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unstuck (but not without leaving marks)


In follow-up to this morning’s blog post

When I got home from work, the cement truck was nowhere to be seen. He got out! He left behind really big tire marks in our field, but that’s okay – at least he was able to free his truck. And by the looks of things, they were able to pour the cement into the framed area for the pig pen platform too. As I walked towards it to check it out, my cat Lola came bounding across the field to say hi to me – right across the cement pad. Oops.

Those tire marks will get filled in and disappear. Lola’s paw prints, on the other hand, are here to stay. Personally I think it adds a major ‘cute’ factor to the still-uncompleted pig pen. Hopefully the rest of the farm family will feel the same way ;)


city cats go wild


Apart from my fear of coyotes snatching up one of my cats when I’m not looking, it’s been pretty fun to watch Fergus and Lola rock their natural animal instincts now that they’re living on a farm.  Lola catches little rodents and grasshoppers like a pro (she is a forest cat after all), but Fergus took a little bit longer to warm up to farm life.  That all changed this weekend though when I witnessed him track, crouch and pounce on a bunch of birds, successfully pinning one down (and killing it) right away.

Although I don’t exactly relish the idea of little birds getting killed, it is pretty neat to watch the cats do what comes natural to them (even if it means them carrying their kills into my trailer to show them off).  And it gives you a pretty clear (and scary!) idea of how NOT FUN it would be to get tracked by a big mountain cat in the wild.  It’s pretty apparent (even in domestic cats) that felines can be pretty deadly and I sure wouldn’t want a big one tracking me.

Now if only I could train them to scare off coyotes…


Fergus & Lola explore the farm


Those people who know me (and even those who don’t) probably know that I have cats. Because I talk about them a lot. What can I say? I love animals and my cats are my little buddies. I’ve had Fergus (black & white tabby) and Lola (my lioness, the Norwegian Forest Cat) for about 4 years now. They really are great cats – flexible, affectionate, almost more like dogs than cats. They’re quite devoted to me. This is the sixth home they’ve lived in with me in the four years I’ve had them. I move a lot. And like I said, they’re very flexible – they’ve become great travellers and explorers and the farm is definitely the biggest, most interesting space they’ve had to explore yet. I’m being cautious with them – I don’t want them exploring too freely and getting tangled up with coyotes or anything, but it has been fun watching them check the place out. And they love Chris and Julie’s house that I’m living in for the month until the trailer is ready. Other than visits to my parent’s place, they’ve never had so much indoor space to make themselves at home in. They don’t even seem to mind sharing the space with people, babies and dogs. Yep – well on our way to being one big happy farm family. Meow.