Saturday, August 30, 2008


We got our little Lucy in January, 2006. She is a top Nubian goat. She took to me immediately and I to her. She was our first goat on the farm. I bottle fed her when she was young. Then, she had twins in March of 2007, a billy (male) and a nannie (female). She was giving a huge amount of milk, and it became obvious that we were so blessed to have her. Then that fall, a dog attacked her. She was out in her pen at night (I wasn't locking them up in the barn at that time), and we heard her crying. We got out there in time to save her life, but not before the dog had done a lot of damage to her leg. We took her to the vet in the night, and he repaired what he could, then it was up to her to heal. I have tried to care for her, but she limped all year. When it became obvious she was not going to try to walk on that leg again, I took her back to the vet this past month. He placed a cast on the hurt leg, and we began a few weeks of trying to staighten it out and getting her to walk on it again. The day before I was to take her back (last week), she fell on her good front leg, and injured it. Now, for a week, she has just laid there. I have to bring her all her food and water. We try to get her up every day, but she can only stand for a minute or two, and only with help. I fear she is not going to ever get up again, but I pray for my Lucy girl. I'll let you know how she does. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know. Thanks.

Friday, August 29, 2008


Did anyone plant sunflowers this year? It's not too late. This is one of mine that I planted earlier this year. They were from harvested seeds from a huge sunflower that I saw in someone's city garden. I asked her if she was going to keep the seeds, and she told me she was not. She gave the flower to me, and now I keep harvesting seeds from this one flower. Do you save seeds and replant them?