Welcome to MY ADVENTURE OF DAILY LIFE. I have long since wanted and been encouraged to document the plethora of items I work on, learn, and in general tinker with. I travel and experience new things far and wide and love to share what I gain from them. Here I am sharing with you not just the amazing but the every day as well. They may not fall under the category of "daring adventure" but I am usually having a blast doing them. Enjoy!
I few months ago the end of corn season came and went. I was waiting for a moment to bring in the dried corn and figure out how to get it off of the cob. Around that time I came across Mozybeau's facebook page and he had a great corn sheller for sale! I couldn't find a youtube video that he had but I did come across a video that had pretty much the same model I did. It really does work great!!!
My batch :-)
Our local town had a parade last weekend! My sister and I being the crazy nutty girls that we are dressed up as pugs in tacky Christmas sweaters and slapped some Christmas stuff on the mastiffs. Meka and Bowie were very well behaved and Bowie only managed to steal a couple of pieces of candy off of the street.
The various cars and floats in the parade were throwing candy out to all of the people of Jellico and I couldn't help but be sad. Most of these people are barely able to make ends meet and sugar is the very last thing they need in their lives. I have been talking with a few locals on how to get a program going in this town that will breed hope and new business in this town. So many people just need the encouragement and a little guidance to get off the ground.
All in all we marched and waved. The dogs got lots of pats and quite a few kids came away with slobber on their faces. It was a great time!
You have probably just read the title and thought "WHAT??". I would too!
We have a wonderful pack of dogs. All rescues they range from Jack Russell mix to an English Mastiff. Our topic of discussion today is Meka who we were told was a Cane Corso or Italian Mastiff. Meka was rescued by a loving family from an abusive neglectful back yard breeder and given lots of love from that point forward. When she was two, she and her big brother had to find a new home due to Navy life and space complications. They placed an ad on Craigslist and Mr Brawny spotted it. We ended up adopting both from this couple and almost a year later we moved permanently to the country. Meka had always shown a different side to herself when we would take her out to the country to spend time. She was much more confident, got in less trouble, and seemed much more "at ease".
Since the permanent move in June she has proven to be the best guard dog out of the whole group and is often the first off the porch to bark at the occasional passing car or 4 wheeler. When she is excited or wants to play, she will nibble your hand, leg, side, or whatever she can get her little teeth on.
In August we purchased two goats to help control the massive amount of Kudzu and to one day give us goat milk (read: CHEESE!). The male was not that much past puberty so for the most part he would stick with the female, allowing us to only tether her during the day. Unfortunately the billy found out what rose bushes taste like and we had to chase him out of the rose bushes several times each day.
Meka being eager to please caught on what we were doing. She started at first being there in the middle of the chasing, watching us closely sometimes charging the goat with out any noise or anything. She would look a bit puzzled about what to do next. Then one day when were chasing him, she nibbled the back legs and chased him right up to the other goat! Something seemed to click and now she knows that's her job. This morning even she was out there barking at Rocky telling him not to eat those rose bushes. He totally ignored her until she nibbled him and off he went. He tried to get away from her going the wrong direction and she knew just what to do to turn him around and get him all the way back!
We couldn't be happier about this accidental learning experience and you just never know what new resource will fall into your lap. Some times it's even a goat herder.