Leap Day!

Eight years ago I was extremely pregnant with baby #3. I was due today. I got to watch another due date go by with nothing. I guess it was ok to not have a leap year baby. His birthday is coming up the end of the week.

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It looks like it’s beautiful outside today, and since Truck is still broken, I decided to go for a walk.

I love this town. I was offered the first ride about 20 steps from my driveway. It was a great little walk, I was greeted by Koda when I got back. He decided not to come with me, which makes me sad because he loved walks. His age is definitely showing.

Pretty nice in the barn doing chores. Although I feel like I am being watched while feeding Ginger her bottle!

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But the wind is blowing again, and we are in a winter weather advisory tonight into tomorrow. It’s already starting to rain and freeze. Blah.

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Crappy weather does make for great game nights!

Come on Spring!

What now?

It has been absolutely beautiful the last couple days! Saturday was especially beautiful. After poor Truck broke down Friday night, I wasn’t sure my Saturday plans were going to work out. Mom to the rescue! We went to see this lady!

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Gramma Minnick is still doing pretty good. She sure didn’t think we stayed long enough but Mom will be going down next weekend and we will be returning the weekend after that to pick up our new LGD.

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Piper Puppy will be coming home to live with the goats. The amount of coyotes running through the pasture south of me has made me decide that we need a Livestock Guard Dog.

She will grow up with the babies this year and slowly meet the big girls throughout the summer. This will hopefully help me sleep a little better knowing the girls aren’t out there alone.

Dang.

Sometimes you have a really great weekend planned out. Friday comes and you are all ready to go. And then…

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I did at least get to have a nice meal with my dear oldest Niece before having to call the tow truck.

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Thank goodness I know a great mechanic and his shop is only a few blocks east of my house. Of course I am sure he will be happy to see it sitting there after he just worked on it Friday afternoon!

Friday’s Hunt v1.9

It’s time for Friday’s Hunt again with dear Teresa over at Eden Hills! It’s been a great week and I looking forward to the changes in the weather coming our way! Week 9 brings us Starts with I, this Week’s favorite, and Something Blue.

Of course Starts with I is for Indi. Indi is probably our orneriest goat! If the hole in the gate looks like there is anyway possible for her to get some part of her through it, she will. She definitely has try. She has been out more than anyone else! She is extremely sweet though, so I put up with her shenanigans! We are very excited for her babies this summer!

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This weeks Favorite was easy. I love happy and content animals. Oh and sunshine.

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I think of Dad every single time I see this picture. I was raking hay for the first time in about 20 years after Dad passed away in 2014 and could barely keep my eyes on the windrows. Dad had the most beautiful Blue eyes and I think he was shining down on us this day.

Hope you all had a wonderful week!

Meet Ginger!

Dear youngest son has been wanting a girl goat all his own like big brothers. I posted on all the for sale sites I could trying to find one that is also a bottle baby so he can show her at the 4-H fair this year. No luck. Everyone seems to want to sell the little adorable boys! But I fought the urge to buy them because I wanted a girl for him so she could stay!

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My friend finally sent me a message that there was one for sale and it is only a couple miles from here! So we loaded up and went to take a look. It was over the second we saw her! She is adorable!

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Dear Daughter of course is very helpful to her Brother when a baby is involved!

She came right home and got to hang out in the house for a little bit while we got her bottle ready and a heat lamp set up.

Then off to the barn to meet her new friends. But first…Bottle! Yum yum! They had a little trouble getting started but it didn’t take long to get the hang of it!

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After her tummy was full, she went exploring. What is this kind of goat?

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Bullseye the Cat wasn’t sure about this?

 

Then on to meet the big girls. They didn’t seem to mind her one bit, even had her snuggled in the middle of all three of them this morning when we went out to feed her! I think she is going to be a great little goat for Denton.

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So we are back to the bottle feedings which means this will be regular by my coffee pot.

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Oh the joys of farm life!