Friday, June 26, 2015

Meet the Minions

The orphaned kittens have arrived! They are almost two weeks old.

These two guys are almost twins,

but this is the squeaky wheel.

We think this may be the Boss.

This one is definitely the Princess.

 
Please excuse the quality of these first pictures. 
We have not decided on names, yet, but we will.
We always name our fosters, because they deserve it.
Right now, we are establishing a routine. It is a constant cycle 
of sleeping & bottle feeding, with the occasional "poop-fest".
Bless their hearts.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Proceed with Caution






Bill took this photo in Boise City, Oklahoma

World Domination


It is Cat World Domination Day.


Of course, cats have been planning for centuries.


It might take a bit more work, however.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Busy Bees

Trucking back and forth across America, Bill sees some interesting things. Recently, at a truck stop in Glade Spring, Virginia, he came across a truckload of honey bees.

He was just starting his day and the bees were starting theirs,  too. Many had escaped from the numerous hives secured under the special tarp covering the trailer.  

You can see a cloud of the bees above and around the tractor and trailer. 

Once the sun rises and the temperatures warm up the bees become very restless and active. They know there is much work to be done. 

The dark patches on the tarps are clusters of bees who have remained together. Each box contains one individual hive. On average, each hive can hold 20,00-60,000 bees. However, there is always only one queen per hive.

Commercial beekeeping  has grown into a multi-million dollar industry. Bees are trucked all over the nation. Bill estimated this load to be well over 900 hives, the most he has seen in a single load. 

Honeybees not only provide us with honey and other products, but they assist us in farming. Bees are responsible for pollinating crops that feed the nation and beyond. 

Sweet!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Fur Dad

...who hangs out with us, even when he's busy...

...gives us special treats...

...makes time to play fun games with us...

...and then cuddles and naps with us...

...takes us to interesting places...

...but always makes us feel safe...

...and has loved us from the very beginning...

...unconditionally...

Dad...
this one is fur 
You!
~xoxo~

Happy Father's Day!

...with love always,
from your Girls,

Maggie, Grizelda, 
Chloe Jo, & Stella



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Friday, June 19, 2015

Fill-In Fun #218

The "Follow Four Fill-In" is hosted by Hilary at Feeling Beachie. Each week she posts statement with blanks. Our mission, should we choose to accept, is to copy the statement and fill in the blanks on our blogs. Then link up to her blog for sharing. Hilary is always looking for co-hosts and more statements for us to fill in. Please visit her, and let her know your suggestions! This week’s co-host is Tiffany, from Sounds Like Life to Me.

The statements & My Answers: #218:

1. I drink a lot of water and vitamin-water. I just feel better when I do. However, I do drink a lot of milk, too.

2. Early mornings are my most physical time of day. I get up at dawn and take care of the critters. Once everyone is satisfied, I get yard work done. It is easier for me to do those chores before the heat of the day and while I am rested. By the time it starts getting hot out, I have done enough outside. Then, there are always things to do inside.

3. Lack of routine is my guilty pleasure on days when Bill is home. I follow a predictable routine when he is on the road. When he is home, everything is relaxed and time is precious. Well, the critters all insist that I adhere to their schedules of food, medicine, and personal care. But still, most everything involves Dad when he is home. 

4. “Scheduled” sums up the week I have had. We have had a lot of passing rain showers and storms, followed humidity. The combination makes everything grow so fast and thick that I have to get right to it. When it is wet out, then I catch up inside. Sometimes, it is all about the weather. Thank heaven for Weather Bug!




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