Archive | November, 2015

Cautiously Optimistic

30 Nov

When the vet was here last week, I decided to ask her about Pistol.  She’s been in the yard and recovering for almost two months since her back injury.  To look at her and watch her move, you’d never know she was ever hurt.

Pistol

Pistol

The vet couldn’t see why she wouldn’t be able to rejoin the herd (as long as they didn’t pick on her).  She even thought it possible that I might be able to breed Pistol again.

"You're putting me with him???"

“You’re putting me with him???”

Of course, that’s a wait and see how she does, and hopefully we’ll get Sam and Pistol kids for 2017.

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Sam Goodberry

In the meantime, Sam has found a willing doe.

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Meg and Sam would give me pure Saanen kids, and I would love that.

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Meg

However, at 11 3/4 years old, Meg is solidly retired.  Do you hear that you two?

Sharing with The Good. The Random. The Fun.

Enjoying Pasture

29 Nov

Everyone was enjoying the pasture today.  That’s a very good thing.

Annie and Sallie

Annie and Sallie

Vixen

Vixen

Llenny

Llenny

Dolly

Dolly

Lucy

Lucy

We have more rain, freezing rain and snow moving in this evening.  It might be a bit before they can go back out there.

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

28 Nov

This week’s Scavenger Hunt Sunday items are: me, my grocery list, baking, kindness, and change of seasons.

We certainly are in the midst of a change of seasons.  We have had rain, mud, snow, sun, and freezing rain in the last few days, and it’s all in the forecast for the next couple of days too.

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I brought my last pumpkin in before it froze, and it’s what I’m baking today.  It will be used for Christmas pies and whatever other goodies I can come up with.

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Out of kindness, I took the pumpkin insides out to the chickens.

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They love it!  I like giving them treats to make them happy, and it’s good for them too.  Raw pumpkin seeds are a natural wormer.

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I had several requests for my grocery list.

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Despite setting a pretty fancy table, some critters think I need to get some suet too.

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From the looks of the goldfinch image, it looks like I need to add window cleaner to my grocery list too.

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Getting ready for the Christmas markets is keeping me busy.  I’m going from an entire building at the pumpkin patch to a small table or two at the craft sales.

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This might take some work to get half of the stuff there that I want.  I’ve also updated my on-line market to include my new soaps and the wax melts.

I am also sharing this with Bird d’Pot, Macro Monday, and I Heart Macro.