You know how it is. All the Christmas prep. The usual routine still there. Buckets to fill. Barn to clean.
Then the daily snow complicates things. I am not tolerating this cold too well. Lucky for me, my neighbor Karen chose the one nice day to deliver her fall decorations for goat treats. Then we had a glass of wine for my birthday. Both the gimp knee and the rotator cuff are acting up, so its back to PT for the shoulder for now. Who needs to walk!At least the three showing goats are giving me good humor. We got hay this week-end. Had to wait for a dry day. Visited Jake and his big friends.That's the catch up folks. More cards to write. Recipes to create (Mouse Tartare?). Beds to make.....Oh! And the birthday cupcake at the Christmas Dinner at the casino last Saturday.
Sarah, of my Michigan family of friends and blog followers, recently bought this shirt for a friend. Wish we were there (Hawaii that is). Been frigid here. My goats would be wearing knitted scarves if we made a t-shirt today!
What a gift! Today I got to stay in the house and answer the phone and sip coffee while Dave got the goats out alone. My birthday present!I have had a small stack of presents come in the mail, and I got to slowly unwrap and enjoy each one of them. Chocolate flavored coffee, loose tea from Germany, goat milk cosmetics, and sweets -all for me!
I've been keeping an eye on the goats in this early turn of snow and cold. One thing I notice about our young buck Ziggy, he doesn't stop eating. While the others in his herd go to shelter, he continues, head down in the snow. Today I got a few photos to better appreciate his resourcefulness. I found the little snow donuts amusing too. But the fact of the matter is, he is finding green food under what looks like 3 to 4 inches of fluff. This morning the whole crew was looking for food, and with some success. Before I had the fences on, they checked out the weeds along the wires. Not to worry though. They are getting extra rations in the barn, morning and night.
The blog is really notes to my friends, old and new, to let you know what's going on in our lives. Its also a diary of sorts for myself. It started at the farm in Ligonier, PA, hence the name, but now life and work has moved us back to Connecticut,
I've always taken lots of photos and sent postcards from everywhere we travel, just to keep in touch. Email took over and then the digital camera.
Instead of me plugging up your email, you can check in when you have the time.
And yes, another town with the same problems as any other!!!
Please enjoy and let me hear from you...really~
A crack in the storm clouds spotlights the farm
Twin Bucklings born 12 31 11 and Triplet Bucklings born 1 8 12
Adeline, Shown by Julia, 0-6 Month Doe 4-H Blue Ribbon Winner
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