8/15/2019. Lost and Found.

On the Farm.

On Friday morning I found several of the chicks had broken out of their brooder area and Mr. Kitty was having a good time watching and herding them.  He hadn't harmed them, however he was having fun spooking them.  I suspected he may have been their liberator. 

I got the chicks out from under the hay bales and back into the brooder area, removed the hay from my person, and informed Mr. Kitty he would be sleeping outside that night.  He and Josie often sleep outside and do cat stuff all night.  I didn't see him during the pack up Saturday morning or when I got back after market.  Not alarming and the cat food had been eaten.  Then we didn't see him on Sunday.  Josie was around but no Mr. Kitty.  They had been fighting lately so I convinced myself that he was just being aloof.  When he wasn't around Sunday evening I was concerned.  Monday morning I was worried.  Monday afternoon he finally showed up - skinnier and unwell.  I scooped him up and gave him food and water.  He had a strange bubble-wrap feeling under his skin and he was only walking backwards.  5:15pm, the vet is closed.  Dr. Google.  Subcutaneous emphysema.   A conquering of a mouse or critter had likely torn a whole in his trachea and allowed air under his skin.  I think he felt as bad as he looked.

Jerry and I brought him to the house and installed him in Jerry's room (a dream come true).  Sam is allergic to cats so Mr. Kitty would stay with Jerry to recover and hide from the dogs.  Slowly, Mr. Kitty has started to drink and eat.  He's lost some weight and will need to bulk up before he can hold his own at the barn again.  Meeting the puppies may make him miss Josie and her occasional hisses.  We are so happy to have him back and nurse him back to health.

The cattle and the ladies continue to hide from the heat and dream of cooler weather.  Me too.

At the Markets.

Think ahead to Labor Day.  We will have a special package available - hamburger patties (4), hot dogs (8), and drumsticks (4) - $30 for 16 servings.  

We have another new product - beef broth
!  Our processor makes it for us and it's just beef bones and water.  Add your own salt and spices or just start cooking with it.  It's too hot to make broth right now so we thought you'd like it.  It comes in one quart containers.  Stop by and check it out. 

Good to Know.

Sorry, management cancelled the market this past Wednesday.   Davidson is hosting a Wednesday market from 5 - 7:30pm.  Summit's open mic night starts at 6:30 so we have built in entertainment. The parking is definitely better than Saturday - give it a try.  We bring a limited menu of items so shoot me a text or email to make sure I'm bringing what you like - 704-308-1431, amyjofoster@yahoo.com

Thank you for coming out in the heat.  Again.  And again,

Gil and Amy Foster

Davidson Farmer’s Market https://www.davidsonfarmersmarket.org/

Charlotte Regional Farmer’s Market https://www.ncagr.gov/markets/facilities/markets/charlotte/

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