Oct 10, 2009

The Pouring Rain

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pouring rain Déjà vu, that feeling like you've been someplace before, or seen something before, well Mmpaints have got that nagging feeling now. It's been pouring rain for 2 days now and it's giving her that déjà vu feeling. Feels like this past spring! Cold and wet, here we come again. Her tomatoes will be wiped out tomorrow night as the weather forecast says 38 for the low. Geez, She is really dreading that. The cold and damp always causes her trouble with her back. Makes her not want to get things done when she hurt all the time. The warm weather is always a welcome thing for her.

She spent most of the day working on a batch of Monterey Jack cheese. It may very well be her last batch with fresh milk for a while, she is not too pleased with that neighbor and is considering not associating with them any more. Their friendship has been one of give and take, mostly her giving and them taking. This last little fumble of them taking a month to pay her son for showing cattle for them and then cheating him out of a substantial amount of money has her a bit miffed. Compound that with the farm equipment of hers, including her tractor that they tore up this summer and all the tools they lost, the straw that's still being stored in her barn loft for them and it just doesn't even out for her. A couple of gallons of fresh cows milk a week just isn't enough for them treating her like they are entitled to take advantage of her. So, she may be working on cheese from store bought milk for a while. She hate the whole idea of it since store bought milk is worthless but she can not continue the way things are right now.

She managed to get 9 bushels of corn picked on Wednesday afternoon before the rain came in. She spent all evening shelling it. She don't have a shelling machine so she have to do it by hand. It's not hard, just time consuming and a little messy. She end up shooting a few kernels on the floor and the puppy had fun dragging the empty cobs around and chewing on them. It kept her busy so she didn't take them from her. Better than having her chew holes in her feed sacks! Now with all this rain, it will be a while before she can pick the rest of her corn out back. The rain will raise the moisture content of it. Oh well, everything can't be easy or she would be bored!

Here's a picture from the cell phone, it's Squeak, the latest house kitten. Squeak is a boy kitten and he's a real dandy. He attacks your fingers when you pet him, he's all for fighting and biting. He growls and purrs all at the same time! What a nut! He doesn't want to get away from you and if you set him away from you, he just comes back. He climbed all over her last night while she was shelling corn, sat on her shoulder for a while, attacked her hair and licked her face. He's a fat little bugger too! Can you tell she like cats?

Not much else going on here with all the rain. All the harvesting is done but the feed corn. She should have the oven fixed by late next week so not even any baking going on. Maybe she'll make a batch of soap...