Friday, August 20, 2010

FOGGY CATTLE DRIVE

Nothing says good morning like the rattle of a cattle trailer coming up the drive at 7:45 !!
The heifers co-operated beautifully and were in the trailer in no time and he was rattling back down the drive.Seldom am I up to watch the sun rise,but this morning the fog was so thick the sun had a hard time breaking through.Fog in August means snow in winter so look out , I remember last August had a lot of foggy mornings,uh oh !!!!
I hope the man who bought our heifers gets all the way back to Polk County in this soupy haze.
I baked cakes this morning while hubbie ran some errands in town. He brought home 18 broccoli plants and set them out in the fall garden. We already have greens planted.
The recent rains should definitely help these fall veggies get a good start,we had 2" in our rain gauge over the last 2 days.
G-son arrived in the afternoon and he helped his pawpaw in the garden .
#1 son went to PT this morning and then had a CT scan, he will get the results Monday.
He came in and started all his equipment to keep the batteries charged.G-son is thrilled to have his dad around and rides in the skid steer are a special treat.We took pictures of this machine today so he can advertise it for sale to help make his payments .

The wound care nurse came late this evening and she is not happy with some of the decisions his doctor is making. We are all trying to encourage son to get a second opinion from a different doctor.
I had a bowl of concord grapes from our vines sitting on the table and she had never eaten this type of grape before. Sometimes I forget some people aren't familiar with anything that doesn't come off a grocery shelf. While she changed son's bandages ,hubbie went to the grape vines and picked her a gallon bag of grapes. She has 4 year old twins and she said the grapes would make them very happy.
Hubbie and I finished work at church tonight and when we came home neither of us could sit down without going to sleep. Hubbie got to go to bed, I got to ice cakes for a couple hours before I could go to bed.
I haven't slept well the last 2 nights so tonight hopefully I'll catch up.
I have a question for all you bird experts out there. While I walked the other day I spotted this bird in the shallow algae in our pond. I think it is a Solitary Sandpiper but I'm not sure. I wish I could have gotten a closer picture but it flew away as soon as I snapped this one.Please chime in with your expertise on the identity .
Grateful to God for blessings today and for son's recovery.
Good Night and God Bless.

4 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I'm sorry... Wish I could help you with your bird... I know ALOT of them but don't recognize this one... Hopefully someone else will know.

Glad they picked up the heifers --and hope they made it safely to their destination.... YES---fog in August means SNOW in winter... We haven't had much fog yet --but we have had a little. I have a feeling that we'll have a mild winter.

Hope son can get another doctor's opinion... Sometimes the nurses know more than the doctors... Glad you gave her some grapes. Yum!!!!

Have a great weekend, Marilyn.
Hugs,
Betsy

Patty H. said...

It's been foggy here too. I remember it was foggy on Aug 1st this yr and I mentioned to my dh about every fog in Aug. will be a snow in Dec.
I have not clue what that bird it but he's pretty.
Love the look of pure excitement on your grandson's face!!
Blessings
Patty H.

NCmountainwoman said...

Don't know a thing about shore birds so no help there.

I do know a thing or two about wound care and was surprised to see Dakin's solution being used. Perhaps it has come back into vogue, but it was pretty much discounted as wound treatment improved. I agree that your son needs to visit a wound care specialist. Has anyone mentioned hyperbaric oxygen?

Gail said...

Great shots, beautiful morning.