Out of whack (and kittens, of course)

It’s not even noon yet, and my day is already completely out of whack! It’s my own fault, too. πŸ˜€

My daughter got her new work schedule, which had 1 whole extra shift on it, beyond another month of 1 shift a week.

It was today.

I diligently added it to my calendar, then completely forgot about it until my husband came to me this morning, saying, “So [our daughter] has a shift today, and it’s just after 8…”

Which meant we had to leave in less than half an hour. It took me about that long, just to shift mental gears. LOL If I’d remembered and set my alarm as I normally do when she has a shift, I would have completely finished my rounds and been at my computer, almost finished checking the trail cam files by then.

No worries. My husband had already fed the outside cats, and topped up the food for the inside cats, except Beep Beep and the babies. He can’t do stairs very well, and we’re still keeping the other cats out until the kittens get a bit bigger.

When visiting Beep Beep and the kittens last night, I noticed they weren’t using the crate under the chair that used to be part of their nest. They are really liking the set up on and under the platform bed frame. So I decided to see what would happen if I put the crate on the frame.

This happened.

I barely put it down when Beep Beep jumped right in!

When I visited them this morning, they were all running around so much, I couldn’t get any good pictures.

So here are some crappy ones. πŸ˜€

I’m pretty sure this is Turmeric, teething on the basket I made. When the two orange ones aren’t close to each other, it’s kinda hard to remember which is Turmeric and which is Saffron. πŸ˜€

I had not intended that basket to be for the kittens, but they really seem to like it!

There were a couple of noticeable achievements this morning. I had already seen Leyendecker, at least, eating the cat kibble. This morning…

… Nicco was figuring out how to drink water from a bowl.

The major achievement (especially after having to clean up a mess on the foam mats we laid out on the concrete for them) is this…

Yes. I took a picture of a kitten taking a dump. But it was in the litter box, not the floor, so this is a milestone! πŸ˜€


I’ll be needing to head into town again a couple more times. I’ll be meeting my daughter for lunch and taking advantage of that to try and find some self-drilling screws my brother is looking for, to use on that trailer frame we now have wheels on and has been sitting in the barn all winter. Then again to pick up my daughter at the end of her shift. So getting more of the squashes transplanted will wait another day. The ones already planted have grown noticeably, as have the carrots in the new garden plot. That’s encouraging, at least. πŸ™‚ There are plenty of other tasks to do that can handle interruptions.

I’ll just have to remember to use lots of insect repellent before I do anything outside. Aside from the squadrons of mosquitoes, I’ve been seeing lots of wood ticks already. 😦 Ah, well. Such is life in the sticks! πŸ˜€

The Re-Farmer

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