Thursday, November 6, 2014

Kitty and more leaf pictures!

You know, kitty cats can go just about anywhere. Smokey  has found a new place to sleep where he can look down at the dogs and poke fun...



Smokey gave me a scare a couple of nights ago. He loves Eli and Weetie and most of the time stays on the front porch with them. But he was missing. We called and called and called!  Poppy and I walked around the house and down to the pond but no Smokey. Feeling mighty sad, I walked out to the shop, opened the door, turned on the light, and there he sat, squinting his little eyes like the light hurt them. I sure hugged him and held on to him. Listen, Poppy was mighty worried too.

This antique wooden box makes a good bed for Smokey. Plus, I slid it under an old table on the porch. Now he can have a little space of his own to play without big Eli stealing his little pink mouse...




I've lost two of the baby guineas which makes me feel just awful. Hopefully all the others will make it. Aren't their little orange legs cute?






Leaf raking for me is just around the corner...



But for right now the leaves are beautiful on the ground...







I had planned to put up more T-posts for the fence today but it's a dreary day here. Cool, cloudy and a sprinkle of rain here and there. 

Off to fold a load of clothes. Sorry for all the pictures. I get carried away with fall colors. What would I do if I lived up north where the fall colors are just unbelievable!

Thank you for stopping by again.

Love,
Henny



18 comments:

  1. Loved your pictures, Henny Penny. Nice to see someone else living right in the woods and still plugging along and having all the critters. Is this your first time with guineas? I loved them and hated them all at the same time! I think if they are not so close to the house as I had them that they might have been easier to live with. :O)

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    1. Hey Laura. Thank you. We do love being in the woods! Actually we've had guineas several years. The ticks were so bad here we had to do something. The guineas made a big difference. Guineas are strange. They roam, they are loud, they are hard to tame, but the few we have now are sweet. I raised them last fall in the dog log with their mother and a heat lamp.

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  2. Oh, I love that last photo. He is a delight, isn't he? You're such a nice person that I think he was sent to you just as a gift from God. I really do. Now, tell him to stay close to home and no 'frights'. Your leaves are gorgeous but once they get wet...ugh! We have been cleaning them up here for days. Hope the sun shines soon for you. It is pretty dreary here, too, but no snow. :)) Hugs, Deb

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    1. Deb, thank you so much. Little Smokey feel like a gift. You are right about the leaves...once they get wet the prettiness goes away. It rained here last night! :(

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  3. I love Smokey!! He is so cute! I wrote my whole blog with just pictures today. I love pictures in a blog. I hope that your doctors appointment was just routine. Next time you talk to Andee tell her I said hello. I am loving all of the pretty leaves to. I am ready to get out and rake them up (not).
    Love you

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    1. Smokey is a sweetie pie! I can't decide if I'm ready to start raking or not. Once you start...there's not end to it! :) Love you!

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  4. The guinea babies' orange legs look like they could glow in the dark! Our neighbor had guineas - claimed they were great because they ate up the ticks in the field. We worry about ticks quite a bit since we have deer, too, and thus Lyme disease.

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    1. Ticks are the reason we got the guineas years ago. They really do help.

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  5. I enjoy all your photos. Too many? Never! Those little orange guinea legs are adorable. So glad you found Smokey.

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    1. Hey Cynthia. Thank you. Smokey had me worried sick!

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  6. Don't be sorry. I love seeing all your pictures, and your changing colors. :-) And leaves may give you fishing worms...
    I think it is funny and amazing that both our kitties are the interesting gray color. I bet they would have fun together!
    Kitties do like to climb. And they do like to have a private place. I think Smokey loves his!
    *hugs* Hope the rest of your guineas survive. Hope you can find out what got the others and stop it! ♥

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    1. I couldn't believe how much our little adopted kitties look alike. Glad your Son has him to care for. Thank you, and hugs to you too.

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  7. You have so many leaves, and how gorgeous the colors look.
    I've never looked at Guinea legs before, what a sweet color....perfect for Fall :)
    Smokey is the sweetest little kitten, he's on lucky duck finding a home with you and Poppy.
    Keep those post coming, I simply love reading about your days on the farm.
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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    1. Thank you Jo. Isn't it unbelievable how many stray kittens there are out there all alone? It makes me sad. I'm happy for the new kitten you have adopted too. :)

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  8. The guineas hae large clutches as there's high loss of chicks . You're doing well looking after yours.

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    1. Thank you. You are right about that. This mother guinea was sitting on so many eggs that she couldn't cover them all. Sixteen out of probably twenty five hatched.

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  9. You have done so well with the guineas, sad about the loss. Beautiful photos.

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    1. Thank you. Sure hope I can keep all the others alive.

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