Saturday, May 30, 2009

Sun & Surprise additions ~

The rain has stopped for the time being - 2 days steady.....how the grass has grown. Everything is green and smells great. We actually had to mow the lawn and the sheep and lambs are enjoying grazing the lush pastures.

We've been cleaning the upstairs of barn, preparing for the upcoming hay season. We found these two little treasures.
This is Jinx and Jade. We couldn't determine where their Mom was and after a few minutes of deciding what to do, Tom and I decided to bring them in the house. We lost our house cat last fall and really miss him. These little gals will be loved and happy and we will really enjoy having a cat in the house again. I'm not sure how old they are so we are bottle feeding them kitty formula and also giving them kitten food. They are learning to use the litter box and starting to play with toys.Jade, on the right is the most adventurous and likes to play more than Jinx. They sleep through the night, and are very eager to eat when they do wake up. The help hold the bottle with their front paws while they nurse. It's just the cutest.
Below is my Hoya plant, also called a Rope plant. I've had this plant many years and occasionally, if I place the plant in exactly the right spot, it will blossom.

It has been in my dining room windows for two years now - actually I put it there when we moved into the new house. Last week I noticed it was starting to bud. Yesterday one cluster of blossoms opened. There will be three clusters of blossoms this time around. Aren't they gorgeous? The blossoms smell wonderful but only emit a fragrance at night. Not sure why that is but that's they way they are. It's a climber as you see from the first photo. It's climbing up my basswood blinds. Obviously it likes this spot - I'm not moving it!

Off to make macaroni salad for guests coming to bbq tonight. Have a great weekend everyone :)

12 comments:

threecollie said...

The kitties are cuteness personified! Right off the charts on the Cute-o-Meter! I am glad you got them.
Love the plant! It something I have never seen or heard of before, but what a nice one.

Gayle said...

What perfect star-shaped flowers! The kittens are cute...quite the surprise.

Farmer Jen said...

I love those cute kitties! So glad you brought them inside.

Shula said...

I love little kittens. Those two are very cute. Congrats on such a healthy and happy surprise.

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

so the kittens are tame? that's great. like their names.

We've had a beautiful day here too, one day without rain is a record.

Paintsmh said...

Aww cute kitties. I wish my kitties were that cute. But they aren't, plain gray. Sigh. Cuddles for the kitties!

Country Whispers said...

Kitties are cute and I love the plant. I have never heard or seen on like it.

Sue said...

Those kittens are adorable. No sign of the mom???
And what an interesting plant. Thanks for sharing.

Christy said...

What cute kittens! My cats have been full grown for years. I miss the kitten stage sometimes. Luckily, I have baby goats around.

Tina - omme i London aka teeweewonders said...

The kittens are adorable, I'd have had to adopt them there and then as well. :)

thecrazysheeplady said...

We have a family hoya that's been handed down for at least three if not four generations. It's still going strong and my mother thinks it's around 100 years old.

DayPhoto said...

I love the cute kitties! And to have a yellow female is really sort of rare *unusual* anyway.

I had a hoya for years and years and then it bloomed and a fell in love all over again. Then it didn't and didn't and didn't so I gave it away.

Linda
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