Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Stealing Days from Summer

The weather here has been perfect for doing everything and anything outside.

The children have never spent so many days wearing their bathing suits this early in the year.

The littlest kitten is growing fast. Teeth are starting to come in and it shouldn't be long before the kitten will be eating dry food. We still have not found a new home for him/her and my husband doesn't believe me when I tell him that I am looking for a home for him/her to go to.

I'd much rather see the kitten go to an indoor home instead of living the life of a barn cat. In the last year we've had a raccoon, skunk and mean old neighbors dog coming through the barn and I just don't want this little one to go missing. The kitten was originally found in a home that was being foreclosed on. I love hand raising kittens that have been abandoned or orphaned, but the funny thing is I am not really a cat person. We have one cat that lives in the house, but that's only because she went missing for a month last year after taking a trip underneath the car into town. Knowing how fast I drive down the particular stretch of road that we took that day, I can't believe she hung on. Now she won't let me out of her sight.

Back in April when I just couldn't wait any longer to get my hands back into the dirt and garden, I started a flat of peat pots and corn seeds. I transplanted corn about 15 years ago, but no one remembers it. Hoping that we have cleared the last of the cold weather I transplanted the seedlings on Monday. Three days later they appear to be thriving. Around here farmers say that your corn should be "knee high by the 4th of July."

My little transplants are at least ankle high, so I'm shooting for knee high by Father's Day. If the transplants fail I'll be back out in the garden to replant.