Ever wonder where the phrase "cat nap" came from?
All you would have to do is to watch my barn kitties
and you would know how that phrase came to be!
I spent yesterday morning watering.
You see, we are going to Chicago for the rest of the week,
and I wanted to make sure that everything was drenched
one last time before we left.
So, I loaded up the gator with containers of water.
Bobby can never resist a big drink.
He is the only cat that I have ever seen
that loves water and doesn't mind getting wet.
But really, Bobby, do you have to drink out of the manure buckets?
My first stop was the grape arbor,
where I found TomTom....
You guessed it....taking a cat nap!
The grapes are looking good this year.
Some of the red seedless have begun to ripen.
The horsehair in the middle of the grapes is a bird's nest
made from mane and tail hair...found around the horses.
Hubbs and I built this grape arbor a few years back.
Eventually the grapes will cover the top...
making a grape covered room.
We had hoped that maybe the kids might eventually
use this space for farm wedding ceremonies.
My next stop on the watering tour would be the orchards.
Once the fruit trees had been given a drink,
we finished up in the vegetable garden.
This is what I found in my garden boxes....
TomTom in the broccoli
and Bobby in the tomatoes....
and Ella under the green beans....
all napping again!
Oh, and I found a couple of beautiful eggplants, too...
Next week I will pick them and make egg plant parmesan.
PS....I got back to the house after watering,
and it began to storm.