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Random 5 Friday is Back

20 Dec

Nancy at A Rural Journal has ended her blogging break and is hosting Random 5 Friday again.  Yippee!

Snickers

Snickers

1.  With apologies to TexWisGirl, this is my annual animals in holiday attire post.  I wasn’t sure we were going to have a dress-up day this year, but we’ve managed to sneak it in.  I really do only use critters that don’t mind playing dress up.  I know to avoid Dolly.  Since Marley is now a wether, he’s just a giant goofball.  He’s a lot of fun!

Marley

Marley

2.  MJ seems to be embracing his inner goat.  I thought he’d miss being with Maxine and Norma Jean, but he seems quite content.  Of course, the excellent room service doesn’t hurt.  He’s decided to eat like a goat.  Instead of standing in one place eating a big pile of hay, he’s wandering from pile to pile, like the goats do.  I’m really enjoying having him close to home this winter.

MJ

MJ

3.  I’m glad I decided to keep Joani.  Hopefully, she’ll become one of my milking does.  I’m also glad because I’m afraid her maa, Joe and her Aunt Stormy have started wasting with CAE.  Joe will be six in February, and Stormy will turn six in June.  Joe is currently a good weight, but until this fall, I never knew she had bones.  She was always solid flubber.  Stormy is thin, but she’s coming in to eat extra grain.  If I have to, I can put them in the Love Shack for some extra food and a heat lamp.  I’m not sure I have a coat big enough for Joe, but we’ll cross those bridges when the time comes.  Hopefully, I’m wrong and they are just fine.

Joani (with maa Joe in the back)

Joani (with maa Joe in the back)

4.  The fluid is back in Annie’s uterus.  As soon as I can get her emptied out, which has been difficult this time, I’ll make an appoint at Iowa State’s veterinary hospital to have her ovaries removed.  That should fix the problem.  Poor girl.

Millie

Millie

5.  We had ice overnight, and I figured we’d have a two-hour delay at school today.  I was surprised when they cancelled.  Of course, a two hour late start on the last day before winter break begins would not have been a learning day, but we’ll end up making this one up.  Still, I’m off work now until January 6th.

I’m also sharing with Farmgirl Friday, Camera Critters and Saturday’s Critters.