Thursday, February 20, 2014
Cat and Mouse Games
The weather has been playing cat and mouse games lately! And, no, I do not have another cat. That is for my kids. They think I have too many pets.
One day can be like this. Dogs frolicking in the dog park, happy to be in the great outdoors. That is my old guy Oscar with the ball in his mouth. The white fluffy guy is Barkley. He is kamper Martha's grand-dog. Yes, he does bark a lot.
The next day can be like this. All this melted in just two days. I can see the grass. There are tiny buds on my peach trees. It was balmy this morning. The wind is blowing hard, though. The fence was down when I woke to take the dogs out. I did the collar/harness and lead bit while He Who is strong put the two fence panels upright.
Coffee and news. Weather forecast warns that a cold front is coming this afternoon. I decided it would be a great idea to gather some wood to the front porch to keep it dry for the wood stove. I notice the fence is down again .......
I pulled wagons full of wood while the fence was being secured for the second time in a matter of hours. The wind is strong and I can feel a hint of the cold to come. I hear rumors of more snow from those pesky weather forecasters when I come back in to remove my soggy shoes and pants. Took my pain meds, showered, and settled in here with more coffee.
I am warm and cozy now as I listen to the wind as it rattles against the stove pipe. I hear the faint sound of my chimes on the front porch and I think a little cat nap is in order .......