Thursday, October 8, 2009

Still learning

You know that saying that you can learn something every day, whether you want to or not? That's me, nearly everyday. Just the other morning, I stepped out the back door when I let Ivy (our corgi) out and something on the porch post caught my eye. It was a "walking stick" insect, but I honestly thought it was just a bit of a branch from a nearby bush. Imagine my surprise when I started to brush it off and it stood up and fought back!! Yikes! I don't think I had ever seen one of these creatures "up close and personal". Reading about them here, I discovered that some people keep them as pets. That would certainly be the low maintenance kind.

On the other hand, I seem to be attracted to the kind that require a little more work. This weekend, the plan is the use a Bobcat to scrape the barn floor completely clean and spread nice, clean dense grade rock all over the pens and the aisle way. I am unreasonably happy about this! (And, believe it or not, I can even think of a few other women I know who would have the same feelings.) So my weekend will be filled with manure and rocks! How about you?


  1. Woohoo! A bobcat and rocks :-D. Have you seen the Creature Comforts interview with the walking stick? That whole series is just too funny.

  2. Sara-you were on my short list of women who would appreciate a cleaned out barn.....though your barn is so clean, it doesn't need scaping out.