For many years a feral cat has lived in our garden. It was not welcome, I love birds. Cat’s and birds are a recipe for tragedy. This year when we realized that cat is not going to leave, we started to feed it. This cat is a very wild animal, we have never in all the years been able to approach or touch it. Over the past few weeks cat has started to approach me, this week it walked up to me and allowed me to stroke him, even rolling over for a tummy rub. He then followed me briefly into the house. An amazing leap of trust.
Cliff bought waterproof canvas a while ago for me to make a braai cover and lawn mower cover. I put it off because I knew it would be a tricky job. The horrid heavy fabric was a bitch to sew and during the process I was telling it to do all sorts of things that inanimate objects are incapable of, generally starting with “F”. I didn’t get the braai cover quite right and it has a few too many seams as I miscalculated the diameter of the top circle.
As always, pottery is my favourite activity. This little Jack ‘o Lantern will look cute glowing with a tea light, he was made with brown clay pinch pot and coils, he is quite dark. Fjord has claimed him and I’m now doing one for Acacia with white clay. Mary showed me how to do the new one on the wheel. I’m exited to see how it turns out. Domi came up with the idea of making mushrooms to keep hair ties tidy, these are a fun project and I will make a few more for children and ladies.
Please remember if you find a fledgling fallen from a nest on the ground, leave it and the parent will continue to feed on the ground. It is not true that parents will reject if you have touched it. Only rescue if the bird is in danger from cats or dogs.