Sunday, July 21, 2013

Free and Not so Free.

Today the girls had to go meet the Care-A-Van, the mobile vet, for their shots, blood tests and heartworm pills.  I got a yrs supply cause its always a pain running around trying to get they are set for a entire YEAR! AND we were first in line...I got there at 10 till 10 and no one was there yet.  I go to the IGA parking lot, they are there about every 3 weeks so its a great thing for the community..and dont you know that the DVM's are trying to stop the mobile vets from providing some services! I swear soon the under priviledged and ME are not going to be able to make it in this wealthy society where only the well to do will be able to afford anything!!! Can you tell Im a little fed up? As it is it cost me $212.00 for the 2 dogs, blood test, heartworm pills which I cant get without the bloodtest result of negative.  Then the yearly booster shots, and their vaccine tags.  IF I had to go do this at the VET's office I would have to pay an additional $40 for an office visit per dog! So I hope the DVM's are defeated with this latest attempt at making life harder for the majority of us!

I've never successfully grown a watermelon or cantaloupe in my garden, it generally gets too hot, BUT this yr...a volunteer came up in the compost pile...I dont know what it is yet what do you think? It could be a squash of some kind too....medontknow!

I may see some slight ridges and that may mean cantaloupe

Been getting a few of the small tomatoes for the window ledge along with a sunflower and a dahlia flower broken over by the hard rain so they had to come inside so I could continue to enjoy these Beautiful faces, OH the birds planted that Sunflower for me :o)

So I got a nice melon on the vine, and sunflowers all thanks to the efforts of mother nature..OH and in my compost pile are more avacado trees! ONE did live that I transplanted last yr.  I thought they all died but then I found it...Ill have to keep you posted on that one...and I will try transplanting the two new ones.
I love my rooster plates got these in the "dime store" for a buck a piece! They are just cheap plates but for everyday they make me smile!

and Im not working on the inside of the "windows" room.  The old sunroom.  Im putting up new paneling on the walls I had to remove and putting the trim around the windows on the inside..

Ive got the inside casing & ledges done and have the small one finished...just the finish paint needs to be put on. I primed the wood already...the paneling I like it the way it is, but I didnt tear down the dividing wall so I will paint that wall I'm gonna go BRIGHT more on that later.

Im going to put a shelf the length of the wall in that space....a great spot for starting seedlings....I created a LARGE ledge for the South Facing Lower Window I figure plants will want to sit there and enjoy that window! This end of the room will be the new potting and winter plant storage area..and who knows what else.

IM waiting for the finale of HGTV Design Star, comes on at 8 pm... this is the first time I've watched to see what ideas other have...some are outrageous--- others are pretty dang cool!!



  1. They are saying that animals do not need to be vaccinated EVERY year ... but every 3 years ... unless it is a law in your State? We don't have such a law here. I follow a hollistic vet site and they say to titre test and make sure they actually need the vaccine. No heart worm in our area so I don't have to worry about that.
    Can't help on the squash/melon.
    Renos are coming along nicely.
    Saw a really cute chicken video recently and your rooster plate put me in mind of it.

  2. It looks really, really great! We can't wait to see your "going bright!" Woo hoo! Our place is ablaze with color in all the wildflowers...that's where we take our inspiration from. Happy summer to you! :)

  3. Even when you relax and watch TV you're thinking about your project ;>). Mother Nature is rewarding your good Karma by giving you garden gifts! YAY you deserve them. Keep us posted. (I just read something in our paper here in Oregon about the DVMs volunteering to run weekend spay and checkup clinic for homeless people's pets. I hope they would also help people who own a home but are spending all their money on it ;>)))

  4. Sorry for your trouble. Really like your veggies.

  5. Ooh I'm excited to see what that melony guy will turn out to be! The birds planted me some sunflowers too- no complaints here.

    I really hate how the whole medical world is basically a money making scam in some way or another.. My vet turned into a saleswoman trying to sell me all sorts of junk I know is not in the best interest of my dogs. I'm switching vets and sticking to rabies shots only. Argh! Glad your girls got what they needed.

  6. You certainly are making progress!! Looking good! I hope they don't stop your mobile vet services. I'll cross my fingers for you!


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