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Camping During the Harvest Moon

YAY! Grandma Auburn and Z will be primitive camping this weekend. (along with Captain/her Grandpa, Nosey Rosey the Border Collie and Jasper the Fat HouseCat) There’s so much to teach her. Skills that cannot and should not be lost on the little ones. She’ll be 5 years old next week.

Survival Skills: How to mark her path with arrows out of rocks to find her way back to the campsite. How to set up a tent. How to make a lean-to and keep warm with leaves and brush. Where to find fish worms. Signal S.O.S with a flashlight. Which trees have edible nuts and how to crack them open. Show her constellations in the night sky. Teach her to listen for running water and wild animals. Teach her how to make sassafras tea. Pay attention to the dog. Be quiet. Be stealthy. Leave no trace.

I don’t have a plan. This is our playtime in the forest. This is Grandma Auburn in her element as a child of nature.

Gratuitous Redhead pictures today! Including one of me. Three Generations of Redhead.  Z turns 5 years old next week!  -ME, Z, and RT copyright & DNA: Grandma Auburn

 

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Also read: last year’s Covered Bridge Story with “Z”

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A Sad Discovery in the Garden

I’m sad and ticked off over this today.

About 3 months ago the groundskeepers oversprayed weed killer after I planted the flowerbed. The front row has struggled to grow ever since.

Then last night I go out to water the gardens and find that they’ve sprayed next to my tomato and cucumber plants. We dare not eat anything else from them; just to be safe.  I really don’t want to run the risk of my granddaughter eating off the vine at this point, either.

Guess I need to pull and toss. Would you??    😦 Dammit. Grrrr –

In other news: we had a scare with my Dad, worrisome things with Grandkids. Hubby missed a workday due to a health issue {Yikes!} and we are still on the hunt for property.  **Thanks for stopping by today Friends and Confidantes!  Next posts up for discussion: {I’ll link them when they’re live} 1. my budding skills with The KonMari Method. AND 2. best and worst dog chews/toys and puzzles for Border Collies & teenage pups in general. – Gma Auburn {Jen}

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So the Dog is Bi-Polar too

Vet visit: Nosey Rosey has issues. In fact, she referred us to a doggy psychiatric place for her fear behaviors. Yikes! 

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Tired Pup – 1.5 mile hike – DONE!

She’s not fearful of every dog, person or situation; but she goes from ‘collie stare’ to nip in a second   =0.0 =

6 pgs. of instructions, 7 meds, 1 supplement & 1  spray for 2 pets–>> and we have do it again in 3 weeks UGH!

Friends and Confidantes,  Even the cat turned demonic and now I have Pussycat Prozac for next time.

Pet Sitting/Day Care isn’t over till 9:30 tonight. Set the rooster for 6. Gma Auburn {Jen}

  • Next posts – Beginner’s Guide to Entertaining Your Puppy
  • Summer Snacks & Exercise: Keep your Puppy Cool and Safe on a budget
  • Why is my living room covered in stuffing? 

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