Just a quick pop-in before I dive into my usual Thursday reports for work. My computer is saying 27 degrees out; my phone says 24. Either way, it is chilly!
Mabel did, thankfully, show up in time for her appointment with the vet. She only needed a feline leukemia vaccine which is annual. I had forgotten that rabies and distemper are 3 year doses and she is good till 2025. The vet pronounced her to be in good shape! A nice, clean coat with no traces of fleas or ticks, clear ears and clear eyes. He probed around a bit and found no lumps or bumps in her (whew!) and her heart and lungs sounded good and her temp was normal. She weighs 8 lbs, 7.5 oz. The last time I had taken her (March 2023) she weighed 9 lbs, so really no worse for her little adventure away from home.
After that, Fletch and I got our RSV vaccines and neither of us have had any issues or negative results from it - not even a sore arm!
Late in the afternoon we wandered out to the garden. There were some things to harvest and things to do in anticipation of the cold temps overnight. Fletch put the cap on the coldframe to protect the lettuce and chard. And we harvested some things. Figs!
Not as many as I had thought and hoped for, BUT a few have started to ripen. So, they are on a plate on the counter where the sun will hit them and hopefully we will be able to use them. I had thought of making preserved green figs, but there really are not enough.
And, we picked tomatoes.
Amazingly there are more out there, but it was so cold (major wind chill yesterday afternoon) that I pronounced this haul to be sufficient. Looks like we will have some fried green tomatoes shortly!
Well, that's a wrap for me. I've got a lot of reports to run and sort through. Later this mornoing Fletch and I will head out to one of the local "drop stations" for ballots - we started doing mail in ballots in the first election during the pandemic and decided we would just keep with it. Easy and no waiting in long lines!
Have a great Thursday!!