Finally Friday

I’m so glad Friday is here.  I’ve been stretched way too thin since Bud’s illness.  I did go see him last night and today.  They are still trying to dissolve the stones using the acid.  The stones in a jar have reduced in size by about half, so hopefully he’ll be able to get the stones out of his urethra soon.  They’ve started taking him outside for a bit of exercise, and he was ready to go for another walk when I left him.  He’s also out of peanuts, so I told him I’d stop and get some more for my next visit.

Betty Lou and Meg

Betty Lou and Meg

I stayed home sick this morning, but I decided after the weather front moved through and my throat felt better and my sinuses improved, that it must have been allergies.  I was miserable for about twenty-four hours though.  Hopefully, it stays better.

(Molly) Myson, Wanda and Haley

(Molly) Myson, Wanda and Haley

I messed up a soap order I put in the mail.  I messed up the photo order I put in from my first family photo shoot on the farm.

Thill 73ew

Thill 482e2w

I’m making progress, but I still need to finish editing the photos from last weekend too.  I’m really enjoying doing the portraits on my farm.


Dayton 52e2w

I am going to try to make the last of my soaps this weekend to be fully stocked for Christmas sales.


I’ll just have to update my website with numbers and add my new rich dark chocolate fragrance.  I think I’m also going to try the new free sample they just sent me (they are marketing geniuses), Spiced Amber Ale.  It seems like a great new man’s fragrance.


Fall is Here

There’s no denying that fall is here.

magnolia leaves

I thought this leaf was pretty amazing.  It got itself stuck in the gate to the barnyard.

oak leaf

My corn is still out in the field.  It’s probably going to be there for a while yet.


It needs to dry. With the price of drying compared to the price its selling for, I need to make sure it’s dry before it’s combined.

Sharing with Skywatch Friday and Good Fences.

Waiting and Worrying

I seem to be spending a lot of time waiting and worrying right now.  I talked with the ISU vet again today.  They removed his catheter and inserted a scope that allowed them to see.  His bladder is still aggravated and has stones in it.  They tried pushing saline through to remove the stones in his urethra.  That didn’t work.  Because he has these funky metallic stones (they’ve never seen stones like this before, but my local vet said they just took metallic stones from another goat), they could take a picture.  There are three still in his urethra.  Of course, the largest one is plugging things up.  They are going to start using an acid to try to dissolve the stones.  We’ll see how that works.  Hopefully, it will work because the next option would be another surgery.

Goats in pasture

I also seem to be watching and waiting and wondering how much longer my sweet Stella will be here.  The tumors along her mammary glands are getting bigger and spreading.  I can tell she’s slowing down and losing weight.  I know she’s 10 1/2, but I still love my freaky girl.

Stella 12ew

I’m still waiting to be done with all the extra visits to the eye doctor from the lasik procedure (I had a little glitch), and I’m just tired of waiting in the clinic.  They have horrible wait times, and I’m just not very patient.


I guess I’m waiting for things to calm down, but they just never seem to.

I’m sharing with Alphabe-Thursday where this week’s letter is W.  W is for waiting and worrying.

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