Friday Follow-Up

This week:

-- Not surprisingly, we had the wettest May in Oklahoma's recorded weather history.

-- Sissy was spayed on Monday. As they always do, she bounced back quickly and is doing very well.

-- One morning I found the horses grazing out in the hay meadow. Somehow the smaller of the double gates had come off its hinges. I put it back, and tied the hinge side to the gatepost for extra security. The next morning the gate was mysteriously off its hinges again, but the rope had kept it attached to the fence and the horses were still in the pasture. I wonder which one has learned to take gates off of hinges? Were they disappointed when their plan was foiled? They are so fat and sleek right now and look gorgeous, but we all know that the grass is always greener on the other side.

-- Last Friday's tornado (the "El Reno tornado") has been declared the largest tornado in history, an EF5 with a width of 2.6 miles. The Moore tornado was also an EF5; we've had two EF5 tornadoes in eleven days. Hubby and I have driven over the North Canadian River after all the flash flooding last Friday - cattle pastures on one side of the road are under water with only six inches of the four-foot-high fence posts showing above the water; on the other side, an entire wheat field is under water.

-- On accident, I discovered that butterflies are attracted to cranberry sauce. I'd added some leftover cranberry sauce to the top of Cracker's dog food one evening. He dumped the bowl and ate around it, leaving the fruit on the ground. The following afternoon I found six butterflies eating the cranberry sauce, opening and closing their wings as they sipped the sweet nectar.

-- Last evening two of the goats were on the wrong side of the fence surrounding their new pen; they were out in the unfenced woods. Fortunately, since it was just two of them, they hung around and were upset that they couldn't figure out how to get back in with their herd mate. Isn't that just like a goat, to go over a fence and then be upset that she's on the wrong side? Hubby put in a gate when he refenced after the barn fire, so it was an easy matter to get them back in with the gate open and a bucket of grain. I'll need to fix that spot in the fence; Cracker bent it over on his many, many trips over the fence.

-- No eggs in the chicken coop yesterday; evidently I still have a snake problem.


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  1. Gosh, so horrible about the two tornadoes. May wasn't kind to those in Oklahoma! Here's hoping that the rest of the summer will be uneventful.

    Hope you have a nice weekend :)

  2. Thank you, Tammi - you have a great weekend too.


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