I hope you enjoyed all of the photos from my little trip to Rockport! I hope you get a chance to visit someday-I had such a lovely time!
|Sea turtles are so adorable and we got to see a few little guys close to shore!|
|If you look closely at the third photo-you'll be able to spot a little crab snuggled down under that little pool of water :)|
|Considering the extreme summer heat (see photo below), this is definitely out of place. I learned to crochet hats that month and I just couldn't stop!|
|The weather this year isn't much different.|
|Yep-I was a beekeeper. Notice the word WAS. Unfortunately, my bees got mixed up with local bees and turned very very aggressive. My beehive was at my dads house and he couldn't even work in his garden anymore because he was constantly being attacked by multiple bees. It was pretty bad. After having the hive for 3 years, we had to destroy it. Before they got that way, beekeeping was one of my favorite/relaxing hobbies. I read a book on it a few years back and it was instant love. I'll never forget the day my package of bees arrived. The post office was angry, but I was so happy bringing that buzzing package home and introducing those girls to their new home. I'd love to do it again someday, but it won't be any time soon.|
|I haven't posted about this little girl yet (I promise I will!), but this is Daisy. In July of last year my mom called saying that there was a baby skunk laying next to her mother in the road. The mother had been run over and was dead. I quickly grabbed a pair of gloves and ran up the road to meet her with a carrier. The baby didn't put up a fight at all and I wasn't sure if it was shock, dehydration, an injury, or all three. I did some quick research on the Internet and set up a vet appointment to get her checked out. I know that a lot of people will disagree with raising a wild animal with the intention of keeping it as a pet. I happen to be someone who agrees with that statement. In the case of a skunk who has no chance of survival on her own, I decided that I just couldn't let that happen and made the decision to raise her myself. Part of that decision was getting her scent gland removed. Doing this meant that she could never be released into the wild, because she wouldn't have a way of defending herself. This makes me sad, but at the same time I'm happy that she got a second chance at life. She happily resides at Matthews house. She has a very large two story rabbit hutch and a large cyclone fenced area to play in. She's very happy and healthy and loves people.|