Friday, November 16, 2007

Moses Mouse

A couple of weeks ago, my oldest son found a baby mouse. He was wallowing in a bit of rusty water in an old coffee can. The little guy was soaked to the skin. He was named Moses soon thereafter. Being the compassionate person I am, I just had to see what I could do for this sopping wet, shivering little mouse. Actually, it was the mother in me-for pity's sake, the little thing was squakin' fer his maw, and I just had to do somethin'! So, after providing Moses a snuggly nest in an old plastic aquarium, and feeding him some egg/sugar/milk mixture from a dropper, he recovered quite nicely. I used a little sock to slip the dropper into so the flow of the "milk" was reduced enough for him to keep up. I also used the other side of the sock to "groom" him. Who knew that mice liked to be scratched behind the ears and under the neck? He closed his eyes in delight. I suppose it felt similar to his maw. He graduated to corn kernels, oats, and bread crumbs. I got a little attached to him, but after 2 weeks he is now ready to go back where he belongs-the wild. (pic is dark because I didn't want the flash to spook him and then have a mouse scurrying up my arm into my get the idea)
So-long Moses! If'n yer ever in these here parts again, don't be afeared to visit us, just mind the cat!

Friday, November 9, 2007

A new addition!

We have a new addition to our happy family. Penny is a bull terrier/greyhound mix and she is just what we have needed for some time! Our dear Pastor's sweet family gave her to us and we are very thankful to them. :) If you only knew how long we waited and begged DD/DH to let us get a dog, you would know how much we love our shiny new Penny!

Boys will be boys

What happens when you send two brothers, ages 9 & 11, out to hang up your linens?
After notifying my DH that I was both upset and amused...he relieved my sheets from further abuse by getting in on the action.
Now tell me..who looks like he is having the most fun, hmmm? ;)

Zucchini adventure winner..

Sorry it has taken me a dog's age to get this posted! We enjoyed all the recipes, but hands down, the one that went the fastest was ADK_lady 's . Many thanks to all the ideas and input!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Yippee-ki yi yeah, Vision Forum Give-away!

Hey there all! Vision Forum is having a rip-roarin' giveaway in cahoots with Life in a Shoe. Here are the rules:
1. Get a Vision Forum catalog (if'n ya'll aren't signed up to get one by mail)
2. Go through that catalog and pick yerself out $250 or less worth of items marked with the VF logo.
3. Post yer list on yer blog and link it to Vision Forum and Life in a Shoe
So, without futher de-lay, here be my wishin' list:
  • Of Plymouth Plantation 84149 ($25)
  • The Original Blue Back Speller & The New England Primer 51031 ($18)
  • The Adventures of Missionary Heroism 74642 ($24)
  • Bugle 42563 ($22)
  • Pouch of Ancient Coins 98550 ($18)
  • Lion & Cross Set 26550 ($35)
  • The League of Grateful Sons DVD 67880 ($20)
  • Ten P's in a Pod (book) 85726 ($20)
  • Raising Maidens of Virtue 68538 ($20)
  • Thoughts for Young Men 52014 ($8)
  • Christ in the Camp 34408 ($25)
total: $235

The contest ends tonight at midnight so don't laz 'round! Get a move on there cow poke! Thankyou Vision Forum & Life in a Shoe for this opportunity!