This cat showed up in our yard one day in early July. We think he was dropped off by someone and he was very skinny. He was very friendly and loved attention. Over the next week, we did not feed him because we thought he may have lived on the neighbor's farm and just wandered here. After that week, it was clear he wanted to stay here and we started feeding him. He acts more like a dog than a cat. He follows us all over the property and lays with us when we have our fires. He sits by my feet when I water the garden and he hangs out in the garage with Eddie. He loves being around people. Eddie started calling him Homer before we knew he was staying. The name has stuck. Since I have a serious cat allergy, he will never be allowed into the house. He has taken up residency on our back porch and seems to love it. He is waiting outside the door in the morning for us to come out. During the winter, we will be sure he has access to Eddie's heated garage for warmth.
Monday, July 18, 2011
One morning we were having a fire in our pit and started talking about making birdhouses. We decided to make some that day. I had a very relaxing time painting them after Eddie made them. We had such a good time that I bought a book of bird house and bat house patterns. We decided that this winter would be a great time to get out to the woodshop and make some more for our yard.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
This is how my husband spent some time playing in the snow today. He made this snow plow when we first moved back to New York. He has made some modifications through the years, but it works great and it beats using a snow blower in our huge driveway and property in the back that needs to stay cleared for access to all of the shops and barns.