Aziza produced two nice, healthy bucklings this morning. Its a rainy day, but relatively warm for New Year's Eve. Its about 45F right now. She picked a good day to kid.
They were up, dry and carrying on. Things were so well done that I only trimmed one umbilical cord.
We moved everyone to a waiting pen where the warming barrel was set up and ample food was given to "Z". She was a bit nervous, but she got over it fast as more and more people stopped to admire her boys. Its been a long while since we had babies in the barn. After a while, enough was enough though. If both kids were being held, she started to complain, as she wanted to know where they were.
Right now the three are in the barn bonding and nursing. Looks like we have two more "A" names to come up with in 2011.
This was the amazing view from our house at Gouldings Lodge in Monument Valley, Utah. Some of what we are looking at is in Arizona. The natural features are on both sides of the state line.
The history of the Goulding Lodge is very tied in to the early Hollywood westerns.
The Museum is a fun spot for photographs with "The Duke".
‘Captain Nathan Brittles’ Cabin’, also called ‘John Wayne’s Cabin’, is
located just behind the museum. In actuality, it was Mike (Mrs.) Goulding’s
potato cellar, where she stored her fruits, vegetables, and other
perishables. When ‘She Wore a Yellow Ribbon’ was filmed here in 1949
by director John Ford, this structure was used for exterior shots only
as the personal quarters for the Cavalry Post’s commanding officer,
played by Wayne.
We spent most of Sunday at the Navaho Tribal Park driving on the 17 Mile Trail within the park.
We saw several stray dogs during our visit, and some had their pups tagging along.
We were stopped at a Navaho jewelry stand at this overview and the rider slowly walked his horse out to the point. It just was a perfect scene and this is an area where John Ford did a lot of his filming. No wonder!
A family favorite is Forrest Gump and this sign marks the spot where he ended his run. Below is the scene from the road.
There are so many views in this area that you will see in current truck commercials and many, many movies. As beautiful as it is, it is a harsh landscape and it couldn't have been easy working here.
Its quite amazing to visit the area and learn about how the Gouldings brought Hollywood and the world to see it. We were thrilled to be able to spend time in Monument Valley in such beautiful weather.
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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