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Here’s to a New Week

24 Jul

I am so ready for a new better week.  This one just has to end. With the heat and the worry over my moms in the yard, I decided not to set up for the Rhodes Pride Days’ farmer’s market.  I just did the parade.  Then I hurried home to check everyone.  One of my biggest to check was little Cutie Pie.  When I went out to do bottle kids, she was only walking on three legs.  She tried running to get her bottle and fell head over nose when she tried to run on the leg.

Cutie Pie

Cutie Pie

I gave her meds for pain and the swelling in her ankle.  When I got back from the parade, she was still hurting, and I couldn’t get a good check on it without causing lots of pain, so I called the vet and said, “I think I have a kid with a broken leg.”

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He came out and felt it and said that it was definitely broken.  It was, however, a simple break, in place, no broken skin and she’s young enough that she should heal completely with the splint.  I guess if you have to have a broken leg, that was the best possible way to do it.  Poor girl.  It was good she had the pain killers on board while he was working on her, and the splint holding it stable really helped her feel better too.

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She’s already feeling better (still on pain meds) and learning how to get around with it on.  She’s even figured out how to reach those hard-to-itch places.  By the end of the four weeks, she’ll probably be bouncing all over with it.

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My moms in the yard are doing better.  I’m trying to figure out how to do things so that I don’t have them all in the yard now.  Wanda and her kids can go back into the herd.  Maggie is the one I really think I need to keep in the yard.  She still has three babies that want to nurse and she does not do heat at all.  I don’t know what to do with Sallie either.  Vixen is another one I worry about, but I think I’ll put her back with Wilson.  Cutie will have to stay in the yard too.

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Add to the goat stress that something has attacked and killed two chickens through their enclosed pen, and I have had it.  I’m setting a trap tonight to try and catch whatever is killing them.  I have to find my trap first.

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The heat is better.  We should be back to normal temperatures by tomorrow.  I am ready for a much better week.  I vote we all make it a great week!

If you would like to join me for Friday’s Hunt this next week, I have the items at the top of my side bar.

Fun Sized

23 Dec

The chickens aren’t laying many eggs this time of year.

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Today they surprised me with four eggs!

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Of course a couple of them are fun-sized (which starts with F).

I am thinking of starting my own link-up.  I miss my Alphabe-Thursday.  There’s a couple of other great linky parties that I miss too, so I thought I’d do a combination.  I want to do it on a day that won’t interfere with other linky parties I participate in (although it would be easy to join other parties too).  Come back Friday to see what I’m thinking.  Of course, this week is Christmas and the following is New Year’s.  I’m thinking New Year’s Day will be my first link up. Hopefully it doesn’t flop (which also starts with F).

Sharing with Warm Heart Wednesday.

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.