Late Start

We usually have this finished by now :-(


Don’t opossums have the CUTEST little hands?!!!


BIG news! It holds water!! (and I’m was just a tiny bit off-level)


These two sing me to sleep at night… in a deep baritone



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Winkin, Blinkin and Nod

Arrived yesterday… too stinking cute!


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Getting Close!

The beaver enclosure project has been somewhat consuming most of my time lately. The pond part is complete for the most part and has been curing before the big test of how it will hold water.


A rainstorm gave it a bit of a premature test run!


I put out a request for used chain link kennel panels on Facebook and  my wonderful sister Patrice just up and sent me a check to buy a whole brand new kennel! THANK YOU Sissy!!! Matilda and B.B. send you their love and thanks too! We added these panels to the old one in order to make a much larger enclosure.

We had to do a few reinforcements in order to make it escape proof, and I painted the fencing last weekend and we got it all put together around the pond.




I’ve started to do a little bit of landscaping around it to make it blend in with the gardens a bit more.  The little side pool with a ramp is for Poor Old Matilda and the cinder blocks to the right of that will be where I put their ‘lodge’.



This weekend we’ll get the filter hooked up and fill it! Please shoot up a little arrow prayer that it all works as planned! Thanks!


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Sunday Stroll 4-19-2015

Got up early this morning to be greeted by this beautiful sky.


I walked around and snapped a few more bloomin pics









As soon as it got light I went out and got the 2nd coat of sealer on the new beaver ‘pond’


It’s ugly but as long as it holds water we’ll be happy!

We tried moving Miracle into her new pasture yesterday and she kind of freaked out so we put her back for the night. This morning I bribed her with a bucket of grain and she seems a little bit calmer. We’ll probably move her back and forth for a little while until she’s fully comfortable.


Notice her very own run-in shed there behind her.

We had to get some new fencing done and some old fencing replaced and we enclosed our back yard completely so there will be no more dogs coming in and killing my critters.


The side yard where the greenhouse is feels much larger now.


Things have been happening around here! Still more to come too!

I think I might take the rest of the day off!  Happy Sunday!

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What’s Bloomin

I took full advantage of the rainy day to recharge and rest my aching back.

I’m waiting for the ground to dry up a little bit before heading back out this morning.

In between the showers yesterday I went out and snapped a few photos of what’s bloomin here on Sassy Cat Hill 

Spring has sprung… enjoy!










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I’m still here

I’m up to my neck in a big project that I start bright and early each morning and usually come inside completely exhausted at the end of the day. It’s raining today so I’m forced to take a break.

The outdoor beaver ‘pond’ was an 8’ round 2’ deep metal stock tank.

I put it in for Paddy many years ago. Read about that process in this post

It served Paddy and Pudgie quite well through the years.

But it started rusting through and leaking so replacement was necessary. Instead of just buying another rust-bucket I decided to try my hand at building a concrete and block pond. Mr. C wasn’t particularly happy about the scope of the project but he was supportive.

So this is what I’ve been doing and why I haven’t been blogging Mr. C has been helping a lot too.

This is right after pulling the old tank out. Once again Neighbor Nick blessed me with the use of his Kubota which made this whole project possible.


The start of squaring up the hole


The bottom drain installed and preparing for mixing and pouring concrete


The bottom is finished, thank heavens we rented a mixer!


Laying out the block


I won’t win any prizes for my mortaring skills!

One would think that a mosaic artist would do a better job!


Yesterday I started capping the walls that were built. I would have preferred to use natural stone for this part but at this point I’m pushing the easy button wherever I can!


I still have to build poor Matilda a little shallow area at the far end because she is blind and afraid of deep water.  I hope to get her over that problem.

Still lots to do! But we’re getting there!

And in between building I’ve been coming in to feed lil Pipsqueek… She makes me smile :-)


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Well What Do You Know… I Have a Neurological Disorder!

Something popped up on my facebook page this morning and I decided to do a little research on it because of some recent events that have been causing me great distress.

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That s called misophonia or selective sound sensitivity disorder 4s march _3401678c55882c90f84ef0f310a15ed7

For as long as I can remember certain sounds have driven me absolutely batty.

Sounds that most people do not even really notice in their day to day lives.

The sound of utensils scraping on plates.


Slurping sounds

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Chewing sounds

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Gum popping

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Any repetitive noise really

I’ve always attributed my seemingly over reaction to certain sounds to PMS or being overly tired.

But after reading about this disorder I’m POSITIVE I have it!

While I guess it makes me feel better that I’m not alone it doesn’t make it any easier.

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