Monday was warm.
So we hung out some in the bedroom where our old air conditioner is. The beagle enjoyed it on the bed with us for the first time.
Tom was able to buy a second air conditioner from Habitat for Humanity so that is now in our living room, making things much more comfortable inside.
Yesterday when I was leaving for work, we had quite a scare. We couldn’t see Ryeleigh as I was leaving. Usually we have her contained when we open the front gate to our busy road that we have lost several animals on. But we couldn’t find her. I could hear her rustling in some weeds near our orchard. So we thought she was occupied chasing something so we opened the front gate so I would go, and Tom was going to guard it from beagle escape. But then we heard a honk on the road, and Tom took off running.
Ryeleigh was on the road! Traffic was stopped, and Tom tackled her and brought her back.
I left for work, but Tom cleared the front fence line and found a 1 foot hole in the fence near the ditch by that plum tree. He patched it and is sure it is now safe. He is pretty scraped up and sore from his tackle on the road.
But then last night while I was still at work she wouldn’t come in for the night, and Tom couldn’t find her. He ended up checking the road a few times making sure she wasn’t there.
He eventually found her near the blueberries with a baby rabbit. Tom moved the rabbit out of beagle range and got the pup back in the house.
Today he bought a bell for her collar, but she freaked out completely. So then we put a fob on her collar with a light on it. We can turn it on in the evening so we can find her. It worked this evening to get her in. She is currently sleeping on the couch next to me. I am not sure entire;y sure why we love beagles so much as they are a chore, but we do love this one.
P.S. Tom made his usual stroggy for dinner. But I decided to make turnip noodles to go with mine as we have lots of turnips in the garden, and I figured it would be healthier than noodles. And for the first time they really turned out well. They are younger turnips than I have used in the past, and I spiraled them into strips which I cut into noodle-sized lengths, I boiled them briefly, and here they are. So good!