Prehistoric Turtle?

I doubt he’s prehistoric but he surely does look old.

Turtle

Turtle

It was the oddest thing because I’m usually the one to notice every little thing and Vince will step right over something and never see it. We had a baby chicken that died and I had come in to get Vince to help me get it out of the coop. I was on a mission with that little chicken being the only thing on my mind so I was way ahead of Vince. He walked out the door and said “Oh, my goodness! Look at that!”  I would totally have missed it.

That turtle was huge! I asked Vince how big he was and he said about 14″. I would have sworn he was 20″ but I’ve never been very good with measurements (or directions!).

Turtle Tail

Turtle Tail

Look at those points on his tail. I think he’s part dinosaur. 

Turtle Feet

Turtle Feet

I was looking at his wrinkled old feet/legs and thinking . . goodness, he must be old and then I realized . . my neck looks about like his feet/legs and I’m really not that old!

Even the crazy feral cat was interested enough to get closer to me than he’s ever been.

Turtle

Turtle

I read that that turtles eat tomatoes so I cut up a tomato for him . . homegrown no less, but he wasn’t interested.

Turtle

Turtle

One of the mangy looking chickens checked him out too. I think she was deciding if the tail was a big worm of if she should walk away and leave that creature alone.

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What is this?

In the end, the turtle left, the chickens found the tomatoes . . and life returned to normal, or . . as normal as it gets around here.

Tomato Eating Chickens

Tomato Eating Chickens

Now we’re ready for our next adventure!

 

 

Mr. Bargain Shopper

My husband amazes me with his bargain finding. I like bargains too but I just don’t put the time into finding the like he does. I think it’s Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day that Home Depot and Walmart have sales on their charcoal. I think for Home Depot, the sale was Thursday through Sunday (but I’m not real sure). The price is 2 – 18.6 pound bags (used to be 20 pound bags) for $9.98. The regular price is $19.87.  We always get enough to last us and we never have to buy charcoal when it isn’t on sale. We use quite a bit between grilling and Dutch oven cooking and getting it about half off makes a difference.

Trip #1

Trip #1

Trip #1 yesterday – He went before he ever came home. I think he got 5 packs from Home Depot and 6 packs from Walmart. I believe the Walmart bags are 15.something pounds and they’re a little less but it’s almost exactly the same per pound.  That’s 22 bags of charcoal.

Trip #2

Trip #2

Trip #2 – We both went last night. I needed more wasp spray and a few things from the grocery store so he bought 8 more packs from Home Depot so that’s 16 more bags.  That’s 38 bags so far and you can bet he’ll go back in the pickup and get more before the sale is over.

Speaking of grocery stores . . that same United . . I’m not overly impressed with their prices. Walmart and Aldi are way, way less except things that are on sale but when things are on sale .  . United is hard to beat. They have a coupon this week for $5.00 off produce if you buy $5.00 worth. I didn’t even know about the coupon and got peaches and lemons and it came to $7.28 so after the $5 off, I paid $2.28.

They also had a coupon where you get $5 off your groceries if you spend $50. They had Dr. Pepper – 4 – 12 packs for $9.97 and I never see that price any more so we got 8 – 12 packs . . you never know when I might need ONE Dr. Pepper!  We also got some paper towels that were on sale for $12/pack so that was $24. We must have had something else but I don’t remember what. It came to $52 and we got $5 off that. By the time we paid less than $2.50 for a 12 pack of Dr. Pepper and then got more off, that was a good deal.

Maybe I should have him start doing my yarn shopping!  :)

Chickens and Grubs

Friday Vince and I worked outside almost all day. We finally finished planting all the trees we had in little pots and every pot I moved, there was at least one grub underneath it. 

Grub

Grub

Chickens love grubs but, chickens aren’t very bright and they decided my toes must be some edible creature and the nail polish attracted their attention.

Chickens

Chickens

In fact, they were getting a little aggressive. The faster I would walk, the faster they would walk trying to get my toes. Vince said “Why thy heck are they following  you around?” I stopped so he could see what they were after and the minute I stopped, there were about 8 chickens pecking at my toes.

I guess I need to wear real shoes or take the polish off my toes or be prepared to outrun chickens all day!