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If Only

21 Jul

If only is really not my friend tonight.

If only I had decided to worm goats last week instead of having it on my agenda for next week…

If only I had noticed Pixie wasn’t feeling well sooner…

Pixie

Pixie

If only I hadn’t cut their supplemental bottles down…

If only I’d known how little they were getting from their mom…

Harley

Harley

If only the weather had been better to let the pasture be better quality…

If only the kids had gone to pasture with their moms…

Chocolate

Chocolate

If only I’d made Pixie and Red full bottle kids when Miles refused to take one…

If only I had taken Pixie to Iowa State the day before…

Cinnamon

Cinnamon

If only after perking up and doing well she hadn’t crashed…

If only the vets could have brought her back…

If only we didn’t have an excessive heat warning…

Wanda

Wanda

If only my air conditioner hadn’t quit yesterday…

If only I could have brought Miles into a cool place sooner…

Miles

Miles

If only my vets could have performed a miracle…

If only we could have kidded in March…

Maggie

Maggie

If only I didn’t have to make farm decisions on my work schedule…

I’ve lost both Miles and Pixie.  I had to do an emergency weaning of all the moms we’ve been helping feed kids because they are all completely anemic, open-mouthed panting, and a couple have bottle jaw.  I’m hoping we can make it through the next couple days of excessive heat.

I promise tomorrow’s post for Friday’s Hunt will be happy.  I’d love for you to join me.