Fall At Fair Hills Farm...

Perhaps that title doesn’t make very much sense.  I was referring to the busyness going on as this year reaches its height of Fall.  I have had quite a few blog posts in mind, but I have delayed posting them deliberately.  I’m considering saving my more topical posts for NJAO and Priceless Purity.

As for my recent busyness, I’m spending this week studying for my final chemistry tests.  Then I’m done with chemistry…officially!  I will then have Geometry and World Views left to complete within the next few months.  Then my “school” as the grading system knows it will be over.  That’s when my writing projects will excel to their full potential, LORD willing.

I went grocery shopping with Mom and my sisters on Monday.  I came across a DVDXpressDX2 device that converts your VHS or VHS-C (or whatever new-fangled technology has burdened ordinary home filmmakers with) to DVDs using your computer.  I’m still trying to get it to work.  It says it’s compatible with Vista, but I think I’m going to have to download an upgrade from their site in order to coax my laptop into accepting it.  One moment it appears to be working fine, but the next moment there is a warning on blue screen that my computer is restarting in order to protect it from “damage”.

The first week of November featured a football game and three birthdays in our family. Our Aunt Crystal and cousins visited this past Sunday.  We will most likely have guests around Thanksgiving.  I took some photographs of the Guest House which will appear on FairHillsFarm.com shortly.

Today one of our next door neighbors (a guy about my age) came by to see if we would be interested in giving one of our cats to his sister-in-law.  I have recounted occasionally the experiences of the Cats of Fair Hills.  Well, we are now down to five; Mirette and three of her original five kittens: Sebastian, Felix and Guinevere as well as Mirette’s half-brother, Hunter.  They are all very docile cats that have never been aggressive towards us and get along with Rex, the chickens and the little children.  They live out doors, but are somewhat maniacal in regard to food.  Every time we step out the front door they clamour around our feet and put on their loudest charming meows in hopes of receiving a treat.

Just the other day Hunter killed a copper-head looking young snake, and is renowned for his snake slaying escapades.  He is the one Dad favors, so he stays regardless.  Guinevere (Abigail’s cat) and Mirette will stay since they are queens and least likely to wander. Sebastian (my cat) and Felix (Joseph’s cat) quarrel incessantly.  Each wants to boot the other out, yet they both love this place so much that neither of them will give in.  Mom and I both concluded that one of them would be the best give away bet.

After checking with Dad, the deal seemed okay.  This evening our neighbor and his sister-in-law came by to pick up a cat.  It was dark, and Felix was the nearest one around, so he was the chosen one.  When I picked him up he appeared unusually nervous – partly because the neighbors’ little corgi/chihuahua/whatyoumaycallit mix looking dog came over as well.  We mentioned that if it didn’t work out they could bring him back any time.

A little while later our neighbor drove up and dropped off the carrier, saying that as soon as they opened it Felix dashed off into the woods.  Sure enough, he was back home a few minutes later.  What a feline exhibition of loyalty {haha}.

MAY GOD BLESS,

~Amanda~

   

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Thursday, November 15, 2007 – Untitled Comment

Posted by moreofhim
Sounds like you’ve been very busy. I’m anxious to know if you get your new software working – sounds like something I’d like to try! Your kitty definitely seems to want to be with you!

God bless you ~ Julie
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Thursday, November 15, 2007 – WOW!!

Posted by SuperAngel
busy busy busy. But being busy is good too.
yes, let us know how your new software is going.
So Glad youliked my post. Thanks for stopping by and letting me know
As Always,
Amanda
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Wednesday, November 21, 2007 – Untitled Comment

Posted by BlogBoy
Wow, snake killing cats? I thought it was the other way around! 😉

We have a lot of cats, but we don’t have that many snakes being from IL and all.

RYC: I’m glad you liked the post, I really enjoy writing those.

My blog was broken because I put a music player in and it knocked out the main column. Fixed now!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Eric
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Saturday, November 24, 2007 – Untitled Comment

Posted by BlogBoy
RYC: It is true Amanda. Single people get so overly involved in thinking about getting married it totally takes over their thought process. Soon all they think about is getting married.

I don’t think that is what God wants.

Eric
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Sunday, November 25, 2007 – You have a beautiful blog

Posted by Anonymous
It is fabulous and I just love it. I look forward to coming back more often.

I also enjoyed reading a recent article of yours in the Girhood Home Companion Magazine.

Have a blessed day
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Monday, November 26, 2007 – You are

Posted by nancysnook
Welcome…you are more than deserving…

“Man gives an A-Ward, God gives the RE-Ward”
~Nancy King