Monday, February 27, 2012

Katie like to ride in the truck..

She likes to hop up into the cab of the truck (because I don't have a cap and it's COLD; too cold to ride in the back, here in February) and stand between the rear seat and the back of the front seat or lay down on the rear seat or stand with her head in between the two front seats. Usually on the way back from not playing nicely with the buck she'll rest her head on my shoulder and make her sweet little Katie noise. This was my last shot this season with her and once again she didn't co-operate. UGH!
Maybe we'll have more co-operation and hopefully some success with Galloway! This him at 4 weeks and I am SO pleased with his growth and confirmation! Really looking forward to having him here and hopefully get a little black doe out of him next year!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

I love goodwill and milk-glass...

And I love when I can go into goodwill and score a beautiful piece of milk-glass like this!

One happy hen!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

bucket list

I've recently been on pinterest and created a bucket list, or at least working on creating one. You know making a someday list or a list of things you are going to do before I die, things like drive a team of draft horses, Montana, own a goat, try making cheese and soap, Greece, Tuscany, grow old with the one I love, and ride Garlic on the beach.............................

and oodles of others, which makes me ask....

What's on your bucket list?

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

music to my ears!

Maple syrup season starts today!
 Bridger took on the role of supervisor this year...
...he was about as much help as any supervisor ever is...

Thursday, February 16, 2012

good quote

“Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.”  ~unknown

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

good quote

"Friendship is not about who you've known the longest. It's about who walked into your life, said "I'm here for you" and proved it."


How very very true this proved to be this summer...

qood quote

"I'll take character over reputation. Your character is what you really are, while reputation is merely what others think you are."


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentines Day!

Is there anything more sexy than a man in the kitchen cooking? YES! A man in the kitchen making chocolate covered strawberries for the love of his life. Ron's hands are severely atrophied and cause him extreme and constant pain so for him to think of and do this knocked my socks off. His sweet thoughtful gesture melted my heart, then melted in my mouth, they were delicious! Want more sexy?

A man who steps aside and shows his son to do the same thing for his mom. Andrew was just as proud as a peacock to be able to do this for me and grinned from ear to ear as he said to me "Open wide!" and plopped the biggest berry he'd dipped in my mouth. I love being surrounded by my men. :-)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Meet our new herd sire!

 This little guy, well.... actually not so little, born at 10 lb 6 oz and growing like a weed already, will be joining our happy little farm in March and hopefully next spring will be the proud papa of at least one little black doeling. ::Swoon::
 Trying to decide what his registered name will be. I like Lapse of Reason Twister (hehehe selfishly), Lapse of Reason Galloway (cause he kinda looks like a beltie). or Lapse of Reason Mr. Right. Help me decide what his name will be.

and without a bursting bladder!

 "What is she doing?" may be a question you're asking right about now. Well this is an ultrasound to check for pregnancy being done on a goat. Strawberry to be exact. I'm very frustrated with this doe lately. With her first kidding she couldn't have made it look easier, Buckley was a big boy but not so big as to cause damage. Katie just slid out like one going through a tunnel on a water slide! No issues conceiving, kind of a one shot wonder type deal. Last year; two years after Buckley and Katie were conceived, I tried to breed her again, no luck. Figuring it was just too late in the season or what have you I chalked it up to a loss. This year I've used two different bucks and not has success with either one, both of which are proven bucks. So it's certainly my doe, what is frustrating is I have no idea why this is happening. I've talked to the vet about this and we've got a game plan, starting with this ultrasound to see if the last time was a charm. It was not. :'-( I've given her a dose of something that's supposed to help this process along and bring her to the buck tonight, but in all honesty I'm not counting on this working. I'm sooooo very discouraged. Right now Venus is the only one that is bred and I'm so hoping she took, but I'll have an ultrasound done on her as well to be sure. If she didn't, my last hope is Katie, cantankerous, persnickety, tail wagging Katie. And counting on her is comparable to counting on a politician to fulfill campaign promises. Don't hold your breath!

Strawberry was so good and the vet was so patient and really was hoping to find babies in there but with no success.  I fought back tears in vet's office wondering what I'm going to have to do. This sucks!

And oh, I know she didn't have the bursting bladder that any mom who's ever had an early pregnancy ultrasound "needs" because she walked into the office and promptly peed and dropped 'goat berries' all over the waiting room floor! Sheepishly I asked for some paper towels...

Monday, February 6, 2012

We did it!!

Remember a while back I asked you to show me the love? Well you sure did!!! Tonight we hit 224 fans on our facebook page! WOW! Thank you!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

so beautiful

I was just sitting in the sunroom the other morning in the best seat in the house, looked out across the fields and gave thanks that I live here in a place so beautiful.