The weather yesterday and today was prefect. The temps here have made my chores a lot easier out on the North Forty. A sweet friend on Facebook today ask me when would the weather be cold enough where I won't have to mow. I told her in Texas that is a not question most of us can answer. Our weather changes without notice and pretty often.
Just wanted to do a quick post tonight mainly to remind you that my giveaway ends tomorrow at midnight so if you haven't entered it be sure and leave a comment on the POST before this one for a chance to win some of my famous Chocolate Candy. lol
Tonight I wanted to share with you what I ordered from Bear Wallow Herbs. Most of you know I fret way too much about the cats out here on the ranch. Yep I know I worry too much their just outside cats but their Mom ma drifted up here about five years ago and ever since then I have had kitty problems. Yes I know all about having cats fixed and there would not be the population problem I seem to have about every six months but Mom ma Kitty (name fits her don't you think) has allergies and the vet won't put her to sleep to fix her so once a year I have to deal with kittens except this year she had two litters five months apart. Gee z Marie I can't deal with this.
So I Google contraception for cats and low and behold I find something called Wild Carrot Seed. It is a seed from the flower Queen Anne's Lace. You can buy it from sites that sell herbs or seeds. It's real use is to regulate menstruation and fertility.
Some Women actually use this instead of Birth Control Pills. Amazing at my age that I learn something new every day. Of course, we all know I am way to late to hear about this for my use BUT what about Mom ma Kitty. Yep I read where people use it for cats too.
I know your laughing at me and thinking how silly of me to think this will work but I tell you this ole grandma is Desperate with a capital D so desperate people do desperate things. If she can't be fixed and I can't bring my self to get rid of her I have got to do something. I have tried locking her up in my bathroom once while she was in heat and let me tell you after that horrifying experience I would rather deal with kittens than to do that again.
So in a few months I will let you know if this stuff works. Now to figure out how often and when to give it to her.
I downloaded some pictures of her kittens she had in May. Their I believe all females because male kittens seem to disappear out here a month after their born. I found homes for the litter after these that were born in September. I hated to give them away so young but when I found someone that wanted all of them I told God Thank You and gave them to her.
When I walked up on my porch from mowing at lunch this is the first thing I see is one of them in an empty flower pot. Now who could not smile when you see something this cute.
Being lazy at the other end of the porch is another one that looks just like her mother.
And look at this white one. Isn't she a cutie pie.
Here with the white one is Mom ma Kitty!
My question for you is these kittens will be six months old in November. They all seem to have the same allergy problem their Mom has so if that's the case I may not be able to have them fixed. What I am wanting to know if I gave these kittens away to a lady that is looking for barn cats would they try to find their way back home to here. I could not stand to think of these poor kittens lost and trying to find their way home.
What do you think? I think if I kept them and they can't be fixed I would go broke trying to keep buying this herb Queen Anne's Lace. lol
Moving inside you have heard me talk often about my Tinkerbell. She has been with me now for eight years. A friend of mine found her on her front porch when she was only about six weeks old.
Today I snapped this picture of her looking at me while I was eating lunch. I don't know who eats more this girl or me.
Now for the last few months Tinkerbell has had to share her castle with one of Mom ma Kitty's babies that was born a year ago in April. Billie Sue was hit by a car one summer night and after expensive surgery to set a broken leg she is now an inside cat. I really did not want two cats inside but had no choice. It's been some nights with no sleep with her and Tinkerbell fighting but once in a blue moon I find them snuggling with each other and then I am a proud Mom myself. lol
If someone had told me ten years ago that I would be living in the country alone except for cats I would of laughed at them. Mainly because I thought I had a solid marriage and I was afraid of cats. Now look at me! You just never know do you?
My next post I will announce my Candy winner so be sure and enter. Good luck to all of you.
Also my next post I will take you inside this little country home so see you in a few days.
Sweet Dreams and Love to All