Just a few funnies…

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I leave Buttercup alone in the screen porch for just a few minutes and she has to get herself in trouble.   What a goof walking around with a bucket on her.   I guess she was looking for snacks…. she does love her snacks!

 

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While we were waiting for her son to be born, we played many games of Agricola to pass the time.   Buttercup was beating my butt at it.  she’s very good at Medieval agriculture games.

 

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Awwww…..  Duke and Luna just waiting out the goat birth while sitting on a bale of hay.   They rarely spend a lot of time together but I guess they were just as excited as everyone else at the birth of the little goat prince.

 

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Ratchet loves little baby anythings!   And he really likes little Blackjack.  He just follows him around and wags his tail, sniffing the baby and just being his friend.   Blackjack is so confident and unafraid of the dogs and such because of Ratchet!!

 

 

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Hardwork!

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Before my hopsital adventure, we were kicking butts and taking names!   The weather was cool and just perfect and I told the girls, lets make hay while the sun shines and get a bunch of stuff done so we can take it easy when the humidity and heat comes back, which it did!   So we did…  they are such good girls, they see the logic in a statement like that and agree.

I’m so happy to report that the mudroom is staying clean!   Almost a month now…  I love it.   There is a little pile of buckets and such that has creeped in but mostly that is due to not having a home out in the feedroom/tack room of the pony barn that we are working to get ready.   We will work on that in due time.   Still, just happy that the organization seems to be working!   Stuff is staying where it belongs!!!  Yah!

 

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Ah…   Luna Kity on a bed of garlic.  I sort of hear a joke about Chinese food in this picture…  Won Fung Kitty and Garlic?   But I love Chinese cooking too much to go there.   Still, one does not usually see a kitty that loves a bed of garlic…

These are all volunteers that I didn’t plant and just grew from old garlic the year before!  Crazy, eh?   They are small, so I’ll probably replant them in October and them grow again.   I have a bunch of garlic to plant this year.  We just love the stuff and it stores so nicely!  And I hope to try and make my own garlic powder, too!

 

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Jessy and I finished the second bunny hutch and the boys love it!   Just a lot of space for them to roam a bit and stretch out good.  And the waste system seems to be much easier to use.   I’m going to make a little curtain to go around the bottom and Jessy wants to paint them, but we just didn’t get to that.   We also really cleaned up the area and such…  getting there!

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We gathered so much metal junk and trash from all around the place!   Much was from the previous owners… they had several burn piles and junk piles all around.  Some was from us, of course.  It’s amazing how much junk you can accumulate!!!   We are trying hard to watch just what we bring into the place.  We’ve been working for a good month now to just get rid of trash and stuff.  Want the place to look nice.   Justin and his peeps came and got all the metal for their trip to the salvage place…   I hope it helped his bottom line a bit.   Too bad that it’s really just pennies on the pound.  Still, there were many many bags and other piles here and there.   I’m so glad to have it gone.

 

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Holly and her daughter Pearl look soooo much alike!!!  I can’t hardly get over it!!!

 

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I wish I had a before picture, but this is the middle picture.   Before, we had this little 20 foot span loaded up with a bunch of hillbilly engineered junk that really looked like the scene of a zombie movie barricade!  It was dreadful.  And the worse part?  It was not keeping the sheep and goats in their pasture!!!  An eyesore AND ineffective!   Well, you know that had to go.   Since the end goal is a nice piece of hog panel wire fence and we didn’t have that… we improvised.   Had these bunk bed headboards from the trash…  and a bit of chainlink left overs to try and keep Daisy and others from sneaking through that silver gate.  It worked, for awhile!!!   But it sure looked a lot better!

 

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One big goal was to try and get the weed patch safe and secure again after the harsh winter and some ninja goats!   Maggie, Justin and Cameron worked so hard to reset posts, stretch fence and patch some low spots!   And they got it!   No one has escaped for two weeks now!   It’s safe and secure and we can let them come and go as they wish.   We are talking some happy goats and sheep!   I wish they would eat a little more of the weed cover that makes this pasture so green and pretty but they won’t!   At least they are keeping the bullthistles down!  There isn’t a single one out there more than an inch or two tall.  YEAH TEAM WINDHAVEN!!!   Did I mention how much I HATE bullthistles???

 

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It’s so nice for them to have elbow room!   They do have a pretty nice big paddock area and two different barns to go in, but still, with 18 animals, they can get on each other’s last nerve.   So having their pasture available to them all the time is so lovely.   And I am so happy that it’s nice and safe…  that is so important.

Well, those are a few of the pictures of our hardwork last week!   May not seem like a whole lot, but when you are out there doing it, it’s a lot.   And it is just one more HUGE step forward to getting the farm that we want!!!

 

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Blackjack is growing up!

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It’s Blackjack’s 2 week birthday!   Can’t believe how fast he is growing up.  He’s already running around and being a little goof!

Maggie built a lovely milking stand for us…  Buttercup loves it.  She hops right up on it and is ready to milk!  She loves the twice daily grain snacks…  sometimes she gets a little fruit from the house or leave off the trees…  anyway you slice it, she loves to come up to the screen porch and milk!

Had a bit of a rough week…  ended up in the hospital for 4 days while I was treated for blood clots in my legs and in my lungs!  I started feeling a little weird, breathless and just super tired last week and thought perhaps I was getting a cold or something but nothing really developed.  Well, finally by Monday, I thought, something is just not right and finally got myself to the ER.   Pretty darn good thing I did because I ended up being admitted and I could have had a heart attack or a serious stroke!!!   Pretty much saved my life.   Also got on some medication for my diabetes and I can honestly say, I feel like a thousand bucks right now!   Ready to take on life again, Sherri 2.0!

Gotta behave a bit, relax a bit, but come Monday I’m suppose to start walking daily and getting my energy level back up.  Can’t wait.  A little bored just sitting around and taking it easy!

Just a few fun pictures from the week I was kind of gone!   Hope you all missed me!  I sure missed you all!!!

 

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Momma tolerates him nursing a bit as long as she has really good snacks in her bowl!   And she’s tied up… and you are watching carefully.   She just really doesn’t like him that much.   At least she’s not biting him anymore…   that’s something!

 

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