Monday, March 24, 2014

Western Patch Going to Pot

Phase One of a recycled patch along the West fence.

What started out as a "rain garden" (above) is proceeding as a "pot" plot. Cinder blocks at the base have been loaded with Morning Glory seeds. This will be the final resting place for Cordie's Cauldronthe cast iron pot that has been with us since the Wilson administration.

"I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me."
Annie Miller            

The red wings are angry and storming the old bird feeder out by that stinky white tree. I swan, that tree wants to be a magnolia, but it's not. Turned off bright and chilly this early a.m.--about 33F, according to Bryan Rupp down at the TV3--so I held off on stocking the feeders. Just let 'em glean what they may from yesterday's leftovers. The blackbirds and doves are working it, but they're not all happy about it, and riots will beak out.

Bryan also mentioned a swarm of earthquakes these past three months running from Oklahoma City to the Kansas state line. The largest, so far, was about an R4 last Friday and centered near OKC. Bryan said these miniquakes have been building in frequency and intensity. Any guess as to what the FRACK is going down under Oklahoma?

It's gonna be a bitchin' seminar!

Just now, as I type, heard from Stacy and Jan down in Austin this weekend. Here's Stacy.

"I'm in Austin learning tons of new stuff to come back and put to good use! They would like us to do a seminar on Love on Wheels next year at this conference and someone from a large national organization told me our program should be a model for all transport programs--so everyone, pat yourselves on the back because YOU have made it possible. Sometime in the next couple of weeks, SharonJanAmanda, or Shelly will pull our 500th dog, whose foster just may get a little surprise gift so if you're thinking of fostering, April is a good time to do so! 
Stacy Smith with HSFM Love on Wheels posting from the Texas Unites for Animals conference

Our own Jan Herzog missed the Road to Forever Transport Day for the first time yesterday since she helped get the local foster transport program on the road. We missed you, too, Jan, and I am yet convinced that you and Stacy, aside from all that you accomplished, still managed to have too much fun.

Damn dogs!

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