Thursday, November 16, 2017

goodnight Mama Cat



I came out to the barn this morning and found Mama Cat lying face down sprawled on the floor - I thought she was dead.  She was not, but was barely alive, and as I picked her up I found a large, deep gash in her neck and throat.  I moved her to a comfortable place and she died a few hours later.  Something must have attacked her during the night, my guess is an owl, as the wound was clean and deep, not a bite wound.  There was no sign of a struggle in the barn, no blood, nothing knocked over.  I imagine she was walking around the grounds last night and she was able to get away from whatever attacked her and make it back to the barn. A friend live-trapped Mama Cat and her kitten Mali in 2012 (original blog post here) Mali disappeared a day after we met her, but Mama Cat grew into a sweet, affectionate cat who loved being petted and would follow me all over the farm grounds.  I will miss her greeting me in the barn in the mornings and will always wonder what killed her last night.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

yes I did



Ate a "Git-R-Done" brand salted nut roll from the marked-down basket at Tractor Supply.  It was delicious.

Monday, November 13, 2017

gaga for chaga



Traded a piece of cheese for some chunks of locally foraged CHAGA mushroom - this highly medicinal antioxidant mushroom grows on birch trees, looks and feels like petrified wood and makes a mild dark brown tea


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

ketchup & mustard


Thrift haul from Goodwill in Acme, MI: vintage red elastic waist skirt with cute pockets BLUE tag half off for $2.00, and yellow terry cloth sundress in the "swimwear" department $3.99
Vintage labels read Katie Brooke, Made in U.S.A  and DeMura, Made in Japan


Monday, October 30, 2017

St. Vincent De Paul haul - October 30, 2017



Excellent thrift visit today: Barbo brand boots from Canada - this is a mukluk company and their boots start at around $200...check out the dinosaur teeth soles on these!  Perfect fit $3  Also pink Banana Republic t-shirt on the $0.50 rack, and lovely pair of wool gloves that need a small mend - $1.00
Grand total with tax: $4.77

Thursday, October 19, 2017

more R&R Hall of Fame pics



oh David


I forever love Dub


The messiah himself


more Bowie costumes


the original cartoon-covered Pearl Jam drum head - this was a popular t-shirt design in the 90s


Iggy's leather jacket


my dance