Friday, April 29, 2016

Farm Love Friday and Poor Mr Owl

Oh my what a trying few weeks this has been. I think we went straight into summer around here! We have already been hauling hay from a friends barn and getting ready to get into the hay fields. Our flowers just aren't blooming like they were last year. The pretty little pink Shamrocks by the back porch are the only flowers that seem to be enjoying this Spring. Our Cherry tree did not bloom well either, nor the Apple Trees. It has been so hot already." Big Kitten" , yes the fat cat above, just gets lazier and lazier. And fatter and fatter. I picked up a crochet hook for the first time in a looooooong time the other night when I could not sleep. I am so out of practice as you can tell by my crummy stitches. The Twins are doing really well. Can't seem to keep them out of the mud. 
  A noticed some Crows carrying on something awful late one afternoon and the cows were looking at one of the pasture fences. I went down to see what the ruckus was about and it was a poor Great Horned Owl that thought he was stuck in the fence. I called my neighbors boy that works for the county Animal Control to come help me ( I couldn't be on both sides of the fence at the same time). He held open a Dog Carrier while I backed the owl out of the fence. Poor thing didn't know he could just back up. He was very, very weak and as you can see only has one eye. Owls do not drink. They get their fluids from what they eat. But I could tell he was dehydrated, so I used a straw and got some Distilled Water in him.  I called a friend at the Department of Natural Resources ( aka Game Warden). He gave me another number to call. That guy emailed me a list of LICENSED Predator Rehabilitators in the State of Georgia. The nearest one to me is located in Blue Ridge Georgia. They said they would take him in if I could bring him over there the next morning. I said I would be there when they opened. I put him in a small chain link dog lot. He went into the back corner of the dog house and shut his eyes. I am very sad to say that he did not make it until morning. I called to see if I needed to still take him over to Blue Ridge, but they said I could just bury him. Poor guy. He has lived in one of our barns for years. I will miss hearing him. 

  I did get some time to work on a few more Dresses for our Sew Along! I am so excited to see all the little dresses. Have you been sewing along with us? If you need a pattern you can find it here! The Little Dresses for Africa Link Up Party will be NEXT SATURDAY May 7th right here on the blog! And we have some fabulous prizes, so be sure and come back and link up! And please share this post!

Also I have been looking at this adorable Quilt Kit on Craftsy!  Isn't it just too cute? I really LOVE the Owl and Hedgehog! Here is my My Craftsy link for the kit.

Robert Kaufman Elizabeth Hartman Pacific Fabric & Fancy Forest Pattern Quilt Kit - None

Also Craftsy is having a 50% off Sale now through May 1st  on Project Kits and Supplies! Just in time for Mother's Day or treat yourself! 


Now would be a great time to stock up for Summer Sewing! You can click on the above image for my link to the Sale! 

And next Friday, May 6th will be our next Mystery Patchwork of the Crosses kits AND the May kits for The New Hexagon in my ETSY Shop! 

Sew much fun coming up next week! I can't wait to see what ya'll create!

Welcome to all my new friends and followers! 
Happy Stitching!
xo jan

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  1. I'm so sorry about your owl, Jan! It hurts to lose these wonderful critters! We've never done well with rescuing any injured bird or ones that have fallen from nests- they're so fragile.

  2. I am so sad about your owl! Poor thing!

    The Fancy Animal quilt is on my wish list! I adore it so much!

  3. Poor little sweetie... so sorry you've lost a friend. Loving all your other pics though - you have such an eye for beauty Jan... xo Karen


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