My daughter-in-law and granddoggie, Homer. He is the sweetest little guy.
We had a very nice day with them for Mark's birthday. The son made steak with a beurre rouge sauce, roasted potatoes and a delicious spinach salad. Topped off with Dutch apple pie! It was a beautiful day in the mid-fifties with lots of sunshine and no wind. The weather gods looked kindly upon Mark on his day. I held Homer for a long time and got to see Murphy the cat. He had shown up in our barn winter of 2012. He spent the winter and early spring with us. I had a house cat that would not tolerate other cats, all the dogs I wanted to have were fine by her. No Cats! He is the sweetest laid back fellow and I didn't think he would survive outside life so I gave him to my mother. When she died Matthew took him. Big old love bug.
Mark will be taking advantage of the moderate weather today and tomorrow to spread manure. Yep, life on the animal farm. What goes in, must come out. What comes out, must be spread. It's a cycle. We have half a turkey left so I'll take the meat off and make stock with the bones. That will be my day. Better than hauling manure.