Tonight, I had a meeting at work. Before the meeting, I got a call from Cora - she forgot a notebook for school. So I had to drive to her school prior to the meeting. Drove to Dayton (about an hour away), met with my client (great meeting BTW) and on the way home, got stuck behind a terrible accident. It ended up taking me two hours to get home...but I'm thankful that I made it home safely, especially because I don't think one of the people in the accident made it out alive. Careflight came in and took him away...it didn't look good.
So I continue my drive home...exhausted I pull into the driveway. I stop and greet our animals (their pasture runs along our drive) and as I pull closer to the house, I see our neighbor, on our porch with Mark and Cora - all three looking down into a trash can. Hmm...more zucchinis? I thought? corn on the cob? I thought? Nope...three baby squirrels. Squirrels!? What the hell am I going to do with squirrels? So we took our dog's cage outside on the porch - Blue is house trained and we mainly keep the cage up for when our daughter visits with her dog - or if we need to separate animals for any reason - we wrapped the cage in chicken wire, so nothing could work its way through the cage and eat the squirrels - and so the squirrels couldn't get out. We put in hay and some different types of food for them to eat. I'm hoping that they will only be our guests for another week or two, until I know they are big enough to survive.
Well...they are kinda cute though aren't they, filthy rats with fluffy tails, who will one day grow to eat and destroy my gardens...but for now, sweet little babies who like to curl up in little circles and snuggle.
P.S. We are attending a Beekeeping Club meeting on Thursday and guess what!? They are holding the first part of the meeting IN THE BEE YARD!! It costs a whopping $5 for the entire family to become club members. Here we go people!!!!
P.P.S We also went to our local Extension Office and learned that they have these really great resource books that kids typically use for 4H programs and we were able to purchase three books from them: sheep, goat and llama/alpaca - they just arrived and we'll stop by Friday and pick them up!