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Getting Ready for Frost

10 Oct

I really need to make it up to the garden before it frosts this weekend.  I’m not sure I’m going to make it.  But I did bring my tower of little strawberry plants in from the porch.

I hope they make it.  I have one huge worry for them–Rocky!

Rocky

Don’t let that sweet innocent look fool you.  He’s quite naughty.

Hopefully, they’ll grow up and be as productive as the big ones I brought in after the dog flung them all across the yard.  They are doing well. I can’t believe they still have berries on them.

They are even sending out shoots again.

You can see Rocky played in the dirt where I’m trying to get it to root.  Brat.

Mondays are Ruff

10 Sep

The dog has had a hard to adjusting to me going back to work.

Sky

When I get home, he gets really mouthy and demanding.

Then he gets the zoomies and races all around the yard.

When we go in, he just wants me to play ball and tug-of-war and annoys the cats.  I do play with him, but he doesn’t seem to get how exhausted I am and how I can’t just leave goats and gardening until later.  This means that he gets a bit naughty.  Hard to believe, I know.

“Why don’t you love me anymore?”

Last week, I came home to find all of my big strawberry plants had been ripped off the deck table and strewn around the yard.  I was not happy.  I did get them repotted, and now they are in the house for their protection.

Except Rocky isn’t much better.  I still have my little strawberries in the tower on the front porch to keep Rocky from playing in the dirt.

Most of them are doing well, but I’m waiting for them to fill the dirt a bit better before bringing them back into the house.

I swear. These two.

Rocky

It’s no wonder we can’t have nice things around here.

What About Them?

20 Aug

I shared yesterday that I really stress about going back to work because of my goats.

Well, what about the dog and cats?

Sky and Rocky

Sky has spent most of his summer lounging in the house.

Sky

Of course, when I left  him out overnight one night (He wanted to. It was nice.), he decided to play by throwing my little strawberry pots all over the patio and deck.

“I was just playing. Don’t put me in jail!” -Sky

I went ahead and planted them in the tower, even though their roots were really just getting started.

The next morning, while I was milking goats, Rocky decided to play in the dirt.

Rocky

He even pulled one plant out and left it laying on the carpet.  I had to repot them and move it to the front porch for now. I also had to add a couple more because Sky played outside in the strawberries again.

I’m kind of afraid to see what trouble they are going to cause when I go back to work.  Snickers has been lounging on the deck most of the summer, but I won’t be able to let him out now.  I don’t want him to end up on the roof again.

He is also really losing ground with his weight.  I’ve been feeding him numerous times every day.  Now he’s decided that he can’t eat the canned cat food again.  I’m back to cooking an egg for him every morning and evening.  Thank heavens the chickens and goats keep him in food!

I don’t know about the animals, but I already have separation anxiety.