Tuesday, June 30, 2009
On this typical day at The Lazy Vegan, Boulder managed to get in many cat naps. Now that it is cooler he likes to hang out in a chair in semi-sunshine. I bring him his meals out there (yes, the animals are SERVED here at the L.V.!) and he seems pretty content with the arrangement. In other L.V. news, the foreman has great idea after great idea for the big property improvement project (also known as B.P.I.P.). He did some research and came up with a great new roof for both cabins- it is a dark brick red material that kind of looks like metal. More on that in a future blog posting. It will really improve the look of both cabins, and it is a project that the foreman can do (along with Paul). I don't do roofs, so that leaves me out of the mix!
The new countertop the foreman put in- in the back cabin.
Not too shabby for a cabin interior!
Solo's completely off his painkillers now and seems fine. I thought that the painkillers were helping his arthritis, but he seems to walk the same without them now...the only thing different is that I have been putting a heating pad regularly in his bed, and I think that's been helping. That's your Solo update.
It seems like there is always an opportunity to rescue trapped dragonflies and hummingbirds around here! The hummingbirds I can actually catch with my hands (when they're against a window)- as soon as you catch them they "freeze" and are completely still until you release them outdoors. The dragonflies are a little tougher- and this guy I got in a big glass. He was relieved to see the sky again!
Dragonflies have a lot of the same colors that hummingbirds do.
Speaking of hummers, I spotted this one in the tree!
The terriers survey the broken down deck of the cabin.
The foreman measures the beams of the cabin- he's planning to cut them into a Japanese style design.
The beer bottle balanced on the ladder is always a nice touch.
Most of the deck still needs to be torn off.
Toby got a carrot treat at carrot treat time that was meant for the donkeys- too big!
This was a bit amusing...during carrot treat time the foreman got an important real estate call- and he managed to feed the whole crew during most of the conversation before I took over!
Monday, June 29, 2009
Weegie gets every last strand of hay in the feeder.
Lately the hay just hasn't been enough for Paco & Luigi! I need to look up in my handy Miniature Donkey Care Handbook about increasing the amount of hay when the grasses in pastures aren't enough. For the past couple of days, I've been hearing hee haws from the boys- they are definitely letting me know when it is dinner time! See video at bottom of this posting to hear Luigi's barely audible little honk!
Paco was a bit concerned that I was going to eat a portion of his hay!
Inspecting the fresh pine shavings (mixed with yummy smelling cedar chips) in the barn.
Slim pickings in the pasture.
Boulder followed me while I did the chores at dusk!
Thankfully it was much cooler here today. Boulder did a lot of roaming around along with the usual lounging.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Another HOT one at The Lazy Vegan! I closed the whole house up early in the morning and it stayed relatively cool until late afternoon. The foreman worked on the cabin and I cleaned out the upstairs closet and got rid of a bunch of coats...which is very easy to do when it is sweltering out! Weegie was in a very playful mood this evening...in the above photo he was actually trying to play with Toby...even though getting ready for a back kick doesn't look like play! All of the animals were happier when a breeze came back...hopefully it will be cooler tomorrow.
Posing for the photo!
Paco loves to rest his head on the foreman's shoulder.
Poor Weegie was just trying to play...but Toby wasn't having anything to do with it.
Digging the dirt out from around the sides of the cabin- NOT a fun job in the heat!
In the late afternoon when a breeze came I opened everything up. The dogs love the terrace for viewing everything.
Boulder is very smart...on super hot days he'll lie by the vent to the basement area- where cold air actually comes through! His backside actually felt cool from it.
Afternoon lounging time.
Both of the donkeys have finally shed their coats- they look very sleek now!
The foreman put up this beautiful light on the outside of the cabin!
Waterblasting and cleaning up the exterior of the cabin.