Archive | November, 2012

Christmas Blooms

30 Nov

It looks like my Christmas cactus might actually give me blooms for Christmas!

Christmas Cactus Bloom

It’s usually off by about three months.

Christmas Cactus Blossom

Hopefully nothing disturbs it while the blossoms are forming.

Linking to Show and Tell Friday, Photo Art Friday and Farm Fun Friday.  Sadly with the short days and my old camera, this is about the best I could come up with.  The good news is my new camera is here!

A Fall Afternoon

29 Nov

This is what it looks like from my front yard.  There’s nothing growing, and my animals huddle in the barnyard.  The cows on the back field belong to the neighbor.

It’s hard to get everything done in the evenings now.  It will be like this until mid-January.  Luckily I have ten days of winter break during some of those shortest days, but right now it’s a rush.  Are you struggling to get everything packed into the fewer hours of daylight?

A bit of good news!  My camera is on it’s way home from its cleaning.

I also wanted to share that my goat, Millie, is hosting a giveaway on her blog.  She is giving away two bars of goat’s milk soap.  You can click HERE to check it out and enter.

Linking to Friday’s Fences, Farmgirl Friday, Skywatch Friday and Thursday’s Favorite Things.

Helpful Boys

28 Nov

This past weekend, I had my boys helping me.  One of the few tasks I have a hard time doing on my own is trimming hooves.  There are some goats that I can manage on my own, but it’s a huge task and I do worry whenever I have to tie the goats by their collar.  I was very happy when my boy came to help me.

Trimming a front hoof with some little boy as a supervisor.

Cleaning out all the icky stuff before I trim a hoof.

Trimming a back hoof.

Then my little boy decided to help me.  Myson is such a good helpful boy!

Both of my boys!

If you hang around too long when I’m trimming, you’re going to get yours done too!

Most of the goats are pretty good, but I do have one goat that is wild.  Really, most of the goats I have a hard time catching are just stuck up, but Sugar is wild.  I caught her by the horn.  Thank goodness she has horns or I’d never be able to catch her.  Unfortunately, when I caught her, she was moving really quickly and I ended up getting my finger smashed between her horn and the barn wall.  I didn’t stop to look at it though until I had her hooves trimmed, and then we did three more before I decided it really hurt.

I’ve never had a bruise go all the way around my finger before!  I was quite impressed.  It also still hurt, so we’re finishing up next weekend!  Thirty down and seventeen to go!  Thank goodness for my helpful boys!

Linking to Alphabe-Thursday where the letter today is B.