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Technical Difficulties

16 Aug

Monday morning, since it was raining, I decided to do some work for my teaching position on the computer.  My Internet died, so I went and checked all the connections.  Living with a maniac and a monster, it’s not unusual to have to make sure things are all plugged in, but it didn’t work this time.  I checked the phone, and it was dead too. I might have an idea of what the problem is.

I’m pretty sure I know the cause of the problem too.  SKY!!!!!!!


sky

Luckily my post for Monday was pre-scheduled.  The phone company was supposed to be here earlier today to fix it, but I pre-scheduled yesterday’s and today’s posts using my dad’s internet.  (Thanks, Dad.)  Hopefully, I’m fully functional and back to visiting everyone who joined Friday’s Hunt.

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

 

Before My Coffee

5 Aug

I am not really a morning person, and my mornings seem to be getting more and more busy before I can even get that first cup of coffee in.  It starts with going out to milk my girls. Cinnamon is usually already yelling before I manage to get dressed and out the door.

Cinnamon

Before milking, I swing by the chicken building and let the birds out.

stupid roosters

The girls generally beat me to the milk room, but they have to wait for me to get my milking stuff.  Stormy gets milked first.  Then Cinnamon.

Stormy

I’m trying to avoid letting Dolly come in because her girls are still nursing.  Most mornings I’m not successful, so I do end up milking her too.  Seriously.  Could you resist that face peeking in the door at you (it really is through the door, and there’s a muddy hoof print where her nose is)?

Dolly

Then I get a pitcher of sweet feed and go to milk Clover.  I have her shut in to keep her kids off her, and I want to make sure she has all she can eat hay to get her strength back.

After milking, I have to go in and take care of the milk.  It is immediately filtered and put in the refrigerator or freezer.  Because Clover was just wormed, I also have to keep her milk separate.

Clover

Then I go check on my old ladies.  I have to keep an eye on Minnie. She is old and growing weak.  I know she won’t be around much longer.

Minnie Pearl

Then it’s time to go check Purple 11.  We are still waiting on her calf.

Purple 11

That is generally walking half way out to the back hill; although, I was very happy the morning we had rain to see she was in the barnyard yet.

When I get done with the barnyard chores, it’s time for the house chores.  Sky wants to play.  For some reason, he seems to be a play-in-the-morning kind of pup.

Sky (with the remains of a plant) and Snickers

Bob and Snickers both go in and out of the house several times.

Bob

I make sure the dog and cats have food.

Rocky

Finally, while I’m making Snickers his poached egg, I get to start my coffee brewing.   I’m also usually playing tug-of-war or fetch the ball with Sky while I’m cooking.  He is a maniac.

I think I’m about ready for fewer morning chores.

 

Friday’s Hunt v4.5

4 Aug

Welcome back to Friday’s Hunt. I want to thank everyone who joined in last week. I had a lot of fun visiting everyone who linked up. It’s very simple. Anyone can participate. The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter. Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to visit some of the other entries.

We are working on round four! It’s hard to believe. I did make a slight change. It will still go through the alphabet for the first prompt, but there are two other prompts that will change each week. As always, you can choose to do one or all. If you enjoy the week’s favorite, by all means continue to add that. If you didn’t participate this week but would like to next week the topics will be: Starts with F, self (portrait), and new. I will always keep a list of the items for the coming week in my sidebar at the top. I am crazy busy with working on the farm right now, but I will make sure to visit all participants. Without further ado, here’s my interpretations for the week.

Starts with E:  Estarr starts with E.  In fact, the farm she came from names all their llamas E????.  I guess, if Ollie managed to breed her, I’ll have to keep with that tradition.

Estarr

Drop(s): We finally had some much needed rain early on Thursday.  It wasn’t much–only about 1/10 of an inch, but I am grateful for every drop.

Happy: Sky is always a pretty happy guy, but when I let him play in the water, he’s really happy!

Sky

Obviously, I am not good at taking pictures with my cell phone while spraying the dog with water.  That’s way more multi-tasking than I can handle.

Here’s a video version.

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Now it’s your turn!