Like a walk through the country side living on a small farm is full of daily surprises, sometimes wonderful and amazing, and other times puzzling and sad. I hope you will walk with me as I live out my dream of living on this tiny farm. You will come to know the dogs, cats, Shetland sheep and chickens that make up this farm and what goes into keeping them happy and healthy. Come and join the journey with me.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Meshachy James & the Shondellas?

Yeah, I know, pretty lame...but this picture cracks me up. That's Meshach and his back up singers (L-R) Trinity, Verity & Tempe.

Can you tell it's already been a long winter?

Things are looking up though, with the temperatures about 50 degrees or so warmer than they were last week at this time. And on the bright side we haven't had an ice storm here this year like we did three years ago Tuesday. One that knocked out the power for 13 days. I shouldn't like to re-visit that!

Meshach & Trinity

Gotta admit though the early winter blues seem to be tagging along with me right through mid winter. (It is mid-winter isn't it? Please tell me it is!)

Inside the kitty population continues to adjust to their new 'family unit'. So far things are going pretty smoothly. An occasional stressed look or swat from the big boys (and me..), but they are doing okay. Sage is probably the most ticked off, but he tends to get ticked off about allot of things anyway. Sometimes even if you just look at him he gets ticked off, and starts yowling and switching his tail. We all have our own demons I guess. He does occasionally forget and play with them, until he realizes what he is doing and huffs off. The kittens are pretty mellow about the big boys, although they have wild tussles of their own.

I hope to get some outside work done this weekend. That will be a pleasant change. Some of my big rounds of hay will be delivered too.

Like Rock Stars everywhere Meshach is extremely popular--here he cuddles with Tempe and Trinity.

Here's hoping you have a great weekend! Due to some computer troubles at home, I haven't been able to post as much. But I'm hoping that might be solved. (Could it be as simple as using a different keyboard? Could it??)

Sage & Meshach
(Can't you just hear Sage saying 'he was my friend first!' Sage whose version of cuddle is a body slam.....)


Journaling Woman said...

Yes keyboards do wear out.

I am so excited for the warmer temps that I am giggling inside.

Nice cuddle pictures, sister.

Angie said...

Tammy, you know I'm a huge kitty fan and looking at these pics makes me want to grab them up and snuggle them! They might tear me to pieces in real I'll just enjoy them in my mind (Ha).
Love the warmer temps., just hate it's always dreary when they come.
I often wonder how I would do running a farm...then realizing just because I can sing..."Old McDonald had a farm..." doesn't make me qualified (Ha). It sounds good though, and I live my dream out by reading your blog (Ha)!

Angela Case

Vicki Lane said...

Good that the cats are getting along so well. I wonder if the cold weather has been a factor -- extra warmth is nice, no matter who it comes from . . .

Love the 'backup singer' shot!

AJ-OAKS said...

Meschach is gorgeous! All your kitties are so adorable. And their coloring is so pretty. Makes me want to snuggle in with them.

Kathy said...

I love the post, Tammy. Looks like a Five Cat-Two Dog Night Group there.

Let me know if you need a keyboard and I will ask The Man if we have an extra one around here somewhere.

Tammy said...

JW--I guess they do...but it seems pretty sad that I've been struggling with this scrolling problem for so long thinking it was my computer, when all along it was the silly keyboard!
Angie--Glad you are commenting---send me your email address and I'll keep in touch. Your sis mentioned you wanted to start a blog...
Vicki--so far so good...some snits and noses out of joint, but no real issues.
AJ--thanks. I do love my kitties and Meshach is my old man at nearly 13. He has been a loyal friend.
Kathy--thanks so much for the offer! I snagged one from work where we have piles of 'used' and old equipment. The number '6' doesn't work too well on this one, but it's doing great otherwise.