In earlier American rural life, communities raised barns because many hands were required. These events occured in a social framework with a good deal of interdependence. Members of rural communities often shared family bonds going back generations. They traded with each other, worshipped with each other and celebrated with each other. Barn raisings were an integral part of life and socializing.
In our modern American life, communities don't mean nearly as much as they did back then. It is our family's goal to bring a sense of community back to our lives and those lives that touch ours.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
We got a new mouser today. After not seeing the last one since he streaked out of his cage, compounded with finding rodent droppings in the dog food scoop, I decided today was the day. T and I went to the Animal Control building and picked up a mouser. Well, two to be exact. A male, Adam and a female, Liza. Liza seemed to want to hang around, but unfortunately after a couple hours, she, too, has vanished into thin air. Adam has stuck around and hopefully will continue to do so. Adam is a funny name for a cat, but it's the name he came with and we thought he should keep it. You would think it is every cats' dream to be footloose and fancy free with all the mice you could ever want. An occasional scratch behind the ear and some kibble to round things out and you would be set. Let's keep our fingers and toes crossed that he is still around in the morning.
Liza, who looks very much like our old cat, Violet, who now
lives with some very generous and sweet friends of ours.
And, just because I can, here is one of my
very amazing and sweet Hubby