Monday, May 11, 2009


Warning this is sad.

We have a few acres of land on which we would like to graze a couple of cows. Mostly I want the cows so that I can have the agricultural exemption on our property taxes. I also want them so my as yet unconceived grandchildren will have something to pet and feed Dandelions to. Dandelions I have a lot of.

It has been raining every other day for the past month. This is truly a blessing, the grass is growing, the wildflowers are gorgeous and the lakes are totally full. The problem is that the ground has been too wet to mow with the tractor. A heavy tractor can really rip up the ground. On Saturday it was finally dry enough for me to knock down some of the taller vegetation.

Monday morning I and my pup Reggie were out enjoying the morning. I am trying to give Reggie a bit more freedom thus I am letting him wander without a leash but with a large jingle bell clipped to his collar. Reggie kept going over to an area that was out of my sight as I sat crocheting a baby blanket (also for my as yet unconceived grandchild). I would go get him, get his attention focused on something in the front yard where he was in my sight and then go back to my rocking/crocheting. Reggie kept wandering back. After we had preformed this little dance about 3 times I decided to look at what had his interest. There on the freshly mowed ground was the bottom half of a turtle. The top had apparently been caught in the blades of the mower. Such a sad sight to my eyes, but pure heaven to a puppy. I got the shovel and disposed of all of the parts I could find.

Today Reggie is still sneaking off to that area of the land, called by his curiosity, I tell myself, surely not by his hunger.


  1. Poor little turtle... I just wanted to say thanks for commenting on my blog and for entering my giveaway. I can't wait to see who wins!!!
    Ariane :o)

  2. I'm sorry about the turtle but good news, you won the giveaway on my blog. Please e-mail me at susanleschke(at)hotmail(dot)com with your address and I'll get it sent off to you. Thanks for coming to my blog! Susan

  3. Poor little turtle. I came by as well to tell you that you have won the giveaway on my blog. You've been lucky!

    Per your request, I'll find a good place to leave the ice cream cone for the Toy Society. You are so sweet to think of leaving this for a child!

  4. Time for another post!!! Review of washer & dryer, perhaps?!!