It's Spring and things are growing...

May 15, 2011
Well, we have been VERY busy around here. Kidding started about the middle of Febrauary and I have barely had time to catch my breath. Somewhere back there my cell phone broke (only where you plug it in to charge it...of course) and I got a new one with a 4 megapixel camera. That is the handiest little dude ever. I have been able to snap several candids of the things I see everyday and am overwhelmed with joy by. Please, take the time to look through the pictures.



This is "Bob" and Pergamus. Bob has no tail, naturally, and thereby is so named. (We are a real creative bunch around here, huh? LOL) Pergamus is my daughter's cat because I do not have cats. I don't like cats. However, when I happened upon them the other day, I couldn't help but take this picture. The weather has been so unpredictable that all creatures, great and small here have had difficulty dealing with the mood swings of the weather.  They are funny...



Happy Mother's day to me...that's his story anyway. I found it, found a way to
pay for it, went and got it (the day after Mother's Day) and two days later...It was, "By the way, that was your Mother's Day..." Okay, great. The truth is I don't care what the occasion or circumstances around it getting here were...I am sure glad it's here.
As the children get older and move along to do their "own thing" my "work force" grows smaller and I find it necessary to find ways to ease my own burden when I am doing chores myself. As I have always told my kids..."Any job is easy..if you have the right tools!" I am a tool person. I now have a new one! I love it...Did I mention it's 4 wheel drive...;-D



QUEEN HAD PUPPIES
On May 8, 2011 our LGD, Queen, had 8 puppies. One week later we are down to 7 but that's okay. We have wormed her and are feeding her high fat and protein dog food to help her maintain herself while she provides for these little ones. She weaned 2 the last go 'round and we have heard back from both of the homes they went to. They are very pleased with the intellegence and personality of these dogs. These pups should be weaned the end of June.


Okay, everyone, now it is time to use your imagination!! This is my new kidding barn. Well, it's a start anyway. I am just proud that we have it started. Check back, I'll keep everyone posted on the progress. Listen closely, you'll hear me "Yippeee!!" When it is finished. Kidding this year was a challenge at best. On more than one occasion we had 2 or 3 goats kidding at the same time!! It was an all out race to see who would make it first and then deal with the kids while the next one was getting down to business. Thanks, Jerry.


I did not plant this for their pleasure!! Darn cats!! Yes, if you look closely, you will see there are TWO cats in my patio planter!! Have I mentioned I don't like cats?

 

Things not always as they seem...

February 5, 2011


Last fall Jerry and I made several trips to and from the West Plains area to deliver some La Mancha does to an ADGA registered La Mancha buck to have them bred. We do not have a La Mancha buck. A few days after each trip there was weeping and wailing and much discussion as to why they weren't breeding, etc.

Finally, after over-and-back or overnight trips, we decided that to take them and leave them was the best choice. This meant all four does would be due in the same month....okay, there are ...


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Playing Catch-up...

February 5, 2011

The year of 2010 was a year of lessons. So many, that I could not possibly enumerate them all here. However, one of which is a parenting lesson. I have known for many years that children do not value what they have not earned or paid for themselves. My mistake, most recently, has been thinking that an investment of time and work was the same as money. When parents 'loan' money, it is just like with adults, and when one gets in so deep it is no longer 'real' and, therefore, no end in sight. So...


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Something new...

January 20, 2011
I've been thinking for sometime that I should share some thoughts with others. The events of the past few days have left me wondering if there is anyone out there curious of the happenings on a farm.

Tonight, I saw the Sun, but at first glance I thought it was the Rayne. They live in the back now and look for the hand that fed them. She doesn't come to gate anymore. She doesn't slip the treats in their mouths from her pocket or in the bowl by the gate after everyone else is asleep in their hut...
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