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I Don’t Blame the Pup

16 Nov

I had a package arrive in the mail the other day.

It might have been eaten.  Slightly.

But through the package.  The book was also tasted.

I don’t blame Sky, however.


Who in their right mind delivers mail by throwing a package on the ground just outside the gate where an exuberant pup is waiting to eat it?

Oh, that’s right.  My mail carrier does that (along with throwing any other mail on the ground with the package instead of putting it in the box).


The Way Things Go

7 Nov

I am struggling with the last couple of weeks being ten degrees or so below our historical average.  I’m not ready for this!  It means I have to get ready for winter, and it never seems to be an easy task.  I don’t know why it never seems to be as easy as I think it should be.

Maisie basking on the south side of the greenhouse

Over the weekend, I decided I’d get some of the heated water ready to go.  I made a dozen trips in and out of where the boys are trying to get my light working so I could see to get the heated water tub moved into the shelter.  After digging out a different light, I finally, I got that done.


Then I hunted all over for the heater that goes into the cattle tank.  I couldn’t find it anywhere.  Seriously.  I know I have at least one that I used last winter.  Luckily, I had one new one left, so I put that in the tank.

Litha and Zinnia

For some reason, when I was milking, the cows were standing in the barnyard bellowing, so I went to see what the problem was.  I still don’t know what the problem was, but I saw that my cattle tank was overflowing.   I opened it up again, and I could see the float was wedged against the side.  I don’t know how that happened.  Really.  I finally decided to turn the water off in the well house and call my nephew to come help me out.

I didn’t have my camera for this, so you just get a picture of the cows lounging on top of the hill.

Luckily, he got it taken care of rather easily.  I was just afraid to totally bust it off if I tried manhandling it the way he did.  But it was all good!  The next day when I got home from work, I saw something lying on the deck.  Sky!  I never know what he’s going to find in my yard.  It’s rather embarrassing, really, to see all the stuff he’s drug up to the front yard and deck.


Well, this time, he decided to rip the handle off the well house.  You know.  He saw me in there to turn the well off, so he busted in and stole the drop cord I use to plug in the goats’ heated tub and the heater for the well house.  Needless to say, I have to go shopping now.

Remind me why I got a dog.  Sigh…  Hopefully it goes better when I finish winterizing.

National Dog Day

27 Aug

Apparently, yesterday was National Dog Day, and I missed it.  Well, in my defense, when I found out that it was National Dog Day, I was going to do a post on my Sky, but I forgot I had already scheduled a post (on cats–oh, the indignity).  So a day late, here’s my Sky boy.

“I miss you. Don’t go to work.”

He’s feeling awfully neglected since I went back to my full time teaching job on Monday.  I can tell you, I’d rather be here with him with the way this year has started.

It’s even been so horrible that I completely spaced off visiting last week’s entries for Friday’s Hunt.  I think I got through all the links now, but please accept my apologies.

All I can say, is this school year better improve quickly.

I do hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items listed at the top of my side bar.