Saturday, August 25, 2007


We are still dry here. Last night I heard thunder and sprung out of bed! There was lots of lightening and thunder and I thought surely the clouds would open and pour down the rain. It rained a few drops and that was it. Today we had the same thing only we got about 10 drops instead of the 20 we got last night.

These next pictures are from the farm where I go to feed the stray cats and kittens each day.

When you are cows and you don't have a pond you do the next best thing and get your front legs into the watering trough. This cow is saying, "There's only room for two so don't even think about it!"

These are some of the stray/dropped off cats. This day there was a couple not in the picture. Since then there are 4 new additions. Two black and whites that are from the same litter; one large orange/black/yellow cat; and one small kitten that is yellow. It's so little and cute. It eats and its little belly sticks out and it has skinny legs!! It's very friendly. I named it "Gooseberry." I'll have to get a picture of little Gooseberry sometime.



Blogger Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...

Nice signs Rachel, both of them. Man do I love gooseberry pie. A lot of people around here never heard of it - many won't even try it. I think it is one of the best pies I have ever had.

7:13 PM  
Blogger Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

Don't you just love cows. How they must suffer in your oppressive heat.
Did you use the opportunity to touch the electric fence. . . .makes you know you are alive! LOL

8:47 PM  
Blogger Lucy Stern said...

Rachel, be grateful you are not flooding right now....I love cats... It is nice that you help to feed them....I agree with that second sign.

4:13 AM  
Anonymous Linda said...

Those cows are pretty smart cookies. Gooseberry is such a great name for a kitten. I may have to steal that name for my next pet. I bet those cats are happy to see you coming.

7:42 AM  
Blogger JunieRose2005 said...


...Cows and cats- among my favorite things.

Our poor cows don't have a stream or pond either- just a small watering trough like that one .

You're so good, Rachel, to be looking out for the stray cats!!
I have always done that- which caused me problems at times with the neighbors.

Take care,


8:40 AM  
Blogger T*mmy said...

How sweet of you to feed those cats and kittens...I love the name "Gooseberry"!!

9:32 AM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

Rachel, we are hoping for some rain too. Ohio got flooded and we are sitting down here dry as a bone. The Good Lord needs to spread things out a bit more evenly. I'll have to ask Him about that. :-)

I got some handmade, ultra-fancy truffles in the mail from Naomi. They came packed with cold packs, so they were in perfect condition when they arrived. I am in HOG heaven!!

You are a blessing for those stray kitties. When they see Rachel, they KNOW the chow is on its way!

Happy Sunday! Enjoy your day.

11:08 AM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

I forgot to say...


11:08 AM  
Blogger Mountain Mama said...

It's so sweet of you to feed the cats. If theya re skinny they may need wormed.
The poor cows do look warm. When we had cows they spent a lot of time in the creek during the hot days.
Nice signs too.

11:48 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

Rachel, it is supposed to be
Cool Cats, and
Hot Mamas (cows).

I checked the link on that bottom church sign, it is for sale.
Check it out:

Or did I get it wrong?

3:59 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

The link,
is for sale.
No church is affiliated with it?

If I did things right, that might be a bad omen for those church people.

4:02 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Maybe they didn't pay their debts and their 'domain' got repossessed!

At the top of the page it said this:
"The domain is for sale. To purchase, call at 781-839-7903 or 866-866-2700."

The right hand link on the top bar of the first display was for "dating services."

What do you know about this church?

4:06 PM  
Blogger Jana said...

I think its admirable that you take care of the strays, and I know they love you for it. Do you have them spayed/neutered too? That's an expense I know... I was doing that in our neck of the woods, feeding strays and paid to have some fixed because the owner of the household that supplied all the neighborhood strays wasn't getting any of them fixed.
Those people moved away and thankfully the unfixed cats went with them to populate another area. My 4 are all fixed and fat and happy inhouse cats. We don't eat beef at all, but do give the cows and the horse down the block carrots every day, and we feed any stray cats that come around.
I've been dreaming about a little yellow kitten with a white-tipped tail... could it be gooseberry? I might have to come pick him up.

4:14 PM  
Blogger Peggy said...

can I bring the cats people have sat out here to the farm? LOL I would be fighting the cows for a space in the water. It is way too hot around here.

7:44 PM  
Blogger b13 said...

That second sign is so true... but money sure is a help.

Any-who...That is wonderful that you look out for the cats. You should have a gooseberry feature here.

9:43 PM  
Blogger LZ Blogger said...

Rachel ~ I especially love that last sign. TRUTH is a powerful thing! ~ jb///

4:05 AM  
Blogger Scarlet said...

When I saw the cows I thought, WHAT? No more Sunday signs?? Then I scrolled down a bit and I was happy. :)

The cows were great too by the way.

5:17 AM  
Blogger TN said...

Those little kitties are so sweet. Wish I had one of them to snuggle with right now. Did you see on my blog where I backed over my Puddy Cat? I am so sad. Clara

6:16 AM  
Blogger TLP said...

It's nice here today. We've had enough rain to last me for a while.

Adorable cats!

7:40 PM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Sorry I am getting here so late, Rachel...I don't know what I have been doing, but...Well, here I am....
I LOVE that you go and feed the stray cats at that farm every day, and that you are still doing it after all this time...I think it is truly WONDERFUL! LOVE that cow...I have a very special feeling about cows...Somrthing about them just touches me...!

Love Both Those Sunday Signs, too...

And I am looking forward to your section of Jamie's Trip...I think it should be soon, shouldn't it?

12:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not that I don't feel for the kitties, but wouldn't they be better off going to the human society??


7:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our Humane Society kills cats that don't get adopted to make room for more. Crowd control, you know.
Just a little bit more 'Humane' than Michael Vick, but not much.
You keep on keep'on, Rachel
You have a nice blog, it matches the nice lady who runs it.

7:55 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

Rachel, here is my Yankee Doodle, doing the driving here:


3:33 PM  
Anonymous Jerry said...

Pigs always did that trick to stay cool too. They would knock their pan of water over and then try to waller in it. That's why people think that pigs are dirty. Only when they are hot, and only to cool off.

Fall weather is coming soon.

8:47 PM  
Blogger Cheyenne said...

We just discovered 5 more little kittens the other day. I just posted about them with some photos. They are so darn cute when they are that tiny.

9:44 PM  
Blogger cityfarmer said...

Reminds me of my days as a kid on the muggy, sleepin in the basement...and yes oh yes cows with their legs in the trough

7:06 AM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Rachel..I laughed out loud at your description of the Almonds.,..And let me say...Me Too, Me Too.....I have to put them aside, cause I could make a meal of all of them...
Did you get the chocolate covered ones? I got that mint, too and the same thing happened...I haven't broken off any of it yet....What a treasure treatt, isn't it? YUMMMMMYYYYYYY!

BTW: The Ron Clark Story was very very good....I had not seen it before and I enjoyed it tremendously...MOST inspiring...!

12:17 PM  

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