Sunday, May 24, 2009

Baby Raccoon

George and I had a crazy day yesterday. George spotted a baby raccoon that had fallen out of a tree while we were driving and the hole was really high so it was impossible to put it back in.

It was so cute. Its eyes were still closed and it made super cute bleating noises. We were a little grossed out by all the ticks, but we couldn't just leave it there.

So we picked it up thinking that we could take it to a wildlife rehabilitator we know. Unfortunately she was not home so we had a long night in store for us. Those cute bleating noises turned into incesscant cries. We fed it kitten formula using a dropper and that calmed it down for half an hour or so.

The cries were so loud we even tried bringing it back to where we found it in hopes that mama raccoon might hear it and come get it. But after an hour of waiting we decided to take it back home.

We kept it in the basement all night and we did morning feedings at 6 and 10. I was getting concerned because it was a little lethargic and cold during the last feeding and the rehabber we knew still wasn't home.

Luckily we found another wildlife rehabilitator online. She was one of the few that took rabies vector species. We drove the baby up to her this afternoon. Thank God for Marcy the rehabber!

I called tonight to see how she was doing and Marcy reported that she warmed up nicely on the heating pad and had a good feeding.

Now if George would stop making "coon itch" jokes maybe I could stop feeling like I have a tick crawling on me.

Monday, May 18, 2009

More Flowers!

This weekend we celebrated Mother's Day again with my brother so I decided to make another flower arrangement using just flowers from the yard (and my neighbor's yard - Thank you John!).

I started off using a trifle bowl and taped a grid to hold the flowers. I didn't have any floral tape so I cut regular scotch tape in half.

I used mostly solomon's seal and hosta leaves for the greens. Then I added peonies, iris, rhododendron, yarrow, heuchera, and some other unidentified flowers. My neighbor John not only "loaned" me his peonies, but he proposed we use his last two yellow irises to finish it off. Thanks again John!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Fancy Towels

I recently finished roman shades for the bathroom and I had a little bit of fabric left over so I decided to buy some hand towels and sew the extra fabric on to them.

I washed the towels and fabric before I did the project, but I didn't wash the trim. I hope it doesn't fray when I wash the towels. I tried using fray check, but it didn't seem to help much. Hopefully they will hold up. I don't want to end up hand washing these.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

I started working a couple days a week at an incredible florist called Robin Wood Flowers. She has beautiful flowers and the arrangements are wonderful!

This past Friday I got to make my first floral arrangement ever. I was so excited because I love peonies and they are in season right now. It was also perfect timing for Mother's Day.