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A Busy Short Week

12 Sep

I swear this might have only been a four day week with the holiday, but it has been crazy busy.  It started with the roof of my house finally getting shingled this week.

Well, it’s in progress.

Wednesday, as soon as I got home from work, I scooped up Tiger and took him to the vet.  He was fixed the next morning, and my mom picked him up and brought him home Friday morning.  I don’t think it slowed him down at all.

Rocky appreciated a break from the kitten constantly bouncing on him.  Poor boy.

Rocky

As always, I have also been out to pasture counting kids.

I’m still milking.   Onyx is still doing well with training, but she isn’t giving me much.  Most of my girls are starting to slow down their production. I’m down to three quarts a day from the five I had been getting.

Caroline

I weaned Pretzel, but I’m not sure that made things easier because she still follows me and sucks on my fingers and clothes and things she should have a bottle.

Pretzel running to see if I have a bottle.

I also spent a stupid amount of time trying to figure out how I messed up the settings on my big girl camera because it wasn’t focusing properly.  Hours later, I finally came to the conclusion that it wasn’t me and the camera is in the process of dying. This poor baby has had a lot of hard use in rather dirty conditions. Sadly, I am not sure when I’ll be able to replace it because they don’t make the same camera anymore, and it’s hard to get electronics (at least the ones I’ve looked at) because of the pandemic.  Hopefully, my dear Nikon can hang in there for a while yet.

It’s been an exhausting week, and the weekend has been even more busy.  It might take me all of next week’s posts just to get through the weekend activities.

Thank Goatness it’s Friday

13 Mar

That means time for Random 5 Friday.  First of all, thanks to all the well wishes for Sallie and her kids.  We’re still waiting.  It’s not uncommon for them to appear to be in labor, especially when there is a front that goes through.  It was a false alarm though.  We continue to check her frequently.  I’m sure she’d prefer to avoid the actual physical exam I’ve subjected her to a few times, but I have to know if her cervix is closed or if it’s open and she’s ready to deliver.  I’m watching her especially closely because of the problems she’s had in the last couple of years.  Hopefully, this time her kids will arrive safely and healthy and she’ll be able to feed them.

Sallie

Sallie

I’m loving the longer days!  I get to go out to pasture with the goats in the evening.  They seem to be enjoying the longer days too.

Bambi

Bambi

I can certainly tell I’m out of shape from the winter.  My lack of exercising started last July with my foot surgery.  I’m really enjoying my walks, but I’m really looking forward to even longer walks and not feeling like I’ve run a marathon afterwards.

Myson

Myson

The warm weather and sunshine means our snow is virtually all gone.  We’re almost past mud season too.  I actually wore shoes instead of rubber boots to do chores tonight.

Sunset

My camera came back from being fixed after it came back broken from its cleaning.  It works now.  I’m happy.  Although, I think I’ll continue using the old one outside through the kidding season.

I’m also sharing with Skywatch Friday, Camera Critters, Saturday’s Critters, and Weekly Top Shot.

 

 

Countdowns

6 Mar

I’m excited that we’ve nearly reached Daylight Savings Time (Don’t forget to change your clocks Sunday).  It means an extra hour of daylight each even when I get home.  That makes it easier to run errands after work and get chores done.

Daylight Savings Time

It’s just over a week before the official kidding season begins.  Sallie is getting quite round, and I’m happy to see her udder is filling out.  Hopefully, her milk is good (she’s had mastitis issues, which is one reason why I wasn’t going to breed her).

Sallie

Sallie

After that, it’s not long until the official start of spring.  I tell you, I hope it acts like spring.  We’ve gotten much warmer weather today, and it sounds like its supposed to stick around.  Everyone is excited at the thought of green grass instead of hay.

Wanda

Wanda

At the end of the month, we’ll have the rest of our March babies.  Those girls are getting awfully big too.  I’m not sure we’ll have as many triplets this year, and I’m fine with that.  Of course, they might surprise me.

Maisie

Maisie

Finally, I’ve started a new countdown until my camera returns.  It arrived back home, and I tried it out, but all I got was an “error” message.  It’s on its way back to the repair shop again.  I’m so glad I have my old camera.

Millie

Millie

Sharing with Random 5 Friday, Camera Critters and Saturday’s Critters.