Olio: a miscellaneous collection of things.
Village parades are fun. The local politicians up for election, old cars, all of the village Emergency vehicles, horses, motorcycles, kids on ATV’s, tractors. If you want to be in the parade, show up and they will line you up. Most of the floats, politicians, service organizations, and the fire department, all throw candy and granddaughter came home with a whole bag full because she was so cute in her little red, white, and blue dress. After the parade, there are hot dogs and burgers, salads, beans, and desserts for a donation of your choice and means held on the village green.
After our local parade, we went to the one in the university town nearby and she got more candy, balloons, flags and attention. Our day ended in the same town watching the fireworks.
Music, kids playing and finally dark and a fireworks display.
A poor pup. She has again developed an infection and she won’t stop licking. An expensive vet visit and she is on antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, and an Elizabethan collar to try to break the cycle. She can’t eat or drink with the collar, so we bought this type to use when we are around and can keep an eye on her. She can still lick herself in this one, but it serves as a reminder, more to us than to her, but she can eat and drink with this one and will go outside to relieve herself. She has to wear the more restrictive one when we are out of the house and at night.
We feel like we need a boat and the garden is a mess of weeds. I weed and it rains and they grow some more. We are getting squash. We enjoyed the last of the peas, chopped and froze a couple cups of Mammoth Jalapenos. Today was finally dry, but it was miserably hot and humid and ended with showers and a double rainbow. And more rain due for the next week. The ground is saturated, the creeks full and each day of rain produces flash flood warnings.
Son #1 and Grandson #1 are coming tomorrow night and we are hoping to get the chicken coop for the cull birds secured and will isolate them before the last broody hen hatches next week. There needs to be some fencing completed so the culls will have a run too.