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Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Whew! Light gardening today. The sun, the humidity, enough!

Posted Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at 7:47 AM
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  • Steve, I posted this on Freecycle, but I thought I would give it a try here as well, if you don't mind.

    We found 3 baby stray kittens yesterday. 1 of them was stuck inside our fence. The other two were hanging out in the back of our compost pile. We left them alone thinking that mom would come back, but she has been a no-show. So, they are currently in a tote in our house for now. By the way they are eating, apparently they were abandoned for a while. But we cannot keep them since our daughter is allergic and our dogs aren't too thrilled with them. We are guessing they are about 3wks old because they are just now getting their teeth.

    The Bedford County Animal Shelter is swamped with cats, so that may not an option for us.

    If anyone would be interested in coming and taking these sweethearts, please let me know.

    I'm not sure on the sex of them (we are dog people and have never owned a cat). But one is gray, one is black, and one is cream colored. They have no problem being handled.

    -- Posted by PrpleHze on Tue, Jun 11, 2013, at 3:25 PM
  • Hey PrpleHze...if the grey one is short haired and female...I will take it...Are you having to bottle feed them...I have been owned by a cat all my life...email me how to get a hold of you...I'll come look for you and might take one home....chefgrape@yahoo.com

    -- Posted by chefgrape on Tue, Jun 11, 2013, at 4:27 PM
  • Ok. I searched online to find out which are boys and which are girls, lol. And I believe that they are all 3 girls. Yes, we are having to bottle feed the black one, since it seems to be the runt. But the other two seem to be able to drink from bowls. They have been getting supplement milk and some of the soft can food. I don't know if they are short hair or not.

    Chefgrape, I sent you an email.

    Here are some pics:

    Black - http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad154/freetipper/IMG01290.jpg

    Cream - http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad154/freetipper/IMG01289.jpg

    Gray - http://i931.photobucket.com/albums/ad154/freetipper/IMG01288.jpg

    -- Posted by PrpleHze on Tue, Jun 11, 2013, at 5:16 PM
  • Thanks chefgrape for stopping by and educating us.

    We now know how to tell the difference, :D

    The cream and the gray kittens are little boys. And the black one is the only girl.

    -- Posted by PrpleHze on Tue, Jun 11, 2013, at 6:59 PM
  • Yeh, they are tough to see the working parts at that age. I'll create a separate post to try to get better attention.

    We have new kittens as well, so we are not able to adopt more. I presume chefgrape stood fast on wanting a female?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Jun 12, 2013, at 7:47 AM
  • And here I thought everyone as fired up about hot, muggy gardening. LOL

    I was concerned that the soil was so wet around my garlic and they are just starting to die down for harvesting. Thought they might rot, so I pulled about 6 of them. All were fine and lookin' good.

    Either I need to really step up my garlic eating or I need to bring some to garden club next week. I still have a bunch hanging from last year.

    You can eat them or save them for fall planting. I like both, but it is nice to have something green in the garden during the winter months too.

    By the way, all grown organically. Since I am not a commercial grower, I do not go through certification, but I used to certify farms so I can assure you, these are organically grown and I have controlled the "clove-stock" for over 4 years.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Jun 12, 2013, at 8:21 AM
  • I was so so tempted to take them all but. I knew to properly give a good home to such a beautiful critter that the conditions have to be right...male cats roam and mark their territory. I am in a high traffic area for out door living and would have raised the female indoors as a special finicky ( I own you thinking) kinda pet...you have to love cats to let one own you like they do...kinda wish I lived way out in the country in a little house, stuck in the middle of a woods...last time I did my cat frequently brought me rewards like snakes, birds and, things as reward for being me I guess...I have had a few snakes dropped at my feet a time or too...harmless ones, but they sure can wake you up....I highly recommend getting in touch with PrpleHze if you want a great pet...they are vary healthy, flea-less and, have the prettiest clear blue eyes...I could tell they were not like the common feral cats you sometimes see...they had that glow and sheen of royal blood and a take me home kind of tug to them, if you know what I mean....

    -- Posted by chefgrape on Wed, Jun 12, 2013, at 11:46 AM
  • Nice description chefgrape. I would bet your evaluation helped immensely. (They have been spoken for, by the way)

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Jun 12, 2013, at 2:49 PM
  • I'd just about given up on some black beauty zucchini. Actually, I had given up and was just slow to plant something in its' place.

    I planted spaghetti squash and the same time and they have been up about 10 days now, but this morning, I have baby zukes coming up. No idea what took them so long.

    Same thing for my red potatoes. They were already growing fro the eyes when I planted them about 2+ weeks ago. I figured they were goners too but this morning I found about 5 coming through. Patience Grasshopper.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jun 13, 2013, at 5:26 PM
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