Saturday, November 13, 2010

Vexed sailors cursed the Rain, for which poor shepherds prayed in vain. - Edmund Waller

It finally rained last night, but it was light & lasted maybe fifteen minutes; barely enough to keep the dust down on the gravel roads. The past week we’ve been seeing overcast skies, but no precipitation.  I can’t remember the last time we got a good rain.  According to the local newspaper, the area only received ½ an inch of rain in October, and I don’t think our place even saw that much.  It’s been a chore just to keep the new fruit trees watered, not to mention depressing as I’m pretty much watering what look like big sticks now that the leaves have fallen off.  It also drives my Mom crazy because every time she comes to visit, it looks like her car was next to Mount St. Helens in '80.
Been working on the bedroom flooring.  Of course, it’s taking a lot longer than I had expected.  But hopefully we’ll finish reinstalling the doors & trim tomorrow.  
The stray has been eating & drinking well & even warming up to me a little bit.  Still don’t know if it’s a he or a she as I’ve only been able to touch it on the head for a second before it freaked out.  Other than that, nothing really exciting happening.
Took a neat picture a few nights ago & thought I’d share it with everyone:


  1. The kitty needs a name..........

  2. If I give it a name then it's just one step closer to becomming "mine". I'm still hoping to get him/her adopted. But alas, I have secretly given it a name, BK (Barn Kitty), but am open to other options as I think it's pretty lame.

  3. Sorry, but "Prowler" has a bad connotation for me and I really want a it to be a nice kitty-kitty. Besides, around here, prowlers are usually met with a sidearm.