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Good Byes

3 Aug

Good-byes are never fun, but sometimes they are more upsetting than others.  I’ve had too many good-byes this spring.  I’ve lost Joe and Scarlet that were not a surprise with their age and CAE.  Coffee was harder because it was unexpected.  No matter what you always have a close relationship to your milking does.  Kimmy was also a surprise (and I am assuming it was a coyote with the deer carcass so close).

Joe Jo Street

Joe Jo Street

Losing my Gabby goose to the raccoon was devastating. The geese hatched three goslings, and I know never to get attached to them until they get to be bigger.  The first one was doing well and survived even when the second one was only here overnight and the third only lasted a couple of days.  I was starting to talk to the baby and thought it might actually make it, but it disappeared.


Some good-byes are planned.  I planned on selling my kids Saturday, and we did load twenty-four kids up and sold them.  It helps knowing that I’m feeding the world, and I also get good money for them.  I will admit though, that there are a couple of those kids that I’m going to miss.


I’ve lived with Snickers and Stella having cancer for three and two years now. I know that any day could be the one that they crash.  Millie is old and arthritic, and she is not likely to make it to winter.  As hard as these are, I know it’s coming, but some good-byes are really hard to take.  Friday night I let Jules out.  I haven’t seen her since.  I really hoped she would come back home somehow.



I’m afraid she was also taken by a hawk, owl or coyote.  I really don’t want anymore good-byes this summer.

July at Eden Hills

22 Jul

I can’t believe we’re almost through the month of July. Here’s what’s going on around here.  Jules is lounging around being a typical cat.



Llenny is back out in pasture.  I can already see how much his wool has grown.



They’re still doing dirt work.  I think the building pad should be finished tomorrow.

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I still have yard goats.

Hilda van de Yell

Hilda van de Yell

I did put Kizzy back with everyone else because she was unhappy and fighting through the fence.  It’s hard to gain weight that way.  I will say, I think she looks better after just getting and evening of rest.

Kizzy Kay Street

Kizzy Kay Street

Sadly, it looks like the hay will still be next week.  It might have something to do with all the dirt work now.


Harley et al

I will feel much better when we get my barn filled up.

Sharing with Jenny Matlock for Alphabe-Thursday.  This week is the letter J.  J is for July.

When Jules Met Llenny

13 May

I shared that Jules panicked the first time she saw Llenny.  After I let him into the barnyard, she found a safe place to watch him.

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That worked well, but she got careless, and he decided to go up and introduce himself when she was just sitting there.

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I’m pretty sure they aren’t going to be BFFs anytime soon.

If Zoinks isn’t a good enough Z word for Alphabe-Thursday, how about zodiographer (one who writes about animals).