Friday, February 1, 2019

If I Had A Hammer

Ice and frost on The 'O' Cats water bucket

If I Had a Hammer
Written by Pete Seeger and Lee Hays in 1949

🎵If I had a hammer
I'd hammer in the morning
I'd hammer in the evening
All over this land
I'd hammer out danger
I'd hammer out a warning
I'd hammer out love between
My brothers and my sisters
All over this land, uh

If I had a bell
I'd ring it in the morning
I'd ring it in the evening
All over this land
I'd ring out danger
I'd ring out a warning
I'd ring out love between
My brothers and my sisters
All over this land, oh

If I had a song
I'd sing it in the morning
I'd sing it in the evening
All over this land
I'd sing out danger
I'd song of out a warning
I'd sing out love between
My brothers and my sisters
All over this land, oh

Well, I've got a hammer
And I've got a bell
And I've got a song to sing
All over this land
It's the hammer of justice
It's the bell of freedom
It's a song about love between
My brothers and my sisters
All over this land

It's a hammer of justice
It's a bell of freedom
It's a song about love between my brothers and my sisters
All over this land🎵

Hammer used to break ice, with photobomb by Chili Bruce

OOPS!
The Hubby got a bit carried away with the hammer!
Thankfully, we have a back-up water bucket.
No kitties were harmed in the production of this post,
and only one human was made to feel a bit too rambunctious!

19 comments:

  1. Yep, we have backup water bowls for our outside sweeties when their water freezes, but that's seriously frozen!

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  2. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I loved If I had a hammer and Peter row the boat ashore. I hope and pray last night was the very absolute last night of this horrid sub freezing weather. Hugs Cecilia

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  3. You are so special to take care of the outside cats!!

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  4. Plastic breaks easily in your crazy cold weather! Sending warm Texas thoughts your way.

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  5. Yep, I always sing old folk songs when I do things like that too! Good thing the O'Cats have got you!

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  6. I'm so glad the kitties have you and the hubby to care for them!

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  7. I lost many a water dish before I wandered into a Tractor Supply store and found rubber bowls - some hold a quart some half a gallon, They are thick enough that you can flip them over and stomp on them to dislodge the ice. Any farm supply store should have something like that. They will also have heated water bowls. They aren't terribly expensive. (The heated ones are +-$15) Good luck to all of you.

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    1. I purchased a 2-quart rubber bowl from Tractor Supply this weekend, and am allowing it to 'outgas' before I put it in use. The stink from that rubber...ew! Thanks for the suggestion! I don't like the heated water bowls, just because 1) they are made of plastic, and 2) they don't keep water liquid when it really gets cold, and 3) our outside electric outlet was installed in the 1940's, so we've already got a warming pad plugged in, and don't want to overload the fragile system.

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  8. Kitties need heated water boxes—or ice skates.

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  9. Water is always such an issue for outdoor critters when the temperatures plummet.

    Purrs,
    The Chans

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  10. Yeah, sometimes dad can be like that. He tries to be all manly and whatnot and tries to show mom his masculinity and ends up breaking sh*t. We gotta love him! Enjoy your weekend.

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  11. Oh my gosh. Hammers and cold brittle plastic don't mix!

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  12. Hammers can do that! Yes it is cold! Even here on the West Coast
    Purrs
    Marv

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  13. It's cold enough here to keep icing over the outsider-cats heated water-bowl. I guess it wasn't meant to keep water liquid at -25 degrees.

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