One of the lesser known Key West attractions is the Sheriff’s Animal Farm. A shame. The Farm should be a must on everyone’s agenda. Young and mature alike.
The animals are varied. Some I have not even heard of. Not the typical zoo nor zoo type operation. The Farm is run by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department. A deputy Sheriff in charge. Help provided by inmates.
The Farm is open only two Sundays per month. Today is one of those Sundays. From 1-3. The Farm is located on Stock Island. College Road just off U.S. 1.
There is no charge for admission. Donations appreciated.
There are so many dangers confronting society and government. Some must be dealt with. I am specifically referring this morning to Oath Keepers. A group 30,000 strong. Most former military people.
They were at Ferguson. Carrying guns. Doing whatever they wanted. Police avoided dealing with them.
They are the same group that defended the farmer in the 2014 Nevada stand off involving the Bureau of Land Management.
Oath Keepers announced in the past few days that they would protect Kim Davis from the Judge and U.S. Marshals. They planned on having “boots on the ground” to prevent Davis from being arrested by U.S. Marshals. The group announced that Davis was under their protection stating the “Judge needs to be put on notice that his behavior is not going to be accepted and we’ll be there to stop it…..”
Not the way things should be done.
As a point of information, one of the most powerful persons in the United States is a federal district court judge. You don’t screw with them.
Fortunately, Davis’ attorney declined Oath Keeper’s offer of assistance.
Finished research re Gertrude Bell yesterday. Bell known during her time as Queen of the Desert. She is frequently referred to today as the female Lawrence of Arabia.
I will be writing the column for KONK Life this afternoon.
Sloan here for a while in the afternoon. I have a new computer. She was helping me get everything on it.
I caught the last minute of the first half and the last three minutes of the second half of the Syracuse/Wake Forest game on TV. I was surprised it was being shown. It was on CBS.
Syracuse won 30-17. Can it be?
Living on a small island has a few negatives. One is rats. They used to be all over the place. The reason there were so many cats on the island. Almost every home had a cat.
There are few cats today. I read somewhere that iguanas have killed the cats. Apparently, rats do not scare iguanas.
One showed up dead in my home a few days ago. The smell was there. I could not find where it was coming from. The smell of a dead animal. Nor could Keith. Anna finally found the body. In a small closet under the stairs, the door off the kitchen. The rat apparently had come up from the crawl space under the house.
I am a coward at heart when it come to certain things. A rat, dead or alive, is one. It was Keith’s headache.
Keith removed the body yesterday. Washed the area down with Clorox.
The smell last night was Clorox. This morning, dead rat. The odor remains. There is a special odor item which will remove the rat smell completely. Keith’s headache. He will be at Home Depot today buying it.
There has not been a hurricane in the Keys for 10 years. Yet the biggest writer of insurance in the Keys, Citizens Property Insurance Co., wants to raise rates for wind damage. In 2013, the rates were raised 10.5 percent. In 2014, 8.1 percent.
Give us a break!
Bocce stats listed in the Sunday paper. We are alone in 2nd place with a 10-2 record. A good start! Actually, fantastic! May we continue to play well.
Enjoy your Sunday!