Saturday, May 21, 2016

Ginger Free

Hannah and Robert got a new dog.  Her name is Ginger Free cause we went to the pound to look for a small house dog.  The last small dog they  had was adopted yesterday.  As we were getting in the truck to leave, someone pulled up with this dog.  Instead of leaving her at the shelter, they gave her to us.  She is an adult housebroke terrier of some kind.  She is really nice and she does not bark at all.  Both kids are really pleased with her.

The goats we sold cleared $400 after the sale barn commission fees.  Bertha brought $88, Patches and 2 kids brought $240, one  kid brought $69 and one brought $55.  I figure it was Cinderella Left Behind that went for $55 as she was the smallest of all.  The sold Patches and the two kids that were with her as a family.

I got my hair trimmed Thursday.  It looks a lot better.  It was getting really shaggy.  I will need to go back for a perm by the middle to June so it will not be fuzzy when we go on vacation.  It is only about 6 weeks till we leave. July 05.  I finally finished making reservations this week.  We are going to have a great time.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016


The garden.  George tilled it again right before the rain.  It is looking good.

The babies were enjoying the sun this afternoon.  It has been rainy and cloudy since Monday.


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The new kids...

The one in back is still doing better and is stronger than the other one.

The weaker one in front, has just a spot on its left eye with the right side of its face brown and a small brown spot at the back of its neck.  The other one is marked more evenly on the face.

Hopefully they will both be fine.  We need to keep them penned up for a week or so.  I have not named them yet.

Mama looks good.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Sold some, and gained some

Saturday, we sold Bertha, another grown nanny and 4 kids.

Patches was the other nanny we sold.  She was our smallest nanny.  We sold her 3 kids and one billy off the black nanny.  We won't know until Wednesday how much they sold for.

We tied Bertha because she is so bossy she picks on the others when they are confined and cannot get away.

That left us with 5 grown nannies, one grown billy, 4 nannies about 2 months old and a back up billy that is about 2 months old.

This morning Cher had two baby girls.

The one on the right is stronger than the other one.  We need to keep them locked up for a few days.  All the goats are locked in the pen right now.  It is raining and really cool for the middle of May.

Thanks to Helen for watering her plants so it would rain.  The rain is really good on the garden.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Books to read

In the Country We Love: My Family Divided

Monday, May 09, 2016

Mother and the garden

Jr got me this pink dogwood for M day.  It has goat protection.

Sunday morning before going to Church, I asked George to get the tiller started for me so I could till the garden when I got back.  By the time I got home, he had tilled the entire garden. It looks so much better now.

The mother of our goat herd is doing fine.

George also moved the old shed out of the goat pen,  It looks so much better now.

I have planted almost 2 rows of tomatoes, sweet peppers,  2 rows of potatoes, some squash, cucumbers, onions, lettuce and radishes.  The tomatoes and peppers are doing great.  The potatoes did not come up good and the lettuce almost not at all.  I probably have only one full row of potatoes from the two rows.  Today it is raining, so it should all take off now.

Today was my lucky day.  I killed a deer on the way work today.  Driving a tank has its advantages.  The only damage was the plastic flap below the bumper was knocked loose.  George came to work and reattached it.  Did not even have to bring the tank home.  Robert and Hannah will loved that I killed a deer.  It was up by the graveyard by  town.  Maybe they saw it this morning on the way  to school.

Only a couple of weeks and school will be out.  We are so excited about our July vacation.