Life in another small town like all small towns...really
“A day in the country is worth a month in town” ―Christina Rossetti
Saturday, January 29, 2011
It was so sad to walk into the barn this morning and find that one of the new bucklings was dead. We really shook our heads on this one. He seemed the bigger, healthier of the two. We did find a cut in his leg that may have been all it took to weaken such a young thing. So now we are extra worried about his brother, but at the 10:30pm check, all looked well. Aidan was napping, but I got him up to nurse, and gave Aziza some more grain. This was the first time that she seemed really hungry for it. I'm not sure how her milk is coming in. Her udder is small and the little guy goes back and forth to nurse. I'm not sure if he's just fussy, or that one side is better and he's figuring out which. Each time we loose an animal, we better appreciate the ones that make it, and try to make the odds the best we can for that to happen more often then not. But as in this case, we just shake or heads and realize that life can be so enjoyed - and so fleeting.
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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