Saturday, November 26, 2016

Blessing, Pilgrim, Turkey, and Gravy

Red had a brown nannie with some white and a white billy with a dark face. The billy is not doing real well, but I did finally see him eat.  She claims both of them so with them penned up, he may be alright.  The nannie is Blessing and the billy is Turkey, because he is.

He was born around 7 am and still is not dry and clean.  

Miracle had a brown billy named Pilgrim. 

And then, 

Blackie had a billy named Gravy.  He is brown almost exactly like the brown nanny she had last time.  He is big and looks really strong.  Probably because she just  had one.

I have pictures taken first thing this morning, but they are  on George's phone and the computer will not find them.  Tomorrow they will be on the google photo backup. Then I will tell the whole story.

It is good to have a place to lock them up. 

Friday, November 25, 2016

Hannah, The Pizza Chef

Made by Hannah, eaten by many.

Really, really good!

Free Day

This morning was cool and damp, but it is shaping up to a nice day.  I do not have to go to work til next Tuesday, and am not shopping so I have several free days.

Still no baby goats, but surely it can't be much longer.

Thanks to Helen's connections with the county judge, Wednesday this machine was coming down our road.  If he is not back today, he should be Monday.  We think it is a beautiful sight.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Dan Norton

Dan Henry Norton, 89, of Green Forest, AR passed away Monday, November 21, 2016. He was born in Harrison, AR on April 24, 1927, son of William Denver and Ethel (Ruble) Norton. On November 20, 1955 he was united in marriage with the love of his life, Burlie (Thompson) Norton.
Dan was a farmer all of his life and loved every minute he spent on the farm working with his cattle and riding horses. He also had been employed at Automatic Casting in Green Forest and worked as a foreman for Carroll County Road Department for a number of years. He proudly served in the U.S. Army Reserves and was a member of Green Forest American Legion Post #126.
Dan was a devoted, loving husband and father and enjoyed spending time with his family.
Survived by his beloved wife of 61 beautiful years, Burlie Norton of the home, the proud father of 2 daughters, Ruth Hoos of Green Forest and Tena Leathers (Terry) of Green Forest, his loving grandchildren, Daniel Kelley of Berryville, Anika Palmer (Aric) of Green Forest, Chelsea Williams (Chris) of Fayetteville and 3,(soon-to-be 4), great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter, Sammye Norton and one brother Bob Norton.
Celebration Of Life will be 12:00 PM Friday, November 25, 2016 at Smith Family Funeral Home in Green Forest with Arlis Dale Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Harrison. Visitation will be 10:00 AM-12:00 PM before the service begins.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree

times 2.

In Hannah's room.

In living room.

The kids decorated both entirely on their own.

Finally Fall

Saturday afternoon we drove down to see the elk.

We saw one herd of a hundred or so.

The rut is over, but there were still some big bulls out.

And we saw a couple of deer.

At the turn off to Hawks Bill Craig there was many parked along side the road in both directions.  I thought it might have been and event, George thought it was hunters.

On the way through Harrison, we took the kids to eat at Western Sizzler.  They both thought this was a great eating place. Robert had 2 plates of deserts.


And this morning's frost.  The theometer says 26 degrees.  Yes, I am sure it is a theo meter.

Goats are protected.  I am thinking it will be Dec 1 before we have new babies.

Today we met a milestone.  In searching for shoes to wear, I tried Robert's.  They fit.