Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Farm Pictures

The ducks loved the little pool, even though the pond was right there. Next are my Black-eyed Susans that bloomed so beautifully, the grandkids, Carson and Makayla playing with Capacapacino and Molly. Then another pictures of the baby goats. It is so wet and mucky right now that I told my DH that "I quit". But then I downloaded these pictures...

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Husband's Recovery

My husband had to have gall bladder surgery last week, and he is doing well now. We believe this is what has been causing him a terrible stomach ache at different times for the past four years. He is going to feel so much better now. We are so grateful for the knowledge of the doctors that they can do this now.

The heat goes on for the farm. I can hardly stand to do any chores out there for very long at a time. This morning I did some repairs on our goat pen, fixed a latch on the billy's pen, fixed a latch on the new place for the feed (it's closer now), and then got inside as soon as possible. I bought some new alfalfa hay for them because their milk is not right right now. It could possibly be because I have been bringing them cuttings to eat and I may have given them something to make their milk off. I'll wait a few days giving them the alfalfa hay with their regular feed and see if that helps. The little ones will get some extra milk. Gary thinks it could be the heat, but I don't know.

Have a good evening, all.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

My husband and I watched the Farewell to Michael Jackson today. It was so touching and moving and inspiring. I was so touched by Paris' words. I was so happy that Jesus' name was spread throughout the world today!! Wasn't that great?

Now I am thinking about my contribution (or lack thereof) to the world. I am finding myself with a desire to find some way to give -- some way that the Lord wants me to give. I want to do my part to make the world a better place. I want to let go of any pettiness and just focus on doing good, doing what Jesus would have me to do.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Rainnnnnnn! Yeahhhhhhh!

It is so nice to see the rain! Now my garden may do some good. I picked about 10 big tomatoes this afternoon, and a bucket of purple hull peas.

Before the rain started, my husband and I started on our "small, temporary" deck. This is what he is calling it. It is about 12' by 8', and we had to have it because of the pool out the back. We do have "plans" for the future years for an indoor/inground pool and a larger deck, but this is good for now. I am very happy to be getting it. My grandkids and I will really enjoy not having to go down a ladder to get to the pool.

I love to cut down trees and brush for my goats, since we don't have them in a large grazing field yet. (That will come with the new barn.) And I can't let them out too much, or I would have no rose bushes. So, I'm left with cutting trees and bushes and wheelbarrow-ing them over to the pen. Several times I've gotten poison oak or ivy on me and am trying to get through another round of it now. The itching is so bad.

My goats look so healthy and strong. I know I should be worming them, but they really do not look like they need it. I'll test them and see what is going on, I ordered a microscope last year and learned how to see if they had worms.

We had three grandkids Friday night and part of Saturday. Took them back Sat. Did not have company on the 4th, so we just rested.

We are going to work on our deck in the morning again, if it doesnt rain us out, and I'll try to get some pictures up of it.