These are the weakest in the group. They really slowed down on nursing in the middle of the night, so we sort of expected them to not make it. The only pure white ones in the litter :o( The others are all wearing pretty little masks.
After tending puppies most of the morning, I had to make a mad dash to town -- found some hay and for the first time in a l-o-n-g time, I left cash in the bank instead of pulling it all out. Ugh. See what happens when I deviate from the routine here? I hit the ATM because the bank was already locked up like Fort Knox and came back to grab the trailer.
After about 45 minutes of digging a nice set of matching trenches in the yard (read that to say I got stuck...really stuck...in the clay muck...I told Dewey I was trying to get some drainage set up out there...yeah, I know...he didn't buy it either.) we finally got the trailer moving and were on our way. I met up with the man with the hay (round bales for $25...it's a good horse hay but my goats won't mind the lack of selection in the grass, they'll be happy) we headed home with 2 of them so far. I told him I'd definitely want to get at least 6 more, after the New Year passed.
Chicken Bruschetta is in the oven, Dewey is on the tractor moving the hay into the fence before the goats decided to make a break for it. The fires are rolling and it's just about warm in here. The blower seems to be taking it's own sweet time today pushing the heat along.
Tomorrow we'll be cutting and splitting wood most of the day. Happy Birthday Dewey ;o) Fun way to spend your birthday, heh? We will get a cake made up and ready while he's occupied, and right now I'm thinking some Loaded Baked Potato Soup sounds like the perfect dinner...what do you think? Maybe Bacon Cheeseburger Soup instead? Or a nice piping hot Chicken Pot Pie Soup....I want some nice light meat for a change from venison and burger. Of course, next burger recipe will probably be this one...a Meatloaf Pie! Oh they have such great recipes over there at Cooking During Stolen Moments!
What are you doing this last weekend before Christmas? And last minute baking or gift making or shopping? I'm hoping to stay home. All day. Every day. Just the house and the barn. I've seen far too much of the world this past week. I'm wore out. I just don't fare well when I have to be out too much. I'm just a plain homebody.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.
Blogs I Love to Visit...
- 5 Acres & A Drean
- A Pondering Heart
- Ask Jackie @ Backwoods Home
- Bateman Homestead
- Bible Version Comparison Chart
- Busy B Homemaker
- Caffeinated Homestead
- Choosing Voluntary Simplicity
- Down To Earth Blog
- Fruit of Her Hands blog
- Granny Miller blog
- Growing up Herbal
- Half a Hundred Acre Wood blog
- He Sows, She Sews
- He Sows, She Sews
- Herbal Academy of New England Blog
- Homestead Honey blog
- It All Matters Mom blog
- Just Plain Marie
- My Journey to Separation
- Nourishing Days blog
- One and a Half Acre Homestead
- Outside the Box Homeschool blog
- Ozark Mountain Family Homestead
- Reflections from Drywood Creek
- Sabbath Mood Homeschool
- Small Farm Girl
- Simple Green Frugal Coop
- Snowfall Academy blog
- Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth
- Sufficient Graze Farm blog
- The Caffeinated Homestead
- The Crunchy Chicken
- The Nerdy Farmwife
- The Prudent Homemaker
- The Unplugged Family
- The Wild Garden
- This Life I live
- Vaccination Information website
- Vintage Remedies DIY & Articles
- Wellness Mama
- Wood Cookstove Cooking blog