Free shipping on all U.S. orders $100+

Free shipping on all U.S. orders $100+

My Little Man Jackson

August 15, 2011

Ok, so I couldn't resist sharing more tails tales of my little man Jackson.  He certainly enjoys being the household troublemaker and works very hard at maintaining the title.

Do you remember seeing on the National news a few months back the cat that would steal from neighbors and hoard his stolen treasures in his home?  This is Jackson.  The difference, however, is that Jackson is an indoor cat so the only people he can steal from are Jay and I.  He has a fondness for paper, namely money and receipts.  Jay discovered his downstairs stash under the couch and I discovered his upstairs stash in my shoes.  Although the receipts were doing him no good, he had stashed away enough cash to purchase himself 3 Starbucks Latte's.  I've taken to borrowing money from him.

Oliver barks at Jackson when Jackson is doing something naughty.  This is Oliver's way of enjoying someone other than himself getting in trouble.  For instance, when Jackson was tightrope walking on my curtain rod in the living room, Oliver barked to let us know and danced with glee when I made him get down.  Oliver also takes great pride in barking at Jackson when he's on the side table in the dining room, which he is not supposed to be on because it has photo frames on it and he always knocks them over.  He also enjoys barking when Jackson manages to dump drinks, food, or anything else on the floor.

Sunday was just an average day with Oliver barking in the back room of the house.  Jay and I both went to see what in the world Jackson was doing.  We entered the room to see him squatted in the pellet stove bucket, which still had ash in it from the last heating season.  Seems he thought his father did him a favor by leaving a litter box on the main floor.  After removing him from the bucket and washing the ashes off of him, we realized he's been using the bucket for some time as it was quite smelly.  The bucket was removed.  Later the same day Oliver began barking again in the same room.  Jackson had piddled on the floor where the bucket had been and was now trying to find something to cover his treasure with.  We have stacked boxes and baskets in the area hoping he'll forget about it.

Last night I took Oliver and Emerson out for their before bedtime pottie.  It was pouring down rain, so it was a quick trip.  {Oliver and Emerson WILL melt if left in the rain too long - this is what they believe}  We came running in the house and I closed and locked the door behind me.  I was just finishing up in the kitchen when I could hear Jackson crying.  Cait was sitting on the bench, ears back.  Oliver and I were looking around and we couldn't find him.  He continued to cry.  I suddenly panicked and opened the back door.  There he stood, soaking wet, crying up a storm.  Somehow he had managed to get out when we were coming in.  Boy are we lucky it was raining and he too would melt in the rain, so he stayed on the back deck!

He certainly keeps us on our toes, but I must say, some of the things he comes up with are so funny it's hard to keep from laughing.  Tonight he's recovering from his neuter.  He had a small reaction to the anesthesia....why should that be a surprise?  Seems all our animals are sensitive!

Also in Life At Cobble Hill Farm

Real Food Meal Plan - Week of January 21, 2018

January 22, 2018

If you’re just tuning in, this is an ongoing series in which I share our weekly meal plan as I (attempt) to convert us to a Whole/Real Foods lifestyle. I actually meal plan monthly but share it here weekly because it makes more sense to do so. Meal planning is my way of controlling the grocery budget (read as a LOT of dollars saved), ensuring there is no food waste for the week, as well as saving...

View full article →

8 Steps To Creating Your Own Simple Homemade Life

January 18, 2018

Simple Living

As a follow-up to “What Is Simple Living”, these are steps (goals) that I’ve been using and will continue to use this year on my own path to a simple, homemade life.  I shared that I come from a family of collectors and that was my first challenge – purging the collections.  It was emotional and difficult at times but I can honestly tell you that I am thrilled that I did it.

So the collections are...

View full article →

The BEST Deviled Eggs

January 17, 2018

When we first purchased chickens we hadn't thought through the fact that we were 2 people with a dozen laying hens. That meant 12 eggs about every 26 hours. We certainly had no trouble finding people we could gift our beautiful eggs to, but we also wanted to come up with delicious ways to use some of the excess ourselves. I've always loved deviled eggs but when I came across this recipe and...

View full article →

We're so happy you're here!

We'd love for you to sign up for our newsletter where we send occasional new product alerts, discount codes and farm happenings.  And maybe an occasional chicken or goat hug....