Saturday, May 14, 2011

the write stuff

I have been out of comission lately. First was a stomach virus that took more than a week to get over, than the quick edit of a dissertation paper for a high-maintence client (those feel doubly hard to work on and hardly worth the fee). Over now. Yea. I will read your blogs soon and get back into the swing of things.

Three days ago Francis Fox showed up with her same Mister. She quickly resorted to her dog-like 'feed me dog food and vanilla wafers' mode. Then two days ago, Excy heard her kits under the tack room. A mom for the second time! Mr has moved on until the kits are old enough to begin roaming around, then he will be back on-hand to help feed them and 'show them the ropes.' Now that I know she's a mom I'll start feeding her better stuff, like peanut butter and fruit and veggies, to supplement her diet. I threw her a chicken carcass after making chicken stock for soup. (It's cold here -- a cold front came through yesterday). She loved that.

Yesterday was a WOW (Witches of Wye). Felt right for a Friday the 13th. My WOW is this June. I am hosting it early because we're going to Texas for a week. First to Houston to a VHL conference, then San Antonio because I've never seen the Riverwalk, then to Kerrville (hill country) to look at the area. We went to hear Kinky Friedman a few weeks ago (he signed one of the books I bought of his from 2004), and when Excy told him we were going to be there he gave us his digits and told us he'd show us Kerrville. That'd be fun.


Ms. A said...

Being shown the sights by Kinky! Impressive.

ReformingGeek said...

I'm glad to hear the foxes are back. We have a family across the street in the woods.

Ah, San Antonio. I haven't been in so long. I love the Riverwalk. I hope you can stomach some Tex Mex while you're there. Have fun!

Arkansas Patti said...

So glad you are OK now. Wondered where you were.
How lucky you are to have resident foxes. I once owned a pair that I rescued from a life of cages. I couldn't let them run free for they had no fear of humans and would be killed by hunters or farmers with chickens to protect. They did live in a large yard with large trees to climb and lots of dirt to dig tunnels in. I much prefer they be wild like yours. They are delightful animals.

marciamayo said...

Kerrville with Kinky Friedman. I can't imagine anything "funner".

Carol............. said...

Glad you're getting back in the swing of things.

Wish we had some of those sweet little foxes to watch.

Jayne Martin said...

Post photos of the baby foxes. How adorable.