Middle Creek

Today, though, we went to Middle Creek. We saw monarch butterflies and lots of yellowish mushrooms and raccoon prints in the mud. We walked by Seglock Run, which passes through Middle Creek, and saw the tiny trout it’s known for.

I took some pictures:

Yellow flowers

More of the Middle creek flowers

These are some pretty yellow flowers that were growing on the hill.

More of the view at middle Creek


Middle Creek view

And these are some views from on the hill.

It was a pleasant excursion for the morning if  a little muggy.

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The Wolf Sanctuary in PA

A few days ago we went on a trip to the PA Wolf Sanctuary. We hear the wolves from our house quite often, so we decided to go there and meet them!

Here are my favorite ones:




and Destiny.

They are hybrid wolves, Destiny is part Malamute and Chipper is part Husky.

It was a very informative, fascinating trip, as well as fun and rather neat. I would recommend going if you want to learn a lot about wolves and see them up close. There are quite the characters there if you want to witness some wolf personalities and hear all their unique stories.

Here is the Wolf Sanctuary website: http://wolfsanctuarypa.org/. They have some information about wolf behavior in general and about all the wolves that are there.

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Miss Sheetz

Today I am going to post about Miss Sheetz, our neighbor’s cat that has been showing up almost every day. When she knows we’re home, she trots over as fast as she can to say hello. When our gate was closed, she would just scale the fence. She has silent meows and when she falls asleep, if you walk up to her she wakes up and runs over to you and gives you a rub and a mute attempt to meow. She is called Sheetz because our neighbors have a cat rescue and she was found for them at Sheetz. They couldn’t sell her for the rescue because she is too old. She is 16. Here she is in all her Sheetzy glory:


Miss Sheetz


Sheetzy cat

And this is where she likes to sleep:

More Sheetz

Lately she’s been found in the coleus garden or in the tomato plants.

She is very sweet and affectionate and really loves us; and we like her. She is always welcome and she’s really cute! She’s only a little larger then a kitten. She’s quite a charming, good little cat and she even found her way into Finny’s heart; I think they have a little cat romance going on 😉

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Our House

I am going to post some pictures from where we live. We just moved and I am really excited to share it! It is a very cool, interesting domain and is worth mentioning.

I will begin with some views:


This is the view at the back of the house facing up, towards the cornfield.

Side deck view

This is the view from our side deck.

Now I will show some of the plants I planted in the garden.


These are my marigolds.

And this is my hibiscus:


Toad Lily

Now this is one of the toad lilies close up.


And this is a little chipmunk that liked to hang out with us on the back deck when we first moved in. I haven’t seen him in a while. And last but not least, I need to show this:


I can certifiably say that this is the funniest picture in the world that came from our own camera.

I will conclude with showing some pictures of our cats. Granted they were taken at the old house, except one, but they’re nice photos.


This is Clover, and the one picture that was taken at our new place. It shows off our newly planked wall.



More of Clover; these pictures show off our old floor. It was the one regret about moving; that floor was neat.



These are more pictures of Finny; our big buddy boy.

And that’s that!

Hope you liked it! a lot of interesting things happen around here!

Keep watch for my next post; I’m going to….drumroll… introduce a new cat! I won’t say anything else; I’ll just leave you in suspense about what a ‘different cat’ would mean!

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In the Beginning

This will be a short little introductory post about the blog and who I am and why I called myself the Zartman Mill Eccentric. I wrote a bit about myself in the about page. I enjoy the outdoors, I like studying the American Revolution and Civil War, I do some crafts and most of all I love music.

I called myself the Zartman Mill Eccentric because I am an introverted, pensive, humorously philosophical, music creating-based loon with a silly sense of humor.

I intend, with this blog, to post funny things about antics in and around my home, as well as maybe posting a few little things about interesting things I’ve learned. I will also log information about craft selling. I would most importantly like to, in time, start posting sound files of albums and recordings.

Hope you enjoy!

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