If you were wondering,  the septic tank was pumped, we’ll be replacing a lateral line before long.  The guy who pumped it was telling Ernie about a different type of lateral line…it’s not like we have and we could run a new line without a lot of trouble.  We’re both breathing a little easier over that.

Mitzy, week 1Mitzy has stood a couple of times to eat…she never stands long, just enough to get resituated.  She’s getting pain meds every 12 hours to help her rest.  Since she will stand for those few seconds, we’re very hopeful that she will make a complete recovery.   There must be a lot of bruising as she seems to have many sore points when we lightly pet her.

ApacheKat (Mother to Bear and Blondie) came in last night limping.   I can’t feel anything broken, but she’s laid on the ottoman since she came in.   Guess is she doesn’t perk up soon,  I’ll have to carry her in for x-rays.   Keep the kitties in your prayers.    We try to keep them healthy and safe, but it’s really hard to police their activities 24/7.    We may have to install those kennels and really become the Burkett Kitty Rescue Shelter.



This wasn’t a great week for stashbusting. I didn’t buy anything, but I also didn’t use as much as I had wanted.   I cut backing and binding for a children’s quilt and made potholders.   So…while not too good, it wasn’t a total bust.

Yardage purchased this week – 0 yds

Yardage used this week – 2.25 yds

Year to date purchased – 26.75 yds

Year to date used – 218.50 yds


I made “fancies” for the Community Dinner…fanciesdon’t they look yummy :)   There weren’t many left on the big tray I carried up there (and I had kept a few at home, of course!)

We had loads of great food, played Bingo (I won 3 games and turned in my card so I wouldn’t get run out of town!)  Funds from the evening and the  Bingo cards were donated to the Volunteer Fire Dept.  Every little bit helps :)

People looked at a  map my Boss Lady is putting together of Burkett in the 40s and 50s.  She grew up here, and is doing the Memory Lane thing….she’s found a few photos, a news clipping or two and is now working on the map of where the businesses were.  Yes,  this was a thriving little town back then…and now,  we’re only about 30 families.  The oil wells were cut off and the people moved on.  The farmers and ranchers have stayed and are still trying to make a living.  Many hold full time jobs in addition to their farming/ranching endeavors. 

Hunting is the big thing right now.  Most everyone leases their land and looks forward to the season.  We don’t have enough to lease, lol…and we’re between two roads so no shooting from our property.