to the vet’s office so they could send the body into Iowa State University for testing.
Honestly, how could a perfectly nice weekend start out so badly?
Yesterday I got the golf cart stuck so I had to push (wearing flip flops no less) while Rick stepped on the gas. You can see what happened. The tires kicked up mud from head to toe while Rick laughed and laughed. I think he kept his foot on the gas pedal longer than was really necessary once I screamed. In high school I remember him chasing me in the cornfield with a mouse -he enjoyed that, too.
So glad I could provide some humor for him.
This afternoon we had more major thunderstorms but not quite an inch of rain. Remember that the corn measured 54-1/2″ on Monday. Today the same stalk measured 65″!! Astounding!
Got the first bunch of Hometown USA pattern requests and they will go in the mail Monday. Thanks to each of you for sending the address label and/or the SASE!